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Scribus is an open source desktop publishing program available for Linux. Thanks to Scribus Team to make a very good program. Hope in the next version, it will has more advanced features. Unfortunetely in this version you can’t have built-in help program. You have to see at http://docs.scribus.net. Because NOT all people can get access to the internet all the time.

Installation

Make sure you are connected to the internet. Open your Linux Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) then type ‘sudo apt-get install scribus‘. The installation will take few minutes, depends on your internet connection speed.

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Down Them All is a Firefox’s add-ons that will download any pictures from a website. You just go to a website that have pictures that you want to download then click the add-on.

The installation is very easy. But before we start, make sure that you are connected to the internet.
Now, click ‘Tool > Add-ons‘ from Firefox menu. From search text box, type ‘downthemall‘ and from the combo box choose ‘add add-ons‘.
Then click the arrow button to start searching.

If your success then you will find the ‘add-on‘ module like below.

Click ‘Add to Firefox‘ button to continue.

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Every hardware in your computer will use interrupts, Ioports and DMA (direct memory access) then lsdev collects of all these data to give you a quick overview of which hardware uses what I/O addresses and what IRQ and DMA channels.

lsdev takes the data from /proc directory. This program is only show the kernel’s idea of what hardware is present, not what actually physically available.

How to install?

Make sure that you are connected to the internet.

Open your Linux Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) then type: ‘sudo apt-get install procinfo‘.

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How to use?
Open your Linux Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal) then type ‘lsdev‘.

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Real Player 11 for Linux is the latest version released for Linux. It comes with some new features. One of it is 5.1 surround sound. Real player claim that it has better sound compare to the last version.

The installation is still the same with the old one.

Just download directly from the website: www.real.com/linux.

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Below is the common error that I always have when I force my Firefox to close.

Firefox is already running, but is not responding. To open a new window, you must first close the existing Firefox process, or restart your system.

You can’t fix it by log out from the system. You can only do 2 things, kill the Firefox process or restart your system. The second option will take a longer time, so let’s do the first one.

Open your Linux terminal (Applications>Accessories>Terminal) then type: ps ax | grep firefox.

You will see the PID number on the left side. PID is Program Identifier. The number can be different.

Have to have stop the process by kill the PID one by one.

Now, start your Firefox again. If you see the screen below mean the problem is fixed.

What is bluesnarfer? It’s a tool to steal informations from a wireless device through a Bluetooth connection. The connection can be between mobile phones, PDAs or Laptops. You can access to a calendar, contact list, emails and text messages.

Who is the creator? It’s Davide Del Vecchio (dante_at_alighieri.org) together with Roberto “boos” Martelloni. The they developed a Linux pof to bluesnarf (read/write/search/perform arbitrary command..). The tool was attached to an article (just Italian) published on the e-zine BFi.

For your information, Bluesnarfing (stealing information with bluesnarfer) is illegal in many countries. Try it with your own risk.

To install bluesnarfer you need two files:


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hddtemp is a utility to read the temperature of hard disk. It only works if the hard disk has a temperature sensor. hddtemp will read Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T) information on your hard disk. hddtemp can work as simple command line tool or as a daemon.

Installation

Before you start the installation process, make sure that you are connected to the internet.

Open your Ubuntu Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal), and type ‘sudo apt-get install hddtemp‘.

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