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The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 12.10

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 12.10 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. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Kubuntu uses the KDE desktop environment.

some leftovers:

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  • Using the GNOME Evolution address book with Mutt
  • What to do after you install Ubuntu 12.10?
  • How to become a contributor to LibreOffice
  • 2 Ways for designing soft backgrounds for product presentation
  • EXT4 File-System Tuning Benchmarks
  • How-to: Get started with MySQL
  • Debian Edu interview: Angela Fuß
  • XBMC 12.0 Beta Packs Exciting Features
  • CAINE 3.0 Review – Linux Forensics
  • Setting Up Your Raspberry Pi For Headless Use With SSH
  • Lenovo UEFI Only Wants To Boot Windows, RHEL
  • Blizzard Admits Linux User Was Wrongly Banned, Offers Refund
  • A Review of Three Linux Games on Steam
  • How to Use the Hosts File in Linux

Netflix on Ubuntu Is Here

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Movies
Ubuntu
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iheartubuntu.com: Netflix on Ubuntu linux works! And it works great too! A winner has been found! Back in March of this year I Heart Ubuntu put out a call to get Netflix on Ubuntu working. Somehow. Legally.

PCSX2 - Playstation 2 emulator installation and setup

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dedoimedo.com: This article will show you how to install and setup the PCSX2 emulator on Linux, more specifically, the latest Mint release. We will do a native install and not use WINE.

The Basics of Debian Package Management: DEB Packages [Linux 101]

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maketecheasier.com: Linux proponents point to the fact that it can be customized for just about any purpose as one of its biggest strengths. With the entrance of Canonical and Ubuntu, packaging software in DEB format is much more common now. Let’s take a look at how a DEB package is constructed.

today's leftovers:

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Microsoft
Ubuntu
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  • Mark Shuttleworth and the secrecy of Ubuntu
  • Video Editor ‘Lightworks’ Linux Release Limited to Select Few
  • Osmos Arcade Game Added to Steam for Linux Database
  • Ext4 bug - No need to panic
  • Geeky Halloween Pics
  • Precise Puppy - Linux Perfected
  • How to become an rsync power user with Grsync
  • Ubuntu Plans To Stick To "Stable GNOME"
  • Booting into Linux on Windows 8 Secure Boot-equipped hardware
  • Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction
  • An overview of our Secure Boot implementation
  • Getting started with UEFI development
  • The Ripple Effect of Windows 8
  • Howto GNOME 3 in Ubuntu
  • Widgets Are Coming To The Unity Desktop
  • BackBox Linux 3 Review
  • linux kernel monkey: Help Wanted
  • Make a game on Raspberry Pi
  • GCC 4.8 Compiler On AMD's Eight-Core Piledriver

The Perfect Desktop - Xubuntu 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Xubuntu 12.10 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. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Xubuntu uses the lightweight XFCE desktop environment.

some leftovers:

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  • This Week in Linux: Fedora, Mandriva, and Mageia
  • SysAdmin Corner: 7 Network Security F-Ups Small Offices Make
  • Mozilla Crosses 800,000 Filed Bugs
  • Custom grids with GIMP
  • My Firefox Setup
  • Install Mplayer and Multimedia Codecs in Ubuntu 12.10
  • LinuxDays, Gentoo, SUSE Prague Is This Weekend
  • Btrfs File-System Tuning On Linux 3.7
  • A little bit of history
  • Would You Buy This Ubuntu-Branded Smartphone Speaker?
  • Ubuntu 12.10: what is new and how to test it
  • First thing to do after installing Ubuntu 12.10, protect your privacy!

some leftovers:

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  • Mageia 3 Alpha 2: Return of the LiveDVD
  • Some statistics about GNOME.org
  • KDE Plasma Active 3 Released
  • How to Keep Your Ubuntu System Secure
  • Upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 to 12.10
  • Bug Reporting Rate in Debian
  • Issues after Upgrade to Ubuntu 12.04 at boot
  • Superfluous and Awesome: Notepad++
  • The Browser State
  • 60 OS Replacements for Storage Software
  • Pedagogical Bundle – Pay What You Want
  • Interesting features coming to Fedora 18
  • Fuduntu: Best of Two Worlds
  • Reiser4 Benchmarked On Linux 3.5 Against EXT4, Btrfs, XFS, ReiserFS
  • Ubuntu 12.10 Review | LAS | s24e01
  • Linux Outlaws 279 – Double Oh Seventy

today's highlights:

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  • Stella 6.3 - Simple, elegant and beautiful
  • Build an Arch Linux system from scratch
  • Maintaining history – done wrong
  • Two Simple Tricks with Shell Scripts To Improve Your Productivity
  • My Linux Rig: Nick Schermer, Xfce Developer
  • GIMP 2.8 and the Taming of Two Decades' Graphics Habits
  • Santoku a new Linux distro focused on Security
  • Ubuntu 12.10: 32-bit vs. 64-bit Linux Performance
  • Linux Outlaws 279 – Double Oh Seventy

How To Use Glx-Dock/Cairo-Dock On Ubuntu 12.04

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Glx-Dock/Cairo-Dock is an interactive dock (like the one you know from a Mac) that provides easy access to some of the files, folders, and applications on your computer, and more. You can use it with OpenGL (to use your graphics card) or without, and it is compatible with Compiz, but it can also run without a composite manager. It works under Unity, GNOME, KDE, and Xfce. This tutorial shows how to install and use Glx-Dock/Cairo-Dock on an Ubuntu 12.04 desktop (with Unity).

Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 17 Server

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This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Fedora 17 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM). KVM is short for Kernel-based Virtual Machine and makes use of hardware virtualization, i.e., you need a CPU that supports hardware virtualization, e.g. Intel VT or AMD-V.

today's leftovers:

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  • What to Expect from Steam on Linux
  • out of disk storage space, but there is still free space!!
  • How Does Linux Inspire? (video)
  • Top Business Intelligence Software for Linux
  • RKHunter: checking for Root Kits and Intrusions on Linux
  • nvidia cards on gentoo
  • CrossOver - Will you make me convert?
  • Gnome 3.8 Features: Integrated Application Search
  • Who needs GLX? KWin doesn't

some leftovers:

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  • How to install .tar.gz and other tarball files in Linux
  • Getting rid of a Dropbox error message
  • Infor gets into bed with Red Hat
  • Display Management in KDE
  • Setting up MySQL on Sabayon Linux
  • View Your Raspberry Pi's Stats with the Raspberry Pi Sysinfo Script
  • KDE Plasma Does Gestures Globally

Running A Small Business Server With ClearOS 6.3.0 (Community Edition)

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This guide shows how you can install and run a Small Business Server with ClearOS 6.3.0 (Community Edition). With ClearOS, you can run various services (such as a file- and print server, a web proxy and content filter, a mail server, etc.) in your local network and manage them through an easy web interface. ClearOS provides apps for each of these tasks from its marketplace - many of them are free, some of them have to be paid for. ClearOS Community is open-source and free. There's also a professional version available for which you have to pay, but which in return provides better support, better tested apps and updates, etc.

Pimp up XFCE 4.10 in Fedora 17

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The default look of the XFCE desktop in Fedora 17, is a little boring, but this post, show how to pimp it up to look really great.

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 12.2 x86_64 (nginx, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)

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SUSE
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This tutorial shows how to prepare an OpenSUSE 12.2 64bit (x86_64) server with nginx for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. Since version 3.0.4, ISPConfig comes with full support for the nginx web server in addition to Apache, and this tutorial covers the setup of a server that uses nginx instead of Apache. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: nginx and Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

How To Podcast With Skype On Ubuntu

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Well Chris, if I am understanding you correctly, I think I have a method of recording Skype for podcasting that will more than meet with your needs.

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 12.2 x86_64 (Apache2, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3)

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This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 12.2 64bit (x86_64) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP, CGI and SSI support, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH, TLS and virtual mail users, BIND DNS server, Pureftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, Mailman, etc. Since version 3.0.4, ISPConfig comes with full support for the nginx web server in addition to Apache; this tutorial covers the setup of a server that uses Apache, not nginx.

The Sysadmin's Toolbox: sar

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linuxjournal.com: There's an old saying: "When the cat's away the mice will play." The same is true for servers. It's as if servers wait until you aren't logged in (and usually in the middle of REM sleep) before they have problems. Logs can go a long way to help you isolate those problems.

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