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Enjoy Smoother Video with SmoothVideo Project

πŸ“… August 11, 2017
Have you ever admired the smooth motion video seen on 120Hz and 240Hz HDTVs in an electronics store and thought, “Oh, wow. It would be nice to watch my videos like that!”?

Well, now you can!

SmoothVideo ProjectΒ is a free/pay, cross-platform software product that converts any existing video to 60fps on a computer to produce fluid motion without the stutter or jitter inherent in many video sources due to low frame rates.

Here is my experience installing and using this fun piece of software with Linux Mint.

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Change the Login Background in Linux Mint

πŸ“… July 18, 2017
Linux Mint offers some of the best-looking wallpapers of any Linux distribution or operating system, but there are times when you might want to add your own images for display at the login screen.

Whether it be a matching theme or your favorite vacation pictures, you can share the joy and ensure every user will see your images during local login.

It’s easy!

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Linux Hardware – How Well Has It Performed? Part 2

πŸ“… July 3, 2017
Here are three more items that have stood the test of time:

Let’s compare how well they have performed over time with Linux.

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Linux Hardware – How Well Has It Performed? Part 1

πŸ“… June 30, 2017
How have past hardware devices held up over time when used with Linux?

Time proves what works and what does not. Having used a variety of hardware with Linux, do these devices still perform today?

Here are a few devices that I have used used along with a few comparison notes between then and now.

 

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Speed Up Linux Boot by Disabling Services

πŸ“… June 19, 2017
What’s this? You installed Linux to a speedy M.2 NVMe SSD but boot times are not as fast as expected?

It might be a software issue. When Linux boots from power on, it runs a number of services before you ever see the login screen. Some of these services have timeouts and increase delays. Other services might be completely unnecessary, but they are loaded during boot anyway.

By disabling unneeded services, the Linux boot time can be reduced by a few seconds.

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The EVGA GTX 1050 SC and Linux. What can you expect?

πŸ“… June 17, 2017
Given a low-powered A10-7860K system for everyday tasks, is it possible to install a GTX 1050 graphics card for improved graphics?

Absolutely, but be prepared to encounter issues involving the required proprietary drivers needed to make the 1050 run with Linux.

Having acquired a 1050, here are my delightful results with Linux Mint 18.1.

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How to Set Up Anonymous FTP with ProFTP

πŸ“… June 10, 2017
Anonymous FTP is a handy way to provide public files to users over a LAN. Any user may log in to the FTP server without requiring an account on the FTP server itself. Just log in as anonymous and download.

But how can we set this up?

In this quick tutorial, we will see how the process works and what configuration settings must be made for a read-only anonymous FTP login.

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