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New to Ubuntu? Here are some tips for you!

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HowTos When they hear about Linux, most of the people are running away because they heard that horror story which says that installing software in Linux is a nightmare. This is not true!

KWin the Conqueror

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HowTos Using KWin without the KDE desktop is perfectly possible. KWin is actually a KDE application like any other (well, more or less) and so just like other KDE applications it can run in GNOME, Xfce or even standalone, as long as the KDE libraries are available.

Seven newbie tips for installing Linux apps

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blogs.computerworld: After I wrote in my article, Living free with Linux: 2 weeks without Windows, about the trouble I had with installing and updating Linux applications, I received literally hundreds of helpful responses offering me advice on how to handle things better. Here are seven top tips.

some howtos:

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  • Defaulting to the Dreaded MS Office Format in

  • If you’ve wonked your iptables…
  • Updating BIOS with Linux: Editing a FreeDos BootCD
  • Tip: Enabling Gapless Playback In Rhythmbox
  • Beautiful Font Hinting in Ubuntu 8.10
  • How to insert graphics in OOo that are reasonably manageable
  • Shell Alarm Clocks
  • Setting Up Dual-Dual NIC Bonding On Ubuntu In 30 Seconds
  • Starting ZFS-FUSE up properly
  • How to enable/disable Ctrl+Alt+Backspace from the command line

Cloning Linux Systems With CloneZilla Server Edition (CloneZilla SE)

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This tutorial shows how you can clone Linux systems with CloneZilla SE. This is useful for copying one Linux installation to multiple computers without losing much time, e.g. in a classroom, or also for creating an image-based backup of a system.

Backup and synchronize your personal data in Windows and Linux

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HowTos In this article, I will show you a pair of highly useful programs that can help you backup and synchronize your data: Karen's Power Tools Replicator for Windows and Unison File Synchronizer for Linux.

some howtos:

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  • Some useful Linux bash tricks

  • Recover Deleted Files Using Linux
  • Making changes to an chart in Draw
  • Create a Sound File from a Text File
  • You pushd me again and I will popd you one
  • How To Install And Configure Cairo Dock In Ubuntu Intrepid
  • Remotely monitor servers with the Nagios check_by_ssh plugin
  • Using vi to Encrypt Text Files
  • Shared Terminal Sessions over SSH

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  • Howto: Use Charm like a pro

  • Upgrading Dell BIOS from Linux (Deb-based systems)
  • SSHerminator - Nice split screen terminal emulator and SSH client
  • Fedora 10 Codecs with MPlayer
  • How to monitor your Linux machine with netstat
  • Remote Desktop Between Ubuntu/Linux and Windows, Part I
  • Running multiple instances of MySQL on the same machine
  • Adding a new hard drive to Ubuntu
  • Force USB Device Discovery in Ubuntu
  • Transfer Your Terminal with Screen
  • Print part of a file

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  • How to Disable ipv6 on Ubuntu

  • How to install ATI fglrx driver in debian
  • Remote access using NX and OpenSuse 11.1
  • Linux: Convert a PDF File To an Image
  • turning off the fancy schmancy notifications in the KDE 4 panel
  • Creating a backup for entropy.
  • Encrypt Your Files In Linux With eCryptfs
  • Ubuntu, PAM, and MD5 logins
  • Launchy… for Linux
  • Unmounting the unresponsive CD/DVD drive
  • HowTo: A Beginners Guide to Setting up Conky
  • Howto create an mdadm raid 1 device with a missing drive
  • Passwordless SSH
  • Reduce Boot Menu Delay In Ubuntu
  • Use pushd and popd for faster CLI navigation
  • How to tweak Nautilus to display size of files under their name
  • Learning LaTeX
  • dd: the ultimate disk cloning tool
  • How To Remove Ubuntu’s Password Keyring
  • Convert seconds to Hours, Minutes and Seconds
  • Clock skew detected
  • Panoramic photos in Ubuntu
  • Debian / Ubuntu Linux: Clear the Package Cache
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