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3Apr/150

Proprietary software loves you… how you would like a parasite

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Arrival in this reflection after happened on the Adobe website, to sales page Photoshop CC. I take the guise of the slogan of a commercial software to get to talk to the school system. No less than.

In the page footer sales photoshop found a box that reads "We love students & teachers"... and for some reason.

26Jun/112

Cambiare lingua a Firefox

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With the latest update from Mozilla, my fox computer (or should I say "my Panda rosso") is back to talk in inglese. I do not know why this happened, is probable that the langpack have not been included in the updates released by Canonical, the fact is that to return to Italian steps are few, Simple and (I hope) clear.

  • First you need to go on Mozilla mirror, that being open source is always available on the network,
17Apr/115

Enable a swap on any external drive connected (USB also)

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In today's article we deal with computer and speed. Consequence of the granting of Windows 7 I became aware of a new, small utility: ReadyBoost. In practice is nothing more than a swap USB drive: enter the key, enable ReadyBoost on the stick, disappears from the key resources and is used for storage of temporary files (not all, some files targeted).

Perhaps not everyone knows that enable a swap USB is not recommended due to (maybe three) main reasons:

20Sep/104

Check a Linux desktop from Windows or Linux with VNC

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In today's post we see how access to a desktop GNU / Linux (which we will call "server") da un pc GNU/Linux o Windows (which we will call "client") with VNC. For today's article, I draw inspiration from an interesting post in English.

Log in to a desktop GNU / Linux from a any other system, located in a anywhere (LAN, internet) using VNC is relatively simple. The result can be obtained regardless of operating system used (GNU/Linux, Windows the Mac OS X). One of the most interesting features is that this procedure can be implemented in a free with a small expenditure of time and without being experts.

2Feb/102

Alien will turn to “deb” in “rpm” and vice versa

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Today we see a small handbook for the operation of "alien”, application that converts archives "deb"To Debian in “rpm"To RedHat, and vice versa. Clearly available only for GNU / Linux. Although it is a stable software and regularly updated, “alienshould not be used for the installation of packages important for the system. Alien offers an alternative if they do not exist compiled packages for your distribution, is not suitable to replace the system libraries.