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Drupal 7: Everything you need to know

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HowTos Drupal is a content management system (CMS) and also a content management framework (CMF). Hence it’s both an application that enables non-programmers to build complex websites, and a framework that developers can use to quickly create custom functionality.

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  • Get a Dynamic Interplanetary Background with Xplanet
  • Faster OpenOffice
  • Create Launcher on Ubuntu Desktop Link to A Special WebSite
  • Manage Google Calendar From Command Line onto Desktop
  • view Textual information embedded in an executable file
  • Easily browse your activity with GNOME Activity Journal
  • Linux DNS server BIND configuration
  • Adding Chapters to Videos Using MKV Containers
  • Create LVM Using vgcreate, lvcreate, and lvextend lvm2 Commands
  • Persistent SSH
  • Power Management with cpufrequtils
  • CPU scaling governors and you
  • Get VMware Workstation 7.1 to work with Linux 2.6.35
  • Top 15 GIMP Tutorials From Around The Web
  • Linux Filesystem Benchmark using Blogbench

Fedora 13 Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

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This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Fedora 13 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured as a standalone server, not as a domain controller. In the resulting setup, every user has his own home directory accessible via the SMB protocol and all users have a shared directory with read-/write access.

some howtos:

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  • record audio from mic using FFmpeg aka audio grabbing
  • Create High Quality Drum Beats with Hydrogen
  • Configure Wine Ubuntu For Running Windows Based Games
  • Adventures in Puppet: concat module
  • Adventures in Puppet: Tangled Strings
  • Use pwsafe as a keyboard shortcut driven X tool
  • Connecting iPhone to Linux Using OpenSSH and FileZilla
  • openSUSE Software search trick
  • fsck, mountall, /var and Lucid
  • GCstar - An application for managing your movie/games collection
  • How to install Gentoo using a Ubuntu 10.04 Live CD
  • Fixing "WMID devices" Error on Your Netbook
  • Nautilus Thumbnails With 3D-ish Drop-Shadow Effect
  • Trimage - lossless optimizing PNG and JPG files
  • Top like utility to monitor Network - sntop
  • Fixing Wireless in OpenSuSE 11.3 and Dell Studio Laptops
  • Pidgin Embedded Video, Now With Image Support Too

Unix How-To: Give Me That Old-Time Security!

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HowTos Even in the wild frontiers of today's Internet, good basic Unix system security provides extremely valuable protection against security breaches. In today's column, I'm going to rant about some basic security rules of thumb that every Unix sysadmin ought to consider.

some howtos:

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  • alias
  • How do I join a Linux machine to a Windows Domain?
  • How to get Windows and Linux to cooperate on the network
  • Recover wasted disk space in Ubuntu
  • small screen Ubuntu windows customizations
  • Get Genie Effect in Compiz
  • How to unlock the Gnome keyring at login (and get "almost-hibernation")
  • Fedora GIT package update (fedpkg) step by step
  • Lookup Words from the Command Line Using a Simple Bash Script
  • Fedora 13 btrfs installation guide
  • KDE 4.5 RC3 available for Mandriva 2010 Spring
  • Using the Opera browser as a widget engine in Linux
  • 15 Useful Bash Shell Built-in Commands (With Examples)
  • Disk Information Utility - di
  • User switching in the Linux desktop
  • Introducing CsoundAC: Algorithmic Composition With Csound And Python

some howtos:

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  • Get to know Linux: Grub2
  • How to set static or fixed IP address using DHCP
  • Conky Colors Makes Your Conky Beautiful In Seconds
  • Compile VLC 1.1.2 on Fedora 13
  • Changing screen resolution at the command line
  • Puppet – server management made easy
  • Load Balancing using the CUPS Print Queues
  • Dual Boot Ubuntu 10.04 and Fedora 13 Goddard with Shared /home
  • Christine - Small media player based on Gstreamer
  • New Ubuntu (10.10) Font For (almost) Everyone
  • Dial-up Internet Access With A USB Modem in Ubuntu
  • Debian and Plymouth
  • Use Single Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse To Access Multiple Computers
  • How to convert MP3 to OGG using VLC
  • Solving the Freeze Problem with APT-GET / Synaptic
  • Load Multiple Desktops on One Linux Distribution
  • useful uses of OpenSSH
  • Get all the required Process Information and Statistics - Psinfo
  • create a free audio link over the Internet using an old PC
  • Creating UI Mockups in Inkscape Video Tutorial
  • Protect Linux Against Overflow Exploits
  • Using Checkinstall To Build Packages From Source

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  • “Indicator Applet Complete” has quit unexpectedly
  • Clone your Linux disk with ddrescue
  • How to enable the btrfs Anaconda option on Fedora 13
  • Hair-Saving Tip: MySQL import/export permissions
  • Some things to do after an openSUSE installation
  • How To Change The Mouse Cursor Theme In Ubuntu With Compiz
  • Encrypt files with GnuPG
  • Disable screensaver and make Display never sleep in Ubuntu 10.04
  • How to make a Globe/Planet photo manipulation in GIMP
  • Shell trick: CRLF to LF
  • screen-message prompt for Awesome

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 13

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Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Fedora 13 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • Pinguy OS (Remastered Ubuntu)
  • Install KDE on Fedora 13
  • Things to do after installing openSUSE
  • TeXworks with Sweave
  • Skipping fsck checks during boot with CTRL-C
  • How to upgrade Firefox on openSUSE
  • GCC 4.5.1 Released; GCC 4.5.2 Is Up Next
  • Move your logs and temp files to RAM and watch your portable fly
  • Mind Mapping Plugin for KOffice
  • Arch Linux Promising, Disappointing
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