Speedlinks - 29 December, 2008

1. Linux kernel 2.6.28 was officially released at 28 Dec, 2008: ext4, graphics execution manager (GEM), TAINTed_CRAP. See First Look by arstechnica.com. P.S. Linus “almost Santa” Torvalds’ announcement is definitely worth reading: Listen to the cheerful grinding of your harddisk as you reboot into an all-new kernel – and I’m sure that if your computer could smile, it would have a big silly grin on its non-existent face. So as […]

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Christmas… Linux… Wallpapers…

As it comes from the title below is a small set of Christmas holidays wallpapers which should fit any Ubuntu, Fedora, Debian, Suse, Mandriva, Slackware, RedHat, Centos desktop…

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VMware server console keyboard problem in Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex

Few days ago I have upgraded my Ubuntu to latest 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) and found that keyboard just doesn’t work in VMware Server Console. The problem was that I couldn’t use keyboard under guest operating system including Windows, Linux etc. After few hours of research I found simple solution which works for me: $ setxkbmap $ echo “xkeymap.nokeycodeMap = true” >> ~/.vmware/config After this restart vmware-server-console and see if it […]

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Use iTunes in Linux including Apple Music Store

Quick Introduction to iTunes Apple iTunes is one of the most popular proprietary digital media players in the whole world. Using this no doubts outstanding application you can organize, play music/video files in very comfortable and user friendly way (it’s not an advertisement but real truth). Moreover iTunes is the only way to access Apple’s onilne music store and thus people often seeks the possibility to seamlessly access it after […]

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Open .docx documents in Linux (OpenOffice)

Well, as for now it is not a problem anymore to open Microsoft Office 2007 .docx documents in any Linux distribution coming with OpenOffice suit. It may be Ubuntu (Feisty, Gutsy, Interpid whatever), almost any version of Fedora/RedHat/Centos, *SUSE, Mandriva and of course Debian (as per my personal opinion it’s the best one). What is .docx actually? It’s Microsoft’s file format representing word processor documents and named OpenXML (as an […]

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