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today's howtos & stuff:

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  • Ubuntu 10.10: Change grub menu timeout
  • KStars with experimental OpenGL support in RC2
  • How to install Linux Mint Debian Edition on an encrypted LVM
  • Fedora 14 - How to make Samsung Fn Brightness buttons work
  • How to upgrade Salix from 13 to 13.1
  • LibreOffice Ubuntu PPA makes installation easy
  • How to find out the various manpage sections to which a command belongs
  • Tar Tricks on Linux
  • Report on the Tel Aviv Perl Mongers Meeting
  • VLC Shares: Watch HD Videos from Your Wii and Android Phone
  • Using Case in Variables in Bash Shell Scripts
  • Use dpkg to find what's created at install
  • Falling Snow/Leaves/Objects on Ubuntu Background
  • Grep This!
  • Install Gnome Color Chooser On Ubuntu
  • How to clear or drop the cache buffer pages from Linux memory
  • How to Import KeePassX Password to LastPass (And Vice-versa)
  • Multiple Concurrent Linux Distributions
  • Pardus Linux 2011 RC Overview/Review (Video)

today's odds & ends:

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  • Don't break the tree
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  • The BeagleBoard [part 1]
  • LinWarrior r18 "Hazy Blur"
  • Just for fun: A three-part home media system
  • Archie
  • Debian: Force users to use more secure login password with pam_cracklib
  • Broadcom Crystal HD Support For MPlayer, FFmpeg
  • Do you like Tron?
  • Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Seven:
  • Linux Crazy Podcast 87 Openbox + Xorg 1.9 -hal

some howtos:

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  • Personal Organizer for GNOME using Getting Things GNOME
  • Installing CentOS from livecd
  • Update a fresh Sabayon 5.4 Installation
  • Ubuntu: How to erase CD-RW/DVD-RW from Command-line
  • Create an UI using Qt Designer in less than 10 minutes
  • Graphical toolkit for MySQL database developers and administrators
  • How to grant limited access to your server
  • How to install Skype and Ekiga Softphone in ubuntu
  • Video Configuration for My New Monitor
  • Move Gnome Pop-up Notification to Other Corner of Screen
  • Easily install applications from within Firefox with Appnr
  • How to Batch Process Files in Gimp
  • Monitor or Change CPU Frequency / Speed in Ubuntu
  • Transfer Installed Packages to New Computer or Drive in Ubuntu 10.10

some howtos:

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  • Understanding Signals
  • Tracing System Calls with strace
  • Emacs 30 Day Challenge: Get the latest gnus to improve speed
  • How to find the exit code of the last executed command using ?
  • Different sections of manpages
  • KernelCheck – Take the guess work out of custom kernel compiles
  • TIP: Getting rid of common errors in chroot mode
  • TIP: Compiling 2.6.33 and above kernels on Debian Lenny
  • The perfect light Debian with Fluxbox [Updated]
  • HOWTO: Lookup Symbol Name and Address during Linux Kernel Debugging

Finally a solid Pandora app for Linux

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ghacks.net: If you are a fan of Pandora Music and a user of Linux you know that Linux is a bit behind in the app space for this service. There are only a few possible clients and, until now, those clients simply were not options. Fortunately a new-ish Pandora client is available for Linux – Pithos.

some howtos:

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  • Howto install Bash shell under FreeBSD
  • Ubuntu Upstart for automatic MySQL start and stop - Part 2
  • Transform Gedit Into A Web Developer IDE
  • How to setup a DNS server master / slave BIND
  • Allow Samba through your Linux firewall with ufw
  • Change Firefox’s Default Font With Theme Font And Size Changer
  • What Fonts are you Using?
  • C Pointer Comparison Gotcha
  • Hibernate from E17 on Arch linux
  • Linux super-duper admin tools: audit
  • How To Compile & Install TAR GZ & TAR BZ2 Files In Ubuntu Linux
  • atolm: a new, great looking dark theme created by the orta designer
  • How Ubuntu's command suggestion feature works?

some howtos:

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  • Desktop, Create Custom New Tab Page In Firefox
  • How to build your own router
  • gpg: decryption failed: No secret key
  • Appnr - Web-based ubuntu package browser
  • Switch Between Tab Groups in Firefox with a Keyboard Shortcut
  • Create & Use A USB Ubuntu Linux Boot Jump Drive
  • The best way to dual boot Linux and Windows
  • A Guide to Wine on Ubuntu for Beginners
  • Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint Debian Edition
  • Securing Apache—Part 4
  • Systemclean- A nautilus script to clean your system from unnecessary files
  • Tips and Tricks for the Python Interpreter
  • Integrate Thunderbird In The Ubuntu Messaging Menu [PPA]
  • How to add gbr files to gimp in windows...
  • Replace Default Scrollbar Buttons For Mint-X-Metal Theme

some howtos:

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  • 2 System Monitor on Linux
  • Turn your old webcam into a motion-detecting security camera
  • Setup Ubuntu to browse Windows network by hostname
  • parition a new drive before adding to RAID array
  • Top like Utility to monitor Network Connections usage - pktstat
  • Create nice lines effects using the blend tool
  • Indicator virtualbox- Launch Virtualbox machines from your quick launch panel
  • XUbuntu 10.10 – gksu fails [Solved]
  • Audible books won’t load on my Android phone

few howtos:

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  • Remove The Close Button In The Firefox 4 Add-On Bar
  • RAM is your best friend. +Firefox speed-up.
  • Find out mounted Device is busy with what while unmounting a disk

today's howtos & stuff:

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  • Add items to Nautilus popup menu with Nautilus Actions GUI
  • Firefox 4 Session Restore Not Working? Try This Fix
  • Ubuntu, Ruby, RVM, Rails, and You
  • How To Install & Run Ubuntu Without CD
  • Oxygen rewrite and Dragging tabs around
  • 50 UNIX / Linux Sysadmin Tutorials
  • TRON Legacy console commands
  • Ubuntu Upstart for automatic MySQL start and stop
  • [HOWTO] (Python Plasmoids – Part 1) Write Hello World Plasma Applet in Python
  • How to Draw Arrows in Gimp
  • Install Enlightment On Ubuntu 10.10
  • How To Test Ubuntu 11.04 With Unity In VirtualBox 4.0
  • Sharing internet connection through Wlan
  • Switching From Gentoo Linux to Arch Linux
  • Going Linux: Dec 24: #124 - Gone Linux
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