Install The Chromium Browser in Ubuntu

July 18, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Most of us by now have heard of Google's Chrome web browser. The Chrome browser is based on an open source project called Chromium. There's not really much difference between the two. Chromium is basically just Chrome without the Google branding and without the extensive EULA.

You can install the Chromium browser from the PPA for Ubuntu Chromium. Read more

How To Reload The Gnome Panel Menu

July 17, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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Sometimes when you install a new program from the Ubuntu repositories, it doesn't show up on the menu until you log out and log back in. You can easily reload the Gnome panel though by killing the process and restarting it. Simply open a terminal window and enter the following: Read more

Keep Your Screen Awake With Caffeine

July 4, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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Many Linux media players do a great job of keeping your screen saver from activating when you're watching a video. But what about when you're watching videos online? Firefox and other major browsers have no such feature to keep your screen active while watching videos. Read more

Command Line Basics: Create Text Files With tee

June 20, 2010 by · Leave a Comment
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The Linux tee command is a way to write the standard output to a file. Or, to quote from the man page documentation,

tee - read from standard input and write to standard output and files

This is a little different from redirecting output to a file. Read more

How To Fade The Edges Of Images With GIMP

June 13, 2010 by · 1 Comment
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I've shown previously how to fade a single edge of an image with GIMP. That's a cool effect, but sometimes you want to fade all of the edges of an image. So today I'm going to show you how to fade all of the edges of an image.  Read more

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