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HowtTs, tutorials, or tips & tricks, etc.

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  • Ubuntu how to: moving databases
  • Manage Files Faster With Thunar
  • MegaCLI: useful commands
  • Recovering Gentoo linux after changing hard disk channel
  • Three steps to securing LAMP Servers
  • Upgrade CentOS to 5.6 with Ext4 Support
  • Change Background Color for Emacs and Other Customizations
  • Getting Started with SNMP
  • Fixing grub-probe error: Couldn’t find PV
  • How to Prevent Package from Getting Upgraded - Ubuntu
  • Introduction to Ubuntu Development – Part 3
  • User Number Input Script
  • Stop Using FTP! How to Transfer Files Securely
  • Got broken SVG icons/wallpapers in XFCE?
  • How to install the Nvidia proprietary driver in openSUSE
  • A beginners howto to compiling from source on Linux systems
  • GNOME Shell: Make Apps start on certain workspace
  • Fedora and RHEL network configuration files.
  • Install the Classic Desktop in Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu - Login to Classic Gnome2 and Gnome3

Fun and Mayhem with the Blender Game Engine

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linuxjournal.com: I've been working with Blender 3-D for several years now, but I started playing with the game engine only recently. I've had a lot of fun with it, and I'm sure you will as well. With the Blender Game Engine (BGE), you can create 3-D games using the keyboard or mouse as controllers.

Apache2: How To Redirect Users To Mobile Or Normal Web Site Based On Device Using mod_rewrite

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Since the massive rise of smartphones and tablets like the iPhone, iPad, Android phones and tablets, BlackBerries, etc. you might have considered creating a mobile version of your web site. This tutorial explains how to configure Apache to serve the mobile version of your web site if the visitor uses a mobile device, and the normal version if the visitor uses a normal desktop PC. This can be achieved with Apache's rewrite module.

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  • How to fix Broadcom 43xx in Ubuntu
  • Toggle KWin compositing on and off easily from your Desktop
  • Simple security by evaluating open ports
  • Activating tildes & accents USA Ubuntu
  • Setting Up Salt
  • Faience: One Of The Best Gnome Shell Themes Yet
  • nVIDIA Driver issue on ALT Linux Sisyphus latest upgrades

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  • test websites in IE under linux mac
  • Make your Linux desktop send alerts that you can't miss
  • Troubleshooting common Xen problems
  • For Faster Text Editing Use Vi
  • How to write bash FOR-loops
  • Bible verses in Mint fortunes
  • How To Upgrade From Ubuntu 11.04 To Ubuntu 11.10 Beta
  • Recording a Screencast In Ubuntu
  • How Debugging Can Result In Bugs!

Running Drupal 7.7 On Nginx (LEMP) On Debian Squeeze/Ubuntu 11.04

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This tutorial shows how you can install and run a Drupal 7.7 web site on Debian Squeeze or Ubuntu 11.04 with nginx installed instead of Apache (LEMP = Linux + nginx (pronounced "engine x") + MySQL + PHP). In addition to that I will also show you how you can use the Drupal Boost plugin with nginx. nginx is a HTTP server that uses much less resources than Apache and delivers pages a lot of faster, especially static files.

various leftovers:

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  • My favourite Empathy feature no-one knows about
  • Oddly enough, I miss the Linux desktop
  • Mitigating risks, part 1
  • New Opera 12.00 build with rendering and Speed Dial improvements
  • Deus Ex Human Revolution Terminal Theme
  • Startups, pride and open source
  • Powerful Firewall Manager built on top of Iptables - Vuurmuur
  • Sourceforge Project of the Month September 2011 - GCompris
  • Three Reasons To Use Linux For Home Use
  • FSF's Star Turn in the Android FUDathon, Part 1
  • Unofficial Patch Brings OnLive to Linux
  • Should KDE become the Apache Software Foundation of the Qt world?
  • Developing LibreOffice
  • No Android forks here
  • A Q&A Panel About Contributing To X.Org & Open-Source
  • New on the opensource.com: Open source resources
  • The Document Foudation Board Elections: Nominations Open
  • TimeGraph: A Linux GPU Command Scheduler
  • GIMP Plugin Registry 3.5.4 Brings 4 Updates
  • X.Org XDC2011 Chicago Preview
  • Bitfighter multi-player Indie game, needs you
  • If You Build It, They Will Come.....(Ignite for Linux)
  • Community Hack Allows Linux/Wine users to experience OnLive
  • Roccat Linux Support Keeps Coming
  • Tor: confidential, anonymous and secure Internet
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  • the most versatile IDE for development in Ubuntu | Geany IDE
  • Going Linux Sep 05: #149 Listener Feedback
  • Linux Outlaws 227 - Competitively Priced

some howtos:

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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.

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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

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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

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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
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