View process hierarcy from the command line - pstree

The commands ps and top are very useful for seeing what's running on your system. Operating systems like Linux though actually have a hierarchical system of processes, and by default neither of those two show you that hierarchy.

That's where pstree comes in. As the name suggests, it shows you a tree-style list of processes in this hierarchy. As you can see, depending on the exact flavour of ...

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IRC Part 1 - Connecting to #fosswire

If you are familiar with the IRC protocol already, all you need to know is that we have opened up #fosswire on irc.freenode.net. Come idle with us.

You might have heard the term IRC thrown around in support forums or on blogs. If you are curious to learn what it is, then look no further: IRC stands for Internet Relay Chat, and is a way of communicating with ...

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OpenOffice.org tip - change the default save format

OpenOffice.org logo If you have to do a lot of document exchange with users of Microsoft Office (particularly) Word in your use of OpenOffice.org, you might have to constantly keep switching the save format when you come to save into the Microsoft format.

If you find yourself wanting to change the default save format, you can find this option in OOo's Preferences. This process works for versions of OpenOffice.org ...

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Set up a system tray temperature monitor with KSensors

The CPU inside your computer is a very complex bit of electronics that can probably do an awful lot of number crunching. All this mathematical muscle generates heat, though, and a hot processor isn't a happy processor. Keeping an eye on your CPU temperature (and other temperatures in your system if you can) is a useful thing to do.

KDE includes a handy program for this sort of thing ...

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