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HowtTs, tutorials, or tips & tricks, etc.

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  • How to Secure Your Apache Web Server
  • Easy way to Auto Mount Partitions at Linux Startup
  • Debian / Ubuntu: Configure Network Bonding
  • Use Your SSH Client To Help Prevent Stupid Mistakes
  • How to smartly manage Scientific Linux repositories
  • [SOLVED] package list error with ppa-purge
  • get over frozen Debian Squeeze Login Screen
  • Quickly Find Out Which Linux Distribution Is Running
  • Talking Makefile
  • Install and configure Nginx with PHP and MySQL on Fedora
  • HOWTO : SSH Tunneling - Remote Port Forwarding
  • HOWTO : SSH Tunneling with Dynamic Port Forwarding
  • How to customize your Fedora packages
  • Removing an user from login list
  • How to Change LightDM Background
  • Guide to bug submitting and bug tracking in Linux
  • Hello World in Python
  • Series: Introduction to Ubuntu Development – Part 2
  • Gentoo in a chroot (step-by-step instructions)
  • Guide to regular expressions with examples
  • Debian Wheezy Post Install Customization
  • Hiding backup files in Thunar

Make XFCE4 look a bit like Unity

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  • Make XFCE4 look a bit like Unity
  • Make XFCE4 Bottom Dock act like Docky/AWN
  • Make XFCE4 look like Windows

Upgrading openSUSE to Linux 3.0

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h-online.com: On 21 July, Linux kernel 3.0 was released by Linus Torvalds, bringing some new features. This tutorial explains how to install this kernel on your stable openSUSE 11.4 installation, replacing your current 2.6.37 kernel.

today's leftovers:

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  • Tor Browser Bundle-Tor Goes Portable
  • First Look At Ubuntu Linux 11.10 Beta
  • Find out what is using your swap
  • Network emulator tool for Linux
  • Finding Files And Folders With KFind
  • Configuring IP aliases under Ubuntu Linux
  • Use Mechanig to Easily Clean Up Your Ubuntu Machine
  • Automatic Software Installer for Ubuntu Linux - Bleeding Edge
  • Ubuntu terminal keyboard shortcuts
  • AES Encryption with Python
  • [SOLVED] Blank dark screen after installing ATI Drivers in Ubuntu
  • Your Favorite Browsers
  • The Android/GPL situation
  • 25,000 Children Are about to Learn Sugar
  • Reflecting on Chrome as browser hits third birthday
  • Firefox 8 May Catch Up to Chrome for Speed
  • Putting more fun into openSUSE Conference
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 418
  • NVIDIA Provides RandR Patch For Border Property
  • A Tale of Two Licenses
  • TuxRadar: Podcast Season 3 Episode 17
  • FLOSS Weekly 180

some howtos:

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  • How To Install Fonts On Ubuntu
  • How to Build a Lightweight Linux for your Low-End Laptop
  • Display The Unity Launcher On The Left Monitor In Multi-Monitor Ubuntu
  • How to Run udev-discover in Ubuntu
  • Lock Firefox Prefs
  • Almost Everything You Need to Know about Charset
  • 15 Linux Yum Command Examples
  • Introduction to Systemd

today's leftovers:

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  • HOWTO: Linux on the Dell Inspiron Duo
  • Vaio tips for Debian Squeeze
  • Why Firefox Could Own Browser-Based Gaming
  • How to Write syslog Daemons Which Cooperate Nicely With systemd
  • Samsung DRM Driver Could Make It Into The Kernel
  • [SOLVED] Booting up stuck after ATI Driver Installation
  • Sickbrick Linux Demo Available
  • Linux Outlaws 225 - Chicken Herding (OggCamp 11 Recap)
  • Quantifiers in Managing Repetition
  • LibreOffice user research – Results
  • Flightgear 2.4 plus something cuddly and something fishy
  • Getting Information about packages in Ubuntu Linux
  • How to kill a dead SSH session gracefully
  • Linux-ready 4G base-station SoCs begin sampling
  • Low-cost open source Wi-Fi may cover new ground
  • What are your highlights and lowlights of the past 20 years?

The Perfect Server - CentOS 6.0 x86_64 [ISPConfig 2]

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This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 6.0 server (x86_64) that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. In the end you should have a system that works reliably and where ISPConfig runs out of the box.

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  • How to customize Mandriva 2011
  • use Conky for automatic system notification and administration
  • Custom kernels in Ubuntu & Debian - how, when and why
  • Restore DELETE Key For Moving Files To Trash In Ubuntu 11.10 / Fedora 15
  • Generating Web Charts with Gnuplot and Web Scripting
  • USEless flag: static-libs
  • QEMU—Part 3
  • Configuring BIND master and slave DNS servers
  • Gentoo: GNOME Keyring And Subversion

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  • Guest account and user management on Mandriva 2011
  • Save Pidgin Passwords in GNOME Keyring
  • How to Pin a Package in Debian or Ubuntu
  • Improve font rendering in Fedora 15 KDE

Virtualization With KVM On A CentOS 6.0 Server

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This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a CentOS 6.0 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

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  • Create ISO Images from Command-Line
  • Using PyGame in a PyGtk App
  • Generating a random MAC address
  • Speed Up Package Downloads and updates with Apt-fast
  • Red Hat 5 STIG: Kernel Modules
  • Encrypting data on USB flash drives with LUKS
  • How to do C# and .Net Programming in Ubuntu using Mono
  • Data Deduplication with Linux

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  • Tweaks To Extend The Battery Life Of Intel Linux Notebooks
  • Serving a Local Directory with Plack
  • Sync Subtitles, Audio and Video In VLC Player
  • Broadcom wireless on Arch linux
  • using classic gnome in Ubuntu 11.10
  • Sed Explained—Part 2: Data Structures and Operators
  • How to enable gzip compression in Apache 2.x
  • KMail dealing with HTML mails

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  • Kinect with Linux
  • Linux: Vim Freezing
  • An Introduction to Find
  • Enable automatic security update in Debian/Ubuntu
  • HOWTO : Pure-ftpd and atftpd on Back|Track 5
  • Using ls
  • Installing and configuring vsftpd for local unix users

Setting Up Network RAID1 With DRBD On Debian Squeeze

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This tutorial shows how to set up network RAID1 with the help of DRBD on two Debian Squeeze systems. DRBD stands for Distributed Replicated Block Device and allows you to mirror block devices over a network. This is useful for high-availability setups (like a HA NFS server) because if one node fails, all data is still available from the other node.

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  • How-To: Release Stuck NFS Mounts without a Reboot
  • Red Hat 5 STIG: Network Settings
  • Become an ImageMagick Ninja: Resizing And Converting Images
  • CreBS – Create Background Slideshow for GNOME

some odds & ends:

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  • Interview with Jonathan Prior of Gameolith.com
  • Keep Your Data In Sync With DropBox For Linux
  • Use Giver to share files in a local network environment
  • Intel Thunderbolt Support Under Linux
  • Setting up a PPTP VPN in Linux
  • MP3 in Fedora 15
  • LinuxCon: Open Source is an Ecosystem, not a Zero Sum Game
  • Ubuntu tweaks Unity UI, adds ARM for servers
  • Bradley M. Kuhn: Desktop Summit 2011
  • Amavisd and SELinux
  • Big Blue Tweaks Red Hat Deal for Power Systems
  • Show Unity Launcher Using Top Left Corner Instead Of The Whole Left Edge
  • Happy Birthday Linux | LAS | s18e03

How To Speed Up Drupal 7.7 With Boost And nginx (Debian Squeeze)

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This tutorial shows how you can speed up your Drupal 7.7 installation on a LAMP stack (Debian Squeeze) with the help of Boost and nginx. Boost provides static page caching for Drupal enabling a very significant performance and scalability boost for sites that receive mostly anonymous traffic. Boost makes sure that your logged-in users always get fresh content by not caching pages for logged-in users. In a first step I will show how to make your site faster by enabling Boost on a normal LAMP stack (Apache2, PHP, MySQL), and in a second step I explain how to make your site even faster by using nginx as a reverse proxy sitting in front of Apache and delivering the static HTML pages cached by Boost. nginx delivers static files a lot of faster than Apache and uses less memory/CPU.

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  • Build a better bash
  • Test Your Own WEP Network Strength
  • Share an interactive ssh session two users with ‘tmux’
  • CentOS 5: Mount samba share in read-write mode
  • Pimp My Irssi – Part 2
  • Four Steps to Build a Test Web Server
  • Linux Hardening - Quick Wins
  • use Libre Office in Ubuntu to create a Client Database
  • get your full disc space back on ext filesystems

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  • Multiple LibreOffice installations
  • Change Ubuntu Unity configuration settings
  • Bash Script Backup
  • Makefiles
  • Configure IPWF firewall in FreeBSD
  • Ubuntu update broke ATI Drivers?
  • Creating a Centralized Syslog Server
  • Use Gnome Dictionary Offline For Faster Searches

Introduction To The Ubuntu Unity Desktop

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This tutorial is supposed to guide the reader through some new features of the Unity desktop, Ubuntu's new desktop environment used since Ubuntu 11.04. The prime subject will be the launcher, which is something like a side-dock, and how to configure it the way it fits your likings most.

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