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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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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Convert WMA to MP3 in Ubuntu

In order to convert WMA file into MP3 format in Ubuntu (or Debian) you should install the following requirements first: 1. mplayer (sudo aptitude install mplayer) 2. lame (sudo aptitude install lame) 3. win32 codecs (sudo aptitude install ubuntu-restricted-extras) and then convert file.wma into file.mp3 using the following console command: mplayer -vo null -vc dummy -af resample=44100 -ao pcm:waveheader file.wma;lame -m s -V 3 audiodump.wav;mv audiodump.wav.mp3 file.mp3;rm audiodump.wav This also […]

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Try Google Chrome in Linux

There is still no native Linux support of newly unveiled browser Google Chrome but guys from CodeWeavers prepared the port of Chromium (official name of Google Chome for Linux). This staff is already available for downloading as DEB packages for Ubuntu (32-bit and 64-bit), as RPM for RedHat, Fedora, CentOS etc. as well as self installable script for any other Linux distribution. Well, after quick testings there are no doubts […]

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Create .deb or .rpm from .tar.gz with checkinstall

Checkinstall is extremely useful utility to create .deb packages for Debian, Ubuntu (or .rpm packages for Fedora, RedHat, CentOs) from .tar.gz (or .tgz) source tarball after it’s compiled at your Linux box. In other words you can prepare binary package for later usage without need to compile software from sources every time you need to get it installed on certain Linux box. Another application of checkinstall is software deinstallation that […]

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