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Hawkscope - Cross-platform pluggable menu based launcher

Hawkscope is a productivity tool that allows you to access your hard drive contents quickly via system tray / menubar icon with dynamic pop-up menu.

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GTalX - Google Voice Chat has arrived in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

Ever since I moved to Ubuntu, my only problem was that I couldn’t use GTalk in Ubuntu.Here comes the solution - GTalx. It works flawlessly on my Ubuntu 9.10 karmic running on Dell Inspiron 1525.

gtalX is a Linux client for gtalk, the voip application of Google. It supports voice and text-based chat. Before you download it, please read the ‘How to install’ paragraph below.

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Create Custom Ubuntu Live-CD With Remastersys in Karmic

Remastersys is a tool that can be used to do 2 things with an existing Klikit or Ubuntu or derivative installation.It can make a full system backup including personal data to a live cd or dvd that you can use anywhere and install. It can make a distributable copy you can share with friends. This will not have any of your personal user data in it.

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iPhone Tethering on Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

This tutorial is written for those who are not familiar with Ubuntu/Linux and is very detailed. If you are experienced feel free to just grab what you need from it.If you’re like me you have an iPhone and a portable computer running Ubuntu and you would like to have mobile internet without paying for an extra data plan from
your carrier. Thanks to a few devoted individuals tethering the iPhone to Ubuntu is simple. The only prerequisite is that you must have an iPhone 3G or 3GS running OS 3.0 or higher. If you’re running 3.0 then you can do this without jail breaking your phone by installing a modified carrier profile. However, if you’re on OS 3.1+ then you will need to jail break your phone to install the modified carrier profile.

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How to install qBittorrent v2 in Ubuntu 9.10(Karmic)/9.04(Jaunty)

The qBittorrent project was started in March 2006 to create a lightweight but featureful BitTorrent client that would be multi-platform and very easy to use.qBittorrent v2 is the closest open source (GNU GPL v2 license) equivalent to µtorrent. qBittorrent is based on Qt4 toolkit and libtorrent-rasterbar.

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Step By Step Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic) LAMP Server Setup

In around 15 minutes, the time it takes to install Ubuntu Server Edition, you can have a LAMP (Linux, Apache,MySQL and PHP) server up and ready to go. This feature, exclusive to Ubuntu Server Edition, is available at the time of installation.The LAMP option means you don’t have to install and integrate each of the four separate LAMP components, a process which can take hours and requires someone who is skilled in the installation and configuration of the individual applications.

Luckybackup - A powerful, fast and reliable backup & sync tool

LuckyBackup is an application that backs-up and/or synchronizes any directories with the power of rsync. Its main features are: backup, safety, synchronization, exclude/only include options, allows custom rsync options, remote connections, restore and dry-run operations, scheduling, profiles and command line mode.
It is simple to use, fast (transfers over only changes made and not all data), safe (keeps your data safe by checking all declared directories before proceeding in any data manipulation ), reliable and fully customizable.

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Enable/Disable write support for windows NTFS partition with simple click

If you are using Windows and ubuntu as dual boot and if you want to access your windows partition you need to follow this procedure.This tutorial will explain how to access your windows partition in simple way.ntfs-config program allow you to easily configure all of your NTFS devices to allow write support via a friendly gui. For that use, it will configure them to use the open source ntfs-3g driver. You’ll also be able to easily disable this feature.

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Howto setup Wireless on Chrome OS

Chrome has recently been open sourced by Google as a developer preview. Its very young, clearly has some issues and needs serious work, however it is usable and lots of people have managed to get it running in a virtual machine or via a USB key.

Chrome OS is clearly based on Ubuntu(if you press Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal, you can see the Ubuntu Karmic development branch message) meaning hardware support should be excellent. However, its been heavily stripped downFor most people, Wifi doesn’t work. Without Wifi, Chrome OS is pretty useless as it relies heavily on “the cloud” for most of its features.

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Users and Groups management in Ubuntu

This is very simple tutorial to explain howto Add,Modify and Delete Users and Groups in Ubuntu (Using GUI)

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Aptlinex – Web browser addon to install Ubuntu packages with a click

Aptlinex addon allows installing ubuntu packages from iceweasel, firefox, galeon or konqueror just clicking on a web link. For this to work, links need to have an url beginning with apt:// This package does not install the packages or download them from the web sites, it just launches apt, passing the package name to install as a parameter to apt.

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How to install vmware server 2.0.x in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

VMware Server is a free virtualization product for Windows and Linux servers with enterprise-class support and VirtualCenter management. VMware Server is a robust yet easy to use server virtualization product and is based on proven virtualization technology, which has been used by thousands of customers for many years.This tutorial will explain how to install vmware server 2.0.x in Ubuntu 9.10

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Howto Install Dropbox in Ubuntu 9.10(Karmic)/9.04(Jaunty)/8.10(Intrepid)/8.04(Hardy)

Dropbox is a storage application and service operated by Evenflow, Inc. The service enables users to store and sync files online and between computers.Dropbox has a cross-platform client (Linux for x86 and x86_64, Mac,Windows and the iPhone) that enables users to drop any file into a Dropbox folder that is then synced to the web and the users’ other computers with the Dropbox client. Files in the Dropbox folder may then be shared with other Dropbox users or accessed from the web. Users may also upload files manually through a web browser.

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List of PDF Editing tools for Linux

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format created by Adobe Systems in 1993 for document exchange. PDF is used for representing two-dimensional documents in a manner independent of the application software, hardware, and operating system.Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout 2D document that includes the text, fonts, images, and 2D vector graphics which compose the documents.

This is the list of free and open source tools for manipulating PDF documents this tools includes command line and GUI list

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How to install Opera Web Browser in Ubuntu including flash,Java Plugins

Opera is a web browser and internet suite developed by the Opera Software company. The browser handles common Internet-related tasks such as displaying websites, sending and receiving e-mail messages, managing contacts, IRC online chatting, downloading files via BitTorrent, and reading web feeds. Opera is offered free of charge for personal computers and mobile phones, but for other devices it must be paid for.

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