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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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Play Windows games on Linux with PlayOnLinux

By Mayank Sharma At the core of PlayOnLinux is Wine, a compatibility layer that lets you run many Windows programs over Linux. But Wine isn't always easy to use. It's a command-line program, and using it for tasks like tweaking the Windows environment or individual programs remains a complex task...
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Choose the DVD ripper that's right for you

By Andrew Min   Linux is sometimes belittled for having inferior applications, but that's simply not the case. Take DVD rippers, for example -- a plethora of them work on Linux machines. With so many to choose from, which is the best? I performed three tests on five programs: HandBrakeGTK...
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CHM viewers for Linux

By Federico Kereki Microsoft developed CHM as a proprietary format for Windows 98, leaving behind the previous WinHelp (HLP) format. CHM is still alive and kicking in XP and Vista, though some applications use the newer Microsoft Help 2 format. CHM files comprise a set of Web pages, plus a...
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A quick guide to DVD authoring

By Rui Lopes Let's say you want to create a DVD with video footage made with your camcorder (if you just want to create a photo slideshow, I'll deal with that in a bit). The first thing you'll want to do is capture the footage to your computer using Kino. Kino is a very basic video editor, but is...
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All about Linux swap space

Â¬â  By Gary Sims Linux divides its physical RAM (random access memory) into chucks of memory called pages. Swapping is the process whereby a page of memory is copied to the preconfigured space on the hard disk, called swap space, to free up that page of memory. The combined sizes of the physical...
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