Write to NTFS partitions on Fedora

Writing to NTFS partitions under Linux has been a real pain, if possible at all, for quite a long time. With a dual-boot Linux and Windows system, you can end up not being able to exchange files without a lot of trickery and special programs.

Thankfully, things have moved on since then and with the help of a couple of bits of software, it's now really easy to install ...

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Explanation of the hash-bang (#!)

If you do any amount of scripting with any Unix-like operating system, you are probably familiar with the hash-bang (also known as the shebang).

The hash-bang, put at the start of a script, instructs the OS to use the program following the #! to interpret the script. For example, if you've got a Perl script and you set the permissions to executable, you won't automatically be able to just ...

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OpenSUSE 10.2’s new KDE menu

Recently, Novell have been doing quite a lot in the way of customising Linux desktop environments to fit their distributions. In SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10, they replaced the traditional GNOME Applications / Places / System trio with a single Computer button at the bottom left (much like the Start button).

In OpenSUSE 10.2, this change has made its way out of the enterprise distribution and into the community edition ...

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Making your own OpenSearch plugins

OpenSearch is a standard being pushed by Amazon’s research arm, A9.com. To create a search plugin, you simply need to write a really short XML file containing instructions to the web browser on how to perform the search. The search plugins currently are supported in both Firefox 2.0.x and Internet Explorer 7. Unfortunately, Microsoft’s implementation is sadly incomplete, so to retain full cross-browser support you ...

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