Video: Enable Desktop Search on Ubuntu 8.10

Being able to search your desktop is important. I frequently need to find that file that I know I have somewhere, but have no idea where I put it. Desktop search is a really neat solution, because it means you just start typing and it does the hard work of searching for you.

Ubuntu’s latest release at the time of writing, 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex), does have an excellent ...

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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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Transparent GTK Themes

Compiz may be the prime suite of effects on the desktop, but it can’t go too far beyond decorating the windows themselves. What if you could give GTK+ widgets effects themselves? Depending on your theme, you may be able to.

This is a quick tip, but it requires a few things to be in place:

  • Your GTK theme must support RGBA. Murrine is the classic example of an engine ...

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