Install, Configure and Use Gnome Do – Docky on Fedora 12 Linux

What is Gnome Do? GNOME Do (Do) is an intelligent launcher tool that allows users to use the keyboard to rapidly perform tasks such as launching applications, manipulating files and data, running scripts, or sending e-mail. It is similar to the applications GNOME Launch Box (Linux Gnome), KRunner (Linux KDE), Quicksilver (Mac OS X), LaunchBar (Mac OS X) and Butler (Mac OS X). What is Gnome Do - Docky? Gnome Do - Docky is a nice frontend for GNOME Do (Do) which introduces an entirely new...

Upgrade to Fedora 13 from Fedora 12 with Preupgrade

I think the most easiest way to upgrade Fedora 12 to Fedora 13 is use Preupgrade, which download needed packages from the server and then just reboot to installer and after install boot the new system. This guide I use preupgrade-cli version, which works from command line. If you want use Preupgrade Graphical version then you can check this Howto upgrade Fedora 11 to Fedora 12 with Preupgrade guide, which works same way with Fedora 13 (Goddard). It's important backup your important files before...

YUM Changelog

Package change log information is not directly available from the YUM package management. This is short guide howto enable (install) changelog plugin and use changelog information with YUM package management system. Install YUM Changelog Plugin for Viewing Package Changelogs Install YUM Changelog Plugin on Fedora (as root) yum install yum-plugin-changelog Install YUM Changelog Plugin on CentOS and Red Hat (RHEL) (as root) yum install yum-changelog Examples Howto...

YUM Downgrade Packages on Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat (RHEL)

This is quick tip, howto downgrade packages using YUM (example) on Fedora, CentOS, Red Hat (RHEL). This works simply with yum downgrade command and is very usefull when package(s) downgrade is needed some reason. YUM Downgrade Basic Usage Downgrade is very straightforward when package have not any dependencies, which affect the downgrade. YUM Downgrade Single Package yum downgrade package Example: yum downgrade hunspell-mr.noarch Setting up Downgrade...

List tar/tar.gz/tar.bz2 Contents – List all files in archive.tar

This is quick tip, howto list contents of tar, tar.gz and tar.bz2 files without unpacking file. This is very useful on server environment where any graphical tool is not available. This method is also very useful when tar, tar.gz or tar.bz2 packages are really big, something like hundreds of megabytes or gigabytes (for example backups). Overall, the key is the tar command with -t option. List the Contents of tar File List tar contents short command tar -tvf archive.tar List...

Install PHP MongoDB (mongo) Driver on Linux, Mac OS X, Windows, UNIX, BSD

PHP MongoDB (Mongo Database) Driver Installation on Linux, UNIX, BSD and Mac OS X MongoDB PHP driver is very simple install on Linux, UNIX, BSD and Mac OS X. You need just PEAR (PHP Extension and Application Repository) with PECL repository. Normally PHP development (dev) package and PHP Pear package installation from package management system is enough to get PEAR working. Also go-pear.php script can be used. (more…)

Fedora 13 Goddard – What’s New, Overview, Features, Screenshots

Fedora 13 is released. This is overview, what's new features found on new Fedora 13 release. Main Software Updates, Changes and Features New Software Shotwell - Open source photo manager for GNOME Deja-dup - Déjà Dup (day-ja-doop) is a simple backup tool. It hides the complexity of doing backups the Right Way (encrypted, off-site, and regular) and uses duplicity as the backend. Pino - Twitter and Identi.ca client for Linux desktop Simple Scan - Simple Scanning Utility New...

CentOS 5.5 Released – What’s new, Overview, Features, Screenshots

CentOS 5.5 is the fifth update to the CentOS 5 distribution series. It contains a lot of bugfixes, updates and new functionality. New Packages on CentOS 5.5 freeradius2 gsl postgresql84 python-dmidecode samba3x tunctl xz gpxe (x86_64 only) Some package updates exim 4.63 gcc 4.1.2 kernel 2.6.18 OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 php 5.1.6 xen 3.0.3 yum 3.2.22 httpd 2.2.3 Most interesting update is PostgreSQL 8.4. Of course, many have used the 8.4 version of PostgreSQL on...

Fedora 12 Constantine is released

Fedora team promises to bring to you the latest and greatest release of Fedora ever, Fedora 12! Many things are really changed and improved. Fedora 12 also brings lots of new packages. Here is some highlights from Fedora 12 new stuff Optimized performance - 32-bit architecture software packages have been compiled with special optimization for the Intel Atom processors without losing compatibility with the overwhelming majority of CPUs. Smaller and faster updates - Fedora 12 uses...

Howto Install Gnome Shell with YUM on Fedora 12 Linux

What is Gnome Shell? GNOME Shell is the defining technology of the GNOME 3 desktop user experience. It provides following core interface functions: Launching applications Opening files Switching between open windows Adding and deleting workspaces Moving windows between workspaces Dynamic system-related information display (including transient notifications) Providing a flat list of user-account related actions Logging out or switching the session, and stopping or...
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