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  • How To Install Fonts On Windows, Mac & Linux
  • Reset a forgotten root password with a live CD
  • Playing Encrypted DVDs in Ubuntu: The Complete Guide
  • How to add repositories manually in ubuntu
  • Command Line Basics: View Files With cat
  • Securely delete files in Linux - with a right-click
  • Confirm to shut down, reboot or log out in Openbox
  • Sending lots of pictures in one message
  • Disable the Linux screen blanking
  • How-To: Install Simon Speech Recognition Application in Ubuntu
  • id Software has abandoned Linux?
  • Flash news flash
  • Top 6 Sites To Watch Horror Movies Online for Free

Get some serious transparency in GNOME and Compiz

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ghacks.net: I like eye candy. One of the aspects of eye candy I like more than any other is transparency. With the right Linux desktop there is almost no limit on how you can configure the look and feel of your desktop. And that means you can have as transparent a desktop as you like.

How-To: Install OpenOffice 3.1 in Debian 5.0 Lenny

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Debian Lenny comes by default with OpenOffice 2.6.4, but in the meantime OpenOffice 3.1 was released. You can easily install it on your Debian box by using the Debian Lenny backports repository, which is a repository including newer versions of applications than the ones which come by default with Lenny. Just follow the steps below:

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  • Take screenshots with Shutter
  • Fluxbox and dockapps
  • Quickly launch applications with Kupfer
  • Installing Kuki Linux on the Acer Aspire One
  • HOWTO : Build deb from source on Ubuntu 9.04
  • How to: an introduction to GTK+ treeviews and autocompletion
  • Play videos packed in RAR without extracting them in Linux
  • docks for Linux

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  • Manage fonts in Ubuntu with Font Manager

  • Encrypt Files with GPG
  • Installing GIMP 2.7 development snapshot on Ubuntu 9.04
  • How-To: Cleaning up Gentoo to get more free disk space
  • How to Set Up Virtual Web Hosting with Apache
  • Updating FreeBSD Using CVSup through HTTP Proxy
  • TIP: GDM Server authentication error message
  • Smooth Flash Playback By Hacking Firefox
  • Protect your grub by applying a password to it (grub-md5-crypt is broken)
  • Increase The Maximum Sound Level in Ubuntu Linux

Creating Backups With luckyBackup On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop

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This tutorial explains how to install and use luckyBackup on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop. luckyBackup is an application for data back-up and synchronization powered by the rsync tool.

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  • Convenient Linux terminal access with Yakuake

  • Building a Personal Site Using Drupal 6
  • Installing kde 4.3 on a gentoo machine
  • Best Gnome Performance Tweaks – Notebook Optimization
  • Reverse geocode with bash
  • TiddlyWiki - A notebook, a blog, a wiki, a website - all in one
  • Tutorial: Setting up a Samba File Server
  • Locking down Firefox 3 on Ubuntu
  • Replacing the default screen shot utility on ubuntu with shutter
  • Backspace 'page back' instead of 'page up' in Firefox
  • Code Project: create a media player
  • Fixing image distortion in Iceweasel on Debian
  • gPHPEdit 0.9.91 on Ubuntu 9.04
  • Digi Watchport/H USB Serial Humidity/Temperature Sensor in Linux

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  • Using multiple window managers with nested Xserver

  • How to set up sound in Slackware
  • How to open files as root user via right click
  • How to make Conky play nicely with KDE 4.3
  • Hosting Mercurial Repositories with Nginx
  • Tweeting from the Commandline with curl
  • Tech Tip: Retrieve Disk Info from the Command Line
  • Command Line Basics: Determine File MIME Types
  • How to do cartoon-like effects in GIMP?
  • Bittorrent banned from Antarctica, and boy, are the penguins pissed
  • Determining which nic is which ethX
  • Howto Change Notification Colors in Ubuntu Jaunty

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 5.3 (LAMP)

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LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a CentOS 5.3 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

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  • Editing your KDE menus

  • How to kill a process in Linux Machine
  • Howto Enable kate editor code folding
  • Secure VPN the Easy Way With the Linux-based Untangle Router
  • Dual monitors in Gentoo
  • Tweeting from the command line
  • Linux RetroGaming: Atari 8-Bit
  • Skype settings for Ubuntu 9.04
  • Dedicated Home Partition
  • Get on cloud with Ubuntu One
  • Quick and Dirty MySQL Performance Troubleshooting
  • HOWTO : Quota with ext4 on Ubuntu 9.04 Server
  • Package Management in Ubuntu Server
  • Screenshot via command-line in Linux
  • Read/Write to hfs+ on Ubuntu
  • Understanding Linux Lingo - Some Common Linux Terms
  • A Quick and Easy Guide to KDE KIO slaves
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  • Improving Storage Performance with Ceph and Flash
    Ceph is a storage system designed to be used at scale, with clusters of Ceph in deployment in excess of 40 petabytes today. At LinuxCon Europe, Allen Samuels, Engineering Fellow at Western Digital, says that Ceph has been proven to scale out reasonably well. Samuels says, “the most important thing that a storage management system does in the clustered world is to give you availability and durability,” and much of the technology in Ceph focuses on controlling the availability and the durability of your data. In his presentation, Samuels talks not just about some of the performance advantages to deploying Ceph on Flash, but he also goes into detail about what they are doing to optimize Ceph in future releases.
  • Ceph and Flash by Allen Samuels, Western Digital
  • Red Hat Opens Up OpenShift Dedicated to Google Cloud Platform
    When businesses and enterprises begin adopting data center platforms that utilize containerization, then and only then can we finally say that the container trend is sweeping the planet. Red Hat’s starter option for containerization platforms is OpenShift Dedicated — a public cloud-based, mostly preconfigured solution, which launched at this time last year on Amazon AWS.
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Leftovers: OSS and Sharing

  • Rhizome is working on an open-source tool to help archive digital content
    "The stability of this kind of easy archiving for document storage, review and revision is a great possibility, but the workflow for journalists is very specific, so the grant will allow us to figure out how it could function." Another feature of Webrecorder that journalists might find appealing, and one of the software's core purposes, is to preserve material that might be deleted or become unavailable in time. However, the tool is currently operated under a Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) Takedown policy. This means any individual can ask for a record of their web presence or materials to be removed, so Rhizome will be working to "answer the more complicated questions and figure out policies" around privacy and copyright with the latest round of funding.
  • An ode to releasing software
    There is one particular moment in every Free and Open Source Software project: it’s the time when the software is about to get released. The software has been totally frozen of course, QA tests have been made, all the lights are green; the website still needs to be updated with the release notes, perhaps some new content and of course the stable builds have to be uploaded. The release time is always a special one. The very day of the release, there is some excitement and often a bit of stress. The release manager(s), as well as everyone working on the project’s infrastructure are busy making sure everything is ready when the upload of the stable version of the software, binaries and source, has been completed. In many cases, some attention is paid to the main project’s mirror servers so that the downloads are fluid and work (mostly) flawlessly as soon as the release has been pushed and published.
  • Diversity Scholarship Series: My Time at CloudNativeCon 2016
    CloudNativeCon 2016 was a wonderful first conference for me and although the whirlwind of a conference is tiring, I left feeling motivated and inspired. The conference made me feel like I was a part of the community and technology I have been working with daily.
  • WordPress 4.7 Content Management System Provides New Design Options
    WordPress is among the most widely used open-source technologies in the world, powering more than 70 million websites. WordPress 4.7 was released Dec. 6, providing a new milestone update including new features for both users and developers. As is typically the case with new WordPress releases, there is also a new default theme in the 4.7 update. The 2017 theme provides users with a number of interesting attributes including the large feature image as well as the ability to have a video as part of the header image. The Theme Customizer feature enables users to more intuitively adjust various elements of a theme, to fit the needs of websites that use will upgrade to WordPress 4.7. In addition, the new custom CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) feature within a theme preview lets users quickly see how style changes will change the look of a site. As an open-source project, WordPress benefits from participation of independent contributors and for the 4.7 release there were 482 contributors. In this slideshow eWEEK takes a look at some of the highlights of the WordPress 4.7 release.
  • Psychology Professor Releases Free, Open-Source, Preprint Software
    The Center for Open Science, directed by University of Virginia psychology professor Brian Nosek, has launched three new services to more quickly share research data as the center continues its mission to press for openness, integrity and reproducibility of scientific research. Typically, researchers send preprint manuscripts detailing their research findings to peer-reviewed academic journals, such as Nature and Science. The review process can take months or even years before publication – if the research is published at all. By contrast, “preprinting,” or sharing non-peer-reviewed research results online, enables crucial data to get out to the community the moment it is completed. That, said Nosek, is critical.
  • Integral Ad Science Launches Open Source SDK to Drive Mobile Innovation for the Advertising Industry
  • Tullett Prebon Information, Quaternion and Columbia University form open source risk collaboration
  • Tullett Prebon Information And Quaternion Risk Management Partner To Enhance Transparency And Standardisation In Risk Modelling – Partnership Fuels Columbia University Research To Improve Understanding Of Systemic Risk
  • Integral Ad Science Partners with Google, Others for Open Source Viewability
  • DoomRL creator makes free roguelike open-source to try and counter Zenimax legal threat
  • DoomRL Goes Open-Source in Face of Copyright Claims
    Earlier this week, ZeniMax Medi hit DoomRL, a popular roguelike version of the original first-person shooter, with a cease-and-desist order. This order instructed producer ChaosForge to remove the free downloadable game to prevent further legal action. Instead of taking it down, co-creator Kornel Kisielewicz turned the game open-source.
  • This Indian software company just partnered with the world’s biggest open source community
    In what can be called a major motivation for Indian tech firms, Amrut Software, an end-to-end Software, BPO services and solutions provider has become a GitHub distributor for India region. GitHub hosts world’s biggest open source community along with the most popular version control systems, configuration management and collaboration tools for software developers. It has some of the largest installations of repositories in the world.
  • Python 3.6 released with many new improvements and features
    Python,the high-level interpreted programming language is now one of the most preferred programming language by beginners and professional-level developers.So,here Python 3.6 is now available with many changes,improvements and of course the ease of Python was not left in the work list.

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