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Monthly Archives: April 2016

Start New X Session Under GNU/Linux


The X server under GNU/Linux is responsible for displaying the graphical user interface and the desktop environment. The X server is a separate client application that is not inside the kernel, which is different from the model of Microsoft Windows. Multiple X sessions can be started under GNU/Linux under which different desktop environment can be…

Compress Pdf files for email

From Latex generated Pdf files that contain pictures are usually very large, for example, my résumé that contains my profile picture and pictures of my certificates is about 4.0 MByes big. That size is usually too large to send per email for an online job application. The solution is obviously to compress the Pdf to…