Why do you really use Linux?

An Amazing Mind, which subtitles itself as a psychology, self-improvement and Linux blog, has a very interesting post which talks about Linux, and people's motivations to use it.

We tell people we use Linux because it's secure. Or because it's free, because it's customizable, because it's free (the other meaning), because it has excellent community support...

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But deep underneath, the real reason remains.

We use ...

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Use rsync for a simple incremental backup of a folder

rsync is a very useful and powerful program for doing incremental transfers of files, whether that is locally or remotely. It can, however, take a little while to familiarise yourself with how rsync works before you can get started with it however.

In this quick tip, I'll show you how to do a simple incremental local backup of a folder on your system.

So, say I have a folder ...

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Have a global menu bar at the top in KDE

Most modern graphical user interfaces place menubars underneath the title bar of each window. This approach works well for most people, but there is another concept that is often used.

The most obvious and memorable implementation is in Apple's Mac OS system. What am I talking about? Well, putting one global menu bar at the top of the window; the context of which changes depending on which application is ...

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Katapult - a general purpose launcher for KDE

Launcher applications such as LaunchBar and Launchy over on other platforms are becoming increasingly popular.

The idea is quite simple - the application springs into action when you hit a keystroke, and then you start typing an application's name. As you type, the list of applications filters, so you can type just a few characters and then press Enter to launch an app.

This is exactly how Katapult works. Press ...

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