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Ubuntu Tip:How to Play VCD using VLC Player

http://www.ubuntugeek.com

This is very simple tutorial how to open VCD using VLC Player

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Ripping CDs with FLAC - Best Compression Settings

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As storage space becomes cheaper, there's a growing trend to save digital music files in a lossless format. Such lossless formats provide an exact replication of the audio quality found in the original content, usually on CD. The resulting files are also much larger, when compared to MP3 or AAC at 128kbps or 256kpbs.

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How to restore notifications Position in Ubuntu 9.10 as they did in Ubuntu 9.04

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One of the changes Ubuntu 9.10 made from 9.04 was the placement of “asynchronous” farther down the right side of the screen.The problem a lot of users have with this is that it leaves a big space between the top of the screen and notifications.

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How to use Empathy Messenger

http://linuxcrunch.com

Empathy is an instant messaging application for the GNOME Desktop. It supports text, voice & video chat, and file transfers and most used messaging systems such as MSN and Google Talk. Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala comes with Empathy as a default instant messaging client.

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Setting up a MySQL Cluster for your Linux desktop

http://linuxgazette.net

So, what is MySQL Cluster? It is a database solution which tries to solve high availability issues by using multiple synchronous masters (for the lack of a better phrase) in a shared-nothing environment. In order to solve a lot of the latency issues associated with multiple masters, it keeps all the indexed data in memory to enable fast processing of the data.

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Howto install eee-control in Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic)

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eee-control is an easy-to-use utility for controlling Eee PC hardware under Linux. It can toggle hardware (WiFi, Bluetooth, etc.) on and off, lets you configure all hardware hotkeys, enables aggressive powersaving, and more.

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How to restore Grub boot loader after installing Windows

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This tutorial will explain how to restore Grub after installing Windows 7/Vista/Xp.If you are using dual boot PC with windows,Ubuntu for some reason you reinstall your windows now you may not see your grub 2 is loading because your windows installation might have been over written MBR (Master boot record).

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Using Temporary Tables to Speed Up MySQL

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If you're fetching several resultsets that contain a lot of common data, it can make sense to obtain a single resultset that has all the data that's required, store it in a temporary table, and then select from this temporary table as needed.

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Make Linux faster and lighter

http://www.tuxradar.com

With just a few tweaks, your Linux box can be lighter, sprightlier and quicker than ever before. Read on for the best ways to speed up your boot sequence, optimise KDE and Gnome, and get better performance from your favourite apps. We've also got some top tips from our favourite free software gurus...

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How To Enable Root (Super) User in Ubuntu

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If you are new to Ubuntu and have been using other distros like Fedora or openSUSE before, then you may find it frustrating that when you issue the "su" command it will result to authentication failure.By default, access to root account password is disabled in Ubuntu for added security measures.

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Learn image manipulation and create a glassy wallpaper on GIMP

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Playing with GIMP is never boring, every time you do some experiment you come to know of some cool effect. The best part are the filters, which if applied properly, can produce jaw dropping effects. While experimenting with GIMP I came to know that how easily I could create a glassy text with gimp.

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Choosing a Desktop Linux Distro, Part 2: Installation and Support

http://www.linuxinsider.com

Homing in on the right Linux distro for you can be tricky. In addition to hardware considerations, there are compatibility issues, support requirements and even the culture of the community to take into account.

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MythTV: Turning Linux Into a Digital Video Recorder: The Server

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Digital video capture cards and USB dongles can be had for less than $50 a piece. With such cheap hardware, turning a Linux server into a personal Digital Video Recorder (DVR) becomes very tempting.

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Ubuntu Minimum Requirements

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One of the persistent problems we’ve had at the SETC when refurbishing computers is the lack of understanding about the requirements Ubuntu has. There is a certain myth that Ubuntu can be installed on anything and it’ll work just like it does on a 2Ghz Core 2 Duo with 2GB of RAM.

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Create Greetings Using Kreeting Kard

http://www.everyjoe.com

Wondering how on earth to create a quick greeting card or postcard without having to go through using Scribus or some other software? I grew up in the 80s so I was used to Print Master. Unfortunately I haven’t found anything like this yet. So far, the only one I saw that’s close enough is Kreeting Kard.

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