Video screen capture in Linux with recordMyDesktop

Peter gives you a brief taster of how to use screen capture program recordMyDesktop, and its graphical cousin gtk-recordMyDesktop, to make videos from what is happening on your screen.

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PC-BSD 1.5 - the FOSSwire review

PC-BSD logo

When it comes to free software desktop solutions, Linux tends to get most of the coverage. Now Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE etc. are all well and good, but it's all too easy to forget that there are other operating systems out there too that can do th e job.

BSD-based operating systems have been around for a very long time, but traditionally, the big BSD distros like FreeBSD focus on ...

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Leafpad - a minimal GTK text editor

Simplicity is a wonderful thing sometimes. Leafpad is designed to be just that, simple. It is designed as a plain text editor.

The interface is also very basic, and I must say, somewhat reminiscent of Notepad on Windows.

Leafpad interface screenshot

It certainly doesn't get in your way - there isn't even a toolbar, as the number of options on the menus is small enough that you don't really need one ...

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Reset your MySQL root password

Forgetting passwords isn't generally a good idea. It does happen, though, and if it happens to your MySQL server, this is the process you need to follow in order to recover it.

First of all, you need to stop the running MySQL server. You need to be root on your system, then:

# /etc/init.d/mysql stop

Now, we need to make a text file called an init file ...

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