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The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2010.0 With GNOME

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2010.0 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) 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.

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How to clone hard drives with Clonezilla

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tuxradar.com: Clonezilla is a Ncurses-based front-end to a set of scripts that use several open source disk utilities such as Partimage, ntfsclone, Partclone and dd. It'll jump at your command and duplicate particular partitions, or better still complete disks. It'll also restore the partitions, and help you mirror an old disk onto a bigger new disk.

The mistery of swappiness

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gentooexperimental.org: On most unix systems the swap is in a dedicated partition because that has the lowest overhead. Plus you don't risk running out of diskspace when you want to swap, so things are quite predictable and nice. Linux has a very nice knob you can turn to affect the swap policy.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 9.10

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This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 9.10 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.

Using Kate As a Web Editor

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How To Secure Your D-Link Wireless Router

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makeuseof.com: Security is probably the most important aspect of any computing experience and probably one of the most neglected. Let’s lock your door by securing your D-Link Wireless Router. Ok, off-topic, but by me, so go read it.

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