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Fixing a scanner broken by the Feisty upgrade

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Ubuntu Geek: If you have been using a USB scanner and upgrade from Edgy to Feisty, you may find that your scanner no longer works.

Creating an mpeg with mencoder that plays on Windows Media Player

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Linux Tutorials: This solution contains some options for the mencoder command that will result in an mpeg video file that will play on pretty much all players, even Windows Media Player.

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2007 Spring Free

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This guide shows how to set up a Mandriva 2007 Spring Free server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

Beryl an Easy Graphical Howto & Others

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Pimp your linux: Beryl is amazing. If you haven’t been hiding under a rock for the past year or so, you’ve heard of Compiz or Beryl. It’s Linux’s answer to Windows Vista’s Aero, Mac OS X’s Quartz Extreme, and Sun’s Looking Glass.

Tone-mapping HDR photos with Qtpfsgui

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Linux.com: A lot of photos tagged with "HDR" turn up on Flickr and similar photo sharing sites these days. They're unnatural, surreal, sometimes crazy-looking images with the bright areas darkened, the dark areas brightened, and lots of saturation. You can get in on the craze under Linux using Qtpfsgui.

How to set up a dual-boot or multi-boot with *Ubuntu using Lubi

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suseforums: Ever wanted to test the new K/X/Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty, but don't have a spare partition, and don't want to jeopardize your production environment by resizing partitions, dist-updating, or tinkering with its bootloader? Now you can leave your existing Linux distro untouched, while being able to use Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty in a full-fledged install on a loopmounted partition, no partitioning required!

BASH shell scripting tip: Set default values for variable

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nixcraft: A shell variable may be assigned to by a statement using following syntax:
var=value If value is not given, the variable is assigned the null string. In shell program it is quite useful to provide default value for variables.

How to secure VNC remote access with two-factor authentication

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In this article, we will show you how to combine the NoMachine NX server to encrpyt VNC and remote X session combined with two-factor authentication from WiKID Systems to create a secure, fast remote access solution.

Backup your workstation with Backup Manager

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Free Software Mag: Backing up is one of those tedious jobs that has to be done but is usually relegated to the end of the To Do list. Enter Backup Manager, which is a set of Bash and Perl scripts that alleviate the tediousness of performing backups.

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    We’ve introduced Cutegram 2 a while back as the best Telegram Client for Linux ever. Since then, the application received several maintenance releases and it has been updated today, March 29, to version 2.1.1, a point release that brings many cool features to the application.
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    Rhythmbox 3.2 has been released today, March 29. This is the second maintenance release since Rhythmbox 3.0 was announced and it brings several new features, but also fixes those annoying bugs that you’ve reported since the last stable release of the software, version 3.1, which is still used as the default music player in many popular distributions, such as Ubuntu.
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    A new maintenance release of the powerful and popular MKVToolnix software that allows users to manipulate MKV (Matroska) files in Linux, Mac OS X, and Microsoft Windows operating systems, has been updated today to version 7.8.0, a release that introduces numerous improvements and some new features.
  • gnutls 3.3.14
    I've just released gnutls 3.3.14. This is a bug-fix release on the current stable branch.

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