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Playing RM And RMVB Video Files On Linux

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I have a large collection of short videos, which are from various sources - friends, YouTube, or BitTorrent. Most of these are in the RM (Real Media) format, which was originally meant for streaming online video or audio.

5 Tips to Improve your Linux Desktop

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cheesemedia.net: Here are 5 funkalicious tips to improve your Linux desktop. Whether it be speed, or just look and feel, here are some of my favourites.

Install OpenWRT, Chillispot, FreeRadius Based Managed Hotspot(s) Including PayPal Payment Gateway

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If you have ever tried to implement one of the hotspot HowTos on this and other sites, it might have dawned on you that this is not an easy feat to accomplish. Amazingly most solutions also leave out the most important part – how to get paid by the punters using the hotspot.

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  • Authenticating an Ubuntu PC to Active Directory

  • Using sed to extract lines in a text file
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 4
  • Five Tips for Easter

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  • Howto Setup Vidalia TOR GUI with Ubuntu

  • HOWTO setup Atheros AR5007EG wireless on Feisty Fawn (with ndiswrapper)
  • HowTo: Set A Default Browser in Debian
  • Mastering OpenOffice: Tips And Tricks For Your OpenOffice (Part Sleepy
  • Configuring Dual Monitor on Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon

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  • Creating a Contacts Database in OpenOffice

  • Fixing Grub From Within Windows
  • Kick a user off your linux box
  • How to Add Menu’s in Fluxbox
  • Ubuntu ATI & Nvidia: Resume
  • UBUNTU - Installing your Bluetooth Mouse
  • Asus EeePc (Part Two): Setting up the full KDE GNU/Linux Experience
  • Find and Delete Duplicate File with fdupes
  • Gentoo Helpful Tidbits
  • Firefox 2.0/3.0 on Linux and forward/back mouse buttons
  • VMWare 6 on Gentoo
  • Configure Snort to log packets to MySQL
  • A Guided Tour Of Awk
  • perfecting gcc's output

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  • Debugging with strace

  • Howto: Break out of Rbash
  • How To Disable Prefetching in Firefox & Epiphany
  • How to get iTunes working in Ubuntu
  • The GIMP Compilation
  • Shell Based Scenarios
  • Compiling chkrootkit from source
  • APT Howto
  • Would You Like to Play a Game?
  • CentOS / Red Hat / Fedora Linux Turn off Beep / Bell Terminal Sound
  • Unique files to a Linux install

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  • HOWTO: Ubuntu desktop visual effects on Dell D630

  • Convert uif Images in Ubuntu Linux
  • Change OOo keyboard shortcuts
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 3
  • Basics of PHP #1

5 Steps to a Quick Security Check

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certcities.com: When it comes to IT, a lot more people talk about system audits than actually do them. In the spirit of building a solid foundation, this month we'll look at five steps that you can take on any Linux distribution -- but using Fedora as the example -- to perform a quick security check.

The Perfect Desktop - PC-BSD 1.5

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This document describes how to set up PC-BSD v1.5. This release is based upon FreeBSD 6.3 and uses KDE 3.5.8 as default desktop environment.

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