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Install GNOME 3 (With Mint GNOME Shell Extensions) Or Mate On Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

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This tutorial shows you how you can install the GNOME 3 desktop on Ubuntu 11.10 with the shell extensions that are used in the Linux Mint 12 release (Lisa) (these shell extensions are called Mint GNOME Shell Extensions - mgse). These shell extensions give GNOME 3 the look and feel of GNOME 2. For those who prefer GNOME 2 this tutorial shows how to install Mate from the Linux Mint repositories on Ubuntu 11.10. Mate is a GNOME 2 fork.

Mounting Remote Directories With SSHFS On Ubuntu 11.10

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This tutorial explains how you can mount a directory from a remote server on the local server securely using SSHFS. SSHFS (Secure SHell FileSystem) is a filesystem that serves files/directories securely over SSH, and local users can use them just as if the were local files/directories. On the local computer, the remote share is mounted via FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace). I will use Ubuntu 11.10 for both the local and the remote server.

Enabling Compiz On Xubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz on a Xubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 here). Xubuntu uses the Xfce desktop environment which is a fast and stable alternative for those that are not happy with Unity or Gnome 3. With Compiz you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

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  • Shh! OpenSSH Secrets Here
  • Move Nautilus Navigation Buttons back to the Left in Ubuntu
  • Fix Slow Wireless Intel 5100 ABGN
  • Adding Software to Arch Linux from the AUR
  • Try kismet for detecting hidden 802.11 wireless networks
  • How to Easily Encrypt/Decrypt Files In Ubuntu One
  • How to install and use Tor
  • Mount a SMB/CIFS Share as an Automount
  • Using diff to Compare Directories
  • Update Linux Mint 12
  • Ultimate Collection of Emacs Resources
  • Install & Tweak Classic Gnome Desktop in Ubuntu 12.04
  • Install Linux Mint 12 in VirtualBox
  • Vim Tip: Converting to a Beamer Frame
  • Making Crazy Remote Connections Possible
  • How to Use Custom Tray Icons in KDE
  • Automating Linux installations with Kickstart
  • Dual boot Ubuntu and Windows 7

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 12.1 x86_64 With Nginx [ISPConfig 3]

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This tutorial shows how to prepare an OpenSUSE 12.1 64bit (x86_64) server with nginx for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. Since version 3.0.4, ISPConfig comes with full support for the nginx web server in addition to Apache, and this tutorial covers the setup of a server that uses nginx instead of Apache. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: nginx and Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

today's leftovers:

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  • Drupal, Cajun Style
  • How to remove mint custom search in firefox
  • digiKam in c’t Digital Photography
  • Useful Linux Network Commands
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  • Vector Linux x86_64 Coming Soon
  • Set the Disk IO Priority For a Process on Linux - ionice
  • The Role of FOSS Foundations
  • Quick Tip For Creating and Testing Database Backups
  • Install Marlin File Browser in Ubuntu 12.04/11.10
  • Testing The "Pretty Beefy" Btrfs Changes In Linux 3.2

today's leftovers:

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  • AMD's Paying For Some Open-Source OpenCL Love
  • Shutter 0.88 Screenshot Tool Released
  • Mandriva Introduces New Media Player
  • Should Tablets and Smartphones be Considered "PCs"?
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The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 12 (Lisa)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 12 (Lisa) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 12 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

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  • How to Give Any KDE Desktop An Ubuntu Makeover
  • Bash Shell System Information Commands
  • How to make your own GNOME terminals
  • GNOME 3: Dude where’s my settings?
  • Tips to get you started with Lyx part 2
  • Replicate the Installed Application Across Different Computers - OneConf
  • How to Detect Memory Leaks Using Valgrind memcheck Tool for C / C++
  • How to clone a PC on the network with 2 live cd
  • Ubuntu 11.10 Install Classic Gnome2 Desktop Linux Mint Mate
  • You have not created a bootloader stage1 target device
  • The Lustre Distributed Filesystem
  • Creating Directories with mkdirCreating Directories with mkdir
  • Making Dolphin Even Better: Add ‘Service Menus’ Kubuntu
  • Simulate Left Mouse Click With Keyboard Shortcut in Ubuntu
  • Setup A Ubuntu Web Server On A Remote Host
  • Managing Red Hat using the graphical Service Configuration tool
  • Emacs Tip #3: Whitespace Cleanup
  • Install Plymouth and change your booting experience in Ubuntu
  • Auto mount in Mint 12 / load Ntfs/Windows drive automatically
  • Disable guest session and create user accounts in Linux Mint 12

Installing KVM Guests With virt-install On Ubuntu 11.10 Server

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Unlike virt-manager, virt-install is a command line tools that allows you to create KVM guests on a headless server. You may ask yourself: "But I can use vmbuilder to do this, why do I need virt-install?" The difference between virt-install and vmbuilder is that vmbuilder is for creating Ubuntu-based guests, whereas virt-install lets you install all kinds of operating systems (e.g. Linux, Windows, Solaris, FreeBSD, OpenBSD) and distributions in a guest, just like virt-manager. This article shows how you can use it on an Ubuntu 11.10 KVM server.

The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 12.1 (GNOME)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 12.1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

some howtos:

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  • How to Auto mount Or Load Local Disk in Ubuntu
  • How to Boot a VMware Virtual Machine from a USB Drive
  • How to Use Linux Mint Gnome Shell Extensions (MGSE) In Ubuntu
  • Simple low toner workaround
  • The Super Easy KDE Users Guide for Fedora 16
  • cd Command
  • Tab Completing Aliases For Multiple Accounts In Mutt
  • Pipes in Unix Based Operating Systems
  • 25 PHP Security Best Practices For Sys Admins
  • 7 Strace Examples to Debug
  • Audio Problems With Skype For Ubuntu
  • sinfo-Advanced Network Monitoring
  • More Slick OpenSSL Tricks
  • Install System Monitor Applet in Ubuntu 11.10 GNOME Shell
  • Modding Opera Skins for Transparent Speed Dials
  • Testing Integers
  • How to Recompile your Kubuntu 11.10 Kernel

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 12.1 x86_64 With Apache2 [ISPConfig 3]

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This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 12.1 64bit (x86_64) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP, CGI and SSI support, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH, TLS and virtual mail users, BIND DNS server, Pureftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, Mailman, etc. Since version 3.0.4, ISPConfig comes with full support for the nginx web server in addition to Apache; this tutorial covers the setup of a server that uses Apache, not nginx.

some howtos:

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  • enable restricted multimedia in openSUSE 12.1 KDE
  • Performance Hacks & Tweaks for Linux
  • Performing Multiple Commands With Bash
  • Permanent SSH Tunnels with autossh
  • Four Emacs tricks that will help you type less
  • More Fun with Vimscript
  • Cleaning up /boot with eclean-kernel
  • Why your computer needs a firewall
  • RAID 2, RAID 3, RAID 4, RAID 6 Explained
  • Vi Editor common keys
  • Ubuntu 11.10 alternate install blank screen
  • Kdenlive Part 2: Advanced Editing Technique

Divide and Conky

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blogs.pcworld.co.nz: Conky is, in it's own words, "a free, light-weight system monitor ... that displays any information on your desktop." Sounds pretty dull, right? Well check it out ...

Virtualization With KVM On Ubuntu 11.10

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This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an Ubuntu 11.10 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.

today's leftovers:

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  • Commodore OS Vision Beta 6
  • Krita 2.4 Reviewed
  • HowTo: Use Amarok as an Alarm
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  • openSUSE 12.1 Launch Feedback
  • Chat From The Linux Command Line With CenterIM
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  • Bringing The PackageKit Interface To Ubuntu
  • Linux super-duper admin tools: gdb
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  • Manage A Task List From The Command Line
  • Use APT or Aptitude to install specific packages
  • How to get GNOME version from the command line
  • Using Aptitude to Minimize Software Bloat in Debian, Ubuntu
  • Capture and report (Bash Scripting)

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  • HOWTO: Use APT without the Bloat
  • Install nomachine in RHEL/centos/Fedora
  • How to become comfortable with vim
  • Installing Oracle (sun) Java 1.7u1 openSUSE 12.1
  • Easier Way to Generate A Public/Private SSH Key Via a GUI
  • How to install the Nvidia drivers manually in openSUSE 12.1
  • Save Tabs when Quitting Firefox 4, 5, 6, 7, 8...
  • How to Use KVM with Virtual Machine Manager
  • Enable Gnome-shell 3D Desktop Effects in Virtualized Fedora 16
  • How To Disable Strict Add-On Compatibility In Firefox
  • Disable SELinux on Fedora 16 Verne

Enabling Compiz On A Fedora 16 GNOME Classic Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz on a Fedora 16 GNOME classic desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8100 here). With Compiz you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. I will use the free nouveau driver in this tutorial instead of the proprietary NVIDIA driver. nouveau is an accelerated Open Source driver for NVIDIA cards that comes with experimental 3D support on Fedora 16 - on my test system 3D support was working without any problems.

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