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The Perfect Desktop - OpenSUSE 11.2 (GNOME)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up an OpenSUSE 11.2 desktop 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.

some howtos:

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  • HOWTO: Install Multiple Wine Versions on One System
  • How to setup Google Public DNS in Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala
  • Vmware vmplayer and kernel 2.6.32
  • How to sync your cellphone data in Linux
  • Vim 301: Getting Adept at Vim
  • gvim and karmic ubuntu... with a fix for you
  • Ten Powerful Linux Commands
  • Enable mod_rewrite in a Ubuntu server
  • SSH Tab Complete, RE: SSH Tab Complete
  • Create and Run a Linux Script to Run Linux Commands
  • Maintaining MySQL Databases

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  • Getting Beautiful Fonts in Gentoo Linux
  • How to Install Chrome OS On A USB Stick
  • How To recover Google account Password Via SMS Message
  • GRUB 2 bootloader - Full tutorial
  • Get rid of GNOME “open with” duplicate entries
  • Adding a Terminal Hot Key Shortcut
  • How to : GNOME Shell (Preview of GNOME 3.0) in Fedora 12
  • Securing MySQL in Fedora
  • How to install Dawn of Ubuntu wallpapers in Ubuntu 9.10
  • HowTo Determine Possible Screen Resolutions (Ubuntu)
  • Portage emerge utility
  • Light Weight Ubuntu Kernel
  • Manage the postfix mailqueue with postsuper, postqueue und mailq
  • Create a Custom Transitioning Background for Your Gnome 2.28 Desktop
  • Docky Tip: Change GMail Icon Color with Scroll
  • Install Subversion Repository on Ubuntu Desktop

some howtos:

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  • Convert a USB Flash IMG File to VDI for use in VirtualBox
  • OOo: output to files all the graphics from file
  • Portage : How to know which package provided an installed file
  • Verbose Gentoo Linux installation
  • Creating Bootable FreeDOS USB – openSUSE Linux
  • Extend with Toolbars
  • 13 Linux lethal commands

The Perfect Server - Fedora 12 x86_64

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This is a detailed description about how to set up a Fedora 12 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP5/Ruby/Python, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of Fedora 12, but should apply to the 32-bit version with very little modifications as well. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).

some howtos:

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  • Crack copy protected PDFs using two simple commands in Ubuntu
  • Guide: Debian LAMP Server Setup
  • Exploring Drupal
  • 5 essential Ubuntu optimization tips for newbies
  • Howto switch from Ubuntu to Debian – My Experience – Part II
  • Download youtube video in ubuntu / Debian using UTube Ripper
  • Download PGP Keys with Apt-key
  • How to Automatic and timed login in Fedora 12
  • checkinstall - Smartly manage your installations
  • Keep track of your consulting times and invoicing with GnoTime
  • Disk Space Eaters in Linux
  • Understanding NIC Bonding with Linux
  • Modify Mandriva Bootsplash
  • Getting the most from bug mail

some howtos:

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  • Reinstall Ubuntu automatically
  • How to solve problems in Linux - a novice's guide
  • Some wget tricks
  • Howto switch from Ubuntu to Debian – My Experience – Part I
  • Howto setup Wireless on Chrome OS
  • Acetone: Mount and manage your CD/DVD ISOs
  • Drupal 6.14, Introduction and Installation
  • How To Tell If Someone Is On Your Wireless Home Network
  • Faster Internet With an Old Laptop – Revisited

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 8 (Helena)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 8 (Helena) desktop 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. Linux Mint 8 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 9.10 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

some howtos:

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  • How to Convert smbpasswd to tdbsam on Samba
  • SFTP on Ubuntu and Debian in 9 easy steps
  • “bash: ./configure: /bin/sh: bad interpreter: Permission denied”
  • How to Take Perfect Screenshots with KSnapshot
  • How to Establish Simple Remote Desktop Access Between Ubuntu and Windows
  • Regain Compiz desktop rotation with the mouse in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Sharing the Same Files Between Two PC’s
  • How to DHCP server on Ubuntu
  • OOo: How to do a holiday letter using mail merge, and print labels for the envelopes
  • Linux Security with Fail2Ban
  • fix bricked xos automatically
  • Have your Arch Linux always ready for an upgrade
  • Tomdroid with Ubuntu One syncing goodness
  • How to Print Large Posters in Ubuntu / Debian Linux
  • Graphic styles in Draw and Impress
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