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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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  • Five Super Simple Photo Fixes with the GIMP
  • Duplicate one hard disk partition to another hard disk
  • Running Linux from USB Drive
  • Install the KDE 4.3.2 on ubuntu 9.04
  • Ripping Audio CDs in Linux
  • Free Disk Space by Reducing Reserved Blocks Percentage
  • How to set Access/Restrictions on users logins
  • How-to Triple Boot Xp, Vista, Ubuntu Linux
  • Howto Get the Best Performace from the GMA 500 Video Chipset
  • Recovering a broken Linux Operating System part (3/3)
  • Manage your Ubuntu sources more easily with Ubuntu Tweak

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  • "initrd" and "initramfs"--Some Unfinished Business
  • Building Your Own Linux Kernel, part 2
  • How to Set Up a HPC Using Debian Lenny and Kerrighed
  • OpenArena in 3 easy steps
  • Unsending Email with Some Help from Google
  • Linux : Enabling Marvell Sata Drive
  • Install proftpd in Slackware
  • Automatic Package Updates in ubuntu Using cron-apt
  • Time Synchronization using NTP

Rock The wbar Dock

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ubuntumini.com: wbar is a quick launch bar similar to the OSX dock. It's a lightweight and fast piece of useful eyecandy written in c++ using imlib2. While it isn't as full featured as Gnome-Do or Avant Window Manager, wbar's low overhead, speed, and efficient dependencies make it an ideal for netbooks.

Beautify the Terminal

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gauravlive.com: The linux terminal can get boring at times owing to lack of colors & a rigid black background. Hardcore Linux enthusiasts won’t think about the appearance of the terminal but normal users will surely get bored of the monochrome terminal sooner or later. Surprisingly beautifying the terminal is pretty simple.

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  • Tutorial: Using Cinelerra to create PIP videos
  • Speed up your IDE/ATA hard drive with hdparm
  • Run your own Ubuntu Enterprise Cloud, part 2
  • Remotely Accessing Your Linux Computer: Part 3
  • Technology Explained: Understanding The Internet Speed
  • Sed as a handy developer tool
  • Make a shortcut to your unread Gmail in Firefox
  • How to Pause a Process
  • Try out the new "single window" Gimp
  • Download/Upload files using FatRat
  • Accessing remote computers via XDMCP
  • HowTo contribute guide #1 (kde)
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Minimal Linux Live

Minimal Linux Live is, as the name suggests, a very minimal Linux distribution which can be run live from a CD, DVD or USB thumb drive. One of the things which set Minimal Linux Live (MLL) apart from other distributions is that, while the distribution is available through a 7MB ISO file download, the project is designed to be built from source code using a shell script. The idea is that we can download scripts that will build MLL on an existing Linux distribution. Assuming we have the proper compiler tools on our current distribution, simply running a single shell script and waiting a while will produce a bootable ISO featuring the MLL operating system. Yet another option the MLL project gives us is running the distribution inside a web browser using a JavaScript virtual machine. The browser-based virtual machine running MLL can be found on the project's website, under the Emulator tab. This gives us a chance to try out the operating system in our web browser without installing or building anything. I decided to try the MLL build process to see if it would work and how long it would take if everything went smoothly. I also wanted to find out just how much functionality such a small distribution could offer. The project's documentation mostly covers building MLL on Ubuntu and Linux Mint and so I decided to build MLL on a copy of Ubuntu 16.04 I had running in a virtual machine. The steps to build MLL are fairly straight forward. On Ubuntu, we first install six packages to make sure we have all the required dependencies. Then we download an archive containing MLL's build scripts. Then we unpack the archive and run the build script. We just need to type four commands in Ubuntu's virtual terminal to kick-start the build process. Read more

GCC Compiler Tests At A Variety Of Optimization Levels Using Clear Linux

For those curious about the impact of GCC compiler optimization levels, a variety of benchmarks were carried out using GCC 6.3 on Intel's Clear Linux platform. Read more Also: LLVM 4.0.1 Planning, Aiming For Better Stable Releases