Lingvo dictionaries with Stardict

I think that the best open source off-line dictionary is Stardict. It’s absolutely free, it’s very user friendly and, of course, it supports a huge amount of dictionaries which allow to translate words and phrases into many directions. Few will deny that there is no better Russian-English and English-Russian dictionary than Lingvo, but shame on it’s developers — it’s for Window$ only. This problem can be solved rather simply by […]

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Move linux to another hard drive (dump, restore, backup)

There are several methods to move running Linux to another hard drive at the same server. But I used Unix dump/restore utility to perform this… First of all it’s necessary to partition new hard drive in the same way as it’s done with old drive (Linux is running at). I usually use ‘fdisk’ utility. Let’s assume that old drive is /dev/hda and new one is /dev/hdb. To view hda’s partition […]

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Google phone (GPhone) rumors

LinuxDevices.org: “Google’s first mobile phone will run a Linux operating system on a Texas Instruments “Edge” chipset, and will likely ship to T-Mobile and Orange customers in the Spring of 2008, according to unconfirmed reports. “GPhone” call minutes and text messages reportedly will be funded by mobile advertising… News of the so-called “GPhone” or “G-Phone” broke quietly about two weeks ago in the island nation of Singapore, where Jennifer Tan […]

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Google calendar and Linux Evolution sync

As we know Evolution is a default mail client program of Gnome Desktop manager. Here is a good article about how to sync Google Calendar with Evolution one.

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Keep ssh session saved (Unix “screen” utility)

Unix screen utility is very useful when you’re managing remote unix server by means of ssh. This utility allows to save session opened and come back to it after being disconnected… Let me describe the certain situation: you’ve started dump/restore backup operation for full filesystem mirroring to another hard drive remotely by ssh. It works fine and more than 50% is completed but after power outage or your internet supplier […]

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