Linux Tutorials on the topic “desktop”

  • Importing Outlook Express Emails Into Thunderbird And Evolution

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 10

    Importing Outlook Express Emails Into Thunderbird And Evolution This tutorial shows how you can import Outlook Express emails, contacts, and account settings into Mozilla Thunderbird and Evolution. This is quite useful if you want to switch from Windows to Linux but don't want to lose your mails and address book. The procedure should be similar if you use Outlook instead of Outlook Express.

  • Displaying Weather And System Information On A GNOME Desktop With gDesklets

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 5

    Displaying Weather And System Information On A GNOME Desktop With gDesklets This tutorial shows how you can display weather forecasts, system information like CPU and memory usage, news feeds, music player controls, etc. on a GNOME desktop with gDesklets. gDesklets is a programm that can place small desktop widgets on top of the user's desktop.

  • How To Use NTFS Drives/Partitions Under Ubuntu Edgy Eft

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 2

    How To Use NTFS Drives/Partitions Under Ubuntu Edgy Eft Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on a Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions. It covers the usage of internal NTFS partitions (e.g. in a dual-boot environment) and of external USB NTFS drives.

  • Installing The Aptana AJAX Development Environment On Ubuntu

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 1

    Installing The Aptana AJAX Development Environment On Ubuntu This tutorial shows how to install the Aptana IDE on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft system. The Aptana IDE is a free, open-source, cross-platform, JavaScript-focused development environment for building Ajax applications. It features code assist on JavaScript, HTML, and CSS languages, FTP/SFTP support and a JavaScript debugger to troubleshoot your code.

  • The Perfect Desktop - Part 3: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft

    ubuntu Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 1

    The Perfect Desktop - Part 3: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the third in a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all 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 runs also on older hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

  • The Perfect Desktop - Part 2: Mandriva Free 2007

    mandriva Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 2

    The Perfect Desktop - Part 2: Mandriva Free 2007 With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the second in a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Mandriva Free 2007 in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all 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, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

  • The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6

    fedora Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 1

    The Perfect Desktop - Part 1: Fedora Core 6 With the release of Microsoft's new Windows operating system (Vista), more and more people are looking for alternatives to Windows for various reasons. This tutorial is the first of a series of articles where I will show people who are willing to switch to Linux how they can set up a Linux desktop (Fedora Core 6 in this article) that fully replaces their Windows desktop, i.e. that has all 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, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

  • Installing The Native Linux Flash Player 9 On Ubuntu

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    Installing The Native Linux Flash Player 9 On Ubuntu This article describes how to install the new native Linux Flash Player 9 from Adobe on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop so that it can be used within Firefox. The procedure works for other Ubuntu versions and Debian as well.

  • Installing Popular Applications On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Automatix2

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 0

    Installing Popular Applications On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Automatix2 Although Ubuntu comes with lots of applications that can be installed on your desktop, there are still some applications that are available only from third-party repositories. Finding all these repositories and installing these applications manually is very time-consuming, but fortunately some people have created a script called Automatix2 (which is the successor to Automatix) which automates the task for you. It comes with a graphical interface so that you can run it from your desktop, and this tutorial describes how you do it.