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Ubuntu Oneiric: Final Touches

Note: A month ago I meant to write this article but experienced hardware issues. I wrote that in places that Oneiric was slow… I was wrong. Apologize for any inconvenience. Here are some edits, additions, and subtractions that help complete the feel of the of Ubuntu’s 11.10 Oneiric desktop. Note that a couple modifications are […]

Random Tidbits

Today, I’ll be going over the jet and flotsam I’ve been thinking about lately. Since everybody’s desktop is extraordinarily unique in Linux so there should be something here for everyone :). Gnome Smaller Icons For a smaller screen like I got (800×600) having smaller icons helps save a good amount of screen real estate. I […]

Gentoo Quick Install

The last update to this installation guide was on April 2009, whether it is accurate still I can not say. Gentoo evolves gradually so for the most part it should be alright, best to use in reference with the Gentoo Handbook. Installing Gentoo really is a breezeā€¦ once it has been done before. This guide […]

One More KDE 4 Gmail Checker

Not so far back, I was attempting to cope without a mail notification program on my KDE 4 destkop and not doing so well about it. There are plenty mail notification applets available on Linux most are for Gnome though and they pulled in alot of dependencies (mail-notification , gnubiff, checkgmail-notify-osd). For KDE a couple […]

plasmabac – When plasma solidifys.

Plasma being a new technology for KDE it can still, at times, behave like a bad child. Alot of you may have noticed that plasma from time to time will have the tendency to cause the desktop to freeze or crash. This usually happens with widgets that have bugs in them or if there are […]

Mplayer as default DVD player in KDE 4

I got a thing for MPlayer. There’s a good number of video players in Linux but the simplicity of MPlayer has always made it what I like to use. I like to use MPlayer without the GUI because once I learned the keybindings it makes for fast and bare-bones video player (to learn a little […]

Chromium test (two days without Firefox)

With Firefox becoming fully-fledged, I wasn’t on the look-out to try another browser. Firefox is a well-done application for all it has to do. I can’t say I’m a complete friend of Firefox as the two huge security exploits in the last year will always keep me a bit leary. IMHO, something so predominantly geared […]

Firefox 64bit with tracemonkey and OSS

Ha, I feel somewhat vidicated. Not me really (I know it’s the work of Firefox and Linux developers) but, hey, I’ll take it. You see, when Firefox 3.5 came out I was rapidly shot down when I learned that tracemonkey wasn’t ready for x86_64 yet. On one of the Firefox development blogs a decent number […]

movietime – Stop Powersaving to Watch a Movie

Getting down to watching you favorite movie on your computer? Start the movie, sit down, grab your snack and ten or so minutes later the screen goes blank. This happens in Linux because the desktop has built-in defaults for display power management (DPMS) and screensaving. Timeout settings can vary from distribution to distribution but they […]

Improve flash performance (a bit, maybe)

I’ve been struggling with flash quite a bit. I like to watch flash videos online because the time I’m able to get to them are usually at odd times of the day. The issue with flash (I’m using the 64bit alpha but think this effects other versions too) is that higher definition flash can often […]

Customizable LiveUSB

If you ever have an emergency and need a rescue disk to recover your Linux install, or maybe you just want to brag to your friends there’s some good LiveCD/USB’s out there and many distro’s now make LiveUSB install images, but it is also possible to create your own customizable LiveUSB. Hey, if you’re willing […]

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