Linux Tutorials on the topic “desktop”

  • How to compare and merge text files on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 6Published: Aug 03, 2015

    Comparing text files requires time, effort, a large monitor and a good amount of patience, or simply just the right tools to do it without any of the aforementioned. If you are an editor that has to deal with multiple versions of a text file, or a developer that wants to check the various code revisions of a file, then the following tutorial is for you.

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  • How to scan for viruses with ClamAV on Ubuntu

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , Comments: 4Published: Jul 30, 2015

    There aren't many viruses made for Linux distributions and as such, most people who use such systems don't ever bother using an antivirus software. Those however who do want to be able to scan their system or other windows-based systems that are connected on a Linux PC through a network, they can use ClamAV. ClamAV is an open source anti-virus engine that is built to detect viruses, trojans, malware and other threats. It supports multiple file formats (documents, executables or archives), utilizes multi-thread scanner features and receives updates for its signature database at least 3-4 times a day.

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  • How to install ownCloud Client on Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop

    ubuntu Author: srijanTags: , , Comments: 0Published: Jul 29, 2015

    This tutorial describes how to connect an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop with an ownCloud server by using the ownCloud desktop client.

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  • How to Handle Files with Scilab on Ubuntu 15.04

    ubuntu Author: David DuarteTags: , Comments: 0Published: Jul 27, 2015

    Scilab is an OpenSource Linux software for numerical computation similar to Matlab. This tutorial shows how to handle files and load data into Scilab for later use or processing. Scilab will interpret the code in the file and it's structure and format, etc. To use a file within the Scilab environment, it is necessary to use a number of previous commands that allow both reading and interpretation of the file in question.

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  • How to run DOS applications in Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , Comments: 2Published: Jul 23, 2015

    Chances are that most of you reading along those lines have started your “adventure” in computers through DOS. Although this long deprecated operating system is only running in our memories anymore, it will always hold a special place in our hearts. That said, some of you may still want to drink a sip of nostalgia or show your kids what old days were like by running some MS-DOS applications on your Linux distribution.

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  • How to use Stellarium's Oculars plugin to match your optics

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: Comments: 0Published: Jul 20, 2015

    The Stellarium virtual planetarium is one of the most widely used open source specialized tools in the world. It features a captivating dome that counts over 600000 starts, hundreds of constellations and asterisms, planets with their moons and realistic sky effects like atmospheric scattering, shooting stars and supernovae simulation. It can serve as an educational tool, telescope guidance software, position calculator, or even as a rendered for fish-eye projection on domes.

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  • How to install and set up multiple chess engines on XBoard

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , , Comments: 0Published: Jul 15, 2015

    XBoard is an open source graphical chess interface that was made to be compatible with the X window system and that can accept mouse moves, support countless chess engines and even allow the playing of chess variations. It can also serve as a front-end for local game analysis, net server based games, or even email chess (auto-parsing of received mail moves and auto-sending of mail when move is done).

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  • How to secure your PDF documents with passwords (and how to crack them if needed)

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 3Published: Jul 13, 2015

    Documents safety is a particularly sensitive matter due to the typical usage nature and possible value and importance of the contents. That said, users should be extra careful when sharing documents that shouldn't be leaked to other parties.

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  • How to record from JACK with Ardour on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , Comments: 0Published: Jul 08, 2015

    With all the madness that prevails the Linux audio engines and complex inter-related frameworks and subsystems, it is very easy to get lost and overwhelmed when you want to do something as simple as to record yourself playing an electric musical instrument. Recording from JACK is imperative in that case, as using a “mic to speaker” arrangement will introduce unwanted noise to the recording, no matter what.

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  • General Maintenance of Arch Linux Systems

    linux Author: Jonathan DeMasiTags: , , Comments: 7Published: Jul 06, 2015

    Maintaing an Arch Linux installation is actually extremely simple and straightforward, as long as you keep a few things in mind. The rolling release nature of the distribution means we never have to worry about major version upgrades like other distributions (Ubuntu and Debian to name a few..).

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