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Nine easy steps to installing Skype for Kubuntu Linux

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Jimmy Gardner's Blog: Here, then, is a walk through which, by example, uses Skype - the popular voice over IP client - but is a procedure by which most application installs follow, assuming there is a pre-built binary of the program you want to use available from the author(s).

Disk encryption in Mandriva

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Frederik's Blog: Last weekend, I bough an external USB hard drive to finally start regularly making back-ups of my computers at home. For security reasons, I wanted to store back-ups on an encrypted partition, because one never knows what may happen.

Yum: group related features - groupremove, groupinstall

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MDLog:/sysadmin: One of the nicest features of yum I have found, is the ability to work with software groups. This has been very useful for me in several occasions where I had to clean up a wrong installation.

QoS And Traffic Shaping For VoIP Users Using iproute2 And Asterisk

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The quality of my VoIP phone calls suffered whenever I was downloading or uploading anything. This was irritating, especially for those calling me (I heard them better than they heard me). So I poked at Iproute2 and other howtos, especially with regard to VoIP traffic, but I couldn't find anything that worked well. After some playing around, I've found settings that were right for me: consistant VoIP quality, regardless of any activities on the wire.

Howto: Update BIOS/firmwares on Linux

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/home/liquidat: Some hardware firmware updates need a DOS environment for executing the flash tools. There are free DOS versions available to accomplish this task easily.

Did you know these basic Firefox Tips?

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CyberCapital.Org: You can easily double the joy of using Firefox by knowing these essencial Firefox tips. Feel free to comment your Ff tips!

Hidden Linux : Wobbly Windows Step-by-Step

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Tux Love (PCWorld): I've become so used to wobbly windows now that whenever I use a regular machine I end up feeling cheated if I drag one and it doesn't display a certain sticky inertia. And if I feel positively deflated if I hit Ctrl + Alt + [any arrow key] and a glorious desktop cube doesn't flip me over to the next display face. What am I talking about?

Howto install a free NX Server on Debian 4.0

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Linux-Tip: NoMachine NX is a Terminal Server and Remote Access solution based on open source technologies. It makes it possible to run any graphical application on any operating system across any network connection as if you were sitting in front of your computer.

Runtime power saving on Linux - not all CPU use is equal

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Matthew Garrett: As the number of people using Linux in mobile situations increases, the need to reduce power consumption also increases. While some of these power savings are obvious (like turning off hardware when it's not being used), others are more subtle. The combination of recent changes to the kernel and some small adjustments to existing code can have a significant effect on your battery life.

How To Install VMware Server On A CentOS 5.0 Desktop

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This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server on a CentOS 5.0 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system.

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