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Hackergotchi howto

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Recently, the guys at Planet Sugar asked me to add a hackergotchi. After finding out what a hackergotchi is, I created my own. Here’s how I did it using GIMP in Ubuntu.

This guide is based on this article, with some additional explanations for GIMP newbies (like me).

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PasswordSafe in Ubuntu 10.04 Linux 64 bits

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How many passwords and user names do you need to remember? PasswordSafe is a great piece of software that allows you to safely and easily create a secured and encrypted user name/password list. With Password Safe all you have to do is create and remember a single “Master Password” of your choice in . . . → Read More: PasswordSafe in Ubuntu 10.04 Linux 64 bits

Installing older versions of Firefox in Ubuntu 10.04 64 bits

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Sometimes we need to run older versions of Mozilla Firefox in order to overcome compatibility issues with other software. For an example of these situations, see this post.

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You can download older versions of Firefox from this page. If you need a particular version and you can’t find it there, you may . . . → Read More: Installing older versions of Firefox in Ubuntu 10.04 64 bits

VMware server 2.0.2 on Ubuntu 10.04

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Though Ubuntu is not officially supported as a VMware server host, it is very easy to install VMware server using the instructions provided in this page.

You will need to register with VMware to be able to download the software and to receive via e-mail the information required to get the licenses.

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Ubuntu 10.04 on an HP Pavilion dv4i notebook

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I wanted to use Ubuntu on my HP Pavilion dv4i-2100 notebook. Since the installation was not all the straight forward I would’ve like, I’ll write here all the steps I had to go through to install Ubuntu on my laptop.

First of all, Ubuntu 9.10 amd64 does not install on this laptop, so . . . → Read More: Ubuntu 10.04 on an HP Pavilion dv4i notebook