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HowtTs, tutorials, or tips & tricks, etc.

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 16 i686 (GNOME)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 16 desktop (GNOME) 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.

today's leftovers:

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  • Speeding up KDM
  • A look at the state of HTML5 parsing and the Opera 11.60 beta
  • How to customize Chakra 2011.11
  • A Guide to the KDE Notification System
  • Dual Boot Windows 7 and Fedora 16 Verne
  • LibreOffice at Free Software Conference 2011, Budapest
  • Vim tip: Finding differences without separate files
  • Sugar Labs Releases Sugar on a Stick v6 (Pineapple)
  • What is your favorite browser's best feature?
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.11.11
  • Last Four FaiF Episodes
  • Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Enable Alt+F2 Run Command Prompt
  • Work (not) done
  • Launch Your Applications In Style Using GNOME Pie
  • Entitlement? No. Sharing? Yes.
  • Can Open Source Help End "Security Poverty"?

Enabling Compiz Fusion On Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot)

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu Linux 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) Unity desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

some howtos:

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  • Five Handy Lubuntu Tips
  • How to Put Ubuntu Linux on a USB Thumb Drive (Without the Mess)
  • How to Get Proprietary Nvidia Drivers Working in Fedora 16
  • Keep an Eye on Your Server with phpSysInfo
  • Create and manage user accounts in Chakra Linux 2011.11
  • Install Canon Pixma MP495 on Ubuntu
  • Install Mplayer2 another Mplayer version in Ubuntu
  • Finding Virtualisation Software that Fits
  • How to Generate A Public/Private SSH Key
  • Integrate Google Calendar with Unity w/ Evolution
  • Littleutils, a Great collection of small utility

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu 11.10 With Nginx [ISPConfig 3]

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Ubuntu
HowTos

This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) 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, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

today's leftovers:

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  • Linux, Open Source Still 'Money' in Financial Services
  • Open-source Proponents Blast Proprietary Software in Dutch Schools
  • How MonoGame Can Bring More Games to Linux
  • Is Desktop Linux Dead? | LAS | s19e04
  • Desura Linux client available to anyone
  • LinuxDay 2011 Italy celebrates 20 years of Linux
  • HTC and LG join patent pools, try to protect Linux
  • CentOS Continuous Release
  • Catnip Kernel Panic
  • The Darknet Project: netroots activists dream of global mesh network
  • Some interesting statistic about user experience with the applications icons on the desktop
  • Interview - TheFu, Enterprise Architect/Writer
  • Believe It Or Not: SCO Moves to Partly Reopen SCO v. IBM
  • Blue Libra and Thunder Fleets released for Linux
  • Simple Way to Run Programs As Root in Ubuntu
  • FLOSS Weekly 190
  • What the Perl 5 Compiler Modules Could Have Been
  • Compiling Open Grid Engine 2011.11 on Ubuntu 11.04
  • Linux Format Stickers & Stuff
  • Btrfs Brings "Pretty Beefy" Changes In Linux 3.2
  • Linux Outlaws 236 - The Right to Bear GNU
  • Going Linux Nov 05: #155 Listener Feedback
  • Support Linux by Not Writing Linux-Only Software
  • Desura Client
  • Plans to remove Kororaa 14 from mirrors

more plasma workspaces 4.8 news

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KDE
HowTos
  • more plasma workspaces 4.8 news
  • Graphical PPA manager for Ubuntu now available under KDE
  • Takeoff with the K Desktop Environment’s best menu style
  • Solving KDE4 Printer Problems

More Gnome Shell Tips And Tricks

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HowTos

maketecheasier.com: We have covered plenty of Gnome Shell tips here in Make Tech Easier, but we also know that those are not enough to satisfy all of you. So here you are, more Gnome shell tips and tricks for you.

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  • How to use Gkrellmd to monitor Linux boxes automatically
  • Using Blogit Vim Script To Manage Your WordPress Site
  • Emesene Not Connecting? Here’s A Quick Fix
  • How to convert .dae to .3ds in Blender
  • How to Color Code Your Terminal in Gnome Shell 3.x
  • The other side of Intrusion detection on Linux: Snort
  • Persistent Touchpad Configuration in Ubuntu 11.10
  • How-to Swap Two and Three Finger Tap Gestures
  • Install an HP Officejet 4500 G510 on Sabayon
  • create a lot of entropy for GPG key generation from command line
  • Installing Perl Module RPMs on openSUSE
  • Restart the Desktop Environment without closing any windows
  • Practice with Quantifiers and Character Classes
  • Try the new Mint GNOME Shell Extensions (MGSE)
  • How To Integrate Google Music Into Ubuntu
  • Create Desktop Launchers in Ubuntu 11.10
  • Split toning with GIMP and darktable
  • Managing BURG with BURG-Manager
  • man make: a Primer on the Make Utility
  • get detailed information about the harddisk
  • Change Mirror for PCLinuxOS LO manager from default to a faster one
  • Ubuntu Unity Enable Transparent Panel and Window’s Title Bar
  • Monitoring Varnish with Munin
  • all about gEdit
  • Linux cool hacks - Ze third part

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 11.10)

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Ubuntu
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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota. Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV. I will also show how to install SquirrelMail as a webmail interface so that users can read and send emails and change their passwords.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On CentOS 5.7

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In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a CentOS 5.7 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual servers. The OpenVZ kernel patch is licensed under the GPL license, and the user-level tools are under the QPL license.

How To Restore Firefox Bookmarks

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Moz/FF
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  • How To Restore Firefox Bookmarks
  • Mozilla Dev on How to Convert Chrome User to Firefox
  • The Holy Grail Of Chrome-To-Firefox User Conversion?
  • Call for Ireland to take a lead in the Mozilla and open source communities

some howtos:

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  • Easily Install Gnome Shell In Ubuntu 11.10 & Newer
  • KDE4, LFS: Make GTK Applications Look Like QT4
  • More CentOS pimpage
  • Purgeconfig – A safer way to reset configuration files
  • SMART monitor tools on Debian and Ubuntu
  • Tac and Rev to see files in reverse order
  • Fix for Touchpad Trouble in Ubuntu 11.10
  • E-sata, solid, and udisks (part 2)
  • Linux Command cmp
  • ETC – where the config files lurk
  • Extracting Images from PDF files - Pdfimages
  • Gentoo + ZFS on Linux + RAID-Z1 = Awesome
  • Testing the Exit Status of a Command
  • Creating a ebook with LibreOffice Writer
  • Protect your server with SSHGuard

8 Things I did After Installing GNOME Shell in Brand New Ubuntu 11.10

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Ubuntu
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techdrivein.com: GNOME Shell is an incredibly good alternative for Canonical's Unity UI which became the default Ubuntu interface starting from Natty Narwhal release. Top things to do after installing GNOME Shell in Ubuntu 11.10.

some howtos:

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  • How To Upgrade Fedora Linux Easily
  • [How To] Add Skype to The Ubuntu Messaging Menu
  • Understanding the cat Command
  • Multimedia (MP3, MPEG-4, AVI, DiVX, etc.) support in Ubuntu 11.10
  • Painless Way to Ditch Windows for a More Secure Linux
  • The Linux Command tac
  • Remove White Dots From LightDM Greeter On Ubuntu 11.10
  • Enable Compiz Desktop Cube in Ubuntu 11.10 Oneiric Unity
  • Taking back the old scrollbars in Ubuntu
  • GNOME Shell Focus Effects Extension
  • Mount –bind – like symlinks only better!
  • Manage GNOME Shell Themes in Ubuntu 11.10 Using Extension
  • Bash Builtin Commands
  • Removing all i386 packages from CentOS 5 x86_64 server
  • CentOS Change Timezone
  • Linux from Scratch: A Cautionary Tale, Part 1
  • How to Install GNOME Themes in Ubuntu 11.10
  • Tips to help you move faster using shell history commands

Complete Arch Linux Installation, Part 2: Graphical User Interface & Packages

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Linux
HowTos

businessinsider.com: Welcome to the second part of the Arch Linux installation tutorial! We are installing Arch because of the amount of users who want to learn how to get into Linux.

some leftovers:

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  • SalineOS 1.5
  • Complete Arch Linux Installation, Part 1: Install & Configure Arch
  • Gnome User Survey
  • The DRM Pull Request For Linux 3.2 Kernel
  • Debian joins Dropbox’s officially supported platforms
  • GNOME 3.3.1 Development Release
  • How to Get Wireless to Connect Automatically in Sabayon
  • Configuration Settings and Shortcuts in Ubuntu 11.10 - Efficiency Boosters
  • Great Open Source Projects That Don't Make the Headlines
  • Guake Terminal Emulator
  • Loop mount iso files without being root
  • The Comprehensive LAMP Guide—Part 3 (PHP)
  • CentOS 6 Channel Bonding
  • Linux-based payment device features NFC, color touchscreen
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2011.10.28
  • VMWare Player on Fedora 16
  • Virus Scanning on Linux
  • Feeding the trolls
  • Dialog Recording with Audacity and a USB Microphone
  • BIOS and Firmware Updates Using Dell Linux Repository
  • Nokia developing new Linux-based entry-level smartphones, say sources

today's leftovers:

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  • Ubuntu: the dreamy wildcat flexes its claws
  • The Survey That GNOME Would Rather Ignore
  • Will Microsoft Return to Unfair Practices with IE and Windows?
  • GCC 4.6.2 Compiler Released
  • Libguestfs 1.14 Rolls Out
  • How to change the Bodhi Linux wallpaper
  • Red Hat Stock Hits New 52-Week High
  • Discuss here... (openSUSE)
  • How To Move Unity Launcher To The Bottom Of The Screen
  • Third Day at OWF 2011
  • The State of Processes
  • Trash-cli : Manage Trash from Command line in Ubuntu Linux
  • How to update/upgrade Slackware packages from command line
  • How to install package by Slackbuild script on Slackware
  • Kubuntu Network Configuration
  • Introducing Inqlude, the Qt library archive
  • Annoying “unable to find a medium containing a live file system” in Ubuntu

some howtos:

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  • How to Get Great Looking Fonts in KDE
  • Making use of your older hardware with Linux/BSD
  • How to upgrade to Opensuse 12.1
  • Join lines of broken text on Linux
  • Delete Large List of Files
  • How to install WinRAR in Ubuntu 11.10
  • Amarok: Deleting Saved Lyrics (Amarok 2.4)
  • Hidden Linux : Recomposing Composers
  • Change Computer/Host Name On Ubuntu 11.10

Introduction to The GIMP

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GIMP
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linuxaria.com: The GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation Program) is an Open Source Graphic Editing Program. Although it’s not as powerful as Adobe Photoshop, it has one very big advantage over Photoshop – price. Photoshop CS5, the latest and greatest version, is retailing at $500+ American Dollars whereas The GIMP is FREE

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