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Using The Avant Window Navigator (AWN) On Fedora 7

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This document describes how to set up the Avant Window Navigator (AWN) on Fedora 7. The result is an eye candy, dock-like bar at the bottom of the screen as a replacement for the standard gnome-panel.

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  • aMSN - an alternative to Pidgin for Windows Live Messenger
  • Hide Partition Icons From Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • Mouse pointer disappears after switching users
  • Ajust LCD brightness from command line
  • Clock skew error
  • Splitting tar archives on the fly

Font Management In Linux, Part 2

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Linux Planet: Last week we learned some useful tips about font management in Linux. Today we're going to learn a few more ways to preview fonts, how to view font character maps, how to manage console fonts, and how to design your own fonts.

Things that control how content is displayed in OpenOffice.org Calc spreadsheets

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OpenOffice.org Tips: If you spend all day in spreadsheets, sooner or later you want something to help you spot what's important or different. The motion study expert Frank Gilbreth told factories to paint parts different colors to help factory workers spot the right pieces more quickly; Calc has roughly equivalent features to help point out the different types of data you're working with.

HOW TO: Setup a Web-based BitTorrent Client

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wolphination.com: How many times have you been stuck at work when the latest episode of a podcast such as LugRadio has become available for download, or the latest version of your favourite Linux distribution has been released? Wouldn’t it be really useful if you could access a server at home through your web browser and order it to download that file, so that it’s waiting for you when you get there?

Civilization IV on Linux, Updated How-to

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tombuntu: This is the second edition of my Civilization IV (Civ 4) on Linux how-to. With this guide you can run Civ 4 almost flawlessly on Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution using Wine.

Share a Firefox Profile Between Ubuntu and Windows

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cybernet: One of the new things in Ubuntu 7.10 is the ability to read and write to NTFS formatted drives, which is great for Windows XP and Vista users. What that means is that you can create a Firefox profile in Windows and set it up so that Ubuntu uses the exact same profile.

Howto : Make Flash Player 9 Work In Full Screen Mode

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tuxicity.wordpress: On most distros the Stable version of Flash: 9.0.48.0 is available. To get Flash Player 9 to work in full screen mod mode you need Flash, build 9.0.64.0 , a prerelease of the next version of Flash. To get the prerelease of Flash you need to go to adobe.labs.com.

ATI 8.43.3 on openSUSE - the hard way

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CyberOrg: Much awaited ATI 8.43.3 drivers are finally available. Here is what you need to do to get them working on openSUSE 10.3. Step 1. Get all requirements:

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Chew on this: Ubuntu Core Linux comes to the uCRobotics Bubblegum-96 board

Linux and other open source software have been in the news quite a bit lately. As more and more people are seeing, closed source is not the only way to make money. A company like Red Hat, for instance, is able to be profitable while focusing its business on open source. Ubuntu is one of the most popular Linux-based operating systems, and it is not hard to see why. Not only is it easy to use and adaptable to much hardware (such as SoC boards), but there is a ton of free support online from the Ubuntu user community too. Today, Canonical announces a special Ubuntu Core image for the uCRobotics Bubblegum-96 board. Read more