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  • How to Convert Text Document to Speech on Ubuntu Using eSpeak
  • Combine the Address & Search Bars in Firefox
  • Scan a Windows drive for viruses using Linux
  • How and where should I change proxy settings in Linux?
  • How to upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 to Ubuntu 10.04
  • Howto use backtrack4 from hard disk with Grub2
  • How to install Avant Window Navigator-AWN on Mandriva 2010

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  • Booting ISO files from GRUB 2
  • Monitoring System Usage with systat
  • Change Ubuntu Login Screen
  • Change the Hostname in Linux
  • Try to navigate up the directory using cd followed by consecutive dots
  • Virtual Consoles / Terminals in Ubuntu / Debian Linux
  • Manage your projects with KPlato
  • Abusing MySQL and Thoughts on NoSQL
  • Developing with HTML5
  • Make Ubuntu apply all updates automatically
  • Version 1.98 Of GRUB2 Boot Loader Released
  • Unigine Engine Advances, But No Linux Heaven Yet
  • The Linux Action Show! Season 11 Episode 3
  • Linux Outlaws 139 - The Facegroup Twisness Model

Build Your Own Video Community With Lighttpd And FlowPlayer (Debian Lenny)

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This article shows how you can build your own video community using lighttpd with its mod_flv_streaming module (for streaming .flv videos, the format used by most major video communities such as YouTube) and its mod_secdownload module (for preventing hotlinking of the videos) on Debian Lenny. I will use FlowPlayer as the video player, a free Flash video player with support for lighttpd's mod_flv_streaming module. I will also show how you can encode videos (.mp4 .mov .mpg .3gp .mpeg .wmv .avi) to the FLV format supported by Adobe Flash.

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  • How to Restart a Unresponsive Linux System with Reisub
  • Monitoring Memory Usage in Linux Machines
  • Convert .m4a files to mp3 (AAC to MP3)
  • How to enable Debug repository in CentOS Linux
  • Toggle SSH Session using SSH Escape Character
  • Installing ATi Drivers in OpenSUSE
  • 5 Best Addictive Free Multiplayer Android Games
  • Taking Linux into the Wild Woods
  • Desktop Linux vs. Windows 7 - Response to comments
  • Red Star OS, a Linux Distro Made in North Korea
  • New Opera Snapshot
  • Pre and Pixi Plus: Is WebOS Ready to Take Off?
  • Couple of amusing linux commands
  • Forget the Mouse, Love Your Keyboard
  • 50 Linux Discussion Forums
  • Davenport & Lyons/ACS Law to get their very own warning letter?
  • Eschalon Book II Beta Testers Wanted
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2010.03.05

The newbie's guide to hacking the Linux kernel

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tuxradar.com: You don't need a PhD in computer science and years of experience to hack the kernel. We asked prolific kernel hacker (and Linux Format reader!) Greg Kroah-Hartman to tell us what it takes for newbies to patch the Linux kernel - here's what he had to say...

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  • Bash Shell: Convert Tabs To Spaces In a File
  • Virtual Machine clocksource issue
  • Map your mind with VYM (View Your Mind)
  • How To Setup Squid Proxy Server to use outgoing IP address
  • Nautilus With Zeitgeist Integration [How-to]
  • Tulip - Graph visualization software
  • Stop CPU beep in Ubuntu/Debian
  • Lucidor: Simple eBook Reader for Ubuntu
  • Linux RAM Disk: Creating A Filesystem In RAM

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  • How to convert RPM software packages to Debian (.deb)
  • Free GIMP Button Brushes
  • Formatting OpenOffice spreadsheet cells with DD/MM/YY
  • Subversion self tutorial
  • Using Restrictive Constructors in PHP 5
  • How to configure Compiz in Elive
  • How to create audio cd in Ubuntu using Brasero
  • Beginner's Guide to Nmap
  • Remmina-free and open-source Remote Desktop Client written in GTK+
  • How to view the contents of an initrd image
  • Run GlassFish V3 As a Non-Root Service on Gentoo Linux
  • Q-Tips: Speeding up Gentoo Compile Times

Distributed Storage Across Four Storage Nodes With GlusterFS On Fedora 12

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This tutorial shows how to combine four single storage servers (running Fedora 12) to one large storage server (distributed storage) with GlusterFS. The client system (Fedora 12 as well) will be able to access the storage as if it was a local filesystem. GlusterFS is a clustered file-system capable of scaling to several peta-bytes. It aggregates various storage bricks over Infiniband RDMA or TCP/IP interconnect into one large parallel network file system. Storage bricks can be made of any commodity hardware such as x86_64 servers with SATA-II RAID and Infiniband HBA.

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  • Bash Scripting Introduction Tutorial
  • How to: Set Up TrueCrypt Disk Encryption, Part 2
  • Ubuntuzilla - An APT repository for Mozilla Apps
  • Project: Building An All-Text Linux Workstation - Part 12
  • Network Based Ubuntu Installations
  • Creating Flowcharts with Dia
  • Convert your Ubuntu box into a media center with Boxee
  • Getting Started With SMPlayer on Ubuntu
  • MyPaint - for digital painters

Vim Plugins You Should Know About, Part VII: ragtag.vim

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catonmat.net: This time I am going to introduce you to a plugin called “ragtag.vim“. A month ago it was still known as “allml.vim” but now it has been renamed to ragtag.vim.

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  • Opera Web Browser Now Has Built-in WhatsApp and FB Messenger, Install in Ubuntu/Linux Mint
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  • Red Hat, Microsoft Extend Alliance to SQL Server
  • UbuCon Europe 2017
    I’ve been to many Ubuntu related events before, but what surprises me every time about UbuCons is the outstanding work by the community organising these events. Earlier this month, I was in Paris for UbuCon Europe 2017. I had quite high expectations about the event/location and the talks, especially because the French Ubuntu community is known for hosting awesome events several times a year like Ubuntu Party and Ubuntu install parties.
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Korora 26

  • Korora 26 is Here!
  • Linux Releases: “Lightweight” Tiny Core 8.2 And “Heavyweight” Korora 26 Distros Are Here
    Korora Linux distro is a derivative of popular Fedora operating system. It ships with lots of additional packages that are provided by Fedora community and helps the users to get a complete out-of-the-box experience. The developers of Korora Linux distro have just shipped Korora 26 “Bloat.” Bloat codename has been derived from the characters of the movie “Finding Nemo.”
  • Based on Fedora 26, Korora 26 Linux Debuts with GNOME 3.24, Drops 32-Bit Support
    Korora developer Jim Dean announced the release and general availability of the Korora Linux 26 operating system for personal computers, a release based on the latest Fedora Linux version and packed full of goodies. Dubbed "Bloat," Korora Linux 26 comes more than nine months after the release of Korora 25, it's based on Red Hat's Fedora 26 Linux operating system and ships with the latest versions of popular desktop environments, including GNOME 3.24. Also included are the KDE Plasma 5.10, Xfce 4.12, Cinnamon 3.4, and MATE 1.18 desktop environments, all of them shipping pre-loaded with a brand-new backup tool designed to keep your most important files safe and secure from hackers or government agencies.