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How To Change Your Login Screen In Mandriva

How To Change Your Login Screen In Mandriva

This is a simple howto on changing your log on screen. This will also work with other distros. This is a very easy way to add more eye candy to your Linux system.

Installing Songbird Media Player On Ubuntu 8.04

Installing Songbird Media Player On Ubuntu 8.04

This document describes how to set up Songbird 0.5 on Ubuntu 8.04. Taken from the Songbird page: "Songbird is a desktop media player mashed-up with the Web. Songbird is committed to playing the music you want, from the sites you want, on the devices you want, challenging the conventions of discovery, purchase, consumption and organization of music on the Internet."

How To Install VMware Server (Version 1.0.6) On A Fedora 9 Desktop

How To Install VMware Server (Version 1.0.6) On A Fedora 9 Desktop

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server (version 1.0.6) on a Fedora 9 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).

How To Fix The Sound Issues Between Skype 2.0 And Pulseaudio On Fedora 9

How To Fix The Sound Issues Between Skype 2.0 And Pulseaudio On Fedora 9

The main problem with Pulseaudio and Skype on Fedora 9 (maybe also on other distributions) is stuttering, crackling sound. This document describes how to fix the sound issues between Skype 2.0 and Pulseaudio on Fedora 9.

Back Up Your Files With Areca On Fedora 9

Back Up Your Files With Areca On Fedora 9

Areca is a personal file backup software developed in Java. It allows you to select files or directories to backup, filter, encrypt and compress their content, and store them on your backup location. Areca supports incremental backups and generates backup reports, which can be stored on your disk or sent by email. This guide explains how to install and use it on a Fedora 9 desktop (GNOME).

Manage Your Laptop's Hotkeys On Fedora

Manage Your Laptop's Hotkeys On Fedora

This document describes how to make your laptop's hotkeys usable on Fedora. I've tested this with Fedora 8 but it should also work with other Fedora versions - and maybe, with a little modification, also with other distributions.

Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 8 To Fedora 9 With PreUpgrade

Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 8 To Fedora 9 With PreUpgrade

This document describes how to upgrade your desktop from Fedora 8 to Fedora 9 via PreUpgrade. PreUpgrade provides a frontend that allows the user to easily download all packages that are needed for the distribution upgrade, and then perform the distribution upgrade.

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 9

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 9

This document describes step-by-step how to set up a Fedora 9 desktop (GNOME). The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.

Protect Your Files With TrueCrypt 5.1a On Debian Etch (GNOME)

Protect Your Files With TrueCrypt 5.1a On Debian Etch (GNOME)

This document describes how to set up TrueCrypt 5.1a on Debian Etch (GNOME). Taken from the TrueCrypt page: "TrueCrypt is a software system for establishing and maintaining an on-the-fly-encrypted volume (data storage device). On-the-fly encryption means that data are automatically encrypted or decrypted right before they are loaded or saved, without any user intervention. No data stored on an encrypted volume can be read (decrypted) without using the correct password/keyfile(s) or correct encryption keys. Entire file system is encrypted (e.g., file names, folder names, contents of every file, free space, meta data, etc)."

Compiz Fusion On Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring (GNOME/NVIDIA)

Compiz Fusion On Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring (GNOME/NVIDIA)

This document describes how to enable and configure Compiz Fusion on a Mandriva One 2008.1 Spring GNOME desktop with an NVIDIA graphics card.

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