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Beautify the Terminal

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gauravlive.com: The linux terminal can get boring at times owing to lack of colors & a rigid black background. Hardcore Linux enthusiasts won’t think about the appearance of the terminal but normal users will surely get bored of the monochrome terminal sooner or later. Surprisingly beautifying the terminal is pretty simple.

some howtos:

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  • Tutorial: Using Cinelerra to create PIP videos
  • Speed up your IDE/ATA hard drive with hdparm
  • Run your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, part 2
  • Remotely Accessing Your Linux Computer: Part 3
  • Technology Explained: Understanding The Internet Speed
  • Sed as a handy developer tool
  • Make a shortcut to your unread Gmail in Firefox
  • How to Pause a Process
  • Try out the new "single window" Gimp
  • Download/Upload files using FatRat
  • Accessing remote computers via XDMCP
  • HowTo contribute guide #1 (kde)

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  • OOo: Keyboard shortcuts for navigation
  • Creating a hard drive backup
  • Remotely Accessing Your Linux Computer: Part 2
  • Install and use Ubuntu One
  • Remove The 60sec Shutdown/Reboot Timer In Karmic Koala
  • MySQL: Conditional Update
  • Vim Tip: Create syntax highlighted PDF and HTML files from C or perl
  • Using Corkscrew to tunnel SSH over HTTP
  • How To Connect To A WPA Wifi Using Command Lines on Debian
  • Canon Powershot A60 on Debian

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  • How to turn a spare Linux machine into a media server
  • Beginning with Vi
  • VPN Setup using PPTP
  • Bash: coproc
  • Reliance Netconnect on Ubuntu
  • Run your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, part 1

few leftovers:

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  • Linux / UNIX: Restrict Access To A Given Command
  • Computers make big difference for families in need
  • Use this iptables script for Web/Mail server security
  • Launch Application Menu In Ubuntu With Windows Key
  • Gnome Find Drive Serial Number
  • Steuben ARC switched to Linux after hack

few early howtos & shorts:

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  • ripping vhs
  • Upgrade from Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10
  • It's Actually An African Word Meaning 'Glass Plane You Look Through'
  • Nexuiz 2.5.2 Release Brings New Game Mode

some howtos:

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  • Add Bookmarks for Changing Directories in Konsole
  • Remove unused dependencies in Arch Linux
  • Trying the kde4.4 netbook project made easy
  • Improve Your Battery Life With PowerTOP
  • Solving eth0 eth1 eth2 eth3 eth4 …
  • Tutorial: Creating a Metallic Gleam in the GIMP
  • Use IMDB Art For Video Thumbnails In Nautilus
  • Opera Unite: A Personal Webserver Built In to Your Browser
  • Repository management with zypper in Opensuse 11.1
  • Distraction-free writing with PyRoom
  • Install MS office2007 on ubuntu using PlayOnLinux
  • Disable the “clear” issued when you exit vim

Boot Linux Over HTTP With netboot.me

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This tutorial shows how you can boot Linux over HTTP with netboot.me. All that users need is Internet connectivity and a small program (gpxe) to boot the machine. This gpxe program provides network booting facility.

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  • 7 Steps to Better Tables of Contents in OpenOffice.org Writer
  • VirtualBox, Gentoo and serial consoles
  • Unmount external peripherals easy way with Eject
  • A faster nepomuk?
  • How to: Install DD-WRT (X86) On a PC in Linux
  • Updating in Place From openSUSE 11.1 to 11.2
  • "initrd" and "initramfs"--What's Up With That?
  • Compile and execute 32 bits application in 64 bits operating system

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  • Installing Fonts in Ubuntu 9.04
  • Setting the SUID/SGID bits
  • How to burn ISO images in Linux
  • Fix Bash Keybindings for Home, End and other keys
  • Recovering a broken Linux Operating System part (2/3)
  • LVM Disk Recipes for Debian
  • Tips on Using Multiple Options with a Linux Command
  • Printing a selected range in OOo Calc
  • Bash Script: Read One Character At A Time
  • How to Easily Mount Your iPhone As An External Drive in Ubuntu
  • Run Google Tasks On Your Desktop
  • More on Using Bash's Built-in /dev/tcp File (TCP/IP)
  • Howto setup Networking on Asus eeePC in Jaunty
  • Make a Python game in minutes with Gloss
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  • Open-source oriented RISELab emerges at UC Berkeley to make apps smarter & more secure
    UC Berkeley on Monday launched a five-year research collaborative dubbed RISELab that will focus on enabling apps and machines that can interact with the environment around them securely and in real-time. The RISELab (Real-time Intelligence with Secure Execution) is backed by a slew of big name tech and financial firms: Amazon Web Services, Ant Financial, Capital One, Ericsson, GE Digital, Google, Huawei, Intel, IBM, Microsoft and VMWare.
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  • Google's Draco: Another Open Source Tool That Can Boost Virtual Reality Apps
    With 2017 ramping up, there is no doubt that cloud computing and Big Data analytics would probably come to mind if you had to consider the hot technology categories that will spread out this year. However, Google is on an absolute tear as it open sources a series of 3D graphics and virtual reality toolsets. Last week, we covered the arrival of Google's Tilt Brush apps and virtual reality toolsets. Now, Google has delivered a set of open source libraries that boost the storage and transmission of 3D graphics, which can help deliver more detailed 3D apps. "Draco" is an open source compression library, and here are more details.
  • Unpicking the community leader
    Today is Community Manager Appreciation Day. Now, I have to admit, I don't usually partake in the day all that much. The skeptic in me thinks doing so could be a little self-indulgent and the optimist thinks that we should appreciate great community leaders every day, not merely one day a year. Regardless, in respect of the occasion, I want to delve a little into why I think this work is so important, particularly in the way it empowers people from all walks of life. In 2006 I joined Canonical as the Ubuntu Community Manager. A few months into my new role I got an email from a kid based in Africa. He shared with me that he loved Ubuntu and the traditional African philosophy of Ubuntu, which translated to "humanity towards others," and this made his interest in the nascent Linux operating system particularly meaningful.
  • Open Source Mahara Opens Moodle Further Into Social Learning
    Designers, managers and other professionals are fond of Open Source, digital portfolio solution Mahara. Even students are incorporating their progress on specific competency frameworks, to show learning evidence. Mahara and Moodle have a long and durable relationship spanning years, ―so much so that the internet has nicknamed the super couple as “Mahoodle“―. A recent post on Moodlerooms’ E-Learn Magazine documents the fruitful partnership as it adds value to New Zealander Catalyst IT’s offerings.
  • U.S. policy on open source software carries IP risks [Ed: Latest FUD from law firm against Free software as if proprietary software is risk-free licensing-wise?]

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Q&A with Arpit Joshipura, Head of Networking for The Linux Foundation

Arpit Joshipura became the Linux Foundation’s new general manager for networking and orchestration in December 2016. He’s tasked with a pretty tall order. He needs to harmonize all the different Linux Foundation open source groups that are working on aspects of network virtualization. Joshipura may be the right person for the job as his 30 years of experience is broad — ranging from engineering, to management, to chief marketing officer (CMO) roles. Most recently he was VP of marketing with Prevoty, an application security company. Prior to that he served as VP of marketing at Dell after the company acquired Force10 Networks, where he had been CMO. Read more