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Aug 09 2009

Laptop without Windows, an update for Dell, Asus, Acer, Compaq

So you want to buy a laptop without pre-installed Windows in Europe? We have a look at the available options.

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Feb 18 2008

Create flash videos of your desktop with recordmydesktop

John Varouhakis is the author of recordmydesktop and gtk-recordmydesktop (front-end) which is a tool to help you record a session on your Linux desktop and save it to a Flash video (.flv). To install, click on System/Administration/Synaptic Package Manager, and search for gtk-recordmydesktop. Install it. Then, the application is available from Applications/Sound&Video/gtkRecordMyDesktop. Before you are …

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Aug 11 2007

Vote NO with comments (on DIS 29500 / OOXML)

Vote “No, with comments,” which is the JTC1-prescribed way of indicating “conditional approval” (JTC1 Directives (DOC, pops), Section 9.8) Recommend that OOXML be resubmitted as normal working item in JTC1/SC34: Split into a multi part standard: WordProcessingML, SpreadsheetML, DrawingML, Office Open Math Markup, VML, etc. Have each part progress independently, at its own speed, within …

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Aug 08 2007

Cannot write Greek Polytonic in Linux

For up to date instructions for Greek and Greek Polytonic see How to type Greek, Greek Polytonic in Linux. The following text is kept for historical purposes. Greek and Greek Polytonic now works in Linux, using the default Greek layout. General Update: If you have Ubuntu 8.10, Fedora 10 or a similarly new distribution, then …

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Jul 16 2007

GUADEC Day #1

I am writing this in the morning of the second day (posted at the end of the second day). Just had breakfast and there is a bit of time before making it to the conference venue. Yesterday Sunday, was the first of the two days of warm-up for the GUADEC conference. At 11am the registration …

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Mar 25 2007

Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.10

This is a follow-up to the article Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.06 on how to add extended multimedia support to the Ubuntu Linux distribution. The new version of Ubuntu Linux, 7.04, has a new functionality to help add multimedia support in a seamless way; when you try to play a media file that requires …

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Feb 23 2007

Video playback problems (black) after installing Beryl (or Compiz)

Note: Here we describe a workaround. The proper solution is to fix the graphics drivers and the X.Org X server. Such work is taking place, and for several cases you do not need this workaround. Especially with newer versions of Linux. You just installed your 3D Linux desktop and you are really enthusiastic about it. …

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Feb 17 2007

For how long have I been using my computer?

Do you want to check how many hours you have been using your computer/laptop? Do you want to find out if that second-hand hard disk salesman is saying the truth? Are you about to buy a second-hand laptop that had been used only sparingly? You can figure out what’s going on, with the help of …

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Nov 29 2006

International Call for Artists’ film and video

AT HOME IN EUROPE Generous European Culture2000 funding enables ISIS Arts (UK) and it’s international project partners BEK (Norway), InterSpace (Bulgaria) and RIXC (Latvia) to curate a NEW SCREENING PROGRAMME around the theme of European Identity for the Big M, ISIS Art’s inflatable touring space. Daily, more and more European people decide to live in …

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Oct 31 2006

Downloaded Fedora Core 6 DVD :)

I finished downloading Fedora Core 6 using the Bittorrent protocol in about two days. The download speed was 90Kbps (1Mbps downstream link). It is interesting to note that quite often, downloading files with Bittorrent does not yield good speeds. One reason could be the traffic shaping that the ISP may implement (not common). Another reason …

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Jul 06 2006

Multimedia support in Ubuntu Linux 6.06

With Ubuntu Linux 6.06, it is much clear how to install those codecs in order to get broad multimedia file support. In Ubuntu, the multimedia infrastructure is handled by GStreamer; you install GStreamer plugins and any application that uses GStreamer can immediately benefit from the new codec support. A typical installation of Ubuntu will bring …

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Jun 09 2006

How to easily modify a program in your Ubuntu?

Suppose we want to change the functionality of an Ubuntu application but we do not want to go into all the trouble of finding the source code, installing in /usr/local/, breaking dependencies with original versions and so on. Let’s change Character Map (gucharmap), and specifically change the default font size from 20pt to 14pt, so …

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