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Linux STBs star on Amazon HD service

Article Source LinuxDevicesApril 22, 2009, 12:22 am Amazon announced that it has upgraded its Video on Demand service to HD (high definition) video. The service supports a number of Linux-based IP STBs (set-top boxes), including various TiVo HD DVRs, Sony's Bravia Internet Video Link, and Roku...
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Using finger

What finger does is report information on a user. So if you wanted to know the phone number, office number, if the user had mail, etc you would just issue the command: finger USERNAMEWhere USERNAME is the real user name of the user. When issued this command would report all of the information the...
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Building a Stronger Foundation for Linux

Article Source eWeekApril 14, 2009, 10:35 am The Linux Foundation and Novell team up to deliver Build Service, which will aid in the creation of software packages for CentOS, Debian, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSUSE, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise and Ubuntu. - Recently, I wrote...
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Creating Reports in OpenOffice.org Base

Article Source Linux JournalApril 14, 2009, 8:54 am Â¬â  Let's face it, databases are only minimally human-readable. Or, at least, that's the case in OpenOffice.org Base, regardless of whether you view a database's tables directly or filter them through a query or form. In fact, to anybody who...
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Shuttertux: Digital Photography on Linux

Whether you prefer a pocket sized point-and-shoot or a hefty SLR with a bag full of lenses, Linux supports your digital photography needs. Most cameras offer plug-and-play simplicity for transferring images from the camera to the computer, and you have a wide range of choices for managing and...
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Handle Compressed and Uncompressed Files Uniformly

¬â Article Source Linux JournalApril 10, 2009, 12:26 pm When looking at log files or other files that are compressed and rotated automatically, it's useful to be able to deal with them in a uniform fashion. The following bash function does that: read more ¬â Â¬â 
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Improved Linux Screen Space Management With PekWM

Article Source ONLampMarch 9, 2009, 9:36 am PekWM offers an additional solution: window grouping. It allows a variety of different applications to be grouped together in a single window. Most everyone is familiar with tabbed browsing by now. Window grouping takes this one step further....
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How to sync Evolution with Google's PIM apps

By Andrew Min Syncing with Gmail is the hardest part to set up in Evolution, but it's not that hard. First, enable IMAP in Gmail. Then open Evolution, go to Edit -> Preferences -> Mail Accounts, and click on the Add button. In the resulting wizard, enter your name, email address, and (...
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iPhone applications for the Linux user

By Razvan T. Coloja The iPhone and iPod Touch haven taken the mobile market by storm. Apple's AppStore is full of interesting applications that take advantage of the two devices's capabilities. But what's in there for Linux users? Sadly, GTKPod and Amarok cannot yet transfer files on an iPhone...
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Six Twitter clients for the Linux desktop and one for the road

By Lisa Hoover Qt Twitter Linux is a barebones KDE client developed with Qt and C++. Since it was built using Twitter's APIs, messages sent via this tool appear instantaneously in Twitter's timeline as if they were sent directly from the Web-based interface (all Tweets show what app the sender...
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