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Helpful GIMP Tips and Tutorials


About GIMP and Inkscape GIMP is a raster/bitmap graphics tool and Inkscape is a vector graphics tool. Together they meet most graphics needs in photo/image manipulation and creation of scalable graphics and offer free/open source alternatives to Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Answers to Common Questions on: Drawing simple shapes Layer manipulation Combining images and photos Application […]

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Resize and Expand a Virtualbox Hard Drive and Media in 4 Steps


Updated April 1, 2014 Often, people find their virtual machine hard disks are too small for usage needs. Below are steps showing you how to resize and expand an existing VMDK or VDI virtual hard drive in VirtualBox for use with a guest virtual machine (VM). Things to Know Before You Start If you already have […]

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Installing VirtualBox guest additions on Fedora


Happy Holidays! This celebration season post covers installation of the VirtualBox guest additions on Fedora while using yum to update the kernel sources. The steps were tested in Fedora 13 (GNOME), Fedora 14 (GNOME), and Fedora 15 (XFCE and KDE). A common problem in installing the guest additions on a new copy of Fedora is the guest […]

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Install LAMP on Fedora and Run in 15 minutes – Apache, MySQL, PHP, and phpMyAdmin


Below are steps to install the LAMP stack on a Fedora Linux server – Apache HTTP Server, MySQL (database software) and PHP (or Perl or Python) in about 15 minutes. Things to know Commands below are executed as root (or prefixed with sudo). The steps have been tested on Fedora 14, Fedora 15, and Fedora […]