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Box.net via WebDAV on Fedora 16

I was lucky enough to get a free 50GB box.net account. 50GB is alot!. However, the catch, individual files can’t exceed 100mb each. lol I mainly use my box.net to hold eBooks for later access on my Laptop and Android devices. There is no free client for Linux so I use WebDAV instead. It’s slower […]

How to install Android’s Roboto font in Fedora 16

I love the new Android Roboto font family and it looks good on my Fedora 16 install. Here’s how you can get it into your Fedora 16. 1. Change to root user # su – 2. Create the the roboto directory # cd /usr/share/fonts/ # mkdir roboto # cd roboto 3. Download the roboto font […]

How to install Google Music Manager on Fedora 16

I’ve been using Google’s Music locker / streaming service for awhile now. You get to upload 20,000 tracks and getting them on is a breeze with Google’s Music Manager. I’m running Fedora 16 now and here’s I got Google Music Manager running on it. 1. Get into your home downloads directory. # cd ~/Downloads 2. […]

How to get Hard Disk Details on Linux

Here’s a quick way to find out more about your hard disk. You can get the serial number, part number, firmware level, size and much more. Just see the sample below. hdparm -I [device] hdparm -I /dev/sda [danesh@pandora Movies]$ sudo hdparm -I /dev/sda /dev/sda: ATA device, with non-removable media Model Number: WDC WD2500JS-75NCB3 Serial Number: […]

Install Ubuntu Fonts on Fedora 16

1. Let’s work from your Downloads folder. cd ~/Downloads 2. Download the Ubuntu Fonts package from Ubuntu. wget http://font.ubuntu.com/download/ubuntu-font-family-0.80.zip 3. Extra the downloaded zip file. unzip ubuntu-font-family-0.80.zip 4. Rename the extracted directory. (Not a must) mv ubuntu-font-family-0.80 ubuntu-font-family 5. Copy the extracted directory to the system shared fonts directory. su -c ‘cp -rv ubuntu-font-family /usr/share/fonts/’ […]

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