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Limit CPU usage for flash in Firefox?

How can we limit the CPU usage of Flash plugins in Firefox ?I do not want to disable Flash, but I don't need to Flash objects to run at full speed either, in order to save battery power.
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What are the differences between major Linux distributions? Will I notice?

I've been using Linux in some form intermittently for the past ten years or so, but have only really been in to it for the past few months.What are the major differences between distributions? ...
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Good Free Ubuntu Server VMWare Image Needed

Can anyone recommend a good, free Ubuntu Server VMWare Image (or Virtual Appliance, as they call them)? I have looked on the VMWare VAM and there are literally hundreds to choose from.I am looking ...
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What's the difference between the commands “su -s” and “sudo -s”?

What is the difference between the two super user commands, su -s and sudo -s?They both give a shell with access to the superuser account.
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How to install GNOME desktop on linux (CENTOS)

How to install GNOME desktop on linux (CENTOS).I would appreciate detailed steps as I am a linux newbie.
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How to install and run KDE and GNOME?

I want to install KDE on Ubuntu 9.04. I would like to be able to keep my current stuff (settings, files, oh and GNOME). I would also like to choose which one to load before/right after I login. Can ...
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How to start a terminal window in the center of the screen?

It's kind of annoying how some Ubuntu (GNOME, X Window System) programs start at the top left of my screen. Is there a way to make the program start in the center of the screen. (Yeah I know it's a ...
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How do I disable the SuSE screensaver?

Running SuSE 11.1 w/ KDE 4. Screensaver keeps blanking out my screen on me and I can't find a setting to turn it off. A secondary issue is that it also eventually locks my screen on me if screen is ...
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“sudo apt-get install xyz” command

Can someone explain what actions this command will perform?sudo apt-get install xyz
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How to create a zip file compatible with Windows under Linux

I need to make a zip file available to all my Windows users visitors, so I naively produced a zip file with the Unix zip command (let's call it madeinlinux.zip).It opens successfully with WinRar or ...
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How do I configure a USB modem to connect to the internet like you can do in linux?

How can I configure windows to use a USB modem like I can do it on linux (http://forumz.in/1799-how-use-reliance-broadband-netconnect-ubuntu-linux/)I need to bypass the std dialer software provided ...
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How to share ethernet connection on Ubuntu (Jaunty)?

I've googled it and I've found mostly tutorials on sharing when having 2 ethernet ports. I am in a hotel with only wired connection (eth0). I would like to use my wifi card to share my connection with ...
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How to find a directory on linux?

I have a VPS with Suse Linux 10.3.I've logged in via SSH/putty and am trying to find where my web files are located.Since I'm uploading via FTP in a directory called httpdocs, I assume that this ...
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Desktop screen capture with compiz running

When running Compiz (Linux), let say I'm on Desktop #1 and I have an application running on Desktop #3. Is it possible to take a screenshot of the window (not the entire desktop) running on #3 from #...
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VMWare Fusion + VMWare for linux - sharing bootcamp partition

I have a macbook pro, where I mainly run MacOSX and Linux, but I do need to run some windows-only programs. I have three boot partitions, MacOSX, Windows XP and Linux (debian/ubuntu). From within ...

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