September 24, 2018

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Get the Most Out of Your Multicore Processor

So you've got a shiny new multicore processor and the urge to take it out for a spin. How do you know whether you're getting the most out of it? Akkana Peck tells you how to monitor your machine and make the most out of all that processing power.

Shuttle XS29f: Linux Looks Great in Green

The Shuttle XS29f delivers the goods in a small and power-smart box that "just works" with Linux.

Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows, Part III

In the first installment of this tutorial series we configured Ubuntu to share with Windows and set your Computer Name and Workgroup values. In Part II, we discovered the nitty gritty of the network connection details in Ubuntu. Finally, we'll figure out exactly how to share the files on your Ubuntu machine, both quick and easy, and with access controls.

Sidux, a Great Alternative to Ubuntu, Part 2

Last week we introduced ourselves to Sidux, the excellent Debian Sid implementation that makes Debian Sid a bit friendlier. Even though I thought I gave a number of reasons why a user might prefer Sidux to Debian Sid, or Ubuntu, or some other Debian derivative, they apparently were not clear to a number of readers.

HP Mini-Note a Sound Choice

HP's entry into the sub-Mini-Notebook arena comes in the form of the HP 2133, a sleek-looking, brushed aluminum finished, lightweight but well built beauty. You can see the attention to detail in the engineering when you first open it up. From the sturdy hinge to the scratch resistant display and connectivity options you'll find just about everything you would expect in an ultra-mobile laptop.

Sidux, a Great Alternative to Ubuntu

Sidux announced a brand-new release on June 26, Sidux 2008-02, so we're going to kick the tires and take it for a drive, and see what sets it apart from other children of Debian.

Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows Part 2

Part 2 of this series will give you a tour of the networking interfaces in Ubuntu; which are surprisingly somewhat similar to Windows XP. You'll soon be connecting, checking connection details, and browsing network computers in the Linux world.

PulseAudio Tames the Linux Audio Zoo, Part 2

After encountering a number of problems on both Kubuntu Gutsy and Hardy and debugging them, this week's PulseAudio series entry will be Fixing *buntu. This may be useful to users on other other distributions as well because it covers permission problems, ALSA problems, and init problems, so everyone is welcome to tag along.

Networking with Ubuntu 8.04 and Windows Part 1

Can't seem to find the shares of Ubuntu machines from My Network Places or Network in Windows? You'll soon find out it's not a hide-and-seek game you'll win unless you start playing with features that exist on the computer, rather than chasing those you imagine are installed and setup.

PulseAudio Tames the Linux Audio Zoo, Part 1

A number of distributions include PulseAudio as an option, but brings with it a few woes as well, and has a lot of users asking "How does adding Yet Another Sound Server to Linux help anything?" Carla Schroder fills in the blanks.

First Look: openSUSE 11 with KDE4

openSUSE 11 was released today, but reviewer Dan Lynch got an early look at the final product. The early verdict: solid, with many office-friendly features for the business desktop. Details and screenshots within.

Fedora 9 Falls A Little Short

Reviewer Dan Lynch takes a test drive on the latest release of Fedora. His experience: some really neat features overshadowed by a lack of stability and too cutting-edge software.

Record Your Desktop With recordMyDesktop, Part 2

Last week we learned how to make simple video screencasts on Linux with recordMyDesktop. Today we're going to record audio from a microphone, get acquainted with JACK, and convert MyDesktop's Ogg files into AVI formats.

Virtualizing the Embedded World: Vista Over Linux in a Cell Phone?

While you probably won't run Vista as a virtual machine on your cell phone, there are many viable use cases of virtualization for embedded applications. The most simplest, cheapest, feature rich is using Linux and KVM. KVM developer Dor Laor walks through the advantages of this embedded combination.

Photo Editing For Real People With Fotox

Fotox comes with a small but useful feature set, including red-eye repair, sharpen, bend, stretch, noise reduction, cropping, and resize. It only supports the JPEG format. It fills a neglected niche in Linux photo editing, and that is an easy-to-use photo editor that includes the most commonly-used functions. It also comes with two useful features that a lot of bigger image editors don't have: panorama and HDR.

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