Automate your backups

In this short “how-to” I’ll explain on how to back up your home folder (or anything else you want) every week.

I’ll be using rsync and bash script and a cron job.

The whole thing will take 2 minutes to set up.

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Metacity compositing

Everyone knows Compiz Fusion, but what if you don’t want to run it on your system?

Instead of just not using it, you could use Metacity compositing.

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I finally moved to Arch

I have been bored with Ubuntu since Hardy.

A  lot of people were claiming Arch Linux was THE distro for people wanting more control and speed.

I had nothing to do yesterday so I downloaded the iso (around 300mb) and installed it.

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Songbird 1.0

After a long period of beta versions, Songbird 1.0 is out.

The big question is: is it any good?

Let’s find out.

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I’m back :p

I have had some computer issues that kept me from posting the last week or so.

I needed to move my monitor and when I plugged it back in it died on me.

My laptop is in the shop (again) and I didn’t feel like posting here using my Asus Eeepc (to small for writing posts).

Either way, I’ll be posting again tomorrow.

If you have any subject (linux related) you would like to see me make a post about, post a comment here and I’ll might just do it.

(for people interested on seeing my new computer setup, keep reading)

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Software updates

I don’t have the time to make an article on every new piece of software or every software update.

But I can make a summary!

– Songbird 1.0 RC2 is out (unstable!)!

Songbird is an open-source customizable music player that’s under active development.

– Banshee 1.4 is out!

Play your music and videos. Stay entertained and up to date with podcasts and video podcasts. Discover new music with radio. Sync your G1 phone, iPod, and other devices. We think you’ll love the new Banshee!

– XMBC Atlantis is out!

XBMC is an award winning media center application for Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and XBox. The ultimate hub for all your media, XBMC is easy to use, looks slick, and has a large helpful community. Try it now!

– Boxee has been updated.

On a laptop or connected to an HDTV, boxee gives you a true entertainment experience to enjoy your movies, TV shows, music and photos, as well as streaming content from websites like Hulu, CBS, Comedy Central,, and flickr.

– Flash Player 10 64-bit (Alpha!) is out!

I’m sure you all know Flash Player. 🙂

Have any to add? Drop a line in the comments.

Playing poker on Ubuntu

Poker, the most popular card game of all times.

Everyone loves it, but can you get your fix on Ubuntu?

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