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Enable Automatic Time Synchronization In Ubuntu And Kubuntu

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watchingthenet: If you are running KDE in Kubuntu or Gnome in Ubuntu, you can easily set up the clock to synchronize the time to any time source on the Internet. Doing so will keep the time on your System accurate and keep you from missing any appointments!

Making a backup reminder script

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linux.com: I like to back up the data on my laptop computer as often as possible, just in case I have trouble with it. I have some large files on the laptop that prevent me from scheduling an Internet backup to my home machine, so I have written a script that reminds me to periodically plug in an external USB drive; then upon clicking continue, the reminder script runs my custom backup script.

Creating dynamic swap space

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debian administration: When a GNU/Linux machine runs out of physical memory it will start to use any configured swap-space. This is usually a sign of trouble as swap files and partitions are significantly slower to access than physical memory, however having some swap is generally better than having none at all. Using a dynamic system can ease the maintainance of this size.

Automated user management with Expect

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linux.com: At the large school in Mexico where I'm employed as a system manager, I proposed (and got) a Linux server to replace an old Windows 2000 file server and domain controller for the alumni. I then was faced with the task of adding 3,000 users to this new CentOS 5 server. I wasn't about to add thousands of users and their passwords one by one.

some howtos

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  • Installing A Linux Distro to An USB Drive

  • Configuring ndiswrapper in SLED
  • How-To Recover password under Ubuntu
  • How to: Upgrade VMWARE Server under Linux
  • Taking notes with Tomboy

How to change boot order of Ubuntu and Windows

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mathijs.jurresip.nl: This is for people who have a dual boot installation of Ubuntu and Window (XP or Vista). If you want to change the default OS or change the order in which the present OSes are listed, this is what you do…

Installing Debian, XP and… Windows Vista in Vmware

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polishlinux: In the first part of this article (Vmware Server Console - Introduction to Virtualization) learned how to set up Vmware for a LiveCD system. Now I’m going to show you how to install Debian, Windows XP and… Windows Vista under Vmware.

Install Gentoo Portage on non-Gentoo Distribution

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xanda.org: Requires Python >= 2.2.x and Development Packages (gcc, binutils, automake, autoconf, libtool, gawk, mawk, bison). Make sure your current distro installed with above packages. If not, use apt-get or yum to install it. Make sure you have enough space in /.

Installing The IBM Lotus Symphony Beta 1 Office Suite On Ubuntu 7.04

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This document describes how to set up IBM Lotus Symphony Beta 1 on Ubuntu 7.04. IBM Lotus Symphony is an office-suite that is based on OpenOffice.org.

howtos and stuff

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  • hping: Your Linux Network Traffic Generator

  • Tips and tricks: How can I use webalizer to process the logs of multiple virtual hosts?
  • Gmail Manager extension lets you manage multiple accounts
  • Group text editing with Gobby
  • Vamp the Linux LAMP with PHP
  • Installing OpenOffice.org 2.3 on Fedora, Red Hat and Centos Linux
  • Getting things done with mutt
  • How to shutdown and reboot without sudo
  • OOo: Sorting by months or days of the week, in date order instead of alphabetical order
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