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Cool Infographics - Blog 10 Tips for After You Install or Upgrade Ubuntu Ubuntu is becoming more and more complete and easy to configure. However, like any operating system there’s work to be done after the installation. Here’s a list of 10 tips that you can use after installing or upgrading Ubuntu. Install software faster As a commenter on Slashdot said: I felt a great disturbance in the force, as if thousands of apt-get repositories had cried out in pain, and were suddenly silenced. The Ubuntu software repositories can get really slow, and even stop responding completely around the time of a major Ubuntu release. Install restricted extras (and enable the multiverse repository) Install support for playback of many types of audio and video, web fonts, Java, Flash, and DVD playback all in one go. Open Applications->Add/Remove. Silence the internal speaker beep Some Ubuntu applications make heavy use of that annoying speaker inside your PC’s case, such as Firefox when you are searching in a page. Clear partition icons off the desktop Remove old configuration files

Brands Leverage Influencers' Reach on Blogs, Social Top brands spend a limited amount of time reaching out to influencers for marketing purposes, but these individuals—generally bloggers or social media users with a greater than average reach among consumers—still have a significant presence in the marketplace. And they are prized by marketers for their ability to spread the word about products or services they believe in. According to a Technorati Media study from December 2012, 65% of top US brands reported participating in influencer marketing. And a similar 64% of those deemed influencers by Technorati Media—meaning they had greater than average reach in a particular marketplace—made revenue from blogging, whether from ads on their site or sponsored endorsements from brands. However, while most brands devote some money to influencer marketing, the amount is limited. Still, consumers care about what other consumers think—and those with the widest reach have the potential to sway lots of friends and followers.

Beautiful Word Clouds Seamlessly integrate XP into Linux with SeamlessRDP To make this work, you need three tools installed on your system. Though not open source, VMware Server is free as in beer; it requires a license number that you get from the same page where you download the program. (Of course you also need a copy of Windows XP to run under VMware Server.) rdesktop is a Remote Desktop Protocol client bundled with virtually every Linux distro, and Cendio's SeamlessRDP is a GPL-licensed utility that lets you integrate rdesktop with Windows XP. With this solution, you're connecting to a virtual machine in the background, but you don't see a window frame or the Windows desktop. All you see is the Windows XP menu bar along with your regular KDE or GNOME menu bar, creating the illusion that both operating systems are working at the same time side by side. To start, install Windows XP in VMware with the usual options, and make sure to set the network connection option to Network Address Translation (NAT). Now it's time to use rdesktop. Voilà!

Marketers' list growth tactics In the 2013 Email Marketing Benchmark Report, an overwhelming 50% of our surveyed marketers indicated their lists were on a "somewhat positive" trend, with slowly growing lists. We also wanted to know how they were maintaining this positive trend, so we asked …Q: Which of the following tactics is your organization using to drive email list growth? Please select all that apply. Click here to see a larger, printable version of this chart When asked about the types of tactics their organizations used to drive email list growth, 77% of respondents indicated "website registration page" — nearly 30% more than the second-most selected option.Interestingly, nearly half of respondents still seemingly found value in paper, pencil and organic word-of-mouth, as 47% utilized offline events as a list growth tactic — 10% more than those who selected "online events." Points to Consider Do you feel your list growth tactics have exhausted their usefulness for list quality and quantity?

14 cool free fonts It’s been a while since our last collection of free fonts. Most of the fonts shared in this post shouldn’t be used for blocks of text, but they can be interesting for titles. 1. A script font with tons of ligatures and alternate. 2. Clean and lightweight sans-serif font. 3. Extra-bold rounded sans-serif, not very readable but some letters are really cool (the capital “N” for example) 4. Monospaced font designed for coding. 5. Very light and elegant sans-serif font. 6. Font pack by Jean-François Porchez for Conqueror. 7. A grungy script font. 8. A font in a font in a font, Matryoshka is inspired by russian wooden dolls. 9. Elegant script font. 10. Bold and powerful font with a squared look. 11. Font inspired by the letter style of British car plates. 12. Font inspired by the work of Saul Bass. 13. Nice bold sans-serif font. 14. Ultra-bold slab serif typeface that is reminiscent of old American Western woodcuts, broadsides, and newspaper headlines.

Installing LAMP On Ubuntu For Newbies | HowtoForge - Linux Howto In this guide I will show you how to install a LAMP system. LAMP stands for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. The guide is intended to help those who have very little knowlegde of using Linux. Install Apache To start off we will install Apache. 1. 2. sudo apt-get install apache2 3. Testing Apache To make sure everything installed correctly we will now test Apache to ensure it is working properly. 1. You should see a folder entitled apache2-default/. Install PHP In this part we will install PHP 5. Step 1. Step 2. sudo apt-get install php5 libapache2-mod-php5 Step 3. sudo /etc/init.d/apache2 restart Test PHP To ensure there are no issues with PHP let's give it a quick test run. Step 1. sudo gedit /var/www/testphp.php This will open up a file called phptest.php. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. The page should look like this: Congrats you have now installed both Apache and PHP! Install MySQL To finish this guide up we will install MySQL. Step 1. Step 2 (optional). Step 3.

The 3 types of content that drive Disney's blog Even if you do everything else right, your content marketing effort is doomed if your content doesn't appeal to your audience. For several years, to illustrate this point I have shown the Disney Parks blog. The blog is authored by 100 Disney Parks staffers, from its CEO to front-line employees. Initially offering seven or eight posts per week, the blog now boasts that many every day. I know what you're thinking—how many businesses are lucky enough to have theme park attractions, motion picture tie-ins, and beloved characters serving as content fodder? No matter. Disney's engaged employees who volunteer to be bloggers—the same concept behind the Southwest Airlines blog—are "passionately curious" and driven by a "what if? Smith provided a detailed look at how the blog is run, the content that works, and the results the blog has brought the company at Ragan Communications' recent Social Media Conference at Walt Disney World Resort. Three types of posts The first: to humanize Disney.

35 Cool Applications to install on Ubuntu 7.04 35 Cool Applications to install on Ubuntu 7.04 Ubuntu 7.04 is undoubtedly one of the most popular Linux distribution especially for Linux newbies , now overall it is extremely usable and good but a very limited number of applications are by default shipped with Ubuntu 7.04 . Now here in this sudo aptitude install libqt3-mt and sudo dpkg -i opera_9.20-20070409.6-shared-qt_en_i386.deb After completing above step launch opera from (Applications -> Internet -> Opera ) 2. Downloader for X is a nice download manager that allows downloading files from Internet , pausing them and downloading them later . Anyways to install " Downloader for X " type the following command in the terminal window. ¨sudo aptitude install d4x " After installation is over launch ¨Downloader for X¨ by typing ¨d4x¨ in the terminal window , or by going to (Applications-> Internet -> Downloader for X ) This is how Downloader for X looks 3. sudo aptitude install amarok AmaroK running on Ubuntu 4. sudo aptitude install skype 5. 6. 7.

How Digital Behavior Differs Among Millennials, Gen Xers and Boomers While internet usage is nearly ubiquitous in the US, mobile phone and mobile internet usage are taking a far greater role in digital activity among consumers of all ages—and uptake is poised for further growth. eMarketer estimates that overall, 75.7% of the population goes online at least monthly, and penetration is even higher among younger demographic groups. Among Gen Xers, for example—defined as people born between 1965 and 1980—88.8% were monthly internet users as of December 2012, according to eMarketer estimates. Gen X internet users are avid consumers of online content. Digital video is even more popular among Gen X internet users than social networking, with 78.7% downloading or streaming video online at least once per month. Millennials take online activity up a notch—though on mobile their profile is very similar to that of Gen Xers: 92.3% used a mobile phone in 2012, among whom 63.2% used the mobile web and slightly fewer used smartphones.

Using VirtualBox to run Ubuntu and any other operating system GNU/Linux can be scary to a new user. After all, what if you mess up? What if you end up corrupting your hard drive so badly that you need to format it to get rid of GNU/Linux? First, choose which virtualization tool to use. VirtualBox is free software. Getting VirtualBox varies from platform to platform. Now that VirtualBox is installed, create your first virtual machine. Select the “New” button (or hit Ctrl + N). Figure 1: New Machine Wizard Click “Next”. Figure 2: New Virtual Disk Wizard Click “New”, and yet another window opens. Now, click “Ubuntu” once, then click “Settings” (figure 3). Figure 3: Adding a CD/DVD-Rom Select “CD/DVD-ROM”. You are now ready. Figure 4: The Ubuntu installer Select “Start or Install Ubuntu”, with the arrow keys, then hit “Enter”. Now that Ubuntu is up and running, do some more advanced things with it. Another powerful tool that VirtualBox offers is the pause feature. Ubuntu isn’t the only GNU/Linux distribution (or operating system) that VirtualBox can run.

How to create an editorial calendar for brands Maintaining a blog that does more than run press releases and product promos is hard. It boils down to tempting visitors to subscribe through great content. You have to understand your target audience and write posts that connect their needs to your client’s product or service. You also you have to write a lot, especially if content marketing is a priority and your goal is one-to-three posts per week. Many people simply conjure up a post idea when they’re ready to sit down and write—clients and PR pros alike—but there’s a better strategy that will amplify the level of your posts. For magazines, an editorial calendar is indispensable. “As editor of a magazine with a very specific audience—commercial real estate—our editorial calendar is a great way to do long-range planning and solicit ideas from other sources,” said AZRE Editor Peter Madrid. Apply the same magazine tactics to your blog. Plus, the very process kicks your brain into high gear. 10 questions for blog calendars. 1. Have it.

Anatomy of the Linux kernel History and architectural decomposition M. Tim JonesPublished on June 06, 2007 Given that the goal of this article is to introduce you to the Linux kernel and explore its architecture and major components, let's start with a short tour of Linux kernel history, then look at the Linux kernel architecture from 30,000 feet, and, finally, examine its major subsystems. A short tour of Linux history Linux or GNU/Linux? You've probably noticed that Linux as an operating system is referred to in some cases as "Linux" and in others as "GNU/Linux." While Linux is arguably the most popular open source operating system, its history is actually quite short considering the timeline of operating systems. In the 1960s, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a host of companies developed an experimental operating system called Multics (or Multiplexed Information and Computing Service) for the GE-645. Figure 1. View image at full size Introduction to the Linux kernel Figure 2. View image at full size