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The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 12 (Lisa)

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 12 (Lisa)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 12 (Lisa) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 12 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 12.1 (GNOME)

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 12.1 (GNOME)

This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 12.1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

How To Upgrade OpenSUSE 11.4 To 12.1 (Desktop & Server)

How To Upgrade OpenSUSE 11.4 To 12.1 (Desktop & Server)

This guide shows how you can upgrade your OpenSUSE 11.4 desktop and server installations to OpenSUSE 12.1.

Enabling Compiz On A Fedora 16 GNOME Classic Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)

Enabling Compiz On A Fedora 16 GNOME Classic Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz on a Fedora 16 GNOME classic desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8100 here). With Compiz you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. I will use the free nouveau driver in this tutorial instead of the proprietary NVIDIA driver. nouveau is an accelerated Open Source driver for NVIDIA cards that comes with experimental 3D support on Fedora 16 - on my test system 3D support was working without any problems.

Back Up Files With Déjà Dup (Linux Mint 11)

Back Up Files With Déjà Dup (Linux Mint 11)

This article is about how to back up your files with the file based back-up program duplicity's Graphical User Interface déjà dup. I have tried the tutorial on the Linux Mint 11 distribution, but it should work fine with all other Ubuntu based distributions.

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 16 i686 (GNOME)

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 16 i686 (GNOME)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 16 desktop (GNOME) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Configuring Compiz On Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

Enabling Compiz Fusion On Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu Linux 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) Unity desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

How To Upgrade From Fedora 15 To Fedora 16 (Desktop & Server)

How To Upgrade From Fedora 15 To Fedora 16 (Desktop & Server)

This article describes how you can upgrade your Fedora 15 system to Fedora 16. The upgrade procedure works for both desktop and server installations.

How To Let Your Wallpapers Rotate With Webilder (Linux Mint 11)

How To Let Your Wallpapers Rotate With Webilder (Linux Mint 11)

This article is about how to automatically change your desktop wallpaper on prespecified intervals with a software called Webilder that also downloads new wallpapers from flickr and webshots every few hours. This is also the software used for rotating wallpapers in the Ubuntu derivative Pinguy OS. I have installed and tried Webilder on Linux Mint 11, however it should also work on all other Debian and Ubuntu based distributions.

Installing Windows Software With Wine (Linux Mint 11)

Installing Windows Software With Wine (Linux Mint 11)

This tutorial is supposed to show you how to install .exe files on your Linux system. I am using Linux Mint 11 as an operating system, however the steps should not differ greatly from other distributions. The software I am going to use as an example will be VLC Player. I am aware that there is a version of VLC for Linux, in some cases even preinstalled, but it serves well for the purpose of guiding through the steps of installation.

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