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Portable apps for Linux?

Asking this question got me thinking - are there portable apps available for Linux? I know a lot of simple tools can be run in a standalone fashion, but will I run into security limitations with ...
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How do I install iTunes under Wine?

The standard procedure of switching to root and then entering wine iTunesSetup.exe doesn't work. I get a plethora of error messages. I am running Fedora 9. I've done some Googling but haven't ...
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Remap Keys in Linux

I'd like to switch my Ctrl and Alt keys under Linux (to make it more Mac-like). How do I do this? If it helps, I'm running Ubuntu 9.04.
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Access linux file systems from Windows [closed]

Which is the best file system driver to access Linux FS from Windows Vista ?
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Realtek drivers on Linux

I just bought a Lenovo X200 and it has a Realtek wireless card. I have installed Ubuntu 9.04 on it. There are a number of suggestions online about how to get the wireless drivers for the realtek card ...
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Good Linux Distributions for Newbies [closed]

What are some good distributions for newbies? I'm not talking about your grandma who only uses the computer for surfing and solitaire. I'm talking about fairly intelligent people who who know their ...
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Most user-friendly (and speediest) Linux flavour for a netbook

I'm interested in some feedback for the most user friendly but also speediest (speed matters more over user friendly) flavours of Unix that work best with netbooks, namely an Acer one. I need one ...
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“Detach” and “Reattach” xterms across X sessions?

Is there a way to save/detach an xterm (or another window), and reopen/load/reattach it on a different X session on the same machine ? What I'm trying to achieve is "move" running xterms between two ...
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Why is there no 64-bit Linux Firefox build?

It seems that I have to build my own 64-bit Firefox for Linux, as Mozilla won't support it until Firefox 4. Why is this? It looks to me as though it works fine, although without some of the speed ...
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Backup Linux to DVD

I'm currently using Cedar Backup to backup my home directories, system config, etc to DVD+RW. It does, however, have limitations; backups can't exceed a single disk, restores are totally manual, etc. ...
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Setting Up My Home Network

I currently have five PCs at home, three running WinXP and two running Ubuntu. They are set up like this: ISP ----- Modem ---- Switch ---- Ubuntu1 -- B&W Printer | ...
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VirtualDub for Linux

Is there VirtualDub analogue in Linux? I know there is MEncoder but it runs in console.
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Video Skype on Aspire One

I have an Acer Aspire One netbook with the default Linpus Lite OS. It only supports video chat using Pidgin with MSN accounts. All of my contacts have Skype or Google accounts set up, but not MSN. Is ...
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Should I choose 32 or 64 bit for Linux?

I own a Linux workstation which currently has 4 GB of RAM and planning to go for 8 GB in the near future. CPU is a Core2Quad Q9550. Should I install a 32 or 64 bit variant of Linux?
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iPod management software for Linux

I have iPod nano 4th generation. I'm using Ubuntu Linux. There is no iTunes release for Linux. But I want to use as many iPod features as I can. Importing music is simple, I can use almost any media ...
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How to dual boot home PC with Linux and Windows 7?

I am a pure windows person. I have only used Macs at work and never had to use linux. However I want to branch out. What Linux operating system is the best for somebody that has never used it ...
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How do I enable higher resolutions on my LG Flatron W1941S monitor (I am Running Fedora 9, KDE 4.2)?

I recently changed my monitor to LG Flatron W1941S. (When I say changed, I mean I just unplugged the older one and plugged in the new one.) For some reason, I am stuck with maximum screen resolution ...
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Booting Linux off USB pendrives

Booting a Linux system off USB Pendrives is one of my favorite things. On a laptop we have the following advantages, The Harddisk can be shutdown and that reduces power consumption (hdparm) The ...
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Why Firefox on Linux looks different than Windows/Mac?

Beyond each platform toolkit of course. How come Firefox UI looks, mmhh well, not that good on Linux, it's pretty decent in Windows and it definitely rocks on OSX? Is it a single product recompiled ...
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Full screen Flash slow in KDE 4

After upgrading my Debian unstable to Kde 4 a few months ago, the Flashplayer started to be very slow, especially in the full screen mode. Using Kde 3 I was able to watch full screen Youtube or ...
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Linux file system

What are the conventions for file locations in Linux? So far I've managed to deduce: /proc (references to running processes) /dev (references to all hardware) /etc (configuration files) /home ...
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ThunderBird/Lighting synchronisation with SE k770i

I want to synchronise (both ways) data between Google Mail and Google Calendar with my Thunderbird with Ligtning + Zindus and SE k770i mobile phone. I have w working configuration of Ligtning and ...
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Is there a Linux Terminal Services client that can connect through TSG? [closed]

I am trying to connect to a windows box via the SSL based Terminal Services Gateway broker; however the Linux RDP/TS Client tools I have only seem to support RDPv5. My Google-Fu is weak when it comes ...
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What are the differences between Linux Window Managers?

See the title - are there any show-stopping differences between GNOME and KDE, at this point? Is it just a matter of preference? I know some applications run 'better' one or the other, but besides ...
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Conky setups - samples / ideas?

Is anyone using Conky on Linux for desktop statistics displays? I have a simple script mostly adapted from samples, but I'm interested in seeing more complex setups - particularly with weather ...
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How can I get my Mic working under Debian GNOME?

I recently installed GNOME onto my Debian web server (other PC died so I wanted a desktop). I'm a total Linux Desktop beginner, I managed to get Skype installed - but Linux appears to not like my ...
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Limit CPU usage for flash in Firefox?

How can we limit the CPU usage of Flash plugins in Firefox ? I do not want to disable Flash, but I don't need to Flash objects to run at full speed either, in order to save battery power.
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What are the differences between major Linux distributions? Will I notice?

I've been using Linux in some form intermittently for the past ten years or so, but have only really been in to it for the past few months. What are the major differences between distributions? ...
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Good Free Ubuntu Server VMWare Image Needed

Can anyone recommend a good, free Ubuntu Server VMWare Image (or Virtual Appliance, as they call them)? I have looked on the VMWare VAM and there are literally hundreds to choose from. I am looking ...
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What's the difference between the commands “su -s” and “sudo -s”?

What is the difference between the two super user commands, su -s and sudo -s? They both give a shell with access to the superuser account.
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How to install GNOME desktop on linux (CENTOS)

How to install GNOME desktop on linux (CENTOS).I would appreciate detailed steps as I am a linux newbie.
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How to install and run KDE and GNOME?

I want to install KDE on Ubuntu 9.04. I would like to be able to keep my current stuff (settings, files, oh and GNOME). I would also like to choose which one to load before/right after I login. Can ...
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How to start a terminal window in the center of the screen?

It's kind of annoying how some Ubuntu (GNOME, X Window System) programs start at the top left of my screen. Is there a way to make the program start in the center of the screen. (Yeah I know it's a ...
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How do I disable the SuSE screensaver?

Running SuSE 11.1 w/ KDE 4. Screensaver keeps blanking out my screen on me and I can't find a setting to turn it off. A secondary issue is that it also eventually locks my screen on me if screen is ...
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“sudo apt-get install xyz” command

Can someone explain what actions this command will perform? sudo apt-get install xyz
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How to create a zip file compatible with Windows under Linux

I need to make a zip file available to all my Windows users visitors, so I naively produced a zip file with the Unix zip command (let's call it madeinlinux.zip). It opens successfully with WinRar or ...
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How do I configure a USB modem to connect to the internet like you can do in linux?

How can I configure windows to use a USB modem like I can do it on linux (http://forumz.in/1799-how-use-reliance-broadband-netconnect-ubuntu-linux/) I need to bypass the std dialer software provided ...
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How to share ethernet connection on Ubuntu (Jaunty)?

I've googled it and I've found mostly tutorials on sharing when having 2 ethernet ports. I am in a hotel with only wired connection (eth0). I would like to use my wifi card to share my connection with ...
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A minimal Linux distribution for my ASUS EEE PC

I recently bought myself a ASUS EEE 1000HE and I intend to use it for note-taking and light browsing at the University. The machine has a 10" screen so the interface needs to be very compact. I've ...
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How to find a directory on linux?

I have a VPS with Suse Linux 10.3. I've logged in via SSH/putty and am trying to find where my web files are located. Since I'm uploading via FTP in a directory called httpdocs, I assume that this ...
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Desktop screen capture with compiz running

When running Compiz (Linux), let say I'm on Desktop #1 and I have an application running on Desktop #3. Is it possible to take a screenshot of the window (not the entire desktop) running on #3 from ...
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VMWare Fusion + VMWare for linux - sharing bootcamp partition

I have a macbook pro, where I mainly run MacOSX and Linux, but I do need to run some windows-only programs. I have three boot partitions, MacOSX, Windows XP and Linux (debian/ubuntu). From within ...
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Nokia E71 - USB mode and Linux and Python

I just got a Nokia E71, and a friend installed Python on it - which ought to be uber-cool. But here's what's driving me mad at present : I plug in the USB cable to connect to my Linux laptop. It ...
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Dual booting Windows 2k3 Server and Linux MBR

I have Windows Server 2003 and Linux installed on one hard drive [on separate partitions]. My first partition is the linux boot partition, and maintains Grub. When I boot the Windows partition and ...
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How can I edit the $PATH on linux?

I am using ubuntu 9.04 I need to add some folder to my $PATH. I know how to read the path: echo $PATH I want to be able to edit it and add 2 other paths. Thanks
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How do I get the number pad on a usb keyboard working in Linux?

My USB keyboard in Ubuntu Intrepid Linux has stopped working at all, and on any numpad keypress, will move the mouse cursor to the left side of the screen. The same behaviour is present with numlock ...
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Ubuntu PPPoE connection timeout

I am trying to setup my internet connection on Ubuntu 9, but I am having some dificulties with it. I managed to get it working but it continuously disconnects and reconnects. Here's what I get ...
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Automatic log-in in Linux

What is the easiest and most elegant way to log into a fluxbox session automatically (with no action necessary, no keypress or anything) on system startup as a certain user. [Edit 2] Not even a shell ...
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How can I sort the output of 'ls' by last modified date?

How can I sort the output of ls by last modified date?
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With Linux iptables, is it possible to log the process/command name that initiates an outbound connection?

I would like to keep track of the processes that initiate outbound connections on a Linux desktop. The best I can come up with is this: iptables -A OUTPUT -m state --state NEW -j LOG --log-uid This ...