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Entries in Linux (22)


Browsers You've Never Heard Of: QupZilla

QupZilla iconThe chances are that you are reading this article in one of the five most popular web browsers: Firefox, Safari, Chrome, Opera or Internet Explorer. Whichever browser you're using, you've surely heard of the other four, if not tried them at least once in your surfing career.

Of course, “the big five” aren't the only browsers available – there are plenty more for different platforms, and it's great that there are, because it means that the users are given a wider choice.

Joining the ranks of lightweight web browsers like Midori, K-Meleon and Pale Moon is QupZilla – a simple, zippy browser with features that some major browsers don't even have by default.

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How to Batch-Download Images from Tumblr

Tumblr logoTumblr is a great source of amazing photos, but downloading them one by one is impractical and tedious, especially when Tumblr users get creative (or crazy) with their page design and make navigation tiresome (or nearly impossible). This short guide will show you how to automatically download multiple images at once from any Tumblr page. All you need is your favorite terminal emulator application.

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How to Setup and Use Virtual Box

Today I am going to show you how to setup and use a program called Virtual Box. Virtual Box is a virtual machine that emulates both hardware and software of a computer. Meaning you can run Windows on your Mac with no hassle what so ever. Firstly, I would like to say setting up this program isn’t as hard as you may think. So let’s dive right in, and get you on your way to using a Virtual Machine so you can experience a different kind of operating system today.

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Handbrake: Open Source Video Transcoder

HandBrake is a cross-platform (Linux, OS X, Windows), multi-threaded video transcoding application. It's a free (GPL-licensed), open source tool that enables you to easily convert from nearly any format to the most often used codecs of today, thus making them useful on devices beyond your desktop computer. This article will give an overview of its features and then guide you through a typical use case. We will be using the Linux version of the program, but the differences across platforms are mostly cosmetic. Having said that, Mac users can take a look at the GUI in this brief article.


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Don't Be Awkward, Use AWK!

After providing a tutorial on grep and a brief peek into sed, we move on to another great Linux command-line utility, but one rarely used by beginners. Perhaps because it's really a full-blown programming language, which must bring images of impenetrable complexity to the minds of some?

Hopefully, this article will show you that AWK is not to be feared, but loved. It is extraordinarily useful, after all.

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