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  • Autokey: Desktop automation utility for Linux
  • Configure Samba shares in CentOS
  • 5 Ways to Execute Linux Commands and Scripts in Background
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  • Screenshot Grabbing
  • Encrypt Filesystems
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  • Eva's Great Guide to Ubuntu – Part 2
  • How to stop / disable ping response in Linux
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Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Fedora 14

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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 14 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

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  • Task warrior, the cli organizer
  • Make Firefox extensions with Mozilla Jetpack
  • Help improve Banshee’s performance on Maverick
  • Deep System Discovery on your Linux Server With /proc
  • Ubuntu Certified Hardware

Which Linux File System Should You Choose?

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HowTos File systems are one of the layers beneath your operating system that you don’t think about—unless you’re faced with the plethora of options in Linux. Here’s how to make an educated decision on which file system to use.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 14 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce 8100)

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 14 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an NVIDIA GeForce 8100 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. I will use the free nouveau driver in this tutorial instead of the proprietary NVIDIA driver. nouveau is an accelerated Open Source driver for NVIDIA cards that comes with experimental 3D support on Fedora 14 - on my test system 3D support was working without any problems.

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  • 'Directory Cleaner And Files Organizer' Updated With Command Line Version

The Web on the Console

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HowTos The console isn't the wasteland it might seem. Lots of utilities are available for surfing the Web and also for downloading or uploading content.

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  • drupal: nid in $form_state
  • Advanced Linux Server Troubleshooting (part 2)
  • Linux crontab, cronjob Syntax, How to and tips
  • Easy Record Ubuntu desktop, speaker output and microphone using Tibesti
  • Fixing Dropbox startup issues in Ubuntu
  • How to Create an Explosion in Blender
  • How to install Linux Kernel headers on Debian or Ubuntu
  • 40+ Best GIMP Tutorials of 2010
  • SSH Sessions Timing Out?
  • convert VirtualBox VDI to VMware VMDK disks
  • Linux Games: Gridwars

7 Ways to Beautify Your KDE 4 Desktop

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HowTos Like any good desktop environment, you are by no means stuck with the default look. In fact, KDE offers more easily customizable features than any other. What follows are 7 ways to get the desktop look you dreamed about when you were a child.

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Programming: Go, Bugs and LLVM

  • 3 ways to copy files in Go
    This article will show you how to copy a file in the Go programming language. Although there are more than three ways to copy a file in Go, this article will present the three most common ways: using the io.Copy() function call from the Go library; reading the input file all at once and writing it to another file; and copying the file in small chunks using a buffer.
  • The life cycle of a software bug
    During the process of testing, bugs are reported to the development team. Quality assurance testers describe the bug in as much detail as possible, reporting on their system state, the processes they were undertaking, and how the bug manifested itself. Despite this, some bugs are never confirmed; they may be reported in testing but can never be reproduced in a controlled environment. In such cases they may not be resolved but are instead closed. It can be difficult to confirm a computer bug due to the wide array of platforms in use and the many different types of user behavior. Some bugs only occur intermittently or under very specific situations, and others may occur seemingly at random. Many people use and interact with open source software, and many bugs and issues may be non-repeatable or may not be adequately described. Still, because every user and developer also plays the role of quality assurance tester, at least in part, there is a good chance that bugs will be revealed.
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Free Software: Kiwi TCMS 4.2, PeerTube in the News

  • Kiwi TCMS: Kiwi TCMS 4.2
    We're happy to announce Kiwi TCMS and tcms-api version 4.2! This is a security, bug-fix and enhancement update which upgrades to the latest Django version under Python 3.6. We've pushed new kiwitcms/kiwi:latest docker image to Docker Hub and updated the demo instance at! This version also includes GDPR related changes which affect our project. Read below for the details.
  • PeerTube: An Open Source YouTube Alternative To Beat Censorship
    When it’s about watching videos online, YouTube is the first thing that comes to our minds. But the popular video sharing platform is often subjected to censorship in many countries. There are many countries including China and North Korea that ban YouTube from time to time. Leave the others, recently, even YouTube ended up blocking many legitimate Channels as a collateral damage of its copyright crackdown. Ultimately, the content creators are the ones who get affected due to all of this blocking.
  • PeerTube: A ‘Censorship’ Resistent YouTube Alternative

    YouTube is a great video platform that has a lot to offer to both consumers and creators. At least, those who play by the rules. For creators, there is a major drawback though, one that put a spotlight on the alternative 'free-libre' software PeerTube this week.

OpenBSD chief de Raadt says no easy fix for new Intel CPU bug

Recompiling is unlikely to be a catch-all solution for a recently unveiled Intel CPU vulnerability known as TLBleed, the details of which were leaked on Friday, the head of the OpenBSD project Theo de Raadt says. The details of TLBleed, which gets its name from the fact that the flaw targets the translation lookaside buffer, a CPU cache, were leaked to the British tech site, The Register; the side-channel vulnerability can be theoretically exploited to extract encryption keys and private information from programs. Read more