NTFS 3G - first experiences

Dual boot interoperability is an important issue when you're running a Linux OS alongside Windows. It's also quite a tricky one - we all know Microsoft aren't exactly very helpful at making it easy for dual boot users to experience the best of both worlds.

One of the problems dual booters face is trying to share files between the Windows and Linux portions of their hard drive, as ...

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KDE 3.5.6

The KDE team recently announced the release of KDE 3.5.6.

It's only a minor release, as indicated by the version number, and it mainly includes bug fixes and a few small new features to some of KDE's flagship applications.

Interestingly, though, it also includes better support for Compiz (think wobbly windows!) with KDE, which has been an issue for some time for KDE users wanting those ...

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Ubuntu tip - get Mplayer and play everything

Feeling in the dark when it comes to WMV files, QuickTime movies, Real media files or any other popular (but proprietary) media format?

If you're running the latest version of Ubuntu, it's actually pretty easy to get yourself playing all of these formats and more with Mplayer - one of the best media players for Linux, and the Win32 codecs.

First of all, hit Alt-F2 and type in:

gksu ...

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Running older Windows applications on Linux

While generally speaking Linux can't run Windows applications, some older programs and basic apps will work thanks to an awesome piece of software called wine.

In this tutorial, I'm going to show you how to install wine and use it to install and run an old version of Paint Shop Pro for Windows - version 4.

Note: this tutorial only works on standard x86 PC hardware. That's the ...

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