Install LiVES 1.3.10 in ubuntu 10.04 using PPA

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Install LiVES 1.3.10 in ubuntu 10.04 using PPA LiVES is a Video Editing System. It is designed to be simple to use, yet powerful. It is small in size, yet it has many advanced features. LiVES mixes realtime video performance and non-linear editing in one professional quality application. It [...]

Periscope – Python module searching subtitles on the web

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Periscope – Python module searching subtitles on the web periscope is a subtitles searching module written in python that tries to find a correct match  for a given video file. The goal behind periscope is that it will only return only correct subtitles so that you can simply relax [...]

PDF Mod – Simple application for modifying PDF documents

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PDF Mod – Simple application for modifying PDF documents
PDF Mod is a simple application for modifying PDF documents.
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Search through your history with PgUp and PgDown

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Search through your history with PgUp and PgDown If you want to be able to search through your .bash_history inline, you can simply edit your ~/.inputrc file and add these two lines: “\e[5~”: history-search-backward “\e[6~”: history-search-forward Now you can grep your .bash_history by using those two buttons. Link to [...]

Convert CHM files to PDF for Nook and Amazon Kindle

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Convert CHM files to PDF for Nook and Amazon Kindle The downside to eReaders is generally the small screen. You open up a PDF file and the fonts are smaller than you’d wish them to be. You can always zoom, but why not prepare your file from the beginning? [...]

Make Ubuntu sleep instead of hibernate

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. Make Ubuntu sleep instead of hibernate One of the few things you can’t easily configure in Ubuntu is the option to make the computer sleep instead of hibernate when idle for X minutes. Here’s how to do it: Press Alt+F2 and type gconf-editor then press Enter Go to /apps/gnome-power-manager/actions/critical_battery [...]

DebianInstaller Remotely with Multiple Network Interfaces

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. DebianInstaller Remotely with Multiple Network Interfaces I’m going to detail a process I’ve used recently at my work to install Debian on a computer already running Linux that was located hundreds of miles away from our location. The distance and cost of having a tech at the facility where [...]

How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Fedora 13

New tutorial added to HowtoMatrix database. How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Fedora 13 How To Integrate ClamAV Into PureFTPd For Virus Scanning On Fedora 13 This tutorial explains how you can integrate ClamAV into PureFTPd for virus scanning on a Fedora 13 system. In the end, whenever a file gets [...]

WarZone 2100 2.3.5 has been released

The Warzone 2100 Project staff bring you 2.3.5 Thanks for all your help with the release candidate builds, we really appreciate it! Please submit all bugs via this link, and follow the directions listed at the link, we need every bit of that information in order to fix bugs! Downloads will be made available at [...]

Running An Encrypted LVM In Ubuntu 10.10

Back with Ubuntu 7.10 an option was added to Ubuntu’s alternate CD installer to easily setup an encrypted LVM during the Ubuntu installation process. This would better protect your personal data in the case your laptop or mobile device was ever stolen or misplaced as the Ubuntu Linux installation cannot boot if the encrypted LVM [...]

Why is Dell UK Making it so Difficult?

“But look, you found the notice didn’t you?” “Yes,” said Arthur, “yes I did. It was on display in the bottom of a locked filing cabinet stuck in a disused lavatory with a sign on the door saying ‘Beware of the Leopard’.” (Douglas Adam’s Hitch-hikers Guide To The Galaxy) Remember IdeaStorm – “Where Your Ideas [...]

Ubuntu, Canonical Wallow in Muddy Waters with Contributors’ Agreements

If you believe everything you read on the Internet, then Canonical, the company behind the Ubuntu distribution, can’t do anything right. Part of the reason for this attitude is that, because of Ubuntu’s popularity, Canonical is under a scrutiny so intense that every fault is magnified. Another part of the reason is that Canonical is [...]

Why My Ubuntu Netbook is so damn SLOW??

Many times we face a situation when our Ubuntu Netbook becomes pretty slow. And when we check out our RAM, we find that only half of our RAM is used and the SWAP memory usage is gone upto 25% or 50% or even more. Confused?? Swap memory is used as an alternative to RAM. It [...]

Mandriva news by the board

Mandriva’s mission Mandriva is the pan European and BRIC Linux distribution for all: enterprises and individuals, beginners or most advanced users. Restructuration Mandriva recovered from a difficult situation. The recovery was done through restructuring the debts, a simplification of the organization, a new investor and a new strategic focus. Mandriva wants : to empower, as […]

Once Again, Red Hat Tops Expectations

A few months back, when Glyn Moody was pondering the arrival of the first billion dollar open source companies, we expressed confidence that there would be some very big stars among commercial companies focused on open source. Of course, Red Hat has emerged as the leader among U.S.-based public companies focused entirely on open source […]

Home energy gateway platform runs mystery SoC

Freescale Semiconductor announced a Home Energy Gateway (HEG) “smart grid” reference platform that can be based on three existing ARM processors or a yet-to-be-announced mystery SoC (system-on-chip). Supported with Linux and Windows BSPs by Adeneo Embedded, the HEG offers features for collecting power consumption data over ZigBee networks from Home Area Network (HAN) appliances, controlling […]

Report: Novell acquisition delayed over legacy assets

According to a Reuters report the acquisition of Novell is being delayed over difficulties in selling the non-Linux portions of the business. Citing anonymous sources, the report says that Novell is attempting to sell the company as a single entity, rather than parting with the SUSE Linux division, which would leave the company with what […]

PCLinuxOS – Rolling on a river

Linus Torvalds announced the arrival of the Linux kernel in 1991 to comp.os.minix with the news that “I’m doing a (free) operating system (just a hobby, won’t be big and professional like GNU) for 386(486) AT clones.” Though GNU/Linux is now ubiquitous within the enterprise it is easy to forget that much of the innovation […]

Red Hat: The 1st billion-dollar open-source company?

A few months back Glyn Moody, noted open-source journalist, asked the question, “Why No Billion-Dollar Open Source Companies?” Jim Whitehurst, Red Hat’s CEO answered, “Red Hat could get to $5 billion in due course, but that this entailed ‘replacing $50 billion of revenue’ currently enjoyed by other computer companies. Guess what? Red Hat is on […]

OpenShot 1.2.2 Further Pushes Open-Source Video Editing

OpenShot, one of the popular and promising non-linear open-source video editing projects, is out today with their first major release in nearly a half-year. OpenShot 1.2.2 is this new release and it brings a number of new features and other bug-fixes as it attempts to close the gap between open and closed-source video editors. Among […]