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Terminal Linux: Tips, Tricks, and Code to Rock Your World.

Installing Adobe AIR 1.x on 64bit Linux

Adobe AIRAdobe currently offers an installer for AIR for almost all operating systems. Windows, Mac, and Linux, all of the major platforms are covered. However, one installer is missing… a 64bit one for Linux. For those of us who are die-hard Linux users who also prefer the speed and power of running 64bit operating systems, Adobe AIR won’t just install out of the box and work. This article is to help you get Adobe AIR installed and running on your 64bit Linux system in no time flat.

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as3signals – An Awesome Solution to Events/Signals in AS3

There has been quite a lot of buzz lately in the community about a new library by Robert Penner called as3-signals. John Lindquist recently posted a video tutorial on using it, and I thought I’d follow up with a nice text-based tutorial explaining the common ins-and-outs of the library.
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Ripping DVD’s and CD’s to ISO format in Linux

There are many reasons why one would want to rip a disc to an ISO file. The ISO format stores the disc locally on your hard drive in a way that it can be easily and quickly burnt again to removable media. If you’ve ever wanted to keep a backup copy of some software on your computer, or you would like to store entire DVDs locally on your filesystem, Linux can help you out with that. The program “dd,” provided by most Linux distributions by default, allows for quick, simple ripping of CD’s and DVD’s from a terminal. Let’s get ripping. Continue reading

Music Management in Linux: Ripping CD’s with abcde

When one sets out to rip a CD in Linux, he is confronted by many options. The user can use a graphical music player such as Rhythmbox, Banshee, or Amarok to rip said CD, along with many other dedicated ripping solutions. I recently purchased Rosetta Stone Hebrew Levels 1 – 3 which comes with 12 (read ‘em, TWELVE) discs of audio companion material. Let’s just say I needed a way to rip 12 discs fast, preferably in a terminal. Enter abcde. Continue reading

Flash Player on Linux – Installing Native 64bit Flash Player

It seems that installing Flash Player on an Ubuntu desktop is getting easier and easier with every release of the popular Linux operating system. However, its still very apparent that there are still problems pairing the two together in some areas. In the past, it has been less-than-easy to install the 64bit Flash Player plugin in Linux. However, Adobe just released ┬árefresh to the alpha, so let’s see if it has taken care of some of the ease-of-installation problems. Continue reading

Music Management in Linux: Using EasyTAG

If you’re like me and you love music, you probably have thousands upon thousands of songs in your library. It’s good to have choices, right? If I want to listen to Led Zeppelin, then I should have that option. If I’m more in the mood for some instrumental folk music like John Fahey, I should be able to play it wherever I’m at. Managing the filenames and ID3 tags of such a library, though, is anything but easy. Enter EasyTAG, literally easy tagging and renaming for your entire music collection.

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Installing Flash Player 10 Debug on 64bit Ubuntu

I just finished installing the Flash Player 10 debugger on my 64bit Ubuntu machine. All props go to “Me and Ubuntu,” with the article located here:
http://meandubuntu.wordpress.com/2008/08/20/flash-10-rc-on-ubuntu-amd64/

It involves using nspluginwrapper and some other libraries to emulate a 32bit environment for Flash Player to run in. Totally rad.