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Find Out What Applications Are Installed From An RPM Package On Linux

Earlier today I was upgrading some packages on a CentOS Linux server and was curious what applications were actually installed with the coreutils RPM package. I knew that this was one of the main RPM packages that had a ton of various applications installed with it however I was not sure specifically which ones. Below are some examples of how to use RPM to find out exactly what is installed with a specific RPM package.

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Windows 7 Photoshop Crash: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Has Stopped Working

Earlier today I was about to write an article but was first going to prepare some images for that article when I attempted to launch Photoshop. During the launch of Adobe Photoshop CS4 on my Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit laptop the application crashed which I have seen before and simply restarting the application resolved the issue. This time when I attempted to restart Photoshop the exact same thing would happen each time. Below I describe the specific error message that displayed during the Photoshop crash and what I did to resolve the problem.

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Error: /usr/bin/ld: warning: i386 architecture of input file

I received the below error when attempting to run a setup.py script to finish installing a certain application. The application was being installed on a 64-bit CentOS Linux system and during the initial part of the install I had attempted to use 32-bit python which ended up causing a bunch of errors. After I believed that all of the errors were corrected I still received an i386 error message. Since I am not very familiar with Python setup scripts it took me a couple minutes to figure out what needed to be done.

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Modify The Icon Of An Application Pinned To The Windows 7 Taskbar

Modifying the icon of applications that are pinned to your Windows 7 taskbar is fairly easy in most cases however there are various scenarios where it can be a bit more complicated. I noticed that one of my applications appeared to have a default Windows icon of some sort so I wanted to modify it so I would know what the application was. In my case I have pinned all of the applications that I use on a daily basis to the Windows 7 taskbar. This is one of the features I love of Windows 7 as it makes it really easy for me to not only launch applications but also to manage applications that are currently running. I am a huge fan of only a little icon displaying and when you hover over it you can see how many windows are open and more detail about those windows. Below I describe how to modify the icon of applications pinned to the Windows 7 taskbar and some hints of what to do if you are unable to modify those icons easily such as if the Change Icon button in the shortcut properties is greyed out or inactive.