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HowtTs, tutorials, or tips & tricks, etc.

The Perfect Setup - Mandriva 2006 Free Edition

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This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Mandriva 2006 Free Edition based server.

Build a Home Terabyte Backup System Using Linux

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Build a low-cost, terabyte-sized backup server using Linux and back up your digital audio files, digital images and digital movie recordings.

Simplifying backups

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Most computer users don't make use of a system backup tool until after they suffer the misfortunes of a hard drive crash without one. The Simple Backup Suite (sbackup) is a tool for configuring regular backups of system data and simplifying full and partial recoveries.

DVD Playback in SUSE Linux 10

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Of course, you can play DVDs on Linux, and you most certainly can have it in SuSE Linux 10, but to do so, you have to jump through a few hoops, make a few modifications, and possibly break a few laws.

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0.02$ SuSE 10 Network

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More of a tip than a howto, here's a few words on new GNOME netapplet SuSE 10 is starting by default.

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Breathing Life Into Older Computers

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Many of the readers who visit here surely have an older computer that has been tossed away in a closet. While this laptop might seem old and out-of-date now, there are many distributions of Linux that will work exceptionally well.

Computer First Aid Using Knoppix

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Windows just crashed. The computer won't boot back up. Those "System Recovery Disks" that came with your computer will erase all of your data. In most cases, when Windows breaks and will not start up again, none of your data has been lost, you just don't have a way to get to it.

A $10 Linux Answering Machine

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This article describes how to build a Linux-based telephone answering machine using a low cost winmodem (softmodem) for the telephone interface.

Intrusion Reporting

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Does your computer or network appear to be under attack? Here's some information from a new book that can help you determine what to do and who to tell when someone is cracking your system.

Using and Converting MPC Audio Files

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I haven't use MPC (Musepack) files before, I didn't even know that xmms would not play them by default. Somehow, the six tracks of this fabulous album came into my possession.

"Open with..." Now what?!

Search and replace across many files with a perl one-liner

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Here's a piece from me on how to do a search and replace across many files in one line of perl, for several kinds of cases.

Podcast receivers for Linux

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If you're bored with blogging and ready for new worlds to conquer, podcasting might be just the impetus you need to refuel your interest in Internet publishing. The term is something of a misnomer. You don't need an iPod to create or receive a podcast, and it's not really a broadcast.

Balancing Connections Over Multiple Links

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Say you have access to multiple links to the Internet, such as several wireless networks in range. Wouldn't it be nice to combine all that bandwidth into one big fat pipe for your downloading pleasure? Unfortunately it's not so easy.

Domesticating Autocorrect

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Don't you hate it when the word completion feature wants to finish your words for you? Or do you love it? Learn how to customize (or kill) Autocorrect in OOo and live in word-processing peace.

PHP for the rest of us

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Maybe you haven't used PHP yet because you aren't a programmer. Even if that's the case, there is still plenty of PHP that you could be using.

Writing Perl test cases

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If you've ever automated any operations with Perl you'll most likely have written a small script or two, and then left them to run. But how do you know that your code is correct?

Easy Backup and Restore

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Are you still not doing backups on a regular basis--or at all? With this easy-to-follow procedure and ready-made scripts, you're out of excuses.

Secure remote file management with sshfs

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It's a dangerous Internet out there, kids. If you are going to work on remotely connected machines, do it safely. If you need to work with files on a remote server you might find just what you're looking for in sshfs -- a tool for mounting a remote filesystem transparently and securely as if it were just another directory on your local machine.

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