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Ultra quick start in Vim

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fosswire.com: What I am going to attempt to give you today is an ultra quick start guide to editing files in Vim. Let me reiterate that - I’m going to go over the most basic concepts really quickly.

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  • Antivirus Programs For Ubuntu

  • Sun Java on Fedora 8 Install HowTo
  • Saving Power on Intel Hardware Using Powertop

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  • Howto Add entries in GNOME Menu

  • Chikka on Kopete Messenger Howto
  • HowTo - Batch Image Resize on Linux
  • Reboot Linux box after a kernel panic
  • Quick Tip: Configuring Menu Transparency in Compiz Fusion

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  • FreeSoftware Magazine: Tips and Tricks

  • HOWTO: Install a basic Gentoo server
  • Rocover your Grub boot loader
  • Howto: Build a functional Lowarch system
  • My Ubuntu Setup - Part One - Config Files
  • OOo: Using the Standard Filter
  • Howto: Convert a K6-2 into a C64

Linux Backups For Real People, Part 3

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Carla Schroder: In part 1 of this series we learned how to format USB storage devices for maximum portability, and in part 2 we learned a simple, efficient way to use the excellent rsync command for easy single-user backups. Today we're going to create menu icons for launching our backups.

Scalable Public Key Infrastructure for both OpenSWAN and OpenVPN

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Debian Administration: User management and the related cryptographic authentication infrastructure is a major hurdle in deploying scalable, manageable VPNs (Virtual Private Networks). Two major pieces of FOSS (Free and Open Source Software) for VPNs are OpenSWAN and OpenVPN.

KWin Basics - Part 1.2.1 - Advanced Window Management - Window identification

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gnuski.blogspot: Yesterday we looked at the basic "Keep Above" and "Keep Below" options within KWin. Today lets get a bit more technical -- permanent identification. When you right-click on that title bar and select Advanced, you get the options:

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

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This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 8 GNOME desktop.

Use open source to build your own online presence for nothing part two

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iTWire: Today we’re going to take it further and give our site a theme, add in useful Google webmaster tools for statistics, cut out spam and even try to make some money out of it. Beyond the domain name itself, every step is free, open source, code with not a cent to pay despite the excellent quality.

How to get the Mac OS X look and feel on the GNOME desktop

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redhatmagazine.com: In his article “Painless dual-booting with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 and a MacBookPro,” Noah Gift shows how to install RHEL 5 on a Mac. This article shows you some customizations that will make your newly installed Red Hat system look like Mac OS X.

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3 open source alternatives to Office 365

It can be hard to get away from working and collaborating on the web. Doing that is incredibly convenient: as long as you have an internet connection, you can easily work and share from just about anywhere, on just about any device. The main problem with most web-based office suites—like Google Drive, Zoho Office, and Office365—is that they're closed source. Your data also exists at the whim of large corporations. I'm sure you've heard numerous stories of, say, Google locking or removing accounts without warning. If that happens to you, you lose what's yours. So what's an open source advocate who wants to work with web applications to do? You turn to an open source alternative, of course. Let's take a look at three of them. Read more

Hackable voice-controlled speaker and IoT controller hits KS

SeedStudio’s hackable, $49 and up “ReSpeaker” speaker system runs OpenWrt on a Mediatek MT7688 and offers voice control over home appliances. The ReSpeaker went live on Kickstarter today and has already reached 95 percent of its $40,000 funding goal with 29 days remaining. The device is billed by SeedStudio as an “open source, modular voice interface that allows us to hack things around us, just using our voices.” While it can be used as an Internet media player or a voice-activated IoT hub — especially when integrated with Seeed’s Wio Link IoT board — it’s designed to be paired with individual devices. For example, the campaign’s video shows the ReSpeaker being tucked inside a teddy bear or toy robot, or attached to plant, enabling voice control and voice synthesis. Yes, the plant actually asks to be watered. Read more

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