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Make Klipper Work FOR you

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"Klipper is the KDE clipboard utility. It stores clipboard history, and allows you to link clipboard contents to application actions. That's the common explanation you get from most people and online manuals when seeking information about Klipper. But what else can Klipper do? Is that ALL it does? Can we empower it to be what cut and past is in Windows? (ducks the possible flames) Perhaps. Grab a pen and paper Klip...let's see what this thing can do. Please note that this article is written with the assumption that you are using KDE 3.4 or higher.

Panic time: Handling those rare Linux crashes

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Linux's record for reliability may be the polar opposite of what critics consider the crash-a-day life of Windows. Yet, the fact that Linux crashes are rare means that an unexpected outage throws many in unmapped territory. Learning the proper steps to prevent such crashes can help Linux admins avoid many headaches over the long term.

Wireless HotSpot HowTo

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Linksys WRT54GS + OpenWRT + ChillSpot + FreeRadius (with Mysql authentication and accounting ) + PHP/Perl = Wireless HotSpot

Linux Firewalls, 3rd Edition: Greater Security with GrSecurity

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Looking for more ways to secure your system? Try the GrSecurity kernel patch and gain greater control over files, resources and who sees them.

Wireless Networking with ndiswrapper

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Wireless cards can be quite a bit of trouble for Linux users. Very few manufacturers have any interest in writing Linux drivers or releasing information about their cards so other people can use this information to write Linux drivers.

Create relationship diagrams with Graphviz

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If you use charts to represent relationships between data or objects in presentations or project reports, try Graphviz. Graphviz is visualization software is designed to help you easily create structural information.

Top 10 Ways to Protect Your Linux Home System

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As a result of articles referring to the threat of Worms and Viruses attacking Linux systems, many new Linux users are in a panic. They are running around wildly, weaping to their mothers for help...

Condor: Building a Linux cluster on a budget

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So you need a lot of computing power but don't want to spend tens of thousands of dollars on a commercial cluster? You can build a powerful and scalable Linux cluster using only free software and off-the-shelf components. Here's how.

Managing Samba-3: User rights and privileges

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When faced with making Linux and Windows work together securely, system administrators can run into trouble if they don't understand or can't correctly use the administrative security controls that are present in the Microsoft Windows operating system (OS) and the Samba-3 equivalents of those controls.

Enhancing kernel security with grsecurity

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Is your server as secure as it could be? Sure, you use a firewall, mandate strong passwords, and patch regularly. You even take a proactive approach by performing security audits with tools such as nmap and Nessus. Yet you may still be vulnerable to zero-day exploits and privilege escalation attacks.

At the Sounding Edge: Music Notation Software for Linux, Part 2

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Last month I introduced the ABC music notation system. This month, I continue our tour of notation programs for Linux with a look at the Common Music Notation system from composer/programmer Bill Schottstaedt.

CLI Magic: netcat

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In the simplest terms, netcat is a utility that reads and writes data across the network. Here then is an introduction to netcat for Linux users who may not be familiar with the "TCP/IP Swiss Army knife."

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Automated Apt Updates - Debian Sarge

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This document describes an easy way to automate Apt updates based on a Debian Sarge box.

New Shells: vshnu

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Do you spend a lot of time moving around the filesystem with cd commands, typing ls to see what’s there? Do you build lists of arguments on the command line using wildcards or filename completion? If you do a lot of work with files and directories, vshnu is worth a look.

Reusing existing OpenSSH v4 connections

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I've recently learnt of an interesting new features of OpenSSH v4 which allows you to reuse open connections when connecting to the same host more than once. If you regularly have multiple open connections to a single host this is a big timesaver.

The Perfect Xen Setup For Debian And Ubuntu

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This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen (version 2) on a Debian Sarge (3.1) system. It should apply to Ubuntu systems with little or no modifications.

Hotrod Your Linksys WAP with Linux (Part 3)

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Now that we have ripped out the stock guts out of our Linksys WRT54G and replaced them with a miniature, but mighty, Linux operating system, it's time to configure it to do some actual work. (Part 1 and part 2 cover installation and setting up secure administration of your chopped, dropped little blue box.)

Building Image Galleries with Konqueror

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Did you know Konqueror has a handy little program to create photo galleries in a few quick steps? Here's how to use it.

Installing OpenOffice.org 2.0 for Debian

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In this introductory article, Jon Watson provides an easy guide to installing the new Open Office source on non-rpm Linux systems. The emphasis is on the use of alien to help convert rpm packages for quick installation to the latest Debian releases.

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