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  • Linux Tip No. 20: Change your Default Gateway

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  • Large File Support in Linux for C/C++ operations
  • Multimedia – Install Real Player 10 for linux on Ubuntu

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  • Running Ubuntu 7.10 on SPARC

  • Netcat Intro
  • Installing and Using a SSH Server
  • Keep Your SSH Connection Open
  • Linux to Linux Key Based SSH
  • Running Debian GNU/Linux from an encrypted USB drive
  • Installing Google Desktop on Linux
  • HP Photosmart C4388 wireless printing/scanning on Ubuntu Linux 7.10
  • Ubuntu: Easy (And Quick) Ways To Open Any Files As Root
  • HowTo: Advanced Two-Pane File Manager
  • Sharing ALSA audio from Wine
  • How to disable the beep in Linux
  • Turning LiveCDs into LiveUSBs
  • Suse 10.2, how to load a kernel module during system boot automatically
  • Peruse popular Perl packages

Tweak Ubuntu for peak performance

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c|net blogs: One of the first things I noticed after using Ubuntu for a while was how snappy the OS is. Then I poked around the Linux forums a little bit and found out that I could work even faster in Ubuntu by changing some default settings, and using a few of the OS's unique keyboard shortcuts.

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  • The Definitive Guide to Bash Command Line History

  • All the C you need to know for GTK+
  • OOo Shortcuts to Make Life Easier
  • Howto: use audio-convert in Thunar
  • HowTo: Two-Pane GUI File Manager
  • Ubuntu: Change How Often Your System Checks for Updates
  • Convert OGG to MP4 Using VLC Media Player

Install Avant Window Navigator (AWN) in Ubuntu Linux

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linuxhelp.blogspot: AWN - short for Avant Window Navigator is a dock like bar which sits at the bottom of the screen. It provides similar effects as the Dock in Mac OSX Leopard.

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  • 10 Steps to Convert a Windows User to Linux

  • Creating a shared home partition between Mac OS X and Linux
  • Linux Tip No. 18: Restart Network Service
  • Configuring Xen HA with Heartbeat for SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
  • Dawn of War on Linux (How-to guide)
  • KDE-Improve Your Lock Screen Button!

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  • Free POP3 and SMTP Access to Yahoo! Mail with YPOPs! v0.9.5.1

  • Python: Manipulate Date and Time Variables
  • firefox trick and recovery help
  • HowTo Boot an ISO From the Local HDD Using the Current GRUB
  • Converting PDFs into Image Files
  • Using ndiswrapper in Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon to configure Atheros AR5006EG
  • How to Performance Test a Heron
  • Got my wireless working in Linux 2.6.24
  • Installing VirtualBox On Slackware

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  • Howto: Setup a Software Firewall in Linux using Firestarter

  • Install Firefox 3 Beta 3 on Ubuntu 7.10
  • Change GTK style in KDE 4 with Gtk-kde4
  • How to setup SAMBA for UBUNTU 7.10
  • Install Compiz & Compiz Fusion plugins
  • Mounting Gmail with gmailfs on Ubuntu 7.10, without being root

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  • Open RAR Archives in Ubuntu

  • FileZilla - FTP Client Software
  • Backing up my laptop
  • Using MySQL as a filesystem
  • Install firefox 3 beta 3 on ubuntu
  • Encrypting and decrypting files with GnuPG

Discover the possibilities of the /proc folder

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linux.com: The /proc directory is a strange beast. It doesn't really exist, yet you can explore it. Its zero-length files are neither binary nor text, yet you can examine and display them. By studying the /proc directory, you can learn how Linux commands work, and you can even do some administrative tasks.

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