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Tweaking Ubuntu

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HowTos ONE of the cool things about using Linux is the degree to which you can customize your system. If you want to make it look and act like a Mac, you can. Want the Windows 7 or Vista glassy look? No problem. You can do that, too.

some howtos:

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  • SUSE 11.2 Tweak – Show all tasks on Gnome Panel
  • Some Reasonable Defaults for MySQL Settings
  • Running a Simple Go Webserver on Slicehost with CentOS
  • Samba your way to network file sharing success
  • Manage Photos with Shotwell
  • Stumbling and Sniffing Wireless Networks in Linux, Part 3
  • How To Add The getdeb Repository in Ubuntu Karmic Koala
  • Proxmox VE and Shorewall Part 2
  • Linux Display Managers for fun and profit
  • Initramfs and Initrd Series: Part 2 – What is initrd and similarities with initramfs
  • Configuring Portage
  • Add, Modify, and Delete Users and Groups in Ubuntu (Using GUI)
  • Create your own customized Ubuntu Live CD
  • Managing Software under Linux (Debian) – Part 1
  • Ubuntu Karmic Desktop on EC2
  • How to shrink/expand disks in VirtualBox - Tutorial
  • How to download a directory tree with ftp
  • Important Concepts For Linux Beginners – Shells and Utilities
  • Howto install chromium using simple Script

today's howtos & leftovers:

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  • Create your own customized Ubuntu Live CD
  • chroot : Enter in a new environment
  • Annoying things I had to do to get Debian + XFCE working
  • reiser4 for openSuSE-11.2
  • Sync your Android phone with Kubuntu 9.10
  • Mount Your iPhone in Ubuntu
  • Fun with Date Arithmetic
  • Sort -u vs. uniq
  • Howto: Radeon + R700 + 3D / openGL
  • Free Software for All Russian Schools in Jeopardy
  • How to Start/Stop & Disable Services in Ubuntu
  • Just cuz the O'Reilly examples were crap...
  • openSUSE 11.2 + Ubuntu Karmic Launch party report
  • Wally – An Incredible Cross-Platform Wallpaper Rotation App
  • Eclipse with GTK+ 2.18

Enabling Compiz Fusion in Ubuntu w/ GeForce

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

some howtos:

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  • How to keep Gentoo safely updated
  • Improve Picasa's Looks In Ubuntu
  • Dual Booting Mandriva 2010 with Grub2
  • Tweet from the command line with Twidge
  • [ How to ] solve laptop's ACPI related problems in Ubuntu
  • TCP Wrappers Configuration Files
  • Removing 60-second delay when Reboot or Shutdown in Ubuntu
  • How To Check Which Software Package Is Using More Space
  • Improve Flasher Player 10 Performance

How to Play Classic Console Games in Linux

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HowTos If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you grew up with classic video game consoles like the NES and Sega Genesis. For years Windows users have been enjoying high quality game emulation software, but many of the Linux options have been buggy or incomplete. It’s time to take a look at where things stand when it comes to playing console games in Linux.

some howtos:

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  • hide user list in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10 login
  • Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu in Perfect Harmony
  • Enhancing terminals with byobu on Ubuntu 9.10
  • Kvpn client : The vpn is easy
  • Character Sets or: Why do I See Those Weird Characters?
  • How To Install Bilbo on Ubuntu 9.10 (GNOME)
  • iPhone 3x in Gentoo Linux – Testing Phase
  • Move a Gnome Window with the Alt Key
  • Howto fix touchpad issues after karmic upgrade
  • Desktop Linux + Idea Net Setter Wireless Internet
  • Linux Commands Tutorials – Using the Ls Command
  • Meet the GIMP - Episode 126: Quick Karmic Frames

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2010.0 With GNOME

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2010.0 desktop (with the GNOME desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

some early howtos:

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  • Remove Titlebar on Maximized Windows
  • HOWTO: Setup a Linux Storage Partition
  • Building The Ultimate KDE Desktop With Arch Linux (Part 2)
  • Convert Video Files to DVD
  • how-to: keep your kde 3.5 after it’s removed from gentoo’s tree
  • Broadcom Wireless Driver Fix In Karmic
  • HOW TO increase available space of your partitions - tune2fs
  • Installing and configuring Mozilla Raindrop on Ubuntu 9.10
  • Build your own Linux distribution the easy way

some howtos:

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  • How to tweak your Linux machine’s history command
  • Bash script to email random passwords to users
  • Install Gnome ZenMini Desktop PCLinuxOS
  • Linux Remote Networking over the Internet (part 3)
  • Remaster ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala with remastersys
  • Setting up phpUnderControl on Gentoo
  • Boot Multiple ISO from USB (MultiBoot USB)
  • Give Banshee A Muine-Like Interface Using One Command
  • Gigolo - It Mounts What It's Told To
  • How To Install Gnome 3 Shell in Ubuntu Karmic Koala
  • Get CheckGMail to Use Ubuntu Notification System Easily
  • Code Project: control Digg with Python
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