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Stop Wasting CDs; Install Linux Straight from an ISO

You download the brand new distro, and discover you don’t have a single blank DVD/CD to burn the ISO image! Why worry, when there’s a simple way out!

Analyse Your Disk Space Availability

A sneak peak at three handy tools—the command-line based du command, KDE’s KDirStat and GNOME’s Baobab.

Enabling Indian Languages on the FOSS Desktop, Part 3: Your Desktop, Your Language

In the past, we’ve looked at how to enable word processing in your native language. In fact, your entire desktop, menus included, can be displayed in your language.

Metalinks for Download, Anyone?

Still stuck to HTTP/FTP downloads or have you moved to torrents instead? What if I say you can have the best of both worlds?

Distromania: A Multi-booting Template

With so many Linux distributions around, each with its own flavour, it would be a waste not to sample them from time to time. Here is a simple multi-boot template for your PC for an arbitrary number of distributions controlled by two levels of boot menus.

Son… this is KDE 4.2 on openSUSE 11.1! Savvy?

…as Captain Jack Sparrow would have said. Well anyway, it doesn’t matter whether you want KDE 4.2 aboard or not, but the new gecko can surely set sail your Black Pearl… oops! I mean, your computer.

Improve Multi-OS Computer Performance through Cross Swapping

Computers with more than one hard disk and more than one operating system (OS) can be set up to provide better performance than what OS installations generally default to. This technique, called cross swapping by the author, is described using a dual-boot scenario of Linux and Microsoft Windows.

Scripts for Home Network

Part 9 of the “Programming in Python for Friends and Relatives” series discusses how to build some nifty scripts to check remote systems over the Internet.

Enabling Indian Languages on the FOSS Desktop, Part 2: The Little GNOME Stands Tall

The smirking little leprechaun—stands up to KDE, doesn’t he, the spunky dwarf? As we will see, it takes a little more configuration than KDE, but GNOME users, too, can type on their desktops in their mother tongues. The nerve of the GNOME!

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