Listing And Killing Tasks From The Command Prompt In Windows

June 2, 2011 by · 2 Comments
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Most Linux users are familiar with using the ps and kill commands from the Linux terminal to list and kill processes. Many Windows users are also familiar with ending errant processes by using the Windows Task Manager. But what if Task Manager won't work?  Read more

How To Show Line Numbers In Vim

March 29, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, Ubuntu, windows 

There are times when editing or viewing text files that it can be handy to display line numbers for the file on which you're working. In this tutorial I'll demonstrate how to show line numbers in Vim/vi/gVim.

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Juice Your Music With Clementine

February 27, 2011 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: HowTo, linux, mp3, Ubuntu, windows 

If you've ever been a KDE user, you are probably familiar with the Amarok music player. Perhaps you prefer GNOME over KDE but you really prefer Amarok over the music players normally offered in GNOME. You could always go ahead and install Amarok, but it brings along a ton of KDE dependencies. Good news! There is a GTK+ alternative.  Read more

Gnumeric: A Light Weight Spreadsheet Program

August 11, 2010 by · 1 Comment
Filed under: gnome, linux, review, Ubuntu 

Most Linux and Open Source enthusiasts are familiar with the OpenOffice.Org office suite. OpenOffice is great, but sometimes you just need a lighter and faster alternative. Maybe you've got a netbook or an older computer and you don't need a full, integrated, office suite, but just a few of the main applications like a word processor and a spreadsheet program. Gnumeric is one such spreadsheet program.

Gnumeric is available for Linux and 32 bit Windows. If you're running Ubuntu Linux, you can install Gnumeric from a terminal with 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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