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How to install JDownloader in Linux Mint

How to install JDownloader in Linux Mint

JDownloader is a download manager that allows you to store all of your logon credentials for all the different download services.  It also allows you to time your downloads around limits from download services if you do not have a premium account.  Like most download managers it also checks the availability of the files and reads your clipboard so you don’t even have to paste in the links. I have been running this app for...

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The perils of moving an OS install.

The perils of moving an OS install.

After moving a hard disk running Ubuntu Linux to my old hardware and moving my Windows 7 installation to new hardware I recently purchased I really learned to hate Windows and how it deals with the drivers and hardware layer. I recently decided after getting a really good deal on an unopened i7 2600k to build a new PC.  My old rig was an E8400 Core2Duo which wasn’t new when I bought it so I was really due for an upgrade.  To...

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Windows Vista as an HTPC sucks.

Because of the constant updates, malware scans, indexing and whatever crap is causing 15 mins of disk thrashing whenever I boot my HTPC I am seriously considering a move from Vista to a Linux distro. Some time ago I was in the market for a new PC and since I have limited space in my office chose to buy a small form factor PC from XPC.  Due to noise and cooling issues I decided to switch to a full size case and have begun using the small...

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Palm Pre: Runs on Linux, Pwns Face

I have had my Pre for a few days now, and I love it. It is much more a nerd platform than the iPhone.  It runs Linux, the source is open, and the platform is open – no ‘JailBreak’ necessary.  Palm doesn’t stop developers making their own homebrew apps – infact they incourage it.  There are even applications to run on the phone that lookup the homebrew app catalogs, they even do over the air...

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Change your Putty color theme

Change your Putty color theme

I work on my servers at home from work through an SSH secure shell and am often bothered with the lack of decent color scheme in the terminal window.  I find the blue text really hard to read on the black background, for example. I found this great post on how to configure a better color scheme for the Putty client here: http://www.igvita.com/2008/04/14/custom-putty-color-themes/ In the Putty window go to the Window > Colours...

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