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hpr1886 :: Moral Volcano's Linux Tips & Tricks podcast for Hacker Public Radio

A collection of Linux tips and tricks that may be useful new users.

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Welcome to my first podcast for Hacker Public Radio.

  1. Like Gnome 3? Good for you.
  2. Don't like Gnome 3 or like Gnome 2 more? Then, get a Linux distro with the Mate desktop. Mate desktop was forked from Gnome 2. Gnome 2 development was stopped by the Gnome 3 team.
  3. After installing the Mate desktop, install the Nimbus theme and Compiz desktop effects.
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/47579lbgjsqgazz/nimbus-icon-theme_0.1.4-2_all.deb?dl=0
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/ndei6yi4lj2zmid/gtk2-engines-nimbus_0.1.4-2_amd64.deb?dl=0
    I don't have the 32-bit edition.
  4. Have a USB wireless modem? Use wvdial or gnome-ppp with "stupid mode" enabled.
  5. Change gnome-terminal color scheme to Green-On-Black and the the following line to your .bashrc for a colorful and usable terminal window.
    PS1="\a\n\n\e[31;1m\u@\h on \d at \@\n\e[33;1m\w\e[0m\n$ "
    http://www.vsubhash.com/article.asp?id=13&info=Ubuntu_and_Gnome_Diary#change_terminal_prompt
  6. Install CMU fonts from
    http://canopus.iacp.dvo.ru/~panov/cm-unicode/
  7. Download Google fonts using this bash script
    wget https://googlefontdirectory.googlecode.com/hg/ofl/ -r -nc -nd -np -A.ttf
    This command takes a while to parse all the pages and find the fonts that need to be downloaded.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cj6zhjW7ZS0
  8. Good Artists Copy, Great Artists Steal; Jonathan Schwartz; March 2010
    https://jonathanischwartz.wordpress.com/2010/03/09/good-artists-copy-great-artists-steal/
  9. Undead Myths In The Wake Of iDead Steve Jobs; V. Subhash; November 2011
    http://www.vsubhash.com/article.asp?id=112&info=Undead_Myths_In_The_Wake_Of_iDead_Steve_Jobs
  10. Support free software
    https://my.fsf.org/donate
    http://mate-desktop.org/donate/
    http://www.linuxmint.com/donors.php
  11. Firestarter firewall - I think it needs only a little attention from Linux developers before it can be extremely useful again. Most of it still works.
    http://fs-security.com/

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