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Become a Linux Terminal Power User With These 8 Tricks

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howtogeek.com: There’s more to using the Linux terminal than just typing commands into it. Learn these basic tricks and you’ll be well on your way to mastering the Bash shell, used by default on most Linux distributions.

How to Configure And Customize Openbox

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maketecheasier.com: If you have installed minimal Ubuntu or other lightweight distro on your PC, most probably you will also be using some lightweight Desktop manager as well.

Tutorial: Using the 'find' Command

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GNU find is a powerful command-line utility that lets you search for files and folders in a hierarchical tree directory structure. It is the backend for all those utilities out there like the graphical searching in KDE or GNOME. However, find can be a little hard to handle at first by beginners. In this tutorial I will try to explain some of the capabilities of find, show some useful one-liners and provide more explanations regarding this command.

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The F4 trick in Gnumeric

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As in Microsoft Excel, the F4 key in Gnumeric spreadsheet has two very useful functions: repeat last action, and cycle through cell reference choices.

Read the article at Free Software Magazine.

Virtualization With KVM On An OpenSUSE 12.1 Server

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This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on an OpenSUSE 12.1 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

The Perfect Server - Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) With BIND, Dovecot & Nginx [ISPConfig 3]

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This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Squeeze (Debian 6.0) server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: nginx or Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. The idea is to use the fast and memory efficient nginx web server and Dovecot which is also said to be more memory efficient. You will need to use the Dotdeb repository for nginx.

Using ATA Over Ethernet (AoE) On Debian Squeeze (Initiator And Target)

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This guide explains how you can set up an AoE target and an AoE initiator (client), both running Debian Squeeze. AoE stands for "ATA over Ethernet" and is a storage area network (SAN) protocol which allows AoE initiators to use storage devices on the (remote) AoE target using normal ethernet cabling. "Remote" in this case means "inside the same LAN" because AoE is not routable outside a LAN (this is a major difference compared to iSCSI). To the AoE initiator, the remote storage looks like a normal, locally-attached hard drive.

Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Debian Squeeze

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In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Debian Squeeze 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. The combination of the two gives you full monitoring: graphics that lets you recognize current or upcoming problems, and a watchdog that ensures the availability of the monitored services.

Installing Apache2 With PHP5 And MySQL Support On CentOS 6.2 (LAMP)

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LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a CentOS 6.2 server with PHP5 support (mod_php) and MySQL support.

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How to maximise SSD performance with Linux

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apcmag.com: There are many tweaks you can try to enhance SSD performance – it's a case of getting under the bonnet.

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TrueCrypt — Learn the Art of Encryption

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linuxforu.com: When did you last feel that you ought to have secured that important file so nobody else could view it without your permission? Ever lost your pen drive with loads of family photos or important spreadsheets? Do you often worry that Big Brother may be watching your uploads to the cloud?

The Perfect Media Server - Ubuntu 11.10

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This tutorial shows how to install Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot) and all the programs needed for the perfect media server to download all your media and stream it to your PS3. This setup includes Sabnzbd+ (an Open Source Binary Newsreader written in Python), Sickbeard (a PVR for newsgroup users), Couch Potato (an automatic NZB and torrent downloader), Headphones (automatic music downloader for SABnzbd), and Serviio (a free media server).

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Introduction To The Linux Mint Cinnamon Desktop

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This tutorial is supposed to guide the reader through the features of the Cinnamon desktop, Mint's new desktop environment to be used in Linux Mint 13. Cinnamon concentrates on holding on to classic design and functionality in times where Gnome 3 and Unity come up with different innovations to the user interface.

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Anaconda to the Rescue

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agrimmsreality.blogspot: I've always been a fan of the flexibility of anaconda and kickstart not just for installing systems, but also for rescuing a system when something goes horribly wrong.

Soup Up GNOME 3 using Opera Widgets

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