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Secure your email communication with free software

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HowTos

Email is one of the most common activities we perform on the internet. However, email is also one of the most vulnerable internet services currently used. In this article, you’ll learn how to install, setup, and use the Mozilla Thunderbird email client for secure, encrypted email using GnuPG and the Enigmail Mozilla Thunderbird extension.

My desktop OS: Zeta

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OS

In a world filled with alternative operating systems, sometimes you have to search for the best. Mac OS X? Nah. "Place name here" distribution of Linux? Nope. Zeta? Definitely. Zeta has all the power it needs to be my primary OS.

Build a Mail Server with FreeBSD, Part 1

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HowTos

In this Recipe, I'll show you how to build a mail server for your SMB clients using simple, commodity PC hardware, the FreeBSD operating system, and several pieces of freely available open-source software.

Linux? Windows? Huh?

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Ubuntu

This is not a gripe against windows. I use windows on a daily basis. I have also recently installed the latest release of Ubuntu Linux and have found that its ease of use is second to no other OS I’ve used as of yet.

Keep your private documents private

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HowTos

Nowadays, with more and more governmental censorship (and with it getting worse by the day, just look at Slashdot’s privacy section) and reports of hacking into major servers becoming almost a daily occurrence, we all want the maximum security and privacy possible online. Thankfully, some great free software projects have risen to the challenge! Here are some simple steps to keep your "stuff" safe:

Using the scenario feature in OpenOffice.org Calc

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HowTos

I've been there. We've all been there. You're sitting there in the third hour of a boring meeting, nibbling on the last doughnut and trying to figure out what your income and expenses would have to be to move to a small island in British Columbia and support yourself with your macrame skills. The common thread here is multiple scenarios.

Novell's Fight for Respect

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SUSE

In many ways, Novell is a lot like many other midsize software companies. All are struggling to reinvent themselves in a world where big deals are being won mainly by the likes of Oracle, IBM and SAP -- and where business models are being upended by such trends as open source and so-called "software as a service," where vendors make wares accessible over the Internet and rely more on monthly subscriptions than up-front license fees.

FVWM: How Styles are Applied

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Configuring FVWM can seem like a chore at times. Indeed, there are certain aspects of it that are easy - and some that are less so. I've been helping people configure FVWM for some time now, and while I have delved into some of the more esoteric regions of FVWM, it seems that many people find the use of Style lines the hardest aspect to grasp. Hopefully this article will help clarify things.

5 things all new users to Ubuntu should know

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Ubuntu

This is the guide I wish I had that cold november morning 6 months ago when I installed Ubuntu for the first time.

How to suspend and hibernate a laptop under Linux

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HowTos

Many people prefer working with laptops instead of desktops for the flexibility they offer. Some of them would also like to switch to a free and open source operating system like GNU/Linux and have their laptop do all the things that proprietary OSes offer, such as suspending their laptops. Several distributions try to make this work out of the box, but knowing what's under the hood always comes in handy, particularly when something goes wrong and needs fixing. Let's take a look at how to suspend and hibernate your laptop under Linux.

Lenovo says yes to Linux

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Linux

Last week, the world's #3 computer vendor, Lenovo, was saying "We will not have models available for Linux, and we do not have custom order, either. What you see is what you get. And at this point, it's Windows." Whoops! Lenovo is now reversing its stance.

KOffice 2.0, The Vision

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KDE

KOffice is working on its future, one based on KDE4. KOffice is starting new initiatives with libraries like Flake and Pigment that are going to be used for all KOffice applications.

Running debootstrap in a non-Debian distro

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HowTos

Last week I wanted to install Debian on a chroot on my machine. Maybe there is an easier way to do this, but I will document what I did, just in case someone wants to do something similar.

Migrating mission-critical enterprise apps to Linux platforms: No big deal

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Linux

If you blinked, you may have missed it. At some time in the past year or two, the concept of moving to a Linux platform for mission-critical enterprise application suites, such as those from SAP, AG and Oracle Corp., ceased to be one rife with agony, stress and doubt.

serverResponse and light weight XML web services

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HowTos

With the latest GNU Telephony releases of GNU Bayonne, I have experimented with and introduced a new lightweight kind of XML based web service that I call serverResponse.

Accelerating OpenSSH connections with ControlMaster

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HowTos

OpenSSH 4.0 introduced an interesting new feature called ControlMaster that allows it to reuse an existing connection to a remote host when opening new connections to that host. This can significantly reduce the amount of time it takes to establish connections after the initial connection. Let's see how this can help you work faster, and how to start using ControlMaster right away.

Bye Apple, Hello Ubuntu

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Ubuntu

Mark Pilgim, the writer and programmer behind the Dive Into Mark blog, recently published a list of things he bought this weekend, including a Lenovo (IBM) ThinkCentre M52 with an IBM staff discount.

Getting Started with Linux Commands

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Linux

Ubuntu , SUSE , RedHat , Xandros and Linspire are doing a great job with Linux Desktop. However, the power of Linux is already proven in the server arena. I’ve written this guide to help beginners who’re interested in getting started with Linux. This should give you an overview of Linux and it’s basic commands.

Detailed Bacula Network Backup Implementation Guide

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Linux

Bacula is a set of computer programs that permits you (or the system administrator) to manage backup, recovery, and verification of computer data across a network of computers of different kinds. Bacula can also run entirely upon a single computer, and can backup to various types of media, including tape and disk.

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