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Scientific Linux 6 Alpha 4 Released

Scientific Linux 6 Alpha 4 Released

Troy Dawson has announced the availability of the fourth alpha release of Scientific Linux 6, a distribution built by compiling source packages for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, but with extra applications that can be useful in academic environments: "We have released the fourth alpha of Scientific Linux....

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Notion Ink Interview at CES 2011 via Crunchgear

Notion Ink Interview at CES 2011 via Crunchgear

CrunchGear interviewed Rohan Shravan, Notion Ink CEO, at CES 2011. Check out the interview and the demonstration of the Notion Ink Adam. Also if you are an Adam fan, you might want to join NotionAddicts (the unofficial Notion Ink Forum). Check out the videos included below. Part 1 Part 2 Another great video featuring...

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iPad Killer Has Arrived – Slashgear Gives Thumbs Up to Notion Ink Adam

iPad Killer Has Arrived – Slashgear Gives Thumbs Up to Notion Ink Adam

Slashgear has been tracking the Notion Ink story since before CES 2010, and they catch up with CEO Rohan Shravran and the final product. Despite skepticism at what the start-up could achieve, the end result is a mightily impressive interpretation of an Android slate. Check out their hands-in impressions here.

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Remote Desktop Connection to Ubuntu from Windows 7 / MacOS / iPhone

Remote Desktop Connection to Ubuntu from Windows 7 / MacOS / iPhone

Remote desktop viewing and controlling capability is built in most Linux systems. In Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick or any older version (10.04, 9.10 etc.) via vino-server. You can enable remote desktop viewing and control capability by going to System > Preferences > Remote Desktop In the preferences box tick the appropriate options. It is strongly...

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Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (Alpha 1) Preview

Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (Alpha 1) Preview

It is going to be a while before Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal comes out. But it didn’t deter us to take a peek inside Canonical to get a glimpse of what lies ahead for the Ubuntu lovers. We took Ubuntu Natty Narwhal Alpha for a test drive to see whats cooking, if you also...

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InMotion Hosting VPS Review

InMotion Hosting VPS Review

Recently we switched to a new web host, InMotion Hosting. Before heading to InMotion we did a lot of research and read reviews of numerous web hosting companies, especially the ones offering VPS hosting. The reason for our departure from our previous VPS host was their inability to provide reliable service. With previous host the...

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Auto Mount Windows Partitions in Fedora 14, 13 or 12

Auto Mount Windows Partitions in Fedora 14, 13 or 12

While Fedora (14, 13, 12 etc.) detects all windows partitions automatically on the boot, it doesn’t mount them automatically at the boot. You can have them automatically mounted at each boot by simply using ntfs-config. It is an easy to use GUI tool which adds the appropriate tags in /etc/fstab automatically and you don’t...

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Game Copy Pro is a Scam!

Game Copy Pro is a Scam!

If you are looking to back up your precious XBOX360 or Kinect games, don’t ever think of trying or purchasing Game Copy Pro Software (http://www.gamecopypro.com/). I recently purchased XBOX360 4GB with Kinect bundle and was looking for an option to backup my games. After extensive research I came at the conclusion that Game Copy Pro is...

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Free Quick / Fast Boot Linux OS Reviewed

Free Quick / Fast Boot Linux OS Reviewed

Quick boot OS or Fast Boot OS is the in thing these days and plenty of laptops shipped these days, come pre-installed with some version of it. While Chrome OS is still under development there are a couple of Quick boot “OSes” already out there, these are mostly Linux based and are free to...

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Monitor or Change CPU Frequency / Speed in Ubuntu

Monitor or Change CPU Frequency / Speed in Ubuntu

Want to run in power saving mode or if you want to have Ubuntu scale your CPU frequency as per the demand or if you want it to run at full capacity at all times! You can achieve all this by using the CPU Frequency Scaling Monitor. You can add it to the Top...

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Transfer Installed Applications to Fresh Ubuntu Installation

Transfer Installed Applications to Fresh Ubuntu Installation

If you bought a new hard drive and want to do a fresh install or need to install same set of packages on several machines, then installing all the packages one by one can be a big hassle if you try installing them manually. Transferring already installed packages from the current computer to a...

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Skype for iPhone / iPod Touch 4G gets Video Calling

Skype for iPhone / iPod Touch 4G gets Video Calling

Video calling finally made its appearance for the iPod Touch 4G and iPhone version of Skype. Skype is free to download via App Store and allows you to make call over 3G as well as Wi-fi, and you can call any Skype user across all possible platforms. Update / Download Skype now.

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Install XBMC Dharma on Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04 with Live TV and IR Remote Support

Install XBMC Dharma on Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04 with Live TV and IR Remote Support

XBMC is a powerful HTPC software that lets you transform your PC in to a multimedia home theater system.The latest release of XBMC is 10.0 Dharma. Dharma has really taken XBMC to next level by enhancing the user experience by superior integration of the plugin / skin / programs installation. According to XBMC.org In...

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Make Video Call Using iPod Touch 4G / iPhone

Make Video Call Using iPod Touch 4G / iPhone

iPhone and iPod 4G face time feature is currently of no use. If you want to do video conferencing with people who are not using iPhone or the latest generation iPods. Strangely enough Skype had been keeping quite on this front and they haven’t updated the iOS version of Skype to support the camera...

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Enable Samba Server in Ubuntu 10.10 (or 10.04)

Enable Samba Server in Ubuntu 10.10 (or 10.04)

Samba server provides a simple and convenient way of sharing files between your Linux machine and your Windows network. You can use tasksel to install samba without much fuss, if you haven’t installed tasksel already, go ahead and install it by doing sudo apt-get install tasksel Now launch it sudo tasksel use arrow keys...

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Enable Restart X server (Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace) in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Enable Restart X server (Ctrl-Alt-BackSpace) in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat

Since Ubuntu 9.10, X server kill/restart option via Ctrl-Alt-Backspace is disabled by default, to enable it in Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick Meerkat, follow the following approach Enabling Ctrl-Alt-Backspace for Ubuntu 10.10 Select “System”->”Preferences”->”Keyboard” Select the “Layouts” tab and click on the “Layout Options” button. Select “Key sequence to kill the X server” and enable “Control...

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Replace URL in WordPress Posts, Images and Links

Replace URL in WordPress Posts, Images and Links

If you migrate your website to a new domain or location, you might need to fix (replace) all the hard coded links and URLs in your posts, also you would observe that all the images links point to your old address. All these things can be fixed easily. Method 1: Using phpmyadmin via direct...

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How to Redirect / Forward Entire WordPress Blog

How to Redirect / Forward Entire WordPress Blog

Hackourlives just moved to a new Host (Inmotion Hosting: These guys have awesome service and servers are fast) and a new domain. So, once again we had to get the post redirection working to redirect users to our new abode. Earlier we had tried using a wordpress plugin to achieve this, but the plugin...

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Install LXDE or XFCE on Fedora 14 Laughlin

Install LXDE or XFCE on Fedora 14 Laughlin

If you are using Fedora on your old and slow machine that you recycled to a new life, then the default desktop environment (Gnome) might be a bit too heavy for it, the alternatives are quite a few, two of the popular options are LXDE and XFCE. LXDE (Light X Desktop Environment) You can install it on...

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How to Tell a Fake Image (e.g. Sonakshi Sinha’s Bikini Image)

How to Tell a Fake Image (e.g. Sonakshi Sinha’s Bikini Image)

I came across an interesting piece of news about fake celebrity pictures (link included in the text later), which inspired me to put up this post. Objective is to list out some pointers which would help in telling a fake image apart. We are living in the world of Photoshop and it really amazes me...

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