F-Spot

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Nowadays, people have a lot of media. Music, videos and photos. One application for Linux for managing a library of photos is F-Spot. I thought I would take it for a spin, under Fedora 8 and GNOME.

F-Spot ships with almost all modern distributions that use GNOME, so it's pretty likely you won't have to do anything to get it installed at all, just have a look under ...

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Customize your Titlebar

Getting a little bored with your titlebar? We all are at some point. While many know that you can change the look of the titlebar with a few clicks, few know that the individual buttons can be rearranged.

Woah now, you can change the order of the buttons? Yes, with a little help from GConf.

To start, open up GConf Editor (follow the link above to see how) and navigate ...

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Vino, Meet Security

Accessing your desktop from a remote location is fun. But anyone who wants to protect their data knows that it has to be secure. In a lot of cases, doing this requires configuring an SSH server with X11 forwarding.

Vino, GNOME's remote desktop (VNC) server, is nothing new. It has been around since GNOME 2.8, over three years ago. The only problem with it is the fact that ...

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Sudo and Su

You've probably seen one of these commands. Ubuntu users have seen more of sudo, while SUSE, Fedora, and Debian have used su more often. What exactly is the difference?

Both of the commands enable you to gain root access. The major difference is in how privileges are obtained.

Su


Su is a command that enables you to open a shell or login as another user. Run without any parameters ...

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