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Convert a .daa File to a .iso in Linux using Poweriso

Often times I still come across .daa files. Although we can burn these to disc as a image I prefer the .iso format. Anytime I get a .daa file I normally convert it to .iso for storage. .iso files seem easier to work with and more burning programs supChange into the newly port its format. I decided to make a quick post on converting these in Linux. As with every thing in Linux I am sure there are lots more ways to do this however my way is all via command line so it can be easily done via ssh on servers which, for me is very useful.

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How to Recompile Your Ubuntu 10.10 Kernel for Patching or to add Support for a Specific Device

I decided to make a post on recompiling your Ubuntu kernel after after taking a look at the instructions on the Ubuntu wiki. Although the instructions were correct it was a big jumbled mess and almost impossible to figure out what was what from the instructions. This post will cover recompiling the kernel that comes with Ubuntu. The reasons for doing this are to keep the current Ubuntu patches and configs and simply add some stuff of your own. This would be useful for adding a patch of some sort or adding support in the kernel .config for a piece of hardware or software which may not be enabled by default.

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Ubuntu 10.04: Disable popup description on mouse hover

Although Ubuntu is a fantastic Linux distribution they have done quite a few annoying things by default in a effort to create a more user friendly work environment. One of these things is the tool tips and descriptions which pop up whenever the mouse is hovered over anything.  This happens for links, applications, folders and pretty much everything else. Its seriously annoying for a seasoned Linux user so I embarked on a quest to disable it. Fortunately its very easy.