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[How To] Compile and Install a Progra...

In this day modern day, most software installations can be done using repositories and package managers. However, you might face a situation of having only the source files availalble with you – you probably would want to try out bleeding edge software, which hasn’t been packaged yet, or isn’t available in the repos yet. So if you really want [...]

[How-to] Styled Subs in Linux

This is a guest post by Aditya. Most anime watchers who download anime must be knowing what styled subs are but for those who don’t know styled subs are special type of subtitles which have different fonts. The picture below demonstrates why exactly styled subs are needed. Here’s a picture to show a particular video with styled su [...]

Creating Your Own YUM Repository

This is a guest post by Kunal Gautam. This article is aimed at RHEL and Fedora users. If you’ve been using Linux for a while, then you’d know how much of a pain it is to install a software which runs into dependency problems. One way of getting around this is to use a repository. What is YUM? YUM or Yellowdog Updater Modified is an interactiv [...]

[How To] Chat With Your Facebook Budd...

Recently, Facebook introduced Facebook chat – which allows you to chat with your Facebook friends in realtime similar to IM, as compared to post-message-on-wall-and-wait-for-replies kinda communication that Facebook users endured so far. A slight problem would be that to use this feature, users need to be logged in and be on Facebook [...]

How To: Access ext2/ext3 Formatted Li...

This is another one of those tips I always wanted to post, but kept forgetting :| So here goes. Unlike Linux which can mount and access Windows’ FAT, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS filesystems, Windows is incapable of even acknowledging and detecting a Linux filesystem. Fear not, here are 3 softwares which can help in detecting your Linux partit [...]

Fedora 9 on a USB Pen Drive

I’d posted previously on How to install Fedora 8 on USB pen drive. Now that Fedora 9 is out, Kevin Purdy over at Lifehacker has post how-to do the same for Fedora 9. A quick excerpt: Fedora 9 Linux distribution makes putting a full-fledged desktop on a portable USB thumb drive a three-click affair. Even better, you don’t need Linu [...]

An Easy Way to Transfer Data From A L...

In my previous post, I’d mentioned about Virtualization – what it is, how useful it is to test new softwares, distros etc. Now while working in your virtual machine, you’d obviously save some data – do some wordprocessing, or compatibility testing of your programs, just to name some, all this would mean that the data w [...]

Bring Back Deleted Files Using lsof

Found this article while going random browsing, the original article is from Linux.com with JC Lima reccreates it, with example. Definitely worth reading At first it did not make a lot of sense since unless you have the file open, this will not work. How likely are you to have the files you just deleted by mistake still open? Well, not very l [...]

A Comprehensive List of Twitter Clien...

Ever since being introduced to Twitter by Preshit, I’ve been addicted to twitter. While I prefer tweeting via IM or Twitter’s homepage, Few of you would love to use a twitter client. Here’s a list of some twitter clients for Linux (more…)