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  • User password expiration
  • Ubuntu 9.10 UFW Firewall
  • Kill X in Ubuntu with dontzap
  • Securing machine from any kind of SSH access
  • /etc/sysconfig/iptables-config in RHEL/CentOS
  • Ubuntu Tip : Simplified way to add PPA repositories in Karmic

Easily Upgrade Any Hard Drive with Linux

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linux.com: I can get a half-tetrabyte drive for under $100 retail (and around $60 online) seems just short of amazing. It was just such an opportunity that helped me decide to pop into the local big-box store and grab such a drive.

Virtual Users/Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL, SquirrelMail (Mandriva 2009.1 x86_64)

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This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database.

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • Telepathy Q&A from the Boston GNOME Summit
  • Open source resource centre awards Kongsberg municipality
  • Open source phone firm regroups around Wikipedia gadget
  • Gentoo : Xorg X Server 3D hardware acceleration
  • Open Source marketing: Lead with Free or benefits?
  • Ubuntu to store copies of all users' address books
  • Linux tip: get useful information about your Laptop’s battery health and status
  • MySQL in Gentoo …
  • Boston GNOME Summit 2009
  • How Nokia Learned to Love Openness
  • Identi.ca: Microblogging meets Open Source
  • Speed Up Debian Linux KDE Desktop
  • Android or WebOS? Try before you buy! Part 2.
  • Installing Ubuntu without external media
  • More ZSH Prompt Love
  • launch2net – Mobile Internet Connection Manager for Ubuntu
  • Preferences, not mandates, for open source
  • findpkgs: Find packages for application

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  • Compiling GIMP 2.7/git-master with Ubuntu 9.04/9.10
  • HAL configuration for Kingsis Peripherals Evoluent VerticalMouse 3
  • Mouse shortcuts with xbindkeys
  • Monitoring MySQL servers using mytop
  • How to connect to Rackspace Cloud Files via ServiceNET
  • How To Start Nepomuk/Strigi and Fix The Strigi “Service failed to initialize"
  • unp – Unpack (almost) everything with one command
  • How to make text wrap around a graphic proportionately in OOo
  • Run your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, part 3
  • Tech Tip: Send an Email Alert When Your Disk Space Gets Low
  • Changing the Metacity button order
  • Mplayer as default DVD player in KDE 4
  • Speed up Emerge by compiling in RAM with tmpfs
  • Tip: Keep a command out of your history

Designing Labels and Cards with Scribus

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blog.worldlabel.com: Scribus is free software page-layout tool applicable to designing all sort of documents: from newspaper ads to fliers to whole books. Because it can precisely position both images and text, it is also the preferred type of tool for designing mailing labels and business cards.

10 Sweet GIMP Photo Editing Tricks to Wean You Off Photoshop

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maximumpc.com: At $700 for a piece of software, Photoshop's MSRP hardly needs put into perspective. In short, it's expensive. Don't worry if you don't have a handful of Benjamins lying around. Thankfully, you can perform a lot of the same photo editing tricks for free with GIMP.

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  • Enable Facebook Chat In Empathy
  • Start screen and automatically run a command
  • Gnu Screen theme cycle with keybinding
  • Enhancing Pidgin
  • Recover deleted files in linux with Photorec
  • Upgrade Ubuntu 9.04 to 9.10
  • How to disable Popup Bubble notifications in Pidgin messenger?
  • Create deb file of packages installed in your system
  • Alternative to magic_quotes in PHP 5.3 and PHP6
  • Get Things Done Faster With Kupfer
  • How to install VMware Server on Ubuntu
  • HowTo Install Latest Version of Wine on Ubuntu Linux
  • Android or WebOS? Try before you buy!

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  • How to to run a remote desktop from Linux
  • Howto Benchmark Linux System - HardInfo
  • Spotify Links in Chrome on Linux/KDE
  • Remotely Accessing Your Linux Computer: Part 4
  • Linux Back In Time: Backup made easy
  • Configuring custom actions in Thunar and Nautilus
  • Watch Hulu on Ubuntu in two easy steps
  • Howto Install KDE 4.3.2 on ubuntu Jaunty
  • VMware Workstation 6.5.3 on Ubuntu Karmic 9.10
  • Weekly errata Report for YUM based machines
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  • Are Low-Code Platforms a Good Fit for Feds?
    Open-source code platforms — in part, because they’re often free — have long been a popular choice for digital service creation and maintenance. In recent years, however, some agencies have turned to low-code solutions for intuitive visual features such as drag-and-drop design functionality. As Forrester Research notes, low-code platforms are "application platforms that accelerate app delivery by dramatically reducing the amount of hand-coding required."
  • Crunchy Data Brings Enterprise Open Source POSTGRESQL To U.S. Government With New DISA Security Technical Implementation Guide
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  • Democratizing IoT design with open source development boards and communities
    The Internet of Things (IoT) is at the heart of what the World Economic Forum has identified as the Fourth Industrial Revolution, an economic, technical, and cultural transformation that combines the physical, digital, and biological worlds. It is driven by such technologies as ubiquitous connectivity, big data, analytics and the cloud.

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    Devops isn’t simply transforming how developers and operations work together to deliver better software faster, it is also changing how developers view application security. A recent survey from software automation and security company Sonatype found that devops teams are increasingly adopting security automation to create better and safer software.
  • This Xfce Bug Is Wrecking Users’ Monitors
    The Xfce desktop environment for Linux may be fast and flexible — but it’s currently affected by a very serious flaw. Users of this lightweight alternative to GNOME and KDE have reported that the choice of default wallpaper in Xfce is causing damaging to laptop displays and LCD monitors. And there’s damning photographic evidence to back the claims up.