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Softphones for Linux

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Software — at 7:00 am on Wednesday, December 29, 2010

softphones for linuxHello readers! This post is a list of soft phones available for Linux. It is not an all inclusive list, more of a list of those I’ve installed or tested. These are just a handful of them, there are probable way more available that I’m not aware of. Some of these are cross platform and are listed if they are available in Ubuntu and Fedora’s repositories as of the time of this writing. Use the comments to let me know of any good ones or which ones you’ve used or recommend!

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My Workspace

Filed under: The Linux Blog News — at 3:45 am on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Over the years my office or workspace has had a lot of variations. From bedroom and dining room workspaces to hole in the wall space at an office, I now have my own home office and I recently got an office make over and have to say so far I’m liking it. I always have liked things to be neat and have there own place but sometimes, things get out of control I’m hoping that this time I can keep it tidy. I think the biggest challenge will be not having enough desk space, I guess having two laptops on it wont help either, I think its time to downgrade one to a netbook!

So, for the first time ever here’s a sneak peak into what my workspaces have looked like in the past and what my workspace currently looks like, starting from the oldest. Keep in mind, a lot of these photos were taken in the process of moving or organizing with the exception of the newest, which were taken recently and in their natural state. (Read on …)

Essential Windows Utilities

Filed under: General Linux — at 7:00 am on Wednesday, December 15, 2010

essential-windows-utilitiesWhether its mandated by a job, dual boot or virtual by choice, sometimes people have to use Windows. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. People sometimes just have to use it, like it or not it’s a matter of life these days. Most of my work with Windows for the almost past 10 years now has been with Windows XP, but I assume the utilities mentioned within will work on other Windows flavors. If you know otherwise, post in the comments. This leads to the next question: What do you consider your essential utilities for Windows?

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Remove all subversion .svn folders

Filed under: Quick Linux Tutorials,Shell Script Sundays — at 2:30 am on Sunday, December 12, 2010

remove all subversion folders

This may be a no brainer for some of you elitists out there but if you need to (I don’t ask questions) remove all .svn folders within a project there is an easy way to do so. This would also work for other directories, but my main purpose for writing this is for .svn files / folders.

find . -iname ".svn" | xargs rm -r $1

I suppose you could also use svn export to get similar functionality, but if you’ve already checked out code, you wouldn’t want to waste precious internets and do it again would you?

Open Apple .dmg files on Linux

Filed under: Quick Linux Tutorials — at 8:00 am on Wednesday, December 8, 2010

open dmg files on linux

Opening Apple .dmg files on Linux is actually quite easy. I had to open one to try and find a .ppd but I won’t judge you for whatever reason you need to open one for. You’ll need to install a basic tool called dmg2img ( Use your apt-get or similar tool (I didn’t see it in Fedora’s yum) to install it.
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The Gimp Tutorials

Filed under: General Linux,Linux Software — at 8:00 am on Thursday, December 2, 2010

gimp tutorialsI’ll start off saying I’m graphically challenged, well more like anything visually related, I’m so bad I can’t even match my clothes properly. If you have you seen my work (check out the Free DVD Ripper Software post for a classic example) this should be obvious. I do however do all of my own stunts graphics . I remember when I used to work with a bunch of Photoshop Guru’s, they could do pretty much anything with Photoshop. They were deadly, I once saw them take a picture of our co-workers and shop it so that they were kissing other people. Apart from the system administrators these are the people I’d be least likely to pull a prank on, these guys were just pure dangerous. When I asked them how they learned to ‘shop the most common response was not from school but from the web. They pointed me to some good resources that they use to pull off certain things.

So The Gimp is everyone’s favorite open source image editing software right? Well, here are some similar websites to those mentioned above.

With these sites and a some time you’ll be a master like much better than me and I’ve spent hours on this stuff. You do have to admit though, my shop’n skills have got better as time has passed I some how managed to make all of these graphics Freemind Vs. Kdissert, Linux Server Monitoring, Thunderbird localmail spool and Linux Backup Utility Roundtable lo