Its that time of year and my desktop is again cluttered full of miscellaneous files and folders. But this time, instead of just deleting old files or hiding things away in deep directory hierarchies, I wonder: is there a way to make my desktop "scale" to a larger number of files? I kind of like that when files are organized in the desktop I can "visually" organize them a bit in a 2d surface and everything is quickly accessible, unlike when I access things via a file browser, which lists everything in 1 dimension, sorted by name, and makes me have to click on a folder to see what is inside.
(I'm currently using xfce but don't mind with experimenting with other DEs now and then)submitted by smog_alado
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I've just bought a used Thinkpad T420 which I'm upgrading. My plan is to use this laptop as a multiple distro Linux machine. However, I've never attempted this before (desktop dualboots Win7 & Xubuntu), so am after some advice. I'm a learning developer (web & app).
I'm using a 320GB Seagate 7200 HDD (came with laptop) and have bought a new 250GB Samsung 840 EVO SSD.
I'm already planning on having my /home on the entire HDD, and not using any swap (I have 16GB RAM).
I'm not overly concerned about reducing wear on the SSD, I'd rather keep my home drive separate in case of reinstalls and sharing across distros.
So my big question is, what would be the best way to partition my drives to allow approx 4 distros to be installed sisimultaneously? Any tips? Pitfalls to avoid?submitted by 9littlebees
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HowToForge: As GRUB 2's ability to fix boot problems is greatly improved over the original GRUB bootloader.
Using Tor alone will not prevent the so-called DNS Leak problem. If your Web browser is not configured correctly your Linux installation will still use your ISP’s DNS servers instead of the DNS servers favoured by Tor, in which case your ISP will know which sites you are accessing.