Command Line Tip - Verify Downloaded Files

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Ever wondered what that MD5sum and SHA1sum things are when you are downloading ISO images? Whether it's a Linux distro, or any other file, you might have seen these 'checksums' floating around.

Their purpose is to allow you to verify that you have a complete and uncorrupted copy of a file. If you can generate the same checksum with your copy of the file, then the file must be ...

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Video - Installing and Uninstalling Adobe AIR and Applications

Peter walks you through the process of installing the new Adobe AIR beta, installing AIR apps and how to uninstall everything too.

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Adobe AIR for Linux Beta

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NOTE: Adobe AIR isn't an open source product, but I think it's worthy of covering anyway due to its potential for bringing greater application compatibility to open source platforms.

Building applications that work across multiple platforms is always a challenge, but the web has provided a solution for some of those problems, by inherently being a cross-platform medium.

Sometimes the web isn't powerful enough, however, and there ...

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NoteFinder - a Desktop Wiki and Notebook Application

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NoteFinder is a desktop note-taking application, which is designed for keeping and organising snippets of text, whether that be notes, quotes, conversations and more.

The application works around a 'notebook' concept. When you first start up the application, you get a 'default' notebook where you can immediately start collecting notes. You can later add additional notebooks as your needs increase to keep things organised.

You add a new note by ...

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