Tag: Linux

3 Ways to Stream Media to Your Xbox 360 or PS3

Streaming media has quickly become a significant component of entertainment in many people’s lives. For evidence of that, look no further than the statistics indicating that Netflix accounts for as much as 30 percent of all Internet traffic during peak

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Review: KDE 4.7 Plasma Workspaces, Applications, and Platform

The KDE software compilation is a complete desktop experience that runs on top of Unix-like operating systems, including Linux distributions. KDE consists of Plasma Workspaces (the desktop environment), KDE Applications, and KDE Platform. Version 4.7.0 of KDE introduces some new

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Apps to Do Everything Social in Linux

Social media has permeated nearly every aspect of the web, and people are more social than ever without seeing their contacts face-to-face. To keep up with this social activity, many people have several devices, including computers, mobile phones, and even

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How to Sync Your LibreOffice Files with Google Docs

If you are like me, you have a love/hate relationship with Google Docs. You love that you can access your documents from anywhere and love that it auto-saves and is easy to use. You might hate, however, how it sometimes

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Linux and the Dual Monitor Dilemma

This has been an ongoing issue for me.  Not all Linux desktop environments respond the same to dual monitor hardware configurations, and not all of them function well when it involves a laptop. For years I have favored KDE’s desktop

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Has Boxee Abandoned Its Linux, Mac, and Windows Users?

Boxee is an open source media center software alternative to many of the heavily commercialized, codec-light set-top boxes on the market.  In its early stages, Boxee was only available for PC (Windows and Linx) and Mac users.  Apple TV users

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What the Microsoft-Skype Deal Means for Linux Users

As news of Microsoft’s $8.5 billion acquisition of Skype begins to surface, I cannot help but ask the question.  What does this mean for Linux users of Skype?  In the past, Microsoft has gone out of its way to make

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Simulating Two-Finger Scrolling in Linux

Ubuntu (and possibly your Linux distribution) comes with support for notebook/netbook touchpads. If you are a laptop person, you probably have a love/hate relationship with your touchpad or trackpad. You might love finger-tapping to simulate your button-pressing, or you might

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My Boxee Home Media Center

Currently, I do not actually have a home media center, so that title might be a little confusing. I have an old HTPC that is so ancient, it cannot even handle Boxee (which actually has pretty low system requirements). I

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Google Chrome History Mystery

Lately, I have encountered a strange problem with Google Chrome that rendered the history inoperable.  The problem began when I cleared the browsing history one day and expected it to return to normal use. Instead, Chrome stopped recording the history

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