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Get SteamOS Beta running on VirtualBox

14 Dec 2013 at 19:11:03 - 11 comment(s)
Find out how to get SteamOS beta running under VirtualBox with this step by step tutorial.

Java 1.8 (JDK8): What's new? Code examples and performance

20 Apr 2013 at 15:54:52 - 35 comment(s)
In a previous post, I talked about new features and performance of java 1.7. Java 7 has now been released a while ago and Java 8 is coming. Java 1.8 is planned to be released on the 9th of September 2013. I'm going to present the main new features of the Java 8 (JDK8). I will show some code examples and run some simple benchmarks to compare it with its predecessor Java 1.6 and Java 1.7.

Make your gnome-shell experience more enjoyable

25 Jan 2013 at 00:00:00 - 0 comment(s)
I'm using gnome-shell since it was released along gnome 3.0 in April 2011. I know lot of people don't like it but I do. However I do need to add a few things to make it more enjoyable and to be fair more usable for work. So here is a post to give you the tips and extensions you need.

How to: Wake On Lan

12 Sep 2012 at 00:00:00 - 0 comment(s)
This is a step by step how to which explain you how to setup your computer and network to take advantage of Wake On Lan feature.

How to get webex to work on Linux?

11 Sep 2012 at 00:00:00 - 6 comment(s)
A company I work for is using webex for audio/video conferencing. Webex say they support linux and more specifically Ubuntu 10x, Red Hat (5/6), Open SuSE (11.3/11.4) and Fedora (13/14) with Firefox 3.x, 4.x, 5.x. As I am using Arch Linux and I don't want to use a virtual machine, I have been trying to get it to work on it. As we all know, any linux distributions is pretty much the same thing so if it works on 1 distribution it should be possible to get it to work on any other. So let's see how to get webex to work on Linux in general and Arch Linux in particular.

pulseaudio: set default device from command line

01 Sep 2012 at 00:00:00 - 0 comment(s)
This post is just a few commands in order to control pulseaudio from command line. The main purpose for me is to set the default input device as I have two and the one I use is not the one being set as default automatically.

Skype 4 on Arch Linux

14 Jun 2012 at 00:00:00 - 0 comment(s)
Can't wait for skype 4 package to make it in arch repository, here is how to get skype 4 on arch linux by using the .deb from skype website.

How to create a self signed certificate?

26 Apr 2012 at 00:00:00 - 0 comment(s)
You need a self signed certificate for your website over https, this post is here to take you through the few steps necessary to create your self signed certificate.

Skype: fix crackling sound

17 Apr 2012 at 00:00:00 - 0 comment(s)
If skype on linux gives you crackling sound and you use pulseaudio, here is the solution to fix it. Also if you have no sound and use archlinux/pulseaudio, solution is here too.

To not increase PCM value when increasing volume with pulseaudio

17 Apr 2012 at 00:00:00 - 0 comment(s)
When you use pulseaudio and you increase the volume, it will increase the front volume but also the PCM value leading to crackling sound when reaching value above 80%. Here is how to change this behaviour.