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4 Feb/11

Bodhi Linux: Enlightened Ubuntu

Bodhi Linux: Enlightened Ubuntu

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); If you’ve followed me long enough, you know I have a soft spot for the Enlightenment desktop. I have gone to all lengths to make sure my distribution of choice has either E16 or E17 installed for those days when I just need a little enlightenment. Those days are many. Fortunately there are plenty of others out there who feel the same, and the Enlightenment desktop benefits from this. You will find many distributions dedicated...

26 Set/10

A walk around the GNOME desktop

A walk around the GNOME desktop

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Recently I had a reader request a bit of a “how to” on the GNOME desktop. After giving it some thought, and at first wondering why anyone would need a walk around for the GNOME desktop, I realized that some users simply don’t have the ability to look at the computer desktop from the same vantage point as those of us who “get it”. With that thought in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to give...

20 Set/10

Get back CTRL-ALT-Backspace in Fedora and Ubuntu

Get back CTRL-ALT-Backspace in Fedora and Ubuntu

Being an old-school Linux user, one of the things that bothers me is that in some of the new distributions the CTRL-ALT-Backspace key combination (the combination that would usually kill and restart the X server) has been disabled. This key combination was always helpful when/if a program seemed to take over X Windows and keep you from getting it back. It doesn’t happen often, but I have found that no matter how stable the distribution, some rogue app is going to do this now and...


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28 Ago/10

KDE 4.5 Window tiling

KDE 4.5 Window tiling

You’ve probably seen the advertisements for Windows 7 and the tiling windows feature. Believe it or not the very first tiling window manager was Siemens’s RTL (created in 1988). After that came a UNIX version called tAP (The Andrew Project) for the X Windowing System. Fast-forward to now and Microsoft claims to have innovated a new feature. Soon after that KDE refines the same feature and ads it into 4.4. Of course 4.4 was still suffering from numerous bugs. Fast-forward a...

23 Ago/10

Installing Enlightenment E17 using Subversion

Installing Enlightenment E17 using Subversion

If you’ve spent enough time around Linux you might have come across an installation process that requires the use of SVN. SVN is subversion which is a version control system based on CVS. What this means is that this tool manages files and directories and keeps track of the changes made to them. A lot of developers use tools like this in order to allow testers and other developers access to the most recent versions of their software. In effect, installing from subversion always guarantees...

8 Ago/10

Use Top Shelf to keep track of what you are working on

Use Top Shelf to keep track of what you are working on

As a writer one of the most important things for me is to keep organized. This may seem like a fairly simple task, but when you are doing everything from researching a topic to piecing together a much larger work, having fast access to all of the particular documents you are working on can make the difference between efficient work and a catastrophe. There are many ways to keep yourself organized. I’ve seen writers keep spreadsheets, use tools like Basket or OneNote, scratch...

31 Lug/10

Install KDE on Fedora 13

Install KDE on Fedora 13

If you downloaded and installed Fedora 13,  most likely you are using the GNOME desktop. If you’ve been reading me here on Ghacks long enough then you know I am fairly partial to the GNOME desktop. That doesn’t mean I feel KDE should get the cold shoulder. In fact, the latest iterations of KDE have made AMAZING strides in reaching (and nearly surpassing) GNOME in stability and speed. Because of this I have started a new “push” to cover the KDE desktop. But in...

21 Lug/10

Tweak Nautilus to better suit your needs

Tweak Nautilus to better suit your needs

If there’s one thing that Linux has it’s flexibility. And this is true from the top down; from the desktop environment all the way down to the kernel. One area that offers a lot of tweaks, one that most new users aren’t used to being able to tweak, is the file manager. This is true for both the GNOME file manager and the KDE file manager. The GNOME file manager is Nautilus. I’ve written about it before here on Ghacks (see Nautilus-related content on Ghacks) and...

11 Lug/10

Run Compiz with Xfce4

Run Compiz with Xfce4

So you’re enjoy the series on Xfce4. What’s more, you’re enjoying Xfce4 itself! It’s a fantastic desktop environment that should get far more attention than it does. And because Xfce 4 is so lightweight, you might get the idea that you could easily add more to it and hardly feel the hit. You are very correct with that though. In fact, you could add, say , Compiz (and Emerald) into the mix and hardly notice. But why would you do that? Because you can. That’s...

7 Lug/10

Installing and using Xfce 4

Installing and using Xfce 4

I don’t spend much time, or give much love to the other Linux desktops here on Ghacks. Well that’s going to change. In the next few weeks I am going to focus on some of the “other” window managers…not just “introductory” articles, but usability articles and more. I am going to start by showing how to install and start using Xfce 4. I have already introduced this lightweight window manager way back in my article “Get to know Linux: Xfce 4“....

28 Giu/10

Creative wallpaper and images with Fotowall

Creative wallpaper and images with Fotowall

We all like wallpaper. Some people even search for days for the perfect wallpaper. But why not create your own wallpaper? You say you don’t have the talent? That’s okay when there are tools like Fotowall out there. Fotowall is a create tool that lets you work with images in a very creative way…helping you to create not only interesting wallpaper but pictures for various purposes. Fotowall won’t turn you into a brilliant artist, but it will have you creating...

21 Giu/10

Guake: Hide-able terminal goodness

Guake: Hide-able terminal goodness

As you well know, I am a big fan of the Linux command line. Because of this I use the terminal a lot. I am also a fan of Linux eye candy and making my desktop as clean and sleek as possible. I don’t like to have things in the way and I like easy access to the tools I use. That is why I want my terminal to be easily accessed, always ready, and quick to disappear. Guake is a drop-down terminal that fits all of these needs perfectly. It’s for the GNOME environment and is easy...

18 Giu/10

Gnote: Fedora 13 note tool

Gnote: Fedora 13 note tool

I take notes. I take a LOT of notes. When I’m not at a PC I use pen and paper. When I am at a PC I use whatever tool is the most accessible and the most usable. For the longest time that tool was my text editor (most likely Nano). The only problem with Nano is it take some serious work to have any organization…and it’s accessibility wasn’t the best. To take notes I had to open up a console, enter the command to start nano, type my notes, and save/title/close my...

10 Giu/10

Fedora’s lucky 13

Fedora’s lucky 13

The number 13 is usually associated with bad luck. Friday the 13th (both the date and the movie). Many buildings don’t have a thirteenth floor. Fedora just released it’s number 13 and one might wonder if the number was good or bad for the release. I am happy to report that the number 13, for Fedora, is most certainly a lucky one. Fedora 13 is one of the finest Fedora releases to date. My first exposure to Fedora was Fedora Core 1. That was a huge deal because it was the first...

5 Giu/10

Contain Junk email in Evolution

Contain Junk email in Evolution

I’ve done a few articles about the Evolution groupware client here on Ghacks and I promise more. As Evolution is, essentially, the Outlook of Linux, it deserves plenty of attention. In this article I am going to show you how to tackle the task of handling junk email in everyone’s favorite open source groupware client. This task isn’t terribly difficult, but does require a bit of setup in order to get the system working properly. But once you have this up and running,...

24 Mag/10

GNOME desktop navigation guide – Orca

GNOME desktop navigation guide – Orca

For those who are less than fortunate and have severe vision problems, using a computer can be a task that is nearly impossible without either the help of others or some form of assisted technology. There aren’t tons of options available, but at least the options that are there work well and allow those who have challenging vision issues to use their PCs. One of those technologies is Orca. Orcais a screen reader for the GNOME desktop. It’s fairly easy to set up and works...

16 Mag/10

What IS Linux (and what it should be)?

What IS Linux (and what it should be)?

I do a lot of writing about Linux – for Ghacks and for other sites. One of the issues I come across often is how Linux is perceived and what it needs to do to continue to grow. It’s a very complex issue based on a lot of pre-determined opinions and deeply embedded history. Often I reach out and try to bring to light issues that can serve to push Linux into new territory and light. It’s not often that I do so on this site, but sometimes I find it necessary to pull...

15 Mag/10

Add a Pandora Screenlet to your Linux desktop

Add a Pandora Screenlet to your Linux desktop

If you haven’t experienced Pandora radio you don’t know what you’re missing. Pandora can stream music to your web browser specifically tuned to your tastes. Imagine having that ability right on your desktop – always at your fingertips? Pretty cool eh? Well as of now there is no stand alone Pandora client for Linux nor is there a plugin for either Rhythmbox or Banshee. You can listen to Pandora through a Songbird plugin. But with the issues surrounding Songbird and...

14 Mag/10

Some cool Linux tips/tricks

Some cool Linux tips/tricks

It’s Friday and that means we’re all ready for the weekend. But that also means we’re ready for some fun. Because of that I thought it would be fitting to do an article on some of the cooler Linux tips and tricks that I have come across over the years. This article will be a bit of mish-mash of topics…but well worth the read. So, without further adieu, let’s cry havoc and let loose the dogs of war! Collaborate with the screen command Let’s say you and...

29 Apr/10

Gedit: No more text-based editor for you!

Gedit: No more text-based editor for you!

If you have been reading Ghacks long enough you know I am partial to the Nano text based editor. For many users that editor (or one like it) is all they need. Because of the simplicity of the tools, why slow down your work with a GUI right? But for some, those GUI-less editors are a big turn off. It’s like they are the command line equivalent for text editing. Fortunately, for those, there are alternatives to the text-based editor. In the next few articles I will address this by...