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CMS in a Nutshell

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In this article, I will examine all the steps of deploying a large installation of an OSS CMS, using as an example an installation I have performed for the National Technical University of Athens.

Coupla Howtos: SQLite & NcFTP

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Automate your FTP Transfers with NcFTP and improve your efficiency & Use SQLite for a simple, lightweight database option.

How-To: Clone Your Linux Hard Drive

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Shrug off a crashed Linux hard disk in minutes, and maybe save a fortune, with this easy hard disk cloning recipie.

Two Displays, One Problem

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I like to watch news on my desktop screen while computing on the laptop. But, it's a huge pain to close the lid on the laptop every time I have to type something on the desktop keyboard. I needed a way to operate the desktop using my laptop keyboard and mouse.

Essentials for Using Linux FTP

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This guide shares the basics of FTP and a number of unique ways to automate FTP updating and maintaining of files on a server.

Having the Audacity to Manipulate Sound

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Audacity is a cross-platform audio editor that provides some of the same abilities as store-bought audio editing programs such as Peak Express. This program has more capabilities than merely cutting and copying files. How to use the cross-platform program Audacity to edit sound files.

A Lesson in Encryption, Part 3

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This is the third and final part of my series of articles on public key encryption in Linux. In this article, I describe how to integrate GnuPG with the Thunderbird e-mail client so you can send and receive secure private e-mail.

A Lesson in Encryption, Part 2

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You don't need a secret decoder ring to use cryptography on your system--just some keys and a few tips.

OOo Off-the-Wall: Back to School with Bibliographies

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Setting up a bibliography is hard enough, but misleading OOo examples don't help the process. Learn how to do it the right way.

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