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  • Get the Most Out of Your Multicore Processor
  • Ubuntu Cheat Sheets
  • HOWTO: Place programs on LXDE Desktop
  • Quickly preview files in Ubuntu with Gloobus
  • Tutorial: Seedboxes, BitTorrent and Linux Distros
  • cpulimit – Limit the cpu usage of a process
  • Make Your Root Windows Pretty
  • How to Assign Keyboard Shortcuts for Your Favorite Websites in Firefox
  • How To: Change The GNOME Menu Bar Icon
  • Returning Values from Bash Functions
  • Improve Slow Graphics on Intel Cards

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  • Count packages installed by pacman
  • Adding a user on Zenwalk 6.2
  • Working with Bluetooth: Connecting to All Those Cool Devices
  • Changing the from field when sending email
  • OOo: How to tell what data your chart is based on, and update it
  • Add a second drive to your Ubuntu server
  • How to install Java Runtime on Zenwalk 6.2
  • How can I assign a user process to a specific pseudo tty?
  • How to update your custom Ubuntu Jaunty kernel
  • Protect Your Network With an Open-Source Firewall

The Perfect Server - CentOS 4.8 Server i386 [ISPConfig 2]

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This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 4.8 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

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  • Hack Karmic's GDM Login Screen

  • No more printers / cups not running
  • Automatically Take a Screenshot and Make it Public using Dropbox
  • Debian Boot Messages
  • Virtual Interfaces: When One IP Isn't Enough
  • php tail
  • Launch OpenOffice.org Faster
  • How do I set up a network printer or print server?
  • How To: GNOME GMail Notifier
  • How to remove a deb package manually
  • Import SSH Key without Verification
  • Change the Default Editor
  • Building Linux Audio Applications 101: A User's Guide, Part 2
  • How can I make X start on a different tty?
  • Install Internet Explorer on Linux with IEs4Linux

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  • Vim – Add Line Numbers
  • Best way to create perfect chromium launcher on Linux
  • Find details about your ISO images from the Linux command line
  • Howto: Canon LBP 5100 with Samba (amd64)
  • Adding Color to Bash List Command Part II
  • UTF-8 and apache - mysql - php
  • movietime – stop powersaving to watch a movie
  • Making Firefox Fonts On Linux Look Like They Do On Windows
  • Lions and Tigers and Shares... Oh Mount!
  • Using Eselect
  • Mound Data Manager – Manage data in the context of other applications
  • Change Ethernet Card’s Speed And Duplex Settings In Ubuntu Linux
  • Amarok 2.X proxy settings

Stay safe when using a Linux PC

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computeractive.co.uk: In some ways Linux can be easier to manage than Windows, but security remains important. We show you how to stay safe.

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  • How to solve boot problems with Ubuntu after kernel upgrade
  • Add ftp service to your Ubuntu Server
  • How to disable the blanking of screen after idle timeout in linux
  • Gentoo: How to fix a broken Python installation
  • How To Monitor Your System Performance In OpenSuSe
  • KDE – Blog from KOrganizer HOWTO
  • Bluecoat Proxy SG device Supporting FTP
  • How to install Chromium in Arch Linux (Google Chrome)
  • Improve flash performance (a bit, maybe)

GIMP for Beginners, Part 2: Understanding Layers

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techenclave.com: This is the second part of The Gimp beginner series I am writing for LFY. The second part consist of layer introduction. So download the pdf and get started with Gimp.

How-To: Install OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 in Ubuntu 9.04

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OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 was released a few days ago, bringing many bug fixes to the stable 3.1 series. One of the ways to get it on Jaunty is to use the Launchpad.net PPA for OpenOffice.org Scribblers which recently packaged it for Ubuntu Jaunty and included it in their repositories.

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  • Set up your new Ubuntu Server as a Samba Server
  • SSH From Behind a Firewall via HTTP Proxy
  • Installing 32-bit Support into 64-bit Fedora 11
  • Different ways to see hidden folders in UBUNTU
  • Dansguardian: Unable to getgrnam(): Success, Error opening/creating log file
  • Save time on downloads with delta RPMs in Fedora 11
  • How To: Use A Screensaver As Desktop Wallpaper
  • AfterStep -Just another windows manager for Linux
  • Tutorial: Encrypted Web Browsing at Starbucks
  • Fix Most Audio Problems: Remove PulseAudio
  • Metapixel magic
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  • Are you Struggling With Finding Text In Files Or Locating Files? Try 'Recoll' Program In Linux
    Recoll is a full text search QT based free, open source program especially made for Unix-like and Linux but it is also available for Windows and Mac systems, licensed under GPL. It provides efficient desktop full text search from single-word to arbitrarily complex boolean searches, basically it indexes the documents data (along with their compressed versions) and huge number of files then let you find quickly whatever you search for. Recoll updates its index at designed intervals (for example through Cron tasks) but if desired, the indexing task can run as a file-system monitoring daemon for real-time index updates.
  • New Inkscape 0.92 breaks your previous works done with Inkscape
    I hope this type of blog-post will shake the mindset a bit, and make developers more serious about compatibility. The users shouldn't be prompted with a dialog with jargon. The artwork or rendering shouldn't be broken. Inkscape should do the auto-conversion to keep the artwork as it was (especially because the software can). Isn't it the task of Inkscape to be able to read SVG? to properly read itself? I hope a version 0.92.x will happens and solve this serious bug [1] . For those who have been following my work for the last ten years, I like to promote the release of new Free/Libre and Open-Sources Software versions. It costs me a lot emotionally and in production-time to have to make this type of blog-post against a project I love. But what else can I do?
  • Ardour + Cinelerra + 4 Cams + Heavy Blues
  • Albert Quick Launcher 0.9.0 Released With External Extensions Support
    Albert is a quick launcher for Linux inspired by Alfred (Mac). It can be used to run applications, open files, search the web, open bookmarks in your web browser, calculate math expressions, and more.
  • MKVToolNix 9.8.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulation App Adds Support for DVB Subtitles
    Moritz Bunkus released today, January 22, 2017, a new stable release of his popular, multiplatform, and open-source MKV (Matroska) manipulation utility for all supported platforms, including GNU/Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. There are bunch of exciting new features added in the new MKVToolNix 9.8.0 release, which comes three weeks after the previous version, namely MKVToolNix 9.7.1, but first we'd like to inform package maintainers about an important change in the build system as parallel builds are now enabled by default.
  • Libvirt 3.0 Released With Various Improvements
    The libvirt virtualization API saw a major 3.0 release this week to succeed its earlier v2.5 milestone.
  • 5 Highly Promising Terminal Emulators
    The terminal emulator is a venerable but essential tool for computer users. The reason why Linux offers so much power is due to the command line. The Linux shell can do so much, and this power can be accessed on the desktop by using a terminal emulator. There are so many available for Linux that the choice is bewildering.
  • What Spotify Takes Away, the Open-Source Community Brings Back…
    One of my favourite bands has just released a new album, which means I now have 11 new songs to learn the words to before I go see them play next!
  • Skype for Linux Alpha Video Call Support Begins ‘Rollout’

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