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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

Migrating a live system from ext3 to ext4 filesystem

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debian-administration.org: This article is meant to serve as a guide for migrating a live system from ext3 to an ext4 filesystem, including migration of files to use extents, a major feature in ext4.

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Debian Lenny)

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This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running Debian Lenny system. The GRUB bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).

How To Enable Adobe's Flash Player In Google Chrome (Ubuntu 9.04)

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This tutorial explains how you can install the Google Chrome browser on Ubuntu 9.04 and how to enable the Adobe Flash plugin in it. Please note that Google Chrome for Ubuntu is still in alpha state and should not be used on production systems.

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  • Labels from the command line with LabelNation (Linux)
  • Bash Quoting
  • Code Project: create an ffmpeg front-end
  • How To Add More Panels To Your Ubuntu Desktop
  • Installing Perl Modules
  • Workaround for the Ubuntu problem with KVM switches
  • Creating an in-house Dropbox: Phase 1

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  • SongBird 1.2 won’t start on Ubuntu 9.04: Fix
  • Kismet – An 802.11 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system
  • How to Debug Bash Scripts
  • Using sftp With Konqueror
  • Controlling Services from Command line
  • Reducing memory use with urxvtd and urxvtc
  • TIP: Serial port locked while using minicom
  • compgen -d: No such file or directory
  • Merging diffs
  • Little sed Tricks
  • An Overview of Tcl and Tk
  • Six steps for migrating Xen virtual machines to KVM
  • How to create a database with OpenOffice Base
  • Enable auto login in Ubuntu

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  • OpenOffice File Thumbnails In Nautilus
  • Firefox's missing throbber
  • How to Configure File Associations in KDE
  • Change default and preferred applications in KDE
  • Name Kompletion in Konqueror
  • Monitor your system for threats with rsec alerts
  • Tutorial: Fix invalid entries in Open Office 3 spell check
  • Install RAID 1 in Fedora/Centos/RHEL
  • Install Doom3 Game

today's leftovers & howtos:

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  • Noteworthy Linux console fonts
  • Pidgin 2.6.1: The best Linux IM client gets better
  • Chromium popularity rising on Ubuntu, gains 64-bit support
  • New LGPL Python bindings for Qt slither into the light
  • Jolicloud Review on the HP Mini 1000
  • First look at Nokia N900
  • Mac and FreeBSD guy trying Debian
  • FLOSS Weekly 83: Web Comics
  • Test If My Graphics Card Has OpenGL Support Or Not
  • Powerful Remote Incremental Backup with rdiff-backup
  • Searching for multiple strings with grep
  • Speed Up Applications Load Time in Ubuntu - Preload
  • Increase The Maximum Sound Level in Ubuntu Linux
  • Headless X setup with Debian (Lenny)
  • Command Line Basics: Redirecting Output
  • FreeBSD: Benchmark The Disks Seek And Transfer Performance
  • small tip - How to play protected CD/DVD on Arch Linux
  • How to Control Startup Services on ubuntu

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  • How To Install Fonts On Windows, Mac & Linux
  • Reset a forgotten root password with a live CD
  • Playing Encrypted DVDs in Ubuntu: The Complete Guide
  • How to add repositories manually in ubuntu
  • Command Line Basics: View Files With cat
  • Securely delete files in Linux - with a right-click
  • Confirm to shut down, reboot or log out in Openbox
  • Sending lots of pictures in one message
  • Disable the Linux screen blanking
  • How-To: Install Simon Speech Recognition Application in Ubuntu
  • id Software has abandoned Linux?
  • Flash news flash
  • Top 6 Sites To Watch Horror Movies Online for Free

Get some serious transparency in GNOME and Compiz

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ghacks.net: I like eye candy. One of the aspects of eye candy I like more than any other is transparency. With the right Linux desktop there is almost no limit on how you can configure the look and feel of your desktop. And that means you can have as transparent a desktop as you like.

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  • Purism's Librem 13 Coreboot Port Now "100%" Complete
    According to Purism's Youness Alaoui, their Coreboot port to the Librem 13 v1 laptop is now considered complete. The Librem 13 was long talked about having Coreboot over a proprietary BIOS while the initial models still had shipped with the conventional BIOS. Finally in 2017, they have now Coreboot at what they consider to be 100% complete for this Linux-friendly laptop.
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  • Linux Update Fixes 11-Year-Old Flaw
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Kerala saves Rs 300 cr as schools switch to open software

The Kerala government has made a saving of Rs 300 crore through introduction and adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in the school education sector, said a state government official on Sunday. IT became a compulsory subject in Kerala schools from 2003, but it was in 2005 only that FOSS was introduced in a phased manner and started to replace proprietary software. The decision made by the curriculum committee to implement it in the higher secondary sector has also been completed now. Read more

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