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Update KDE to 4.5 and experience true improvement

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HowTos For the longest time I have shrugged off KDE 4 because of poor performance. But since 4.4 I have noticed a rather vast leap of the improvement chasm. Now, 4.5 is out and the leap went lunar!

Also: Install KDE SC 4.5 on Mandriva

today's howtos & stuff:

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  • Open source software a frequent flier on Virgin America
  • Trying Out The New Ubuntu 10.10 Installer
  • New: OOo-DEV 3.3.x Developer Snapshot
  • wxbanker keeps track of your money
  • Linux Is On Parity With AIX Unix
  • Illumination Software Creator 2.1 Beta 2
  • Tankaar 10.08 Released
  • Batch Convert Nikon RAW (NEF) Files to JPEG
  • Play Dune 2 Natively on Linux with Dune Legacy
  • LinuxCon Day 3: Now Get Out There and Do Something!
  • Sync Tomboy Notes with Ubuntu One
  • Bandwidth monitoring became easy with Netmonitor
  • Removing a Background with Gimp
  • OpenOffice - Page Numbers in a Click (extention)
  • urxvt – the unbeatable terminal
  • quicky: changing your shell prompt
  • How To Make Single-Click Links for Software Installation [Ubuntu]

Backup your Linux desktop

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  • Backup your Linux desktop with Simple Backup
  • Not So Simple Backup (NSS Backup) suite

some howtos:

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  • Shell scripting for system administrators: the basics
  • How to install ATI graphics driver in SalixOS
  • Make DSL pppoe Automatically connect to internet after Ubuntu 10.04 Restart
  • How to install LAMP and Phpmyadmin in opensuse 11.3
  • Using GNU Screen to perform a command line demo
  • StarCraft II on openSUSE 11.3 (kernel upgrade)
  • Sync your Evolution contacts with UbuntuOne
  • How to fix Firefox backspace function

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  • Allow MySQL Client to Connect to Remote MySQL server
  • IPC Introduction w/ Examples
  • Fix Network connection icon disappear on top-right panel
  • Nautilus Location Bar in Lucid
  • Firefox bookmarks
  • All About Alsa
  • View HTML Files from the Command Line
  • Cool User File Systems: GlusterFS

some howtos:

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  • Avoiding the Oops
  • KDE 4.5 final available for Mandriva 2010 Spring
  • Mounting Remote shares with SSHFS
  • Basic Rendering in OpenGL
  • Sabayon Kernel Upgrade Refresher
  • Convert ext2/3 to ext4
  • Tips to get a Mac-like Experience in Ubuntu
  • Modify Images in Linux - Mogrify
  • Problems installing software in openSUSE?, Simple solution!
  • Add "Open in Terminal" to GNOME Right-click menu
  • Linksys WUSB600N v1 on Slackware 13.1
  • UNIX ar Examples
  • Play Beautiful game Frogatto in ubuntu
  • Scanning X-Ray Films Using the XSane Software
  • Install and Run Opera Mini and Mobile on Ubuntu
  • play Zaz game (space balls) in Ubuntu

Installing A Web, Email, MySQL DB Cluster (Mirror) On Debian 5 With ISPConfig 3

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This tutorial describes the installation of a clustered web, email, database and DNS server to be used for redundancy, high availability and load balancing on Debian 5 with the ISPConfig 3 control panel. GlusterFS will be used to mirror the data between the servers and ISPConfig for mirroring the configuration files. I will use a setup of two servers here for demonstration purposes but the setup can scale to a higher number of servers with only minor modifications in the GlusterFS configuration files.

some howtos:

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  • Find fastest mirrors for yum CentOS/Fedora/RHEL
  • Die Flash Cookie, Die!
  • Add a Word Count Feature to Tomboy
  • Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Linux?
  • Even more GNOME keyboard shortcuts
  • Equinox GTK Theme + Faenza Icon Theme = Awesomeness!
  • Easily Create a Custom Lightweight Desktop Environment
  • Regular expressions for everyone: The basics
  • How to enable Autologin to Linux console using mingetty
  • RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 10 Explained with Diagrams
  • Smart Cards and Secret Agents
  • Disable the Ugly Gnome Metacity Minimize Effect
  • How to use teapot like a pro
  • New Illumination Tutorial
  • arranging windows from the gnu/linux command line with wmctrl
  • Lazy sound notification

Five Tips To Get The Most Out Of KDE 4.5

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HowTos To help you make the most out of this new version, I decided to compile a list of tips that I feel makes the most of this revolutionary desktop.

Installing Nginx With PHP5 And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 11.3

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Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on an OpenSUSE 11.3 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

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Games Chronicon, BROKE PROTOCOL, Internet Archive

  • 2D action RPG 'Chronicon' to arrive on Linux with the next big update
    The colourful action RPG Chronicon [Steam, Official Site] should arrive on Linux with the next big update, the developer has said.
  • BROKE PROTOCOL is like a low-poly GTA Online and it's coming to Linux
    BROKE PROTOCOL [Steam], a low-poly open-world action game that's a little like GTA Online and it's coming to Linux.
  • The Internet Archive Just Uploaded a Bunch of Playable, Classic Handheld Games
    The non-profit Internet Archive is perhaps best known for its Wayback Machine that takes snap shots of web sites so you can see what they looked like in the past. However, it also has a robust side project where it emulates and uploads old, outdated games that aren’t being maintained anymore. Recently, the organization added a slew of a unique kind of game that’s passed into memory: handheld LCD electronic games. The games–like Mortal Kombat, depicted above–used special LCD screens with preset patterns. They could only display the exact images in the exact place that they were specified for. This meant the graphics were incredibly limited and each unit could only play the one game it was designed to play. A Game Boy, this was not.
  • Internet Archive emulator brings dozens of handheld games back from obscurity
    Over the weekend, the Internet Archive announced it was offering a new series of emulators. This time, they’re designed to mimic one of gaming’s most obscure artifacts — handheld games. When I say a “handheld game,” I don’t mean the Game Boy or the PSP — those are handheld consoles. These are single-game handheld or tabletop devices that look and feel more like toys. The collection includes the very old, mostly-forgotten games sold in mini-handhelds from the 80s onward.

Linux Foundation Videos and Projects

LibrePlanet free software conference celebrates 10th anniversary, this weekend at MIT, March 24-25

This weekend, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) and the Student Information Processing Board (SIPB) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) present the tenth annual LibrePlanet free software conference in Cambridge, March 24-25, 2018, at MIT. LibrePlanet is an annual conference for people who care about their digital freedoms, bringing together software developers, policy experts, activists, and computer users to learn skills, share accomplishments, and tackle challenges facing the free software movement. LibrePlanet 2018 will feature sessions for all ages and experience levels. LibrePlanet's tenth anniversary theme is "Freedom Embedded." Embedded systems are everywhere, in cars, digital watches, traffic lights, and even within our bodies. We've come to expect that proprietary software's sinister aspects are embedded in software, digital devices, and our lives, too: we expect that our phones monitor our activity and share that data with big companies, that governments enforce digital restrictions management (DRM), and that even our activity on social Web sites is out of our control. This year's talks and workshops will explore how to defend user freedom in a society reliant on embedded systems. Read more Also: FSF Blogs: Friday Free Software Directory IRC meetup time: March 23rd starting at 12:00 p.m. EDT/16:00 UTC