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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.

OOo Off-the-Wall: Back to School with Bibliographies

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Setting up a bibliography is hard enough, but misleading OOo examples don't help the process. Learn how to do it the right way.

A Lesson in Encryption

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Your system's security depends on you, even if you're not a security guru. Here's some basic steps you can take to keep out prying eyes.

45 Minutes to a Linux Terminal Server

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With a Linux Terminal Server and thin-clients, a business can remove many of the costs associated with maintenance, support, and licensing of countless desktop PCs. Thanks to the exceptional efforts of the Linux Terminal Server Project members, such a switch is neither dramatic, nor painful.

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ISP-Server Setup - Ubuntu 5.0.4 "The Hoary Hedgehog"

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This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 5.0.4 - The Hoary Hedgehog) that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/POP3s/IMAP/IMAPs, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

Beyond Beyond Linux from Scratch (lfs - part3)

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In continuing with my Linux From Scratch series with Part 3, I present my adventures in setting up a more productive desktop system. Up until this point I have concentrated on just getting the basic underlying system in place and later installing X and a window manager. Today we strike out on our own some as we venture out of the docbook to go beyond Beyond Linux from Scratch.

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A Video Card Upgrade HOWTO

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The problem with many of the best games available for Linux is they challenge your video card like almost nothing else. That was the problem I found in mid-2005. My TNT 2 video card with 32MB of RAM was not cutting it. So, the question is, how to go about upgrading a video card?

Taking a load off: Load balancing with balance

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A server is limited in how many users it can serve in a given period of time, and once it hits that limit, the only options are to replace it with a newer, faster machine, or add another server and share the load between them.

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Customizing FVWM

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FVWM, the F Virtual Windows Manager, is a window manager for computers running the X Window System. FVWM is light and fast, and you can customize it to meet your needs, and apply these customizations throughout your organization.

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The Perfect Setup - Mandrake/Mandriva 10.2

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This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Mandrake 10.2 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters (web server (SSL-capable), mail server (with SMTP-AUTH and TLS!), DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

Red Hat FedoraCore4 Up2date Guide

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With almost a month since the release of FedoraCore4 (Stentz) there have been quite a few official updates from Red Hat to upgrade. In this article, we're sharing the revised steps for creating new update channels along with other basic configuration tips.

Build a Secure Web Server with Mandriva 2005 LE

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The last time we built the Secure Web Server it was quite a success. But it was done on version 10.0 of our beloved OS and it's time for a fresh look at what we can do for web serving. The 2.6 kernel is at a level now that most commercial firms have either already converted or are in the process. What this means for us is even tighter security with more and better hardware support in the kernel.

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