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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.

Mod Your PC for Triple Boot: a PC for All Seasons

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popsci.com: Lucky you; you just received a brand new shiny PC. Unfortunately, your new rig almost certainly came preinstalled with Windows Vista. What’s a poor Vista PC to do? Simple: a triple boot super PC.

some howtos & such:

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  • References on using the GIMP

  • OpenLDAP installation on Debian
  • burn DVD images with Dvd+rw-tools
  • Bash Scripting : The Importance Of A Sanity Check
  • Guide to Playstation Emulator on Ubuntu
  • Convert hexadecimal to binary in Perl

Install Anyterm for remote terminal access without SSH

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linux.com: Anyterm allows you to have secure terminal access to a server without needing any special software on a client machine beyond a Web browser. For example, with Anyterm you can open a terminal into your server from an Internet cafe.

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  • DOSBox, part I: Installation and configuration

  • Katapult - a general purpose launcher for KDE
  • Choosing the password hashing algorithm for /etc/shadow during installation
  • ssh Without a Password
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 2
  • binstats - Statistics tool for installed programs and libraries
  • The importance of permissions
  • Know your distro: Gentoo documentation sources

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  • Reload the Gnome or KDE Panels Without Restarting

  • How do I… Create a 3D logo in GIMP?
  • Drupal 6.0: Installation and Basic Usage
  • PIC Programming with Linux #2: building the programmer
  • dvorak to QWERTY on the fly
  • See what Unicode characters are in Perl’s character classes
  • Linux Desktop Search
  • The value of a meaningful xorg.conf
  • Bash bits, nibbles and bytes: Breaking out of the Loop.
  • Lightweight Linux - A Look at Fbpanel
  • Enhance your music player with Rockbox

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  • Changing Server Timezone On Ubuntu

  • Slackware 12 on Lenovo Thinkpad R61
  • Detect intruders on your network with snort
  • Image Magick Banner Generator - part 1
  • autossh - Automatically restart SSH sessions and tunnels
  • FreeBSD Display Environment Settings
  • two-sided brochures in OpenOffice.org
  • OS X-Like Widgets with Screenlets on Ubuntu (3rd Update)

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  • Install all your applications with 3 commands

  • How To: fixing Evolution after home directory changed (Failed to append to mbox)
  • Software installation 101
  • NFS - Creating a Network drive Quick NFS how-to
  • Installing Flashplayer 9 on Fedora 8.0 64bit
  • Argus 3: Audit Trail with HGWL
  • HOWTO: Virtualize Windows on Ubuntu Gutsy using KVM, Part II
  • Linux Partition Quickie
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today's leftovers

  • Mesa's Shader Cache Will Now Occupy Less Disk Space
    Mesa previously had a hard-coded limit to not take up more than 10% of your HDD/SSD storage, but now that limit has been halved. In a change to Mesa 17.2-dev Git and primed for back-porting to Mesa 17.1, Timothy Arceri has lowered the cache size limit to 5% of the disk space. He noted in the commit, "Modern disks are extremely large and are only going to get bigger. Usage has shown frequent Mesa upgrades can result in the cache growing very fast i.e. wasting a lot of disk space unnecessarily. 5% seems like a more reasonable default."
  • Amazon EC2 Cloud Benchmarks vs. AMD Ryzen, Various AMD/Intel Systems
  • Epiphany 3.25.1 Released, Ported To Meson
    Epiphany 3.25.1 has been released as the latest update for GNOME's Web Browser in what will be part of GNOME 3.26 this September. Epiphany 3.25.1 has continued the trend by other GNOME components in porting to the Meson build system. With Epiphany 3.25.1, Meson is present and its Autotools build system has been removed.
  • Tumbleweed Snapshots Update Fonts, Perl, Python Packages
    openSUSE Tumbleweed snapshots this week gave many newer versions of Perl and Python packages, but several other packages were updated in the repositories including some open fonts. Google and Adobe fonts were updated in snapshots 20170424 and 20170420 with google-croscore-fonts and adobe-sourcehansans-fonts being added to the repositories respectively.
  • 3 cool features in Ubuntu 17.04
    April showers bring May flowers, and fresh versions of Ubuntu too. Canonical’s latest official Ubuntu release—17.04—arrived this month after news of the death of Unity 8 and the return to the GNOME desktop in 2018. For now, Ubuntu is still shipping with its Unity desktop. I wrote earlier that most users who need stability and support over new features will probably want to stick with Ubuntu 16.04, which was released last April, until Ubuntu 18.04 arrives a year from now. However, there are a few small things in Ubuntu 17.04 that will appeal to users who are keen to get all the newest updates.
  • Linux Security and Isolation APIs course in Munich (17-19 July 2017)
    I've scheduled the first public instance of my "Linux Security and Isolation APIs" course to take place in Munich, Germany on 17-19 July 2017. (I've already run the course a few times very successfully in non-public settings.) This three-day course provides a deep understanding of the low-level Linux features (set-UID/set-GID programs, capabilities, namespaces, cgroups, and seccomp) used to build container, virtualization, and sandboxing technologies. The course format is a mixture of theory and practical.

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Microsoft Begs, Bugs, and Bug Doors

  • Don't install our buggy Windows 10 Creators Update, begs Microsoft
    Microsoft has urged non-tech-savvy people – or anyone who just wants a stable computer – to not download and install this year's biggest revision to Windows by hand. And that's because it may well bork your machine. It's been two weeks since Microsoft made its Creators Update available, and we were previously warned it will be a trickle-out rather than a massive rollout. Now, Redmond has urged users to stop manually fetching and installing the code, and instead wait for it to be automatically offered to your computer when it's ready.
  • Microsoft Word flaw took so long to fix that hackers used it to send fraud software to millions of computers
    A flaw in Microsoft Word took the tech giant so long to fix that hackers were able to use it to send fraud software to millions of computers, it has been revealed. The security flaw, officially known as CVE-2017-0199, could allow a hacker to seize control of a personal computer with little trace, and was fixed on April 11 in Microsoft's regular monthly security update - nine months after it was discovered.