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  • Screen Compositing without Compiz, Metacity or KWin
  • openSUSE 11.2 64 bit and mp3
  • Installing, Configuring and Running VirtualBox 3 on Ubuntu
  • Disable Pidgin Pop-up Notification System
  • Building Stuff, the Gentoo Way
  • Set Up WebDAV With Apache2 On Fedora 11
  • Create your own mobile Ubuntu repository with APTonCD
  • Fix Dolphin Thumbnail Previews
  • Installing English - Malayalam Dictionary on Arch linux
  • gedit: Add Python / C++ Autocomplete Support
  • Playing with Synergy on Gentoo and Debian

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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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Desktop GNU/Linux

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