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How To : Using the Evolution address book in Ubuntu Linux

New to the Ubuntu Linux distribution and interested in setting up an address book for to keep track of your contacts? In this how-to, you'll learn how to make maximum use of the address book built into the Evolution email client. Take a look!

How To : Enable desktop icons in Ubuntu Linux

New to the Ubuntu Linux distribution? This video clip shows you how to enable common desktop icons, including the Home folder, Computer, Network, and Trash icons. To start the configuration editor, press Alt-F2, then type "gconf-editor" and press Run.

How To : Burn files to CD or DVD in Ubuntu Linux

Want to burn optical media in Ubuntu Linux but aren't quite sure where to start? This video clip will teach you how to burn files to a CD or DVD using Ubuntu. (NB: The CD/DVD Creator is located in the Places menu on your desktop.)

How To : Send email with Evolution in Ubuntu Linux

Sending email with the Evolution client in Ubuntu Linux is much the same as with any other email program. In addition to offering step-by-step instructions for the setup and use of Evolution, this Ubuntu tutorial also will teach you how to access your address book when writing ...more

How To : Use Ubuntu Linux

If you're brand new to the Ubuntu Linux operating system, you'll seem some help acclimating to your new platform. Fortunately, this video is here to help you do just that. For more information on using your new operating system, as well as setting up applications and games, ta ...more

How To : Get the flaming cursor effect in Ubuntu Linux

This video tutorial will show you how to get a cool flaming cursor effect in Ubuntu Linux. The steps are easy to follow, and this effect may also work on other flavors of Linux, too. Watch this video, follow the steps and you'll be getting your own flaming cursor in no time at ...more

How To : Set up WiFi in Ubuntu Linux

In this video tutorial, you'll learn how to use the WiFi Radar application to find wireless networks while running the Ubuntu Linux distribution. For more, and to get started finding and using wireless networks in Ubuntu for yourself, take a look!

How To : Drag and drop in Ubuntu Linux

Drag and drop doesn't work automatically in the Ubuntu Linux distribution. You'll need to make some settings changes to enable it. For a step-by-step look at the process to enabling drag and drop file management in Ubuntu, watch this Ubuntu tutorial.

How To : Use the gconf-editor in Ubuntu Linux

This video tutorial takes a look at using gconf-editor in the Ubuntu Linux distribution. In particular this video addresses what gconf-editor is, how to use it, and what it offers. While this tutorial is Ubuntu-oriented, its lessons will work on other systems such as Fedora an ...more

How To : Install an MP3 player in Ubuntu Linux

Does open source software make you want to dance? There are many MP3 players available for the Ubuntu Linux distribution, including XMMS and Amarok. This video clip will show you how to install an MP3-compatible music player on Ubuntu.

How To : Run Ubuntu Linux on a Microsoft Windows PC

This video will show you how you can load and run the Ubuntu Linux distribution on a Microsoft Windows XP or Vista PC. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, w ...more

How To : Install software in Ubuntu Linux with three clicks

In this video tutorial, you'll be taught a method for installing software packages within the Ubuntu Linux distribution in the simplest and most painless way available. There will be no web searching, downloading, or running, etc., of anything–just three clicks, and 2 minutes ...more

How To : Crop a digital photo with GIMP in Ubuntu Linux

This video clip shows you how to crop a selected region from a digital photo using the Ubuntu image editor. The selected region is then used to create a new image. The default image editor for Ubuntu is the GIMP, or GNU Image Manipulation Program. When using GIMP in the Ubuntu ...more

How To : Disable file preview in Ubuntu Linux

This video clip will teach you how to disable the preview of text and image files in order to improve the performance of the Ubuntu Linux distribution on older computers. (You can open the File Manager and select Edit->Preferences to modify the preview settings.)

How To : Change your desktop wallpaper in Ubuntu Linux

Interested in a change of scenery? This video clip shows you how to change the desktop wallpaper on the Ubuntu Linux distribution. (They key is right-clicking on the desktop and select "Change Desktop Background" from the menu.)

How To : Install SmillaEnlarger on Ubuntu Linux

Ever hear of SmillaEnlarger? It's a small graphical tool (based on QT) to resize, especially magnify bitmaps in high quality. Check out this video tutorial on how to back up and restore data easily on Ubuntu Linux. Hundreds of different solutions exist to reduce the resolutio ...more

How To : Convert webpage HTML to PDF on Ubuntu Linux

There's plenty of reasons why one would want to convert a webpage to a PDF document. And there's numerous ways on how one can convert that web page (HTML) into a PDF file. Check out this video tutorial on how to convert webpage HTML to PDF on Ubuntu Linux. You could just sele ...more

How To : Install Ubuntu Linux in 5 minutes

A Tutorial: Ubuntu Linux is a completely free open-source operating system that has many useful features and abilities, and this guide will show you how to try this new OS without harming your Windows system, and it only takes five minutes to learn! This guide will show you ho ...more

How To : Edit videos using PiTiVi on Ubuntu Linux

Are you a film buff whose looking to become the next Quentin Tarantino? Well, other than having a big dream, a big vision, and a camera, you need an EXCELLENT film editing program. It really make the difference between creating a crappy, home video-esque shot and creating a "L ...more

How To : Install and setup JDownloader on Ubuntu Linux

In this video, viewers learn how to install and setup JDownloader on Ubuntu Linux Downloader is open source download manager. It simplifies downloading files from One-Click-Hosters like Rapidshare.com or Megaupload.com - not only for users with a premium account but also for u ...more

How To : Tell if your hard drive is failing in Ubuntu Linux

With this video, we learn how to tell if your hard drive is failing in Ubuntu Linux. If you have a failing hard drive, it will start making noises like clicking or grinding. If you hear these noises coming from your hard drive, you will need to get a new one before it fails co ...more

How To : Install FreeDOS in Ubuntu Linux

The author show how to install FreeDos which is a free open source version of DOS. He shows how FreeDos is made up of many programs and how they are contributed by many people over the internet. He show how to install the DOS in a Virtual PC. He explains that all the old DOS p ...more

How To : Fix broken AVI files with DivFix++ on Ubuntu Linux

Broken AVI video files are your worst nightmare. Nobody wants to watch a video and find out it's corrupted and not working anymore. But there could be a solution on Linux. This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out ...more

How To : Install, run and use Ubuntu Linux

Tired of Windows and Mac OS? You might want to try Ubuntu or some other variation of the Linux operating system. The Lab Rats, Andy Walker and Sean Carruthers, teach you how to install and run Ubuntu on your system. They also address several concerns you may want to be aware of.

How To : Dual boot Ubuntu Linux using Wubi

This is a easier way to install Ubuntu with out having to partition your hard drive. Wubi (www.wubi-installer.org) allows you to boot into Ubuntu by saving a file to the boot folder in Windows Vista or Windows XP. You can always uninstall Ubuntu easily without any complication ...more

How To : Make a bootable CD/DVD in Ubuntu Linux

When you are using Linux or Ubuntu, it is smart to back it up. This tutorial will show you how to use a program called Remastersys to clone and backup your Linux distribution including root, home, other partitions and all personal, custom configuration to a fully deployable, s ...more

How To : Install and run Runescape on a PC running Ubuntu Linux

In this video, you'll learn how to play Runescape on a Ubuntu GNU/Linux PC. It's an easy process and this video presents a complete guide. For more information, including a full demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-computing how-to.

How To : Install Ubuntu Linux from a LiveCD or DVD

In this clip, you'll learn how to install the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution from a self-contained LiveCD (or Live CD) or DVD. You'll find it's easy. For more information, including an abbreviated demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this helpful home-co ...more

How To : Run Ubuntu Linux on a USB thumb drive

In this video tutorial, we learn how to install and run the Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution on a USB flash drive. For more information, including a complete demonstration and detailed, step-by-step instructions, watch this how-to from the folks at CNET TV.

How To : Install Ubuntu Linux on a Windows PC with Wubi

In need of a quick primer on how to use the Wubi Windows-based Ubuntu GNU/Linux installer? It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this video tutorial can present a complete, step-by-step overview of the process in just under two minutes. For more information, including detailed, st ...more

How To : Use applications in Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu includes applications for accessing your email and the web, editing your digital photos, and watching movies and managing your music. This video clip shows you the applications and programs that are installed with Ubuntu and how to access them from the desktop.

How To : Change the default theme in Ubuntu Linux

Want to change the look of your Ubuntu desktop? This video clip from ubuntuclips.org will show you how to change the default Ubuntu theme. The new theme uses large text and icons and is well suited if you have difficulty viewing small text and graphics. To change the default U ...more

How To : Use multiple workspaces in Ubuntu Linux

This video clip shows you how to use and customize the Ubuntu workspace switcher. The workspace switcher enables you to use multiple workspaces, which can be used to organize your windows and applications. To increase the number of workspaces or to name each workspace, right-c ...more

How To : Use the ls terminal command in Ubuntu Linux

This video clip shows you how to use the ls command (to list the contents of a directory) with additional options in the Ubuntu Terminal. It also introduces you to file and directory ownership and permissions. (To list file ownership and permission details, type ls -l. To list ...more

How To : Use the chmod terminal command in Ubuntu Linux

This video clip shows you how to use the chmod (change file modes) command to set and modify the read, write, and execute permissions for files and directories. Without administrator privileges, you can change permissions only on files and directories for which you are the own ...more

How To : Make CD and DVD images in Ubuntu Linux

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to make CD and DVD images in Ubuntu. This task is very easy, fast and simple to do. Begin by right-clicking on the disc icon of the computer and select Copy Disc. When the CD/DVD Options window opens, click on Properties. Now name the ...more

How To : Use the man terminal command in Ubuntu Linux

If you're new to the terminal, then the man command is your very best friend. This video clip will teach you how to use the man (manual page) command to view the manual pages for terminal commands. A manual page includes a brief description of the command as well as outlines t ...more

How To : Install Google Chrome when running Ubuntu Linux

This video tutorial from izbyfl shows how install Google Chrome and enable its plugins in Ubuntu. First download application from here: http://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en/eula_dev.html?dl=unstable_i386_deb. Make sure you download Gdebi Package Installer. Install applicati ...more

How To : Record desktops with RecordItNow! on Ubuntu Linux

Record desktops with RecordItNow! on Ubuntu Linux Ever wanted to record your desktop screen? Well, it's entirely possible on Ubuntu Linux. This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to r ...more

How To : Add fonts to GIMP on Linux Ubuntu

Linux is a fully functioning free operating system that you can download online. Just because you are using Linux Ubuntu doesn't mean your projects have to suffer or look less professional that those made on traditional operating systems like Windows or Mac OS X. In this tutor ...more

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