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HowtTs, tutorials, or tips & tricks, etc.

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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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.

A guide to Slackware and Arch Linux: getting your hands dirty with Linux

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engadget.com: Maybe you're new to Linux, or maybe you're itching to graduate from Ubuntu to something with a little more geek cred. Whatever the case, we're going to take the sting out of all those command prompts, using two great distros as examples.

today's leftovers:

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  • Six Key Improvements in Bodhi Linux 2.0.1
  • Damn Small Linux Returns, Hints at Modernization
  • Scientific Linux 6.3 Beta 1 Review: Simply outstanding but...
  • Is GNOME in Free Fall? (blog safari)
  • Saluki Linux 023 - Why use anything else? (video)
  • Dnsmasq for Home User
  • KDE Ships August Updates to 4.8.x
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 277
  • Humble Music Bundle shows charity disparity
  • Quick review for SING , first distro of 31 Flavors of Fun project
  • Avoid Linux HDD Faults & Errors With These Tools
  • The Phoronix Man | LAS | s23e01
  • Building a Linux kernel module without the exact kernel headers
  • Fixing Slow Window Movment in KDE 4.9
  • Biased Buyers Blocking Open Source
  • Insync For Linux Brings Google Drive Desktop Sync to Ubuntu
  • The Uphill Climb of Linux Gaming
  • Knock-knock – Platform Horror Survival Game
  • Kernel Development Made Easy? Not Yet.
  • Going Linux #180 August 05

A look at some useful Linux commands

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scottnesbitt.net: As useful as I find the Linux command line, there are more than a couple of commands that I use rarely. But when I do use them they definitely come in handy.

Installing And Using OpenVZ On CentOS 6.3

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In this HowTo I will describe how to prepare a CentOS 6.3 server for OpenVZ. With OpenVZ you can create multiple Virtual Private Servers (VPS) on the same hardware, similar to Xen and the Linux Vserver project. OpenVZ is the open-source branch of Virtuozzo, a commercial virtualization solution used by many providers that offer virtual servers. The OpenVZ kernel patch is licensed under the GPL license, and the user-level tools are under the QPL license.

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 13 KDE

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 13 (Maya) desktop (KDE version) 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.

few leftovers:

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  • LibreOffice Infographics, July 17
  • Add Ubuntu Studio sounds to Ubuntu 12.04
  • Add watermarks to all your ODF files automatically
  • Does Programming a Computer Make A New Machine?
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 463

What Runlevels Are and How to Use Them

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howtogeek.com: When a Linux system boots, it enters its default runlevel and runs the startup scripts associated with that runlevel. You can also switch between runlevels – for example, there’s a runlevel designed for recovery and maintenance operations.

LibreOffice Writer Introduction

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linuxlibrary.org: If you are looking for a full-featured text editor with nothing left out it may be time to try LibreOffice. This fantastic set of software will allow you to create mesmerizing documents with stylish text formatting, images, tables, calculations, and much more.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 12.04

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 12.04 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.

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