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Fedora 8 Installation Guide

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my-guides.net: Fedora 8 (Werewolf) has been released! Just like Fedora Core 6 and Fedora 7 I wrote this guide to help you with some common installation tasks that might be useful for you. Everything has been tested on my system and it works! Learn how to set up extra repositories, add video/dvd and audio codecs, install useful applications, configure Firefox's plugins, install compiz-fusion and much more!

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  • Hidden Linux : OCR Secrets

  • Linux Create / convert AVI file to DVD format ~ Create video DVDs
  • Howto Identify the Type of Your Variable
  • Specify who can log in via OpenSSH
  • HowTo: Install Video Drivers on Fedora 8

Automated backups in Linux

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raiden's realm: Most people who do backups use expensive backup software and/or hardware to do their backups while others use somewhat clumsy, selective backups through manual methods. Those are alright, but I've got something better.

How to Install Source Files in Ubuntu

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ubuntu geek: For all those who are beginners in any linux(ubuntu) find hard to find the package files of their distro and end up in finding an source package(which is either in tar.gz or .gz). lets now see how would you be installing source files in ubuntu.

Also: A fallback installation routine?

How To Make Desktop Applications Start Automatically After Login (GNOME)

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You probably know this: you power on your machine, and immediately after you have logged in you manually start your two or three favourite applications. Why not have the system start these applications for you automatically? This short guide shows how to accomplish this under GNOME.

The art of using manuals

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polishlinux: Detailed and proper documentation of source code and programs is the milestone of Unix culture. The first application on Unix was the platform to prepare documents. Usually the first and most basic information source about a given program are man pages.

How to: Configuring conditional window transparency in Compiz

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arstechnica: Compiz brings a lot of bling to the Linux desktop, but with such an extensive selection of configurable features, it can sometimes be difficult to figure out how to take advantage of specific functionality. Several readers have asked me how to use Compiz to make menus and tooltips transparent, so I figured I'd share this trick with the Open Ended audience.

Linux Backups For Real People, Part 2

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Carla Schroder: Last week we got our backup hardware in order, so today we're going into detail on backing up our data to a locally-attached backup device. We'll learn how to configure which files to backup, and create an easy one-word-command backup.

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  • My what a pretty prompt! The colours, they are colourful!

  • Howto Setup a Remote Calendar using WebDAV with Mozilla Sunbird
  • How to Randomize login screen in Ubuntu (GDM)
  • Howto set up a DNS server in Ubuntu
  • Howto bind ssh to selected IP address
  • Basic presentations with LaTeX Beamer

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 1.0.1

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS 1.0.1 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.

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