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Samba In Ubuntu Linux – Adding Samba Users » Liberian Geek

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RaspberryPi. Terminator Ends the Terminal Window Blahs. By Jack M.

Terminator Ends the Terminal Window Blahs

GermainLinuxInsider 12/05/13 5:00 AM PT Terminator has its own, innovative approach to providing a user interface. If no other feature appeals to you, the multi-pane display should be priceless. For example, Terminator can divide each terminal window horizontally or vertically. You can open as many panes as you need within the single-window display. ManageEngine OpManager, a powerful NMS for monitoring your network, physical & virtual (VMware/ HyperV) servers, apps & other IT devices.

Terminator is not for casual Linux users who rarely stray from the menu-driven applications. Terminator is a powerful and useful terminal emulator built with many features not included in standard terminal applications. One feature that makes Terminator such an exemplary tool is the ability to customize its display. 10 must-have Linux desktop enhancements. Among the variety of enhancements for the Linux desktop, there are a few gems that will really blow you away.

10 must-have Linux desktop enhancements

Docky. Seven great features of OpenOffice and Libre Office that you probably ignore. For many people Apache OpenOffice and Libre Office , which I’ll call collectively FOs (Free Offices suites) for short, are nothing but “free, as in free beer” substitutes of Microsoft Office for basic to intermediate needs. Many users in this category may run the FOs for years without ever discovering some of their features, that is, without realizing the full power and flexibility of these tools. Sure, even most beginners know that both the FOs are multi-platform, regularly updated, and can export documents to PDF without additional plugins (always a good “selling” point, in my experience), but that’s pretty much it.

I’m quite confident that only a part of these people already know all the features listed below, which may be lifesavers for their friends if not for themselves. It is also likely that some advanced users of the Free Office suites are so familiar with the same features that they may even forget to mention them whenever they advocate Free Software. Figure A #3 Variables. Seven great features of OpenOffice and Libre Office that you probably ignore. GoogleSketchup. Sketchup is a freely downloadable 3D modeling application first introduced for MS Windows in 2000.


As of Wine-1.0, Sketchup 6 and 7 both run on Wine, at least with Nvidia graphics cards, although you may have to jump through some hoops to get it working. If you've been waiting to run Sketchup in Linux, wait no more! Please test it against wine-1.1.11 or later, and file bugs at for any new problems you find. - The Free and Open Productivity Suite. Boot and run Linux from a USB flash memory stick.

Raspberry PI / Arduino... Distance sensor data gathering. So I was able to start gathering sensor data last night.

Distance sensor data gathering

I wanted to start gathering information on the two distance sensors in order to be able to calibrate the system. I have enough errors propagating around, I just wanted to understand a little more about the IR and Ultrasonic Distance Sensors themselves and how they behave and how well they measure distance. In the picture below, you can see the IR distance sensor (GP2D12). I was able to modify the Arduino code to give me values output on the LCD display.

Ultrasonic Distance Measurement Using Python – Part 1. LEDs, buzzers and switches are the most common items people attempt to interface to their Raspberry Pi’s.

Ultrasonic Distance Measurement Using Python – Part 1

Something I found in eBay that is a little bit different is an ultrasonic measurement module. Steves Computer Vision Blog: Playing YouTube videos in the browser on the Raspberry Pi. This will allow you to stream up to 1080p youtube videos in the browser on the Raspberry pi using omxplayer.

Steves Computer Vision Blog: Playing YouTube videos in the browser on the Raspberry Pi

It's a crude hack but it seems to work pretty well on my system. Install instructions and a demonstration video are shown below.You can install this by pulling the git repository and running the scripts below.Commands to install are below (your user should have sudo privileges but you don't need to be root):You may have to enable user scripts in Midori by going to Menu>Preferences>Extensions>UserScripts and clicking the check box. sudo apt-get install git-core git clone cd PiAUISuite/Install/. cd PiAUISuite git pull cd Install sudo . How to build a Raspberry Pi media centre. This article was taken from the July 2013 issue of Wired magazine.

How to build a Raspberry Pi media centre

Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online. Fancy an alternative to a streaming-content home-theatre setup? You can convert the Raspberry Pi into a media centre -- and you don't need to learn how to code. 1. Source your parts You'll need: a Raspberry Pi Model B with 512MB RAM, 8GB SD card, micro USB power supply, USB keyboard and mouse, HDMI and Ethernet cables and a network connection. 7 ways to be a better programmer in 2014. Computers.


Building computers. RFC documents. Software. - Download Free Software. Computer Science. Linux. Hardware. Educational IT Recommendations. 100 Websites To See Before You Die (Part 1) Here at Maximum PC, we've always done our fair share of website recommendation articles--including a couple of doozies from the past few years.

100 Websites To See Before You Die (Part 1)

And of course we're not the only ones who do this sort of article either; it's a proven popular format.


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