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The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2010 (KDE)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a PCLinuxOS 2010 desktop (with KDE) 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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  • Using git-svn to connect to a Subversion repository via Git
  • replicate your MySQL database
  • Easy way to Reduce/Skip "sudo" Password Query's in Linux
  • bash: send a command to a screen session
  • Tip: discover and terminate high CPU processes
  • How to Color Gradient match photos in GIMP
  • Fix Google Gadgets incessant crashing with an update

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  • How to make see-through text to image in GIMP
  • Disable CapsLock in GNOME (and other keyboard fun)
  • Configure apt-get to work behind a proxy in Ubuntu 10.04
  • install Roxbird Download Manager in Ubuntu
  • sed (stream editor) to colorise script output
  • How to Use Your Palm Pilot With Ubuntu
  • mount ftp folder to local directory in Ubuntu
  • Install Wolvix to a Flash Drive using Windows

More cool gnome-shell tips and tricks

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ghacks.net: Because of this stability I feel confident that, with the help of these (and more) tips, you can also become an early adopter of GNOME 3 and be ahead of the curve. In this article you will see a few more of these tips.

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  • 7zip File: How to Uncompress 7z files
  • Bash: Handling Command Not Found
  • Encrypt your files quick n’ dirty
  • How to Install Vuze 4.4.0 on Ubuntu
  • Check your unread messages in Gmail, from terminal

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  • Installing Software Pattern/Groups in SUSE/openSUSE
  • Locating source for any Python module
  • remove anchor icon from ubuntu docky
  • five more docky tips
  • Install ubuntu from USB stick
  • OOo: Making Cross-References Work All the Time
  • X11 Forwarding with SSH
  • revert custom ubuntu to standard
  • Accept or Reject mail from selected Domains / Users using Sendmail
  • Controlling Your Linux System With fstab
  • make a terminal remember sudo passowrd for ever
  • Create a separate /home partition in Ubuntu

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  • Bash Shell Functions Tutorial with 6 Practical Examples
  • Monitor your Linux System with saidar
  • How To Print To A Shared Windows Printer from openSUSE
  • Remote Control Your Linux Desktop Using the iPhone
  • Create MySQL RPM
  • Join a Ubuntu machine to a Windows domain
  • Medibuntu Repository Down - What To Do?
  • Easy DNS wildcard setup for local domains using dnsmasq
  • Installing nVidia Driver in Ubuntu 10.04

Another Ten One-Liners from CommandLineFu Explained

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catonmat.net: Another week and another top ten one-liners from commandlinefu explained.

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  • Install Amarok 1.4 in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Change your xsplash Boot Screen in ubuntu
  • switch lubuntu buttons like ubuntu
  • System monitoring with Zenoss
  • Using netstat
  • find network information
  • Novell Client on openSUSE 11.2
  • Help your eyes hurt less with Redshift in Ubuntu
  • Check your WPA2 Enterprise setup
  • Display Size of Files Under Files in Ubuntu
  • OpenSSL – Generate a RSA Key and Keystore
  • When "recovery" mode fails to boot
  • Pessulus- A lockdown editor

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  • Integrating Zoho Online Office Suite with Ubuntu
  • File system support: Ubuntu vs. OS X
  • Use an Ubuntu Live CD to Securely Wipe Your PC’s Hard Drive
  • Configure Tata Photon Whiz On Ubuntu Linux
  • How to View and Extract Files from rpm, deb, depot and msi Packages
  • Updating Your openSUSE Linux Systems
  • Crontab Entries for Unix or Linux Servers Made Simple
  • Ubuntu Restricted Extras – Lets Ubuntu Play Everything
  • Install Dropbox in Lubuntu
  • Install Ubuntu Lucid Themes(Radiance/Ambiance) and Wallpaper
  • Removing a column from a MySQL data table
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'Turbo Boost Max 3.0' and Mesa 17.2.4

  • Turbo Boost Max 3.0 Support For Skylake Fixed With Linux 4.15
    The platform-drivers-x86 updates have been sent in for Linux 4.15 and include a range of improvements for Intel hardware support. One of the bigger items is support for Skylake CPUs with Turbo Boost Max 3.0.
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