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How to dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu

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apcmag: You want to install Linux on your system which is already running Windows XP. This tutorial has been tested on an AcerPower SK50 desktop system and a VMWare 6 virtual machine.

Being Nice

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Lxpages: Most people don’t even know that running processes at at a different priority is an option. Many have never even heard of the nice command. In this article, I will discuss what the nice command can do for your processes.

KDE tip - speed up KDE launch time

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FOSSwire: Here’s a really simple but very effective tip for speeding up the time it takes for KDE to start up.

Also: Sharp Fonts On A KDE Desktop

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 7.04

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howtoforge: This tutorial shows how you can turn Ubuntu Studio 7.04 into a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Also: Phoronix has the Screenshots

Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Debian Etch

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In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Debian Etch server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration, whereas monit checks the availability of services like Apache, MySQL, Postfix and takes the appropriate action such as a restart if it finds a service is not behaving as expected.

MOC — Console Audio Player for Linux

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polishlinux: MOC is a console-based (build on ncurses library) audio player for Linux/BSD. It’s very easy to use, fast and functional so basically it has all the features of a decent player except for a fancy GUI. What is more — it takes a fraction of system resources consumed by most popular GUI players but still plays all popular formats „out-of-the-box”.

A brief introduction to mutt-ng

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Debian Administration: mutt is a well known and much loved mail client well suited to the efficient handling of a large volume of email. One of the things which makes it so powerful is its extreme flexibility and customisation options. The next-generation mutt package builds upon the core mutt with some additional features; most noticeably the introduction of a sidebar, which this article introduces.

How To Back Up MySQL Databases Without Interrupting MySQL

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This article describes how you can back up MySQL databases without interrupting the MySQL service. Normally, when you want to create a MySQL backup, you either have to stop MySQL or issue a read lock on your MySQL tables in order to get a correct backup; if you do not do it this way, you can end up with an inconsistent backup. To get consistent backups without interrupting MySQL, I use a little trick: I replicate my MySQL database to a second MySQL server, and on the second MySQL server I use a cron job that creates regular backups of the replicated database.

Create high-quality Web graphs in minutes with Plotr

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Linux.com: Need to add professional-looking graphs to your Web site? Using Plotr, you can do this in no time and with minimum fuss.

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