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today's howtos & leftovers:

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  • Fixing WiFi issues on openSUSE 11.2
  • Change the User Interface Language in Ubuntu
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 141: The Fourth Colour
  • Choice: Linux or Red Dead Redemption?
  • Spirit Jailbreak for Linux now Available
  • Open Source Education: OSI co-organizing POSSE in Silicon Valley
  • Moovida Media Player now supports WebM (VP8) Video format
  • Video: Kubuntu with KDE 4.3 Overview
  • Will the '$100 laptop' project ever be considered a success?
  • DtO: Don't be finicky
  • Opera 10.54 Developmental Release with WebM
  • Emacs: Yank lines as lines
  • vim: Jump to the last known cursor when file open
  • Code Project: build a PyGTK language translator
  • Clean Up the New Ubuntu Grub2 Boot Menu
  • Status Of Gentoo On MacBook Pro (5,3)
  • Release cycle for 8.1-RELEASE begun

Cool Youtube Hack: Skip Flash, Load VLC

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  • Cool Youtube Hack: Skip Flash, Load VLC
  • Watch YouTube Videos on Ubuntu Media Player

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  • Code Project: build a PyGTK RSS reader
  • Working with Package Repositories in OpenSuSe - zypper
  • Use Any Folder For Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • GDM2 Setup: Reclaim Control of Your Login In Ubuntu
  • Dump MySQL Schema
  • How to Install Nautilus Elementary in Ubuntu
  • How to make a Water-Colour Ubuntu Wallpaper in GIMP
  • Ubuntu and intel video chipsets
  • Smartmontools: Ya Mon!
  • automatically adjust your screen colour temperature
  • Install Google Earth on Linux
  • GNU Screen: open new window with same working directory
  • How to Play YouTube WebM Video Clips in Firefox

[Howto] RHCS: install on Debian

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Following our earlier introduction to RHCS we now present a real world example: installation of RHCS with Debian to provide virtual machines as services.

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  • Backup with rsnapshot
  • convert between packages (deb, rpm, tgz) using alien on Linux
  • Clean your registry with gconf-cleaner
  • Add Keyboard Input Language to Ubuntu
  • Write Your Next Program on Linux
  • When Telnet isn't Telnet
  • Using Linux to Disinfect Windows
  • Perl Debugger Tutorial: 10 Easy Steps
  • Why my written shell script doesn’t work in cygwin?
  • If Sound On Your Ubuntu Desktop Stops Working
  • Make your PClos Gnome 2010 look like PClos KDE 2010

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 9 (Isadora)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 9 (Isadora) desktop 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. Linux Mint 9 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 10.04 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

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  • Set up Dropbox on a GUI-less Linux server
  • Configurations for ssh that make some things more convenient
  • updating gentoo to kde-4.4.2 from kde-4.3.3
  • Gentoo: Emulating on FreeBSD 6.2-Stable
  • See Contents of A .DEB Debian / Ubuntu Package File
  • Creating diagrams in OpenOffice.org Draw and Impress
  • Give Me Liberty or Give Me Eth
  • How to manage apache's htpasswd files on Linux

Linux Tip: Simplifying Commands

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itnewstoday.com: There are a lot of things that I do to simplify things when using Linux, and I decided that I would start writing about them. First, I’m going to describe a method I use personally to make Linux commands easier to remember.

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  • Working with CAB file on Linux
  • Fixing gnustep-devel in Ubuntu 10.04
  • Update Centos Linux 5.4 to 5.5
  • Force SSH Client To Use Given Private Key ( identity file )
  • Using SVG Templates – Design
  • going embedded with mGentoo
  • How to find out Active Connections and listening ports
  • Perl and the Least Surprised
  • Have a sleek, simpler Nautilus
  • GRUB boot menu
  • Python: Open the Most Recent Log File

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • A Quick Gimp Tutorial For Hiding People
  • SSC specifies open source software in tender process
  • Ubuntu 10.04 installation fun
  • Origami class: Fun with screen-vs
  • Decibel – Simple Audio Player For Linux
  • The Berkeley DB fiasco — Barely avoided
  • Firefox 3.6.4 Build 4 Released
  • TouchFreeze 0.2.5 for Linux
  • VideoLink, assembles a DVD video filesystem
  • Meet the GIMP: Episode 140
  • Alternative widgets explorer [Plasma]
  • Creating a scalable virtualization cluster with Ganeti
  • [AVATAR] Become a real Na'Vi using GIMP
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