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How-To: Install Amarok 2.2 Beta 1 from the Kubuntu Beta Backports

  The first beta of Amarok 2.2, codenamed "Crystal Clear," was released on September 4 and packages are available for Kubuntu 9.04 Jaunty from the...
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How-To: Install OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 in Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 was released a few days ago, bringing many bug fixes to the stable 3.1 series. One of the ways to get it on Jaunty is to use...
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Editing and Manipulating Images from Linux Command Line

Imagemagick includes a number of useful tools that allows us to manipulate, edit and get information about image files from command line. First we...
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OpenOffice.org: The Limits of Readability and Grammar Extensions

As a professional writer, my software needs are simple. Give me a text editor -- preferrably Bluefish, but vim or OpenOffice.org Writer will do --...
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Wine, Linux and Multimedia Software

The purpose of this article is to try out some of my favorite Windows multimedia software in Wine. This is not intended to be an exhaustive survey...
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Zenity Brings a Little GUI Goodness to Linux Shell Scripts

One of the powers of the Linux command shell is the wealth of commands available to accomplish most any task. That amount of power can be...
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Normalizing Path Names with Bash

The bash function presented here normalizes path names. By normalize I mean it removes unneeded /./ and ../dir sequences. For example, ../d1/./d2...
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Uncover the Meaning of top's Statistics

Its name is kind of unique for something that shows system statistics: top. It is a part of the procps package, a set of Linux utilities that...
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Convert Various Media Formats to Vorbis in Linux

Over the past month I have made it my goal to stop using the proprietary MP3 format for audio in favor of the free, open standard Ogg Vorbis format...
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Finding Files On The Command Line

One of the things I like about Linux is the command line. I have used nautilus, gnome-commander, konqueror, kommander, dolphin and thunar to manage...
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