How to install the MATE fork of Gnome 2 on Fedora 17?

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I miss Gnome 2. How to install the MATE fork of Gnome 2 on Fedora 17? MATE is already included into Fedora 17’s repository and is an official feature of Fedora 18. To install MATE on Fedora 17 # yum install @mate-desktop To install softwares usually needed: # yum install mate-media mate-screensaver mate-system-monitor mate-power-manager mate-utils
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Vim Tutorial for Beginners: vimtutor

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There are many Vim tutorials and Vim tips on the Web. However, I find the vimtutor provides the best tutorial among those so far as I found on the Web while the vimtutor seems usually reachable from a terminal which is not obviously known to Vim beginners who are usually Linux beginners too. This page
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How to Change Linux Account Password Through SSH: A Beginners’ Tutorial

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People are sometimes given access to Linux/Unix and asked to change their initial passwords. But for beginners, changing a Linux/Unix password is not an easy task, especially when there is only SSH log on allowed to the Linux/Unix server. This post introduces how to change password of user USER on host HOST remotely using SSH.
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How to Turn GNOME terminal to a Pop-up Terminal

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A pop-up terminal is great and handy on Linux and similar OS. On KDE, Yakuake is great. On Gnome or GTK, I ever tried Guake. It is quite good. However, it has not been as mature, stable and figure-rich as gnome-terminal. One day, I got this idea: why not using a script/program to manage the
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Making Emacs Start Up Faster

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I use Emacs in terminals and start/close Emacs frequently as needed like in a file checking-editing-closing loop. However, Emacs seems take some time to start up especially some heavy modes are used. How to make Emacs start up faster? (If you just want the solution/script first, find the command in the summary section.) My solution
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How to Set Up A Gitolite Git Server – A Ten-Minute Tutorial

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I ever introduced seting up git server using SSH or gitosis. However, gitolite is the way to go for managing git servers if you want an lightweight authentication layer. gitolite provides many very usefull features which can control each user’s right on each branch. I set up one gitolite git server and am very happy
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How to Copy Output of Commands in a Linux Terminal to X Selection or Clipboard

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xclip is a tool to copy the copy the output of commands from a command line in a terminal to X selection or clipboard. It connects the command line interface and the X selections (clipboard) and is a very useful tool. For example, processing some text in vim in a terminal and then copying it
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Vim as KMail’s External Editor

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Vim is my favourite text editor and I also prefer to use Vim to compose Email. I ever used Vim as Thunderbird’s External editor with the help of plugin. I started to use KMail as my email client on KDE and I find it is not hard to configure KMail to use Vim as email
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Vim as Thunderbird’s External Editor in Linux

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Vim is an excellent editor which I use every day. Thunderbird is a nice email application. However, Thunderbird’s integrated editor is not efficient enough to a Vim user. Why not use Vim as Thunderbird’s editor? In this tutorial, we will introduce how to integrate Vim with Thunderbird together in Linux. Install the “External Editor” Thunderbird
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pkill and pgrep: Process Management Commands

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This is a introduction to *nix’s process management tools: pkill and pgrep. As this site’s domain name was pkill.info, a introduction to pkill should exist here. NAME pgrep, pkill – look up or signal processes based on name and other attributes SYNOPSIS pgrep [-flvx] [-d delimiter] [-n|-o] [-P ppid,…] [-g pgrp,…] [-s sid,…] [-u euid,…]
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Jailbreaking Apple iPod Touch with Spirit in Linux

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How to jailbreak Apple iPod touch in Linux will be introduced in this article. We use Spirit to jailbreak iPod touch. Spirit[1] is an untethered jailbreak for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch on certain firmware versions. Please read [1] for requirement when using Spirit. Currently, the version of iTunes used should be iTune 9 earlier
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Guake: An Excellent Quake Like Drop-down Terminal for Gnome

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Guake is very fast and stable enough for use. It’s an excellent quqke like drop-down terminal for gnome. I used yakuake on KDE. It’s professional but a bit slow. I used tilda also on gnome. But unfortunately, there are too many bugs. Then after I find Guake, I am happy. Guake is invoked with a
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