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How to Take Screen Shots and Edit Them with Gimp on Ubuntu

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With Ubuntu, you can use (-print-screen-) to take a screen shot and then use Gimp to crop it. The problem is that Gimp is not always easy to use. Part of the reason for this is working with a graphics editor is difficult if you have no knowledge of graphic design. Most of us do […]

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View and Edit Two Files Side By Side in SQL Server and Notepad++

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Notepad++ is the editor that programmers prefer most because it is fast and lightweight. It is also bundled with tons of features and smart plugins. Notepad++ can be downloaded for free and is available on Windows as well as other operating systems. There are various tips and tricks that you can use to increase your […]

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Ubuntu: Fixing Hash Sum Mismatch While Downloading Updates or Ubuntu SDK

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One of the most common errors that occurs when a user tries to download updates or software in Ubuntu is the Hash Sum Mismatch. This tutorial will show you how to fix this problem.

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Ubuntu: Stop Online Results from Showing Up in Dash

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Since Ubuntu 13.10, online results are now included when you search for something in Dash. While the ability to get results from numerous big websites is great, too many results can make the Dash feature look quite messy and make it harder for you to find what you need. Luckily, it is possible to hide […]

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Ubuntu: Change User Account Password

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If your computer contains important personal information, it is a good habit to change your account password often to prevent unauthorized access to the computer. The steps in this tutorial will show you how.

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Ubuntu: Change Time Format or Add Date and Month to the Clock

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By default, Ubuntu displays the time in a 12-hour format, without any additional information. If you prefer the 24-hour format or want to include the date or month on the clock to make it more useful, the steps in this tutorial will help you.

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How do I use Hyper-V in Windows 8?

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Hyper-V virtualization is available in both the 64-bit Windows 8 Pro and Windows 8 Enterprise versions. For demonstration purposes, Ubuntu has been chosen to install in this tech-recipes tutorial, although you can ultimately install any OS in this environment.

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OS X and Unix Terminal: There are stopped jobs.

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Users trying to exit Terminal sessions are often blocked by the reporting of stopped jobs. Discovering, restarting, and killing these processes are essential lessons for mac and unix users.

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Linux: Convert Audio and Music Files

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From changing those pesky .wma files to .mp3s or just adjusting the bitrate to save space, the re-encoding of audio files is commonly required. This tutorial on the installation and use of soundconverter should help you manipulate audio files within your Linux system.

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Chrome OS: Restrict Sign-in to Specific Users

By default, anyone with a Google account can login. and use your Chromebook. If you want to lock it down, you can restrict sign-in only to the users you want to use your computer.

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Chrome OS: Enable Tap-to-Click on Touchpad

If you are wanting to use the touchpad instead or carrying around a mouse, you will need to enable tap-to-click for the touchpad emulate mouse clicks.

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Chrome OS: Require Password When Waking from Sleep Mode

If you typically just close the lid on your laptop when you are done and allow it to go into Sleep mode, you leave your system vulnerable to others. By default, Chrome OS does not require a password when it wakes from Sleep mode which means that anyone can easily access your information. Here’s how […]

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