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Load Desktop Backgrounds Immediately in Linux

Load Desktop Backgrounds Immediately in Linux

When logging into Ubuntu or most any GNOME-based Linux system, users see a blank one-colour screen until the actual desktop is loaded—which can make you feel like something’s broken, or at least make your boot experience less fluid. One intrepid Ubuntu hacker, however, shows how to banish the blank screen…

Get Productive in Linux

The Anywired blog posts a good guide to using Ubuntu (and most any Linux distribution) productively, through both built-in but under-appreciated features and free software. We’ve covered a few of the suggestions before, including super-charged Gedit, and app launcher

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…