Dig into your system with HardInfo

We all like to learn a little bit about our computers and how they stack up against others. Even if not, the information might be valuable to others trying to diagnose a problem with your machine. There are many ways to discover information about your hardware in Linux, but none of them have come close to the ease-of-use of HardInfo (install).

HardInfo takes everything it can find about your system ...

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How-To Install Ubuntu 8.10 on a White MacBook

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Installing Ubuntu (or any other Linux) on a Macintosh is a slightly different process than installing Ubuntu on a more traditional PC. Various differences in the hardware, particularly the use of the EFI firmware system, mean that some extra effort is required to get your favourite distro up and running on your favourite hardware.

This tutorial is inspired and somewhat derived from the Ubuntu Mactel Community Documentation, as well as ...

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Simple Trick for Video Playback on Compiz with Intel and GStreamer

Hate it how videos seem to "stick" to the screen when you spin a cube? Well, the X.Org developers are working on that, but for a quick fix for now, all it takes is one program. And it comes with GStreamer.

To start it, just fire up a terminal or Alt+F2 and type:

gstreamer-properties

You should be presented with a dialog such as the one below. Hit the ...

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