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  • Install Subversion on Linux
  • Wireshark on Gentoo hardened
  • Ubuntu: Fine-tuning KDE app appearance in Gnome
  • How to Install Raid Array on a GNU Debian Linux Box
  • Quick and dirty guide to installing a LAMPP Server
  • 20 Linux Server Hardening Security Tips
  • Changing the default X Window in Linux - startx and .xinitrc
  • How to Create a Chat Server with Netcat
  • Steel Text plugin for Gimp
  • So how does the KDE PulseAudio support work anyway?
  • dropping $stuff onto plasma
  • Using sshfs with rtorrent
  • Nokia N95 bluetooth teethering with T-Mobile under Linux and Delll Latitude D630

Make Linux faster and lighter

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tuxradar.com: With just a few tweaks, your Linux box can be lighter, sprightlier and quicker than ever before. Read on for the best ways to speed up your boot sequence, optimise KDE and Gnome, and get better performance from your favourite apps. We've also got some top tips from our favourite free software gurus...

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.4 x86_64

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This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 5.4 server (x86_64) that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

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  • Safely Restart a Frozen Linux System with Reisub
  • Change Firefox Behaviour in Opensuse
  • Howto Connect Sixaxis to Ubuntu trough bluetooth mode
  • How to Upgrade To Ubuntu 9.10
  • Karmic mysql upgrade gotcha
  • How To Install Kernel Updates Without Rebooting
  • An Introduction to Python Objects
  • Xbox Media Center on Linux
  • Add Specialized Toolbar Buttons to Firefox the Easy Way

Learn image manipulation and create a glassy wallpaper on GIMP

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linuxforu.com: Playing with GIMP is never boring, every time you do some experiment you come to know of some cool effect. The best part are the filters, which if applied properly, can produce jaw dropping effects. While experimenting with GIMP I came to know that how easily I could create a glassy text with gimp.

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  • Building The Ultimate KDE Desktop With Arch Linux (Part 1)
  • Getting Ready For Karmic Koala – Upgrading To GRUB 2
  • Getting Ready For Karmic Koala – Upgrade Your File System To Ext4
  • Linux Kernel /etc/sysctl.conf Security Hardening
  • Preparing An Ubuntu Machine For Upgrade
  • Booting Linux from Internet with boot.kernel.org
  • The cure for everything - chmod 777
  • How to Lift Ubuntu Linux Ram Limit
  • Batch Resize Images Using ImageMagick
  • Inkscape Tutorial - An Isometric Tileset - part 3
  • Seahorse - Encryption Made Easy
  • Convert virtually any video into a DVD-valid MPEG2 stream

How To Enable Networking In Xen Guests On Hetzner's New EQ Servers (Debian Lenny)

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This tutorial shows how you can enable networking in Xen guests (domU) on Hetzner's new EQ servers. With the new EQ servers, you can get up to three additional IPs that are in the same subnet as the server's main IP.

Konqueror tips and tricks

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ghacks.net: If you are familar with KDE you know Konqueror. Konqueror used to be one of the finest file managers on the PC desktop – period. But now KDE has migrated toward a simpler, more user-friendly file manager (Dolphin) and pushed Konqueror to serve as a web-browser only. That does not mean Konqueror can not be used as a file manager. It can. In fact, Konqueror can do many things.

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  • Prevent deletion or moving of files
  • Keep IMAP email messages locally using OfflineIMAP
  • Forgetting Sudo (we've all done it)
  • How to create and apply a patch with Git
  • Inkscape Tutorial - An Isometric Tileset - part 2
  • Stumbling and Sniffing Wireless Networks in Linux, Part 2
  • Quick fix: Compiz on Gentoo, resolving text corruption in terminal
  • ldd arbitrary code execution
  • On upgrading openSUSE with 3rd party repositories

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  • Ubuntu Tip : Simple way of making a stop animation
  • Installing Courier POP3 and IMAP daemon with MySql backend
  • Installing Postfix with MySql backend and SASL for SMTP authentication
  • Add antivirus to Postfix with ClamAV
  • How to enable quota on OpenSuse
  • Inkscape Tutorial - An Isometric Tileset - part 1
  • faster linux desktop…
  • BashStyle-NG – Change look and feel of your Bash, Vim, and Nano
  • Medibuntu in Ubuntu Karmic Koala
  • Speeding up dynamic websites via an nginx proxy
  • Prune KDE New File > Templates
  • How To Make DVD Video Play in DVD Player
  • How to create an Encrypted Partition
  • Quick Tip: Update Shortcuts in Ubuntu's Main Menu
  • To Do List After installing Ubuntu 9.10
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