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linux desktop themes. There are literally thousands available to make your desktop look just like you want!

How to theme your Linux Desktop

Are you tired of the way your desktop looks? Those icons and widgets that once seemed so endearing are now looking a bit shabby or dated? Fear not, here’s a quick tip on how to get some nice new eye candy for your favourite desktop! There are literally thousands of themes out there. Themes can comprise wallpapers, icons, widget looks (eg the sliders, mouse pointers, radio buttons and so forth), they also can contain custom…



How to Mount Windows or Samba Shares Permanently

This howto describes how to mount Windows CIFS (SMB) shares permanently. The shares might be hosted on a Windows computer/server, or on a Linux/UNIX server running Samba. This document also applies to SMBFS shares, which are similar to CIFS but are deprecated and should be avoided if possible (link). This attribution is based on the original Ubuntu document (link), written by Contributors to the Ubuntu documentation wiki. (This document does not describe how to host…


How to read and write to Windows NTFS drives as any user

So you have a Windows hard drive using the NTFS partition type. The good news is that most Linux distributions these days can read and write to it automatically without as much as a config change. It automatically sees the partition and mounts it That’s great, but what if you have a one-user Linux box and you want every app on your Linux box to be able to use the files on that partition, not…


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What is X, XFree, XOrg or X Windows?

What X is Not: X is not a product by Microsoft with the letter X before it. X does not affect the way graphical windows on your screen look X won’t let you browse through files in a graphical manager X is NOT a GUI (Graphical User Interface) X doesen’t sound like it does a lot, does it? Well read on to find out why it’s an essential part of Linux! What X does: X11 (and it’s variants, XOrg,…