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Fickel mindedness

Posted 08-20-2008 at 07:16 AM by Eredeath

I switched (again) back to Ubuntu. The ease of installing programs and the large repository of programs to install makes the distro just so damn convenient. The only thing I really, really dislike about it is I canít log in as rootÖoh and Xorg (or maybe compiz?) crashes on me more often than I would like (sometimes so bad I have to use skinny elephants). I think once I buy some DVDís Iíll try out Fedora 9.
But on the plus side I really messed up my windows partition. Somehow when installing...
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How to convert PDF files to HTML or XML files in openSUSE

Posted 08-19-2008 at 04:31 PM by rbkumaran

Converting a PDF file into an HTML or a XML file has been made easy by a small useful utility called PDFTOHTML. PdftoHTml is a Xpdf based tool which can convert PDF files to HTML or XML format. PDFTOHTML also supports encrypted files and support for images in the PDF file by converting to PNG images files. <a href="" alt="PDFTOHTML in openSUSE">Read at</a>
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Linux, my main hobby

Posted 08-19-2008 at 11:54 AM by Larry Webb

I started using Suse 10.2 when I was forced into medical retirement. At first it was discouraging, but as I learned the terminology it became easier. Once you learn how to use YaST (package manager) it becomes easy. I do not know if I would be using any linux distro if I had started with any other distro. I currently have seven different distros working on this computer and have made room for twelve more. I have a separate partition for data (250 gig) which is fat 32 and it shares pictures with...
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coding of the week

Posted 08-19-2008 at 05:51 AM by sanju1186

using System;
using System.IO;
class FileRead
public static void ReadData()
FileStream fs = new FileStream("test.txt", FileMode.Open, FileAccess.Read);
StreamReader sr = new StreamReader(fs);
sr.BaseStream.Seek(0, SeekOrigin.Begin);
string str = sr.ReadLine();
while (str != null)
str = sr.ReadLine();...
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How to get system info in Linux

Posted 08-19-2008 at 02:25 AM by sica07

Here are some useful commands that you can use to find (almost) every information that you want to know about your system from the command line. Most of this commands can be run as non-privileged user, but more information can be obtained if (and should be) run as root.:


General system information:

# uname -a

Process information:

# top

(Shift-M to order the list by memory use)
Memory information:...
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