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The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

The 5 Most Common Application Bottlenecks

Application bottlenecks can lead an otherwise functional computer or...

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

How Machine Learning Helps Improve the Security Industry

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Transformation on a Global Scale

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IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

IT Briefcase Exclusive Interview: As Container Adoption Swells, So Do Security Concerns

Fei Huang, NeuVector
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6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

6 Marketing Strategies for Your Small Business

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The Many Ways of Capturing the Moment With Linux

October 20, 2010 No Comments

Capturing a screen image is a basic computing task — so basic, in fact, that almost every computer keyboard has a dedicated key to grab a picture of what the monitor is displaying in the instant the key is pressed. Three Linux apps have proven very useful to me. I use Shutter, Gnome Screenshot and mtPaint Snapshot almost daily in documenting Linux Picks selections and feature articles about using computers.

In the earliest text-based DOS (Disc Operating System) days of the PC, the Print Screen (Prn Scrn) key was used to literally send the image on the monitor’s display to the printer. Today, pressing that key saves the screen image to a file. Far from being complicated, using screen capture software for any Linux distribution is fast and simple.

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