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Complete pack of Windows wallpapers for your Linux desktop.

Tue, 04/25/2017 - 06:38
Complete pack of Windows wallpapers from every release of Windows, even hidden and promotional wallpapers. I previously had linked to a forum post that had this file, now it has 404 post not found. So I uploaded it to Google drive. https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B-W1m-kHGr03RVJ4ZjU3dnRHVjg. 506 megabytes. Download Windows 7 Wallpapers Pack (RTM Build 7600.16385). Here are some …

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Useful Linux shell tricks. Using Brace expansions to create folders.

Mon, 04/24/2017 - 04:17
The Linux command-line offers many useful methods of creating many folders on your computer at once.  This command will create a few folders on your system named one,two,three,four and create the folders five,six,seven,eight within each folder created. ~$ mkdir -p {one,two,three,four}/five/six/seven/eight This command will create four folders named one,two,three,four and put the folder stuff within …

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Install the cockpit service on your Linux server and administer it from any PC on your network.

Sun, 04/23/2017 - 22:07
The cockpit service for Linux enables remote administration of a Linux PC from a client machine running any web browser. Installing this on Linux Mint is very easy. I am using Linux Mint 18.1 Firstly, run this command to install the PPA. jason@jason-virtual-machine ~ $ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:cockpit-project/cockpit Then update the package repositories. jason@jason-virtual-machine ~ …

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Use the ethtool command to get information about your Ethernet adapter.

Thu, 04/20/2017 - 22:40
The ethtool utility for Linux is very good at getting information about your Ethernet adapter. Below is the standard information that is available concerning the basic abilities of the Ethernet adapter. localhost% ethtool enp0s25 Settings for enp0s25: Supported ports: [ TP ] Supported link modes: 10baseT/Half 10baseT/Full 100baseT/Half 100baseT/Full 1000baseT/Full Supported pause frame use: No …

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UNIX CDE desktop really is awesome. I wish Ubuntu had this as a respin.

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 19:16
The UNIX CDE desktop really is a good desktop environment, and very light on resources. I am using it on the Sparky Linux distribution, the developer has built it on a Debian based distro. There is a simple dialog with icons for changing font size and colors, as well as the desktop wallpaper. There are …

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Hr Giger wallpapers for your Debian or Linux Mint desktop. These are amazing.

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 08:49
https://slowsoulburn.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/hr-giger_003406131.jpg This looks like a bunch of strange beetles crawling around. http://cache.gawkerassets.com/assets/images/8/2011/10/space-jockey—enclosure.jpg The alien Space Jockey in his seat. As seen in the movie Prometheus. http://wallpaperbackgrounds.com/Content/wallpapers/dark/occult/205915-22087.jpg This wallpaper is very dark and strange indeed. With Baphomet at the top of the image and a woman with a Xenomorph head, this is one strange picture. http://www.meh.ro/original/2010_04/meh.ro3828.jpg Strange creatures loaded as …

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Finding files with the Linux command line. Using find & locate.

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 02:33
Finding files with the Linux command line. Using find & locate The find command on Linux is very useful for finding commands on your Linux installation. In the example below, I am using wild-cards to look for all the c source files in a certain folder. neo@deusexmachina:~/Documents$ find -name "*.c" ./strobe.c ./myftp.c ./utv_gd.c ./syscall.c ./program.c …

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Get to runlevel 3 in Linux Mint 18.1

Tue, 04/18/2017 - 06:45
To get to runlevel 3 in Linux Mint, press the Control-Alt-F2 key combination and login at the virtual terminal, then run this command to shut down the login manager. sudo service mdm stop Then you may use the Linux Mint virtual terminal instead of the desktop if you wish. Just run this to restart the …

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How to read the time from a Digital TV card with Linux. This is easy.

Mon, 04/17/2017 - 17:59
To read the system time from a Digital TV transmission, the tuner card installed in your machine must firstly be tuned to a channel. Then execute this command in a terminal. localhost% dvbdate Mon Apr 17 01:15:33 2017 This will read the time from the digital TV transmission and print it to the terminal. Very …

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How to download a package on a Debian system without installing it.

Fri, 04/14/2017 - 06:27
On a Debian system, if you wish to download a package on your Linux system without installing it, use these commands. This is very useful if you wish to copy them to a USB drive and put them on another machine with the same Linux distribution. This is the aptitude package manager, this command allows …

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New Linux distribution Sparky Linux. Based on Debian.

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 22:56
Easiest way to get the UNIX CDE desktop installed on a Linux Debian distribution There is a new Linux distribution available. Sparky Linux. This is based on Debian and has quite a lot of software available. Debian is a very stable Linux system and basing a new distribution on it with the apt packaging system …

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Removing and creating files on UNIX/Linux and using the shred command.

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 08:49
The shred command on Linux is the perfect way to remove files securely from your Linux system. With a large amount of iterations, it will ensure that it is very difficult to get the data back. the -u parameter will delete the file after the overwriting process. neo@deusexmachina:~$ shred -n 20 -u gegl-0.2.0.tar.bz2 To create …

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Exoplanets discovered and they are way beyond our reach as of yet.

Wed, 04/12/2017 - 06:24
There is such a commotion around the exoplanets that have been discovered 39 light years from Earth, but this is way too far away for humans to reach it. Traveling at 200,000,000 miles per hour, it would take 130 years to reach the system. If you were in an infinite rocket, traveling at 90,000 miles …

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Some useful Linux configuration files. How the system is setup.

Tue, 04/11/2017 - 08:53
Some system configuration files on Linux and what they do /etc/profile This configuration file controls the system-wide environment variables. This contains the PATH variable that controls where binaries may be run from system-wide. /etc/motd This file contains a message that will be visible above the login prompt on the virtual console. Usually this is auto-generated …

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How the Linux command line can create a graphical tree of package dependencies.

Mon, 04/10/2017 - 22:32
The Linux command line may be used to create a graphical display of package dependencies. This is good for visualizing what other components of Ubuntu are required for a certain package to operate. And the images look very cool when put on a website as well. Firstly, install the graphviz package. ubuntu ~ $ sudo …

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Useful BASH shell tips for Ubuntu and Debian alike.

Sat, 04/08/2017 - 08:56
The BASH shell has many useful features that allow you to perform your tasks very easily. If you are running a program in a terminal and you wish to run another command whilst the first command is running, then press CTRL-Z to move the running process to the background. Then once you have finished the …

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KDE 1 now available on modern Linux distros!

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 19:20
Once of the programmers behind the KDE project is bringing the KDE 1 codebase to modern Linux distributions. This means that you could have a KDE 1 desktop on Ubuntu or Linux Mint. This is exciting. Especially if you could bring the classic KDE 1 themes to the modern Linux desktop as well, like the …

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Setting up the normal user account on Debian GNU/Linux to use sudo.

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 08:41
Setting up the normal user account on Debian GNU/Linux to use sudo Setting up your normal user account on Debian to use the sudo command instead of the su command is very simple. This is the contents of my /etc/sudoers file. This line: neo ALL=(ALL:ALL) ALL Is the one that defines our normal user as …

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How to open a Youtube video in VLC and play it more easily, with Windows or Linux.

Thu, 04/06/2017 - 04:26
There is the ability to open a Vimeo video with VLC, but Youtube URL`s can be opened with VLC as well. Paste the Youtube video URL into VLC allows the playback of this video in VLC. Then the video will open up in VLC. This is a great way to playback a Youtube video, I …

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How to record your Linux desktop to a video file using ffmpeg.

Wed, 04/05/2017 - 16:54
To record a good quality video of your Linux desktop, there are many ways to do this. The ffmpeg utility will be a natural choice for what we need. Run the command below to start recording a video. localhost% ffmpeg -y -video_size 1600x900 -framerate 30 -f x11grab -i $DISPLAY+0,0 -c:v libx264 -qp 0 -preset ultrafast …

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