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Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3

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linuxondesktop.blogspot: A Few weeks back Adobe released the new version of their popular Flash Player( Adobe Flash Player 9 Update 3, version identifier 9,0,115,0) on the Linux platform. To install Flash Player in Ubuntu 7.10 type in the following command in the terminal window:

Firefox 3 Beta 2 in Ubuntu 7.10

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topicalmatt.com: Problem is, Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon comes with an unstable version of Firefox 3, in the form of a “firefox-granparadiso” package, and it’s only Alpha 8, which doesn’t have the features and stability of the past few releases. There’s a simple way to upgrade this package, keeping all links, etc. intact.

Monitoring Real-time user logins in ubuntu

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ubuntugeek.com: Whowatch is an console, interactive users and process monitoring tool.It displays information about the users currently logged on to the machine, in real-time. Besides standard informations (login name, tty,host, userâs process), the type of the connection (ie. telnet or ssh) is shown.

Working with Linux RPM's

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linuxshellaccount.blogspot: In this post, I wanted to hit on the basics of working with RPM's in Linux. RPM stands for the Redhat Package Management system - basically, they're the software packages that make up your system.

Colour your GRUB boot menu

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FOSSwire: That boring white on black GRUB boot menu you get when you switch on your computer is a bit, well, boring, isn’t it? Thankfully, there’s an easy way to change it if you go into your GRUB configuration file.

A Few Linux Networking Tips

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linuxshellaccount.blogspot: Here's a little something for those of us who use Linux (The place I work uses RedHat primarily) on a day to day basis. In this post, I just wanted to touch on some Linux networking basics.

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  • How to Use md5sum to Verify Data Integrity

  • Enhancing ‘rm’ to Send Files to Trash in KDE or Gnome
  • Syncing your BlackBerry on Linux
  • Howto Clean up your packages
  • Take charge of your window manager with WMCTRL and Devil's Pie
  • How to setup an HTTP proxy with privoxy

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  • Tip for RTFM

  • A Quick and Dirty Guide To Kernel Hardening with GrSecurity
  • Howto: Using newest flash in Konqueror in Fedora
  • Installing and configuring Network Access Control with PacketFence
  • Sharing Linux Printers Across Subnets

Creating Snapshot Backups Of Your Desktop With TimeVault On Ubuntu 7.10

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This document describes how to set up, configure and use TimeVault on Ubuntu 7.10. The resulting system provides a powerful backup system for desktop usage. TimeVault is a simple front-end for making snapshots of a set of directories.

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  • How to install KDE 4 RC 2 on Ubuntu 7.10 (screenshot tour)

  • One click monitor power-down for Linux
  • Enhancing cluster quorum with QDisk
  • Short Tip: Add Plasma widgets to the panel in KDE 4
  • HowTo: Rename Multiple Files Without A Script
  • Create an MP3 file server using Amarok and ObsidianMusic
  • How to Install Vmware Server in Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
  • Monitor Multiple Logs in a Single Shell with MultiTail for Linux
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