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HowtTs, tutorials, or tips & tricks, etc.

Get Linux drivers for wireless network cards

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Where can I find Linux hardware drivers for my USB wireless network adapter?

No Problem: If you can't get a Linux Driver, NDISWRAPPER lets you use the windows driver.

Using Gmail to...

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Gmail's popularity, enormous storage, search capability, and labels, means that many people have been hacking new uses for the application. This feature looks at some of the more unusual uses that people are putting the system to.

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So You'd Like To Use MySQL...

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In this article, Jon Stephens shares how you can obtain and install a MySQL database for your Linux system. He provides lots of beginner instructions including use of the MySQL Monitor, a tool for using and adminstering MySQL that's part of the basic distribution.

An Overview of ping

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Trying to figure out if your laptop is connected to your home or office network? ping it.

ping is a diagnostic tool used for verifying connectivity between two hosts on a network. It sends Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP) echo request packets to a remote IP address and watches for ICMP responses.

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HACKING OPENSUSE

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When you're done installing OpenSUSE 10.0, your desktop system is not complete. You still need support for Java programs, MP3 audio files, and browser plugins for Macromedia Flash, Adobe Acrobat, RealPlayer, and Windows Media Video. You may also want to add support for playing DVD videos on your computer. Here's how.

Making an OpenOffice.org 2.0 presentation

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In this tip, follow OpenOffice.org instructor and author Solveig Haugland as she describes the step-by-step process for creating a presentation in the new 2.0 release of OpenOffice.

Howto: Mail Server with Virtual Users And Domains

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This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database with Courier on Debian Sarge 3.1.

Monitoring network traffic with Ruby and Pcap

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There are many situations where the ability to monitor network traffic can save a lot of time and effort. If you want to reverse engineer a network protocol, keep an eye on junior's browsing habits, or blackmail your evil boss, Ruby and libpcap can make it easy!

Downloading Source Trees 101

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If you’ve been using open source for a good length of time, you’ve probably needed a feature or bug fix that’s only available in the development tree of a open source project. Here, let's see how to use CVS and SVN to access the development tree of a few notable projects.

CMS in a Nutshell

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In this article, I will examine all the steps of deploying a large installation of an OSS CMS, using as an example an installation I have performed for the National Technical University of Athens.

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Coupla Howtos: SQLite & NcFTP

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Automate your FTP Transfers with NcFTP and improve your efficiency & Use SQLite for a simple, lightweight database option.

How-To: Clone Your Linux Hard Drive

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Shrug off a crashed Linux hard disk in minutes, and maybe save a fortune, with this easy hard disk cloning recipie.

Two Displays, One Problem

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I like to watch news on my desktop screen while computing on the laptop. But, it's a huge pain to close the lid on the laptop every time I have to type something on the desktop keyboard. I needed a way to operate the desktop using my laptop keyboard and mouse.

Essentials for Using Linux FTP

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This guide shares the basics of FTP and a number of unique ways to automate FTP updating and maintaining of files on a server.

Having the Audacity to Manipulate Sound

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Audacity is a cross-platform audio editor that provides some of the same abilities as store-bought audio editing programs such as Peak Express. This program has more capabilities than merely cutting and copying files. How to use the cross-platform program Audacity to edit sound files.

A Lesson in Encryption, Part 3

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This is the third and final part of my series of articles on public key encryption in Linux. In this article, I describe how to integrate GnuPG with the Thunderbird e-mail client so you can send and receive secure private e-mail.

A Lesson in Encryption, Part 2

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You don't need a secret decoder ring to use cryptography on your system--just some keys and a few tips.

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