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Anatomy of a .desktop File

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linuxcritic.wordpress: One of the beautiful things about Linux is that developers tend to be conscientious about the use of technical standards. The standard for “desktop entries” is still technically a draft, but is generally accepted by the larger X community.

some howtos:

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  • How to Configure clear and smooth fonts in OpenSuSe Linux
  • How to Install Microsoft Office on Ubuntu Linux
  • GetDeb/PlayDeb: Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) Repository Available Now
  • Getting the most out of Mandriva Linux
  • Easy pastebin uploads with Nautilus-pastebin
  • How to change default crontab -e editor
  • Add a second ip to Linux / Ubuntu /etc/network/interfaces
  • Use VLC skins to change the way your VLC looks
  • MySQL replication: adding a new database
  • Sharing links to videos and watching directly in Pidgin
  • Overcoming Python in Ubuntu 9.10
  • Elementary Gnome Menu
  • Process synchronisation in Linux
  • More Background Manipulation with the GIMP
  • How to upgrade to Ubuntu 10.04
  • Handy Docky Script

Chrooting Apache2 With mod_chroot On Fedora 12

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This guide explains how to set up mod_chroot with Apache2 on a Fedora 12 system. With mod_chroot, you can run Apache2 in a secure chroot environment and make your server less vulnerable to break-in attempts that try to exploit vulnerabilities in Apache2 or your installed web applications.

some howtos:

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  • Grsync — A Simple GUI to Help You Use ‘rsync’ Easily
  • Split flac, wv files on gentoo
  • Linux Printing Hacks
  • How to Backup using Rsync in Ubuntu
  • Beginners Guide to File and Directory Permissions
  • ssh - secure root access with no password
  • Use MiKTeX to search, install and update LaTeX packages
  • Using “at” command to schedule jobs in Linux
  • How to list only directories names on Linux
  • Using wodim program to burn/write CDs and DVDs in Debian Linux
  • Linux message of the day
  • Useful command line little tricks (part 5)

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  • Create an encrypted USB drive for Ubuntu Linux
  • VMplayer crash in fedora 12?
  • Chromium sexually assaulted the poor pooch
  • Configure alerts for email and contact groups in Nagios
  • Control users loggin /etc/passwd file
  • Auto-mounting internal drives in Ubuntu

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  • Make Firefox use as much Screen as Chrome
  • Errors compiling VMware Server on Fedora 12
  • Broadcom Wireless Driver Fix In Lucid
  • KDE 4.4.2 available for Mandriva 2010
  • Using Gimp's IFS Tool
  • Perl – How to change @INC to include non-standard path
  • How to develop on KDE & Amarok without trashing your System
  • HowTo Find out if Installed Linux is 32 bits or 64 bits

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  • Gentoo on EC2 From Scratch
  • How to Create Screencasts in Linux
  • How to play OpenTTD without original TTD data files
  • Updating a Linux Unfriendly Motherboard BIOS
  • DTP in Linux with Pagestream

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  • A fast guide to system rescue using open tools
  • Beginner’s Guide to Grep
  • Upgrade to KDE4.4.2 in openSUSE 11.2
  • Running Commands at Startup in Debian and Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu: Make ALSA default instead of PulseAudio
  • How to Get wireless button working on Fujitsu Siemens Amilo Li1718
  • How to Install Applications from GetDeb Website
  • Script: average
  • iptables rules for desktop computers
  • Using the USB Cable in Linux
  • Install Latest VLC Media Player in Ubuntu in 2 steps

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On CentOS 5.4

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This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running CentOS 5.4) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (CentOS 5.4 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

some howtos:

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  • Alice in Colorland: RGB vs CMYK
  • command ls -l output explained
  • Combine Dropbox with Ubuntu One
  • Kdump on openSUSE 11.2
  • Ubuntu 9.10 USB automount
  • Buck-security - Security scanner for Ubuntu Servers
  • Linux Commands: Making Bash Error Messages Friendlier
  • Encrypted USB openSUSE 11.2 Boot Disk
  • MPlayer on Fedora
  • GNOME Split File Splitter Application for Ubuntu
  • Choose Your VIM Color Scheme With Color Sampler Pack
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