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GIMP for Beginners, Part 2: Understanding Layers

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techenclave.com: This is the second part of The Gimp beginner series I am writing for LFY. The second part consist of layer introduction. So download the pdf and get started with Gimp.

How-To: Install OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 in Ubuntu 9.04

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OpenOffice.org 3.1.1 was released a few days ago, bringing many bug fixes to the stable 3.1 series. One of the ways to get it on Jaunty is to use the Launchpad.net PPA for OpenOffice.org Scribblers which recently packaged it for Ubuntu Jaunty and included it in their repositories.

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  • Set up your new Ubuntu Server as a Samba Server
  • SSH From Behind a Firewall via HTTP Proxy
  • Installing 32-bit Support into 64-bit Fedora 11
  • Different ways to see hidden folders in UBUNTU
  • Dansguardian: Unable to getgrnam(): Success, Error opening/creating log file
  • Save time on downloads with delta RPMs in Fedora 11
  • How To: Use A Screensaver As Desktop Wallpaper
  • AfterStep -Just another windows manager for Linux
  • Tutorial: Encrypted Web Browsing at Starbucks
  • Fix Most Audio Problems: Remove PulseAudio
  • Metapixel magic

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  • Add a Desktop Dictionary to Ubuntu
  • List of useful Python libraries
  • Switch distributions – Keep your files & settings
  • How To: Install A Line6 GuitarPort or TonePort UX1 or GX
  • Install VLC on Ubuntu via PPA
  • Create Custom mouse cursours(pointers) for your ubuntu
  • Install Updated Gnome-Do – Now With Awesome GMail Docklet
  • Installing Ubuntu Server 9.04
  • Installing ReactOS on KVM virtual machine on Gentoo
  • Normalizing Path Names with Bash
  • A Quick and Subtle Introduction to Emacs
  • Calendars & emacs
  • A great Blender tutorial: back to school with Blender
  • KDE 4.x and Autostart
  • Display lyrics of your playing track with Lyrics Screenlet

How To Add A Splash Image To GRUB 2 On Ubuntu 9.04

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This tutorial shows how you can add a splash image to your GRUB 2 boot loader on Ubuntu 9.04. Please note that you should use this tutorial only if you have upgraded your bootloader to GRUB 2 previously.

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  • Create a Bootable FreeDOS USB Drive on Linux With UNetbootin
  • How To: Upgrade Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 to v5.4
  • Locating Your Laptop With Dynamic DNS
  • Easy way to use any DialUP modem Without WVDIAL in Ubuntu/Linux
  • Ubuntu Dual Boot Install
  • Record screencasts to animated GIF files
  • Howto: Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows on RAID 10
  • Encrypting your private data - Part 2
  • Exclude Websites From Appearing In The Firefox Address Bar
  • Make your own Wayback Machine or Time Machine in GNU/Linux with rsnapshot
  • How To Fix The KStars Broken Package in Kubuntu 9.04 (KDE 4.3)
  • Firefox Can’t Find Acobat Reader In Your Home Directory (Linux)

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  • HOWTO: Auto launch programs/scripts on LXDE startup
  • Use the same GTK theme for applications started as root
  • Make Ubuntu remember the applications you had open when you last logged out
  • three ways to install alsa drivers
  • A gentle routing tutorial
  • AcetoneISO: Manage CD/DVD images with ease on Ubuntu
  • Graudit – Code Audit Tool Using Grep
  • Gain more battery life from your Linux-based laptop with powertop
  • Instant Lan File Sharing with Python

Building Linux Audio Apps 101: A User's Guide, Part 1

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linuxjournal.com: Recently I've received some mail asking for a brief explanation on how to build Linux audio applications from source code packages. Ask and ye shall receive, hence the following simple guide for the perplexed, the puzzled, and the downright mystified. Compiling software is hardly rocket science, and if an old guitar-picker like myself can do it certainly you can too.

How To Install GRUB 2 On Ubuntu 9.04

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This tutorial shows how you can upgrade your GRUB bootloader to GRUB 2 on Ubuntu 9.04. GRUB 2 has been rewritten from scratch to clean up everything for modularity and portability.

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  • A drop-down launcher for favorite files
  • How to Use ‘remote:/’ KIO and KNetAttach
  • CentOS / RHEL IPv6 ip6tables Firewall Configuration
  • VmWare 6.5.3 on Gentoo Linux
  • Using Google Talk With Kopete
  • Enable The RT2860STA Linux Wireless Driver
  • Upgrading from KDE 4.2.4 to KDE 3.5.10 in Slackware 13
  • OOo: Using SUMIF() and IF() functions
  • Python Debugging Techniques
  • Mirroring Web sites with wget
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A Short MATE Desktop 1.17 Review in February 2017

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