How to install Adobe Reader on Linux Mint 17?

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How to install Adobe Reader on Linux Mint 17? First, add Canonical PPA repository sudo add-apt-repository “deb http://archive.canonical.com/ precise partner” Then, update apt cache and install Adobe Reader sudo aptitude update sudo aptitude install acroread You can select “Yes” to set Adobe Reader as the default PDF viewer or “No” to not set it. E.Z.M.,
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x86-64 instructions for floating-point comparisons

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What are the x86-64 instructions for floating-point comparisons like the cmpq for quard-word integer comparison? The SSE3 extenstions provide two instructions for comparing floating values: Instruction Based on Description ucomiss S2, S1 S1 – S2 Compare single precision ucomisd S2, S1 S1 – S2 Compare double precision As with cmpq, they follow the GAS convention
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Good introductions to Hadoop 2.0 (YARN)?

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Which ones are recommended introductions to Hadoop 2.0 (YARN)? Pointers to webpages are good. Those are good ones that I find: The SoCC13 paper “Apache Hadoop YARN: Yet Another Resource Negotiator” by Vinod Kumar Vavilapalli et al.: http://www.socc2013.org/home/program/a5-vavilapalli.pdf The introduction from Hortonworks by Arun Murthy:http://hortonworks.com/blog/apache-hadoop-yarn-concepts-and-applications/ The “Official” one from Apache Hadoop website (very brief):https://hadoop.apache.org/docs/r2.2.0/hadoop-yarn/hadoop-yarn-site/YARN.html

Ghostscript reports “Unrecoverable error: stackunderflow in .setdistillerparams”

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With the command -dPDFSETTINGS=/print for ps2pdf, I got: GPL Ghostscript 9.10: Set UseCIEColor for UseDeviceIndependentColor to work properly. Unrecoverable error: stackunderflow in .setdistillerparams make: *** [pdf-print] Error 255 How to fix it? I use this workaround: ps2pdf -dColorConversionStrategy=/LeaveColorUnchanged -dPDFSETTINGS=/printer psfile.ps from this. An alternative is to use -dPDFSETTINGS=/prepress.

How to convert A4 paper format to read on Kindle 5

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Kindle is good for reading. However, the A4-size technical/academic paper is pain to read on Kindle 5—the fonts are too small. The “email to Kindl” converting tool provided by Amazon usually loses the formats in the technical paper. How to convert A4 paper format to read on Kindle 5? I use k2pdfopt tool (hey, source
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How to convert a .docx .doc MS Word file to pdf in command line on Linux

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How to convert a MS Word document file such as .docx and .doc to pdf on Linux using command line tools? Use LibreOffice: libreoffice –headless –convert-to pdf –outdir /path/to/out/dir/ /path/to/doc/docx/file While this LibreOffice answer works, the –headless option still needs as display, even though it does not use it. In otherwords, this option won’t work
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Consistency models for distributed systems

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Which are the consistency models used for distributed systems? Papers that survey the consistency models Robert C. Steinke and Gary J. Nutt. 2004. A unified theory of shared memory consistency. J. ACM 51, 5 (September 2004), 800-849. DOI=10.1145/1017460.1017464 http://doi.acm.org/10.1145/1017460.1017464 David Mosberger. 1993. Memory consistency models. SIGOPS Oper. Syst. Rev. 27, 1 (January 1993), 18-26. DOI=10.1145/160551.160553
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Transactional memory learning materials

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I want to learn transactional memory technologies. Any suggestions on Transactional memory learning materials? Thanks! I highly suggest the Transactional Memory lecture by James R. Larus and Ravi Rajwar of Synthesis Lectures on Computer Architecture: The Transactional Memory lecture:http://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/abs/10.2200/S00070ED1V01Y200611CAC002 Link to the PDF:http://www.morganclaypool.com/doi/pdf/10.2200/S00070ED1V01Y200611CAC002

How to compile Latex on Linux

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How to compile Latex on Linux, and what’s the needed packages? On Fedora, the packages needed can be simply installed via: # yum install texlive* dvipdfmx To compile a latex document (say doc.tex) with bibtex used: $ latex doc $ bibtex doc $ latex doc $ latex doc $ dvips doc.dvi $ ps2pdf doc.ps The
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How to convert a ps file to a pdf file

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How to convert a ps file to a pdf file that is available for publish (embedded fonts, etc)? Convert the file.ps ps file to file.pdf: $ ps2pdf -dPDFSETTINGS=/printer file.ps file.pdf</pre> Embedding Fonts in PDFs with pdflatex by Jeffrey P. Bigham: http://www.manticmoo.com/articles/jeff/programming/latex/embedding-fonts-with-pdflatex.php

Where Does Evolution Save Its Data and Configuration Files on Linux?

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Evolution is a great personal information management tool that provides Email, address book and calendar tools. Evolution provides many enterprise friendly feature such as native support to Microsoft Exchange connectivity for Emails, address books and calendars. Evolution uses various ways including plain files and dconf configuration systems. This post will give an introduction to the
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How to Set the Static IP Address Using CLI in Fedora/CentOS Linux

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How to set the static IP address for CentOS 7/Fedora 22+ is introduced in this post. Here, we assume the Linux is using NetworkManager to manage the network. All steps are done as root. Find the interface you want to set the address Command ifconfig -a lists all interfaces. Find the interface name to set,
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How to Run a Command Upon Files or Directories Changes on Linux

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Doing actions upon changes of files and directories is very useful. Examples like compiling a project after the source code files are changed, sending emails after important configuration files are modified, building the PDF after a TeX file is modified. On Linux, the inotify-tools provide good support for trigger actions after changes. In this post,
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