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Using Evolution with Gmail

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ubuntu1501.com: Evolution is the official personal information manager and workgroup information management tool for GNOME. It combines e-mail, calendar, address book, and task list management functions. If you find you need help setting up Evolution with your Gmail account, this guide will get you setup in less than five minutes.

How to compile program under Linux / UNIX / FreeBSD

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nixcraft: Many new users find it difficult to compiling programs in Linux. Usually following steps are involved:

Ultra quick start in Vim

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fosswire.com: What I am going to attempt to give you today is an ultra quick start guide to editing files in Vim. Let me reiterate that - I’m going to go over the most basic concepts really quickly.

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  • Antivirus Programs For Ubuntu

  • Sun Java on Fedora 8 Install HowTo
  • Saving Power on Intel Hardware Using Powertop

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  • Howto Add entries in GNOME Menu

  • Chikka on Kopete Messenger Howto
  • HowTo - Batch Image Resize on Linux
  • Reboot Linux box after a kernel panic
  • Quick Tip: Configuring Menu Transparency in Compiz Fusion

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  • FreeSoftware Magazine: Tips and Tricks

  • HOWTO: Install a basic Gentoo server
  • Rocover your Grub boot loader
  • Howto: Build a functional Lowarch system
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part One - Config Files
  • OOo: Using the Standard Filter
  • Howto: Convert a K6-2 into a C64

Linux Backups For Real People, Part 3

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Carla Schroder: In part 1 of this series we learned how to format USB storage devices for maximum portability, and in part 2 we learned a simple, efficient way to use the excellent rsync command for easy single-user backups. Today we're going to create menu icons for launching our backups.

Scalable Public Key Infrastructure for both OpenSWAN and OpenVPN

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Debian Administration: User management and the related cryptographic authentication infrastructure is a major hurdle in deploying scalable, manageable VPNs (Virtual Private Networks). Two major pieces of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) for VPNs are OpenSWAN and OpenVPN.

KWin Basics - Part 1.2.1 - Advanced Window Management - Window identification

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gnuski.blogspot: Yesterday we looked at the basic "Keep Above" and "Keep Below" options within KWin. Today lets get a bit more technical -- permanent identification. When you right-click on that title bar and select Advanced, you get the options:

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 8 GNOME desktop.

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  • Company of Heroes 2 Might Be Coming Out For Linux
    While last year developers on the Company of Heroes 2 game said a Linux port was unlikely, recent Steam activity indicates that a Linux port is likely in the works. Company of Heroes 2 is a World War II set real-time strategy game developed by Relic Entertainment and sequel to the original Company of Heroes game. The Company of Heroes 2 title is powered by the Essence 3.0 Game Engine, which is proprietary to Relic Entertainment, uses a DirectX renderer, and designed around Windows. Company of Heroes 2 was released last summer for Microsoft Windows and is available on Steam.
  • Metro 2033 Redux Will Hopefully Hit Linux Real Soon
  • Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth for Linux No Longer Has a Release Date
    Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth, the next game in the Civilization series developed by Firaxis, no longer has a Linux launch date. When 2K Games and Firaxis announced that the upcoming Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth launch will also include a Linux version, gamers were ecstatic. This was supposed to be the silver bullet for the Linux platform, but it looks like we're going to be skipped.
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth for Mac has been postponed indefinitely
  • SteamOS Beta 133 Released
    Besides the normal security fixes, this release features a newer Linux kernel (no specifics) that boasts more network drivers and better Intel graphics performance. On top of that this release also features the Nvidia 340.32 drivers which fixes some of the white screen bugs when switching between modes.
  • SteamOS Update 133 Has Better Intel Performance, VA-API
    Valve released this morning the 133 update to the SteamOS Alchemist Beta. With this update comes new packages and other updates.
  • Crystal Picnic, A Colourful 2D RPG Released
    Crystal Picnic is a lighthearted and colourful tribute to the classic era of action RPGs! Join a sarcastic gardener and a wannabe knight as they journey across the kingdom chasing after ants who stole magic crystals from the castle. Oh, and did we mention the ants have gone mad because they're EATING those crystals? Yeah, that makes things much more unpredictable! Hours of exploration, mesmerizing platform-style combat, plenty of new friends to meet and loads of wacky enemies to encounter. When you fight chubby birds and ants carrying bazookas, you know you're in for a good time!
  • Metro 2033 Redux Shows Up in the Steam for Linux Database
    Metro 2033 Redux, a remake of the original Metro 2033 FPS released back in 2010, will be getting a Linux release on Steam for Linux. The developers from 4A Games have reworked the original title and they have introduced high resolution textures and new effects. In addition to that, they have reworked a number of gameplay aspects too. All of these have been done to get the game ready for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. They didn't ignored the PC, and Steam users will also be able to enjoy the game in a new coat.
  • Team Fortress 2 Receives Update with Important Balancing Changes

Linux on the desktop isn't dead

At LinuxCon this year, the creator of Linux, Linus Torvalds, was asked what he wanted for Linux. His response? "The desktop." For years, the call to Linux action was "World Domination." In certain markets, this has happened (think Linux helping to power Android and Chrome OS). On the desktop, however, Linux still has a long, long way to go. Wait... that came out wrong. I don't mean "Linux has a long, long way to go before it's ready for the desktop." What I meant to say is something more akin to "Linux is, in fact, desktop ready... it just hasn't found an inroad to the average consumer desktop." Read more