Video - using KRename from within Konqueror

In this short video tutorial, I show you how to invoke KRename from within Konqueror, and walk through a simple renaming workflow with a folder of images.

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Speed up QEMU with KVM

If you have been using QEMU for emulating other operating systems, you will find that it runs fairly slow. QEMU does not take advantage of your hardware to speed anything up, so all of the load comes from translating between processors. On average, QEMU will only run at about 20% of the speed of your host system.

Obviously, this is a problem. If you want reliable testing of any OS ...

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Batch renaming with KRename

Renaming a big set of files can be a right chore. For example, if you've just imported a set of digital photos, they'll usually have really unhelpful and undescriptive filenames such as DSC_0000.jpg.

KRename is a graphical tool for KDE that attempts to make the process of batch renaming a large set of files a whole lot more bearable.

Opening the application for the first time gives ...

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Adding System Services with Upstart

We took a look at upstart more than half a year ago, and at that point it was only beginning to emerge. In Ubuntu 7.10 and beyond, we are beginning to see the result of what eventually will be a complete replacement for System V. Since we'll be seeing more of upstart in future Ubuntu versions, in Fedora 9, and other distributions, let's take a look at ...

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