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Convert Red Hat/Fedora Packages for Ubuntu/Debian Installation

Many, if not most, of the newest and updated Linux applications out there are crafting Ubuntu/Debian-ready .deb packages that require just a double-click to install, but many apps are still available only in the .rpm files used by Red Hat and Fedora-based distributions. The Ubuntu Unleashed blog has a quick…

Get Started with Webcams in Linux

Get Started with Webcams in Linux

Modern Linux systems have advanced to the point of supporting (in one way or another) most kinds of essential computer hardware—it’s the peripherals that cause the vast majority of headaches. But thanks to some helpful community hackers, a wide array of webcams, from cheap to professional, can be implemented in…

Arrange the Window Buttons in GNOME

Arrange the Window Buttons in GNOME

Want to rearrange the window-top buttons in your GNOME-based Linux system? The FOSSwire blog shows how to put your titlebar in any order you please, using the ever-helpful gconf-editor tool. Launch the editor, browse through the folder trees to Apps->Metacity->General, then find “button_layout” in the right-hand pane. Double-clicking on the…