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HowtTs, tutorials, or tips & tricks, etc.

Using the Root Account on Debian

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This article introduces using sudo to restrict superuser privileges. It is a good idea for you to get used to sudo now, as the rest of this series will use it wherever you need root access to perform a task.

Windows/Ubuntu Dual Boot Instructional Video

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The WVU chapter of the ACM presents an instructional video on installing a dual-boot system using Windows XP and Ubuntu Linux.

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Hacking OpenSUSE

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There's more to SUSE Linux than simply installing it and going to work. To get the most from the operating system, you'll probably want to do some post-install fine tuning.

Install KDE 3.5 on Ubuntu Breezy 5.10

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For those Ubuntu loyalists who need the latest, greatest software on their computers, KDE 3.5 is available for Ubuntu 5.10 (Breezy). Just follow these easy steps:

Creating appealing video software demos in Linux

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Just as a screenshot is a picture of a user's screen, a screencast is essentially a movie of what a user sees on his monitor. And if a picture is worth a thousand words, a movie is worth a thousand pictures.

Adding Windows Fonts in Linux

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Unlike past times, Linux do come with good fonts. And the font rendering can be made better by choosing to antialiase the fonts. But at times you come across a website which has been designed with the windows user in mind. Such websites are best viewed with one of the windows fonts.

How To Set Up Database Replication In MySQL

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This tutorial describes how to set up database replication in MySQL. MySQL replication allows you to have an exact copy of a database from a master server on another server (slave).

The Perfect Setup - Mandriva 2006 Free Edition

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This is a detailed description about the steps to be taken to setup a Mandriva 2006 Free Edition based server.

Build a Home Terabyte Backup System Using Linux

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Build a low-cost, terabyte-sized backup server using Linux and back up your digital audio files, digital images and digital movie recordings.

Simplifying backups

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Most computer users don't make use of a system backup tool until after they suffer the misfortunes of a hard drive crash without one. The Simple Backup Suite (sbackup) is a tool for configuring regular backups of system data and simplifying full and partial recoveries.

DVD Playback in SUSE Linux 10

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Of course, you can play DVDs on Linux, and you most certainly can have it in SuSE Linux 10, but to do so, you have to jump through a few hoops, make a few modifications, and possibly break a few laws.

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0.02$ SuSE 10 Network

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More of a tip than a howto, here's a few words on new GNOME netapplet SuSE 10 is starting by default.

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Breathing Life Into Older Computers

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Many of the readers who visit here surely have an older computer that has been tossed away in a closet. While this laptop might seem old and out-of-date now, there are many distributions of Linux that will work exceptionally well.

Computer First Aid Using Knoppix

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Windows just crashed. The computer won't boot back up. Those "System Recovery Disks" that came with your computer will erase all of your data. In most cases, when Windows breaks and will not start up again, none of your data has been lost, you just don't have a way to get to it.

A $10 Linux Answering Machine

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This article describes how to build a Linux-based telephone answering machine using a low cost winmodem (softmodem) for the telephone interface.

Intrusion Reporting

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Does your computer or network appear to be under attack? Here's some information from a new book that can help you determine what to do and who to tell when someone is cracking your system.

Using and Converting MPC Audio Files

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I haven't use MPC (Musepack) files before, I didn't even know that xmms would not play them by default. Somehow, the six tracks of this fabulous album came into my possession.

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