Month: May 2014

Link: Going Beyond the Default Raspberry Pi Configuration

The default configuration for Raspbian on the Raspberry Pi is completely functional and allows you to jump straight in and start using your Pi from the command line or from the desktop. However, it is often desirable to move beyond the defaults.

Full article here:
Going Beyond the Default Raspberry Pi Configuration (Make Tech Easier)

Link: Chorus Is a Powerful Web-Based Remote Control for XBMC

Chorus is an add-on for XBMC that lets you remotely manage, build playlists, queue up videos, organize your library, and do just about anything you want with your media center—all from the comfort of a browser window on another device.

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Chorus Is a Powerful Web-Based Remote Control for XBMC (Lifehacker)

Link: ClipMenu – A clipboard manager for Mac OS X

ClipMenu screenshot
ClipMenu can manage clipboard history. You can record 8 clipboard types, from plain text to image. ..… You can also register texts you frequently use, like e-mail addresses, user IDs and so on, as snippets.

We really like this freeware clipboard manager for OS X. You can get it here:
ClipMenu (Naotaka Morimoto)

Link: Automate your Computer Power Off with KShutdown

In this article you will learn how to use KShutdown a graphical shut down utility made by Konrad Twardowski. KShutdown comes packaged with several options to help you time several tasks on your Linux box. If you do not like the command line then this is the perfect tool for you. For the command line enthusiast this is the tool for you when you do just want to do a shut down with graphical user interface, and without having to be root.

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Automate your Computer Power Off with KShutdown (LinOxide)

Link: Mac OS X launchd examples (launchd plist example files)

Mac OS X launchd FAQ: Can you share some Mac launchd examples (also written as launchd plist examples, or launchctl examples)?

In an earlier tutorial (Mac OS X startup jobs with crontab, launchctl, and launchd) I demonstrated how to use the Mac OS X launchd facility instead of cron to run what would normally be a cron (crontab) job. As I started working with launchd and launchctl, I realized it would probably be helpful to see several different launchd examples, specifically launchd plist file examples.

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Mac OS X launchd examples (launchd plist example files) (Alvin Alexander)

Link: Free yourself from the command line with these 10 GUI tools for Linux

When I broach the subject of Linux with some people, their immediate response is, “I don’t want to have to use the command line.” Ten years ago, I would have understood their trepidation. Today, however, that response is no longer valid. Why? The Linux platform has so many outstanding GUI tools, the command line is no longer a necessity (especially for desktop users). In fact, when on a desktop, I rarely need to use the command line.

Here are 10 easy-to-use GUI tools that have replaced commands. Each one does a great job of standing in for the command line — and in many cases, even adds features.

Full article here:
Free yourself from the command line with these 10 GUI tools for Linux (TechRepublic)

Link: How to Rename eMail Flags in Mail App for Mac OS X

The Mac Mail app defaults to naming the email flags as colors; Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, Blue, Purple, and Gray. Those default flag names aren’t too descriptive, so a much better choice is to rename those mail flags to better accommodate your emailing habits, perhaps naming them as things like “To-Do”, “Family”, “Work”, “Important”, or whatever else. Renaming the email flags in OS X isn’t the most obvious thing in the world however, so let’s quickly walk through how to perform this task.

This works to rename the flags in all modern versions of OS X that support Mail flags, from Lion, Mountain Lion, to Mavericks.

Full article here:
How to Rename eMail Flags in Mail App for Mac OS X (OS X Daily)

Link: How To : Secure Shell (SSH) Password-less Login using SSH-Keygen

Secure Shell, as the name tells, is the open source and most secure and hence, most used protocol that is used to execute command remotely on a Linux host or to transfer files from one Linux host to another within a network using Secure Copy (SCP). Find more details about Secure Shell in our article- Secure Shell in Linux.

In this article, we will see how to setup password-less login between two Linux system to transfer files between them with the same level of security and trust.

Full article here:
How To : Secure Shell (SSH) Password-less Login using SSH-Keygen (Your Own Linux..!)

Link: The Power User’s Guide to Better Virtual Machines in VirtualBox

VirtualBox is great for testing out a new operating system, but your virtual machines probably aren’t that special when you first set them up. Here are a few tips for making them much easier to use—not to mention more powerful.

If you’re unfamiliar with VirtualBox, it’s our favorite virtualization app, perfect for testing out a new OS, or running that one app you can’t get in yours. We already have a beginner’s guide to VirtualBox (so go there if this is your first time), but setting up your virtual machine only gets you so far. VirtualBox is packed with more advanced features that let you run your virtual machines full screen, create “snapshots” of a certain point in time, or even run virtualized apps on your regular desktop.

Full article here:
The Power User’s Guide to Better Virtual Machines in VirtualBox (Lifehacker)
Related:
Portable VirtualBox Lets You Take Your Virtual Machines Anywhere (Lifehacker)

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