Windows Managers and Desktop Environments in Linux

Gnome, KDE, XFCE or LXDE. What is the best? That is a very broad question, so let me try to whittle it down a bit. If you’re coming to Linux for the first time from Windows or Mac, you’re not familiar with the very concept of having different desktops to choose from! The only thing […]

How to resize the Unity 2D launcher.

It’s a pretty simple process, just need to edit three files. For those who don’t know Unity-2D uses qt to draw it. So all we need to do is change a few values in the qml files. Unity-2D lives here: /usr/share/unity-2d. The three files we are going to edit are: /usr/share/unity-2d/shell/Shell.qml /usr/share/unity-2d/shell/common/IconTile.qml /usr/share/unity-2d/shell/launcher/LauncherList.qml Shell.qml Find […]

Configuring Unity – Ubuntu

Undoubtedly Unity Gnome 3 and changed our lives. If we return to the old desktop only have to install Gnome Shell and Desktop and selecting Gnome Classic. But as the changes come so far I found it very difficult to configure Gnome 3 or Unity. Luckily myUnity arrives. MyUnity is an independent configurator for Unity, […]

Migrating from Ubuntu 11.04 to Fedora 15

I decided to leave Ubuntu Linux distribution. I think the version of Canonical Ldta. is no longer effective distribution. His latest version of 11.04 am disappointed with their poor performance. I also have encountered major obstacles to recompile the kernel and Gnome 3 to make it optimal. The large amount of memory needed and the large amount of CPU […]

Going from pdf to odt

Today I was trying to convert a document in. pdf. odt and I found some interesting things. Basically I found two ways to do this, but none achieved a 100% efficient. The first and best choice in my opinion, is to install the program “xpdf”. This really is a suite of tools for PDF files. […]

Enabling and disabling services during start up in Linux

In any Linux distribution, some services are enabled to start at boot up by default. For example, on my machine, I have pcmcia, cron daemon, postfix mail transport agent … just to name a few, which start during boot up. Usually, it is prudent to disable all services that are not needed as they are […]