Ubuntu tutorial - set a new resolution

Most of the time, in Ubuntu, you can easily change the screen resolution by going to Preferences > Screen Resolution. However, sometimes that doesn't work, and sometimes the resolution that you want isn't on the list.

Thankfully, there is a more advanced way where you can completely control the resolution - the only bad thing is, it involves using the terminal. Most of it is just skipping through options and ...

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Finding that one program from Windows for Linux

Has there ever been a time when you were using Linux, BSD, or just wanted an open-source version of the program you were using, but could not find one? I know I have.

Recommended to me was the site osalt.com. It is a directory of both open source programs and proprietary programs - with alternatives for the closed.

Naturally, I searched for Photoshop - and the results brought up The Gimp ...

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Feisty Fawn and media formats

In case you haven't heard, the new version of Ubuntu, 7.04 Feisty Fawn is out. One of the new features Jacob told us about in his introduction was a new codec download feature. He explains it well, so I'll reiterate that here:

Another addition, and the best in my opinion, is the option to automatically install the required codecs for a video file when you try to ...

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Mastering APT

Chances are, if you use Debian, Ubuntu, or Freespire, you've heard of it: APT. But what is it?

APT stands for Advanced Packaging Tool, and was developed for the Debian Linux distribution. Basically, it allows you to install anything supported on your system with one line in the terminal.

Most people prefer to use a GUI for this type of thing. Many APT-based distributions also have a GUI for ...

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