Filtered by: Linux Desktop Configuration
For a while now I have taken for granted the marvelous functionality commonly referred-to as "workspaces" in the X window system. Anybody using a graphical interface with X already probably has this functionality present by default and in many distributions the feature of multiple workspaces is even enabled by default The idea behind this article is to show how efficiency in the GUI can be improved using this feature and the ease of adopting the technology to suit your needs out of the box, because Linux Just Does That.
Submitted by: aburgemeister on Tue. 09.08.2009
Filed Under: SUSE Linux Enterprise Cool Solutions, Collaboration Cool Solutions, Cool Solutions, End-User Computing
Topic: Best Practices, Configuration, Enterprise Desktop, Gnome, KDE, Linux, Linux Desktop Configuration
Product: Open Enterprise Server, openSUSE, SUSE Linux, SUSE Linux Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Last week I was asked if there was a way to start an application at the command line and later come back to it from somewhere else. Normally in Linux/Unix (*nix) it is possible to 'background' a process and then return to it later on but that's only if you are still in the same session where the process was sent to the background. This is useful to have something run while you do other things but reconnecting to this session cannot be done with just the shell. Thankfully 'screen' is on Linux systems by default (all of them I've used anyway) and as a result, Linux Just Does That.
Submitted by: aburgemeister on Wed. 07.01.2009
Filed Under: SUSE Linux Enterprise Cool Solutions, Collaboration Cool Solutions, Cool Solutions, End-User Computing, Data Center
Topic: Administration, BASH, Best Practices, Command Line, Linux, Linux Desktop Configuration, Linux Usage, Open Source, Scripting, Tools and Utilities, UNIX
Product: Open Enterprise Server, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Openexchange Server
What do you do when you inadvertently change permissions on a bunch of files/directories in your filesystem without meaning to? How do you recover? What software do I need to buy to repair all the applications in my system?? It's time for the first article in the "Linux Just Does That" series.
Submitted by: aburgemeister on Fri. 04.03.2009
Filed Under: SUSE Linux Enterprise Cool Solutions, Cool Solutions, End-User Computing, Data Center
Topic: Administration, Backup/Restore, Command Line, File Management, Linux Desktop Configuration, Linux Usage, Training, UNIX
Product: Linux, Open Enterprise Server, openSUSE, SUSE Linux Enterprise, SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, SUSE Linux Openexchange Server
If you're not familiar with iPrint, it is one of the nicest end-user technologies I think Novell develops. On Linux I find the technology even more appealing.... no rebooting, no restarting applications to use printers, nothing strange like that. With that said iPrint wasn't developed originally for a 64-bit platform, and wasn't developed for Linux first. That it works so well just makes me that much more pleased.
There are various reasons why people don’t try out Linux. The most common reason, is that they can’t bring themselves to remove the familiar Windows system and replace it with a totally new environment. Check out this tip from Domnic Mendes on how you can install Linux on your Windows machine.