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Grub 2 Demystified: A Complete Perspective

Grub, also known as GR and Unified Bootloader, has been the main boot loader for many Linux distributions. Grub was initially released as a part of the GNU HURD project and later was…

Get Fit With Android

Sports and technology have always been tied together in one way or another. With the miniaturisation of technology and increased functionality, it is now possible to turn every portable device into a sports…

GNOME Extensions Spicing Up the Desktop Experience

GNOME’s latest desktop avatar hasn’t really excited most users. The GNOME team has, therefore, put together a number of extensions to make the desktop experience more user friendly. We take a look at…

Sintel treating Scales (the baby dragon)

Sintel, the Movie: Open Source Goes to Hollywood

Sintel, the fourth open movie from the Blender Foundation, is out. Building on the success of its previous open movie projects, this release has upped the ante by depicting a tragic showdown, complete…

Free from clutter?

The GIMP 2.8:2.7 Development Release: Free From Clutter

The GIMP version 2.6 was released two years back, and it’s time for us to embrace a new development series of the GIMP. Dubbed as 2.8:2.7, the FOSS editing software is finally getting…

Nero Linux 4: Reviving CD/DVD Burning on Linux

Touted as one of the most prominent burning suite for Windows, Nero didn’t stand back when Linux is concerned either. Following their trend of providing unblemished Burning suite for Linux, Nero recently updated their Linux offering and introduced a new version tagged as Nero 4.

GIMP for Beginners, Part 3: Toolbox Demystified

The third article in our series on the GIMP will guide you through Toolbox, and help you to work with the various tools featured in it.

GIMP for Beginners, Part 2: Understanding Layers

Welcome to the second installation of The GIMP tutorials. In this issue, we will try to understand the most crucial part of image editing—layers. Describing layers in words is pretty arduous.

Revive the Multimedia XPerience with XBMC

Let’s take XBMC for a test drive to discover its media-playing as well as media centre capabilities.

GIMP for Beginners, Part 1: User Interface

GIMP is a great tool, but many of us don’t even know how to get started with it. So let’s get a grip on this powerful image manipulation tool, beginning with its user interface.

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