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How to: Linux check IDE / SATA hard disk transfer speed

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nixcraft: So how do you find out how fast is your hard disk under Linux? Is it running at SATA I (150 MB/s) or SATA II (300 MB/s) speed w/o opening computer case or chassis?

Installing Ubuntu Or Fedora From A Windows Or Linux System With UNetbootin

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UNetbootin is a tool that allows you to install various Linux distributions (Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, OpenSuSE, Debian, ArchLinux) from a Windows or a Linux desktop over the internet (i.e., you do not need to burn the Ubuntu, Fedora, ... CDs).

Compiz fusion slow on nvidia

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onlinedev.blogspot: I used compiz fusion on a old laptop. There it seemed to work very fast and good. Now recently I bought a new laptop. Normally it should be much faster, because I now have dualcore and a Nvidia 8600 GT. After installing compiz fusion it was just slower than my previous computer.

Digital Photo Management In Linux

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carla schroder: Do you need a Macintosh computer for high-quality, satisfying digital photo management? Macs include the excellent iPhoto for no extra cost, and if you want to spend money the Aperture photo-management application is first-rate.

How to Upgrade from Etch to Lenny

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pendrivelinux.com: How do I upgrade from Debian Etch to Lenny? The other day, one of our subscribers had asked us just that. Upgrading to a newer version of Debian is actually relatively simple and for the most part, can be done in very short time with just a few quick steps.

Installing & Configuring openSUSE 10.3

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tweakhound: This is how I installed and configured openSUSE 10.3. This is simply how I did it. It may or may not be the best way, but it worked for me. I hope that you may find a tip or two to help you with your installation. At the very least you’ll find some good links here.

using curl to access ftp servers

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linux by example: The title doesn’t sound interesting if you have no idea what is curl. Why we need to use curl to access ftp server, if we can access ftp with tools like ftp in console or gFTP?

Clean up your Ubuntu with deborphan

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linuxscrew.com: If you want to clean up your Ubuntu or Debian machine and delete unnecessary (orphaned) deb packages you can use utility deborphan. It finds packages that have no packages depending on them.

Extending Nautilus: rotating JPG images

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freesoftware mag: I recently went looking for a way to rotate JPG images from within Nautilus, and found a nice way to do this and more. It’s not difficult to customize the right-click popup menu in Nautilus to perform custom actions on files. Here are some instructions and scripts to get you started.

some howtos:

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  • OOo: Removing a white background, or switching any color to another color

  • How to Connect a Jawbone Headset to a Bluetooth Laptop on Ubuntu Gutsy (And Then Use Skype)
  • Security Tip: Disable Root SSH Login on Linux
  • Secure remote access to your desktop
  • updating multiple windows or tabs within vim with a single command
  • Automate FTP with macros
  • How To Kill Stuff On Linux
  • Updating Your Debian or Ubuntu Desktop Safely
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