Trick and tips: a summary

Trick and tips: a summary


This is a collection of tips&tricks written by Andrew Min and Gary Richmond, published in Free Software Magazine's blog.

This month:

  • How to spring-clean an Apt-based distro
  • How to fix broken Firefox extensions
  • How to edit your GRUB settings with QGRUBEditor
  • How to make Jabber calls using Jabbin

How to spring-clean an Apt-based distro

Gary goes in depth at how to clean Debian, Ubuntu, and other Apt-based distributions with apt-get --purge, Deborphan, Orphaner, Editkeep, GtkOprphan, Debfoster, Aptitude, and Jig.

How to fix broken Firefox extensions

This time, Gary goes into making old Firefox extensions compatible with the current version of Firefox using Nightly Tester Tools, Mr Tech's Local Install, and the good old fasioned way of hacking the install.rdf.

How to edit your GRUB settings with QGRUBEditor

Andrew goes into messing around with your GRUB menu (with everything from passwords to splash screens) using the powerful Qt-based QGRUBEditor.

How to make Jabber calls using Jabbin

To wrap it all up, Andrew shows how to make Jabber-to-Jabber calls using the free Jabber client, Jabbin.

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