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GIMP tricks: Neon inscription

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polishlinux: In this tutorial we are going to show how to prepare a Neon inscription in GIMP (based on this example). The article is meant for beginners, but you should know at least the basics of using GIMP in order to succeed.

Howto: Troubleshoot Nvidia drivers with the Ubuntu 7.04 desktop CD

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Motho ke motho ka botho: Part of the difficulty in troubleshooting a video driver issue is that after two or three unsuccessful tries, settings are changed and it’s hard to tell if new problems have cropped up as a result. Too many tweaks and changes, added and removed packages, installed and uninstalled drivers and it’s a challenge to make sure the old changes you’ve made aren’t keeping the new ones from taking effect.

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Installing Ubuntu Studio Theme

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Complicated Mind: Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu. It’s built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. Because I don’t do audio, video and graphic editing or creation, so I didn’t install Ubuntu Studio. But from the screenshot, I really like the theme that is used by Ubuntu Studio. So I decide to install the theme into my Feisty Fawn.

Lazarus: Pascal and Delphi Rise Again

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Linux Online: Lazarus is a RAD tool, or Rapid Application Development tool that runs on the three major platforms (Linux, Windows and Mac OS). It is very similar to Delphi, a popular RAD developed by Borland. And like Delphi, it uses a variant of Pascal for its underlying programming language. In Lazarus' case, it's Free Pascal.

Howto: Install Xfce 4.4.1 on (X)Ubuntu 7.04

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Tuxcity: Ubuntu Feisty comes with an xubuntu-desktop package delivering a Xfce4.4.0 Desktop environment. However, some of us (like me) want the latest of the latest, so if you are not faint hearted and feel like upgrading your Xfce desktop to the latest stable version here is how.

Also: Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Installation notes
And: Install Pidgin 2.0.0 on Ubuntu Feisty (with all plugins)
And: Automatix Alternatives

Dual Monitors with NVidia in Ubuntu

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ubuntu geek: It’s quite a pain to get dual monitors working your first time using Linux, however I hope this guide will make the process relatively quick and painless.

Limiting the number of user processes under Linux

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503 Service Unavailable: Some weeks ago there was a controversial discussion at Kriptopolis (a Spanish site mainly dedicated to computer security) about a supposed Denial of Service (DoS) vulnerability present in many Linux distributions and some BSDs.

Cropping multiple images the same way

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Linux Tutorial Blog: Sometimes you'll want to crop the same area from multiple images (think of taking the contents of the same window from a load of screenshots). Of course, you could fire up your favourite image editor to select and crop over and over, but, as usual, there is a better way. This short tutorial describes an efficient way to do this for a theoretically infinite amount of images.

Installing Ubuntu Studio 7.04 - Linux For The Creative

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Howtoforge: Ubuntu Studio is a multimedia editing/creation flavour of Ubuntu, built for the GNU/Linux audio, video, and graphic enthusiast or professional. It is an official derivative of the Ubuntu open source operating system and comes with applications such as Ardour2, Wired, Hydrogen, Blender, Inkscape, Pitivi, and many more, as well as a beautiful dark theme (read the release notes to learn more). This walkthrough shows how to install it.

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