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  • Backup and restore Evolution
  • How to Temporarily Switch Languages for One Application
  • Add p7zip (7-Zip) File Archive Support to Ubuntu
  • MySQL in openSUSE 11.3
  • Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux
  • change your desktop wallpaper automatically in KDE 4.4
  • How I (Finally) Got My Brightness Keys Working
  • Booting Linux Mint 9 from a USB key
  • Desktop Facebook Notifier for Ubuntu
  • openSUSE 11.2 Pidgin: Google Talk Audio and Video Support
  • Talika-Gnome Applet to switch between open windows using icons
  • Add more apps to Ubuntu Messaging menu

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  • Example commands - dd (Part II)
  • root access on Ubuntu
  • Mac / Windows Style Widgets or Gadgets for Linux
  • Manual LVM configuration on Fedora 13
  • JAGS and rjags for Fedora 13 64 bit
  • Fix: Filesystem problem after antivirus or DazukoFS install
  • Ubuntu and Hyper-V: The Paths to Enlightenment

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.5 x86_64 [ISPConfig 3]

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This tutorial shows how to prepare a CentOS 5.5 x86_64 server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

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  • Installing applications from the command line in OpenSuSE
  • How to remove / stop Software / mdadm Raid array on Linux
  • 2 Computers via 1 Keyboard & Mouse
  • GRUB - How to install GRUB using grub-install
  • Install Latest OpenShot Video Editor in Ubuntu
  • Ubuntu Tip: fix Waiting for sound system to respond problem
  • Example of SSH tunneling
  • make OpenDocument slideshows out of plain text files
  • Fixing HP printer plugin problem in Linux Mint 9 / Ubuntu 10.04
  • Viewing doc, xls and ppt files in Vim
  • Move Gnome Menu/Task Bar to Bottom in Ubuntu, Fedora, openSUSE
  • LXDE (For Ubuntu and Fedora)
  • Customize Linux easily With Airulus
  • Linux WD EARS Advanced Hard Drive Format

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  • Hacking OOo for dummies
  • Variable Interpolation
  • Disk encryption on Fedora 13
  • Performance tuning Linux Kernel with swappiness parameter
  • Disable SELinux on Fedora 13 Goddard
  • Changing an Ubuntu UID and GID to 501 for Mac OS X Filesystem Access
  • udevinfo on ubuntu 10.4 “lucid”

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  • Remove Repositories In Ubuntu
  • Hassle-free Backup with Déjà Dup
  • Detailed tutorial about AppArmor for ubuntu users
  • Manual disk partitioning guide for Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04
  • Making Movies in Linux with Kdenlive, part 2
  • A Collection of Silly Little Perl Snippets
  • generate and update ODF spreadsheets without OpenOffice
  • The command line PostScript swiss knife: a2ps
  • How to Install Sun Java on Ubuntu 10.04
  • How to mount samba share on Linux client
  • Install Compiz Fusion and Emerald in Fedora 13
  • Dependency-based & Event-based init daemons and launchd
  • The top 10 tricks of Perl one-liners

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  • Scripting qemu / kvm monitor
  • How to dual boot Linux Mint 9 and Ubuntu 10.04
  • Simulate complex networks with qemu
  • quickly apply color schemes to a spreadsheet with OpenOffice
  • How-To: DNS Logging
  • Finch, a command line alternative to Pidgin
  • CentOS / Redhat: Create Software RAID 1 Array
  • simple remote git repo howto
  • Quicker framebuffer scrolling
  • Easily Customize NotifyOSD in Ubuntu Lucid

The best-kept secrets of UNIX power users

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You don't have to break into a Watergate office to uncover the secrets of UNIX power users. There's an informant, and he's spilling the beans. Learn why Environment Variables, the dot file, and the Secure Shell (SSH) are very important.

Using Aliases in Linux to Make Life Easier

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techgage.com: Of all the commands available in the Linux command-line, one of the most under-appreciated is "alias". It's not just useful, it can make using the CLI less of a chore, and even improve efficiency. In this article, we're taking a look at what it is, and provide numerous examples of how to use it to become a true CLI power user.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.5 x86_64

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This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 5.5 server (x86_64) that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of CentOS 5.5, but should apply to the 32-bit version with very little modifications as well. In the end you should have a system that works reliably, and if you like you can install the free webhosting control panel ISPConfig (i.e., ISPConfig runs on it out of the box).

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Software: Top 5 Linux Music Players, Udeler, and Thomas

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