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HowtTs, tutorials, or tips & tricks, etc.

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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.

today's leftovers:

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  • Is Linux Mint the Most Popular Distro?
  • How to Automate Tasks in Linux
  • WebYaST Terminal Plugin
  • Massive Discounts on Linux Games
  • Benefits of Migrating to Linux
  • when did you first started using Linux?
  • Red Hat Showing Bullish Technicals With Resistance At $54.99
  • Red Hat: 52-Week High Recently Eclipsed
  • Help Pinheiro Design KDE Default Wallpaper
  • Future of UI Design
  • A day with my XO
  • Open Source Radio Software ‘AirTime’ Adds Automated Ubuntu Installers
  • Open source serves as linchpin to modernization: Justice
  • Install Fedora 16 on an encrypted btrfs file system
  • Install LinuxMint12 extensions Mate & MGSE in Ubuntu 11.10
  • Protect And Audit Your Web Server With ModSecurity
  • Free Software and Beer: Not just for breakfast anymore!
  • AMD Catalyst 11.11 Brings Critical Linux Changes
  • AMD Cool 'n' Quiet, Turbo Core Impact On Linux

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  • How to use whiptail to write interactive shell scripts
  • SLES Migration with SUSE Manager
  • MySQL migrate to MariaDB
  • Extending Vim with Scripting
  • Fedora 16 GPT disk partitioning guide
  • Live upgrade Fedora 15 to Fedora 16 using yum
  • Installing Software With Aptitude
  • Testing for Permissions
  • Automatic Indentation Detection in gedit
  • Get LibreOffice Thumbnails In Nautilus With OOO Thumbnaile
  • Remote Desktop in Ubuntu 11.10

How To Password-Protect Directories With mod_auth_mysql On Apache2 (Debian Squeeze)

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This guide explains how to password-protect web directories (with users from a MySQL database) with mod_auth_mysql on Apache2 on a Debian Squeeze server. It is an alternative to the plain-text password files provided by mod_auth and allows you to use normal SQL syntax to create/modify delete users. You can also configure mod_auth_mysql to authenticate against an existing MySQL user table.

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  • Stunnel - Universal SSL tunnel for network daemons
  • Packet Sniffing Basics
  • Dynamic DNS Updates with ddclient
  • Linux Shell Introduction
  • Playing Magic the Gathering on Linux with Cockatrice
  • Fix Missing Images with a One Size Fits All Replacement
  • Notifications with Irssi in Screen
  • Find and Delete Duplicate files under Linux - Fdupes
  • How to Monitor and Log Network Traffic on Linux Using vnStat

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  • Akonadi misconception #1: where is my data?
  • Fedora 16 Wipe Other Systems from GRUB2 - A Fix
  • Mulawa Dreaming Easy Comes to Linux
  • Sabayon developers split the Portage sabayon overlay into two
  • Disk Encryption in Fedora 16
  • Nvidia Optimus with Ironhide
  • kmail “Failed to fetch the resource collection”
  • OpenOffice.org: Five Months of Incubation at ASF
  • A Disappointing Review of #! 10 "Statler"
  • Juggling Debian Sid and Fedora 16
  • Diaspora Co-Founder Ilya Zhitomirskiy Dead
  • Hostile Takeover: New Linux Game
  • X.Org, Wayland, Open Gaming At FOSDEM 2012
  • Remembering the promise of FLOSS
  • Recovering Linux file permissions
  • make dmesg timestamp human readable
  • Westford encourages Red Hat to stay

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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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.

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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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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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  • 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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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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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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  • 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

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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
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