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Top 5 Linux Tricks

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Pimp Your Linux: Using Linux, especially for the first time, can prove to be very difficult. Check out our top 5 Linux tricks for newbies, and spread the word.

Running 32-bit Applications on 64-bit Debian GNU/Linux

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Debian Administration: Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) developed a series of 64-bit extensions to their 32-bit RISC-based Intel IA-32 (i386) compatible processors. AMD sell their AMD64 (x86-64) architecture processors under a range of names: Athlon 64; Turion 64; Phenom; Opteron and Sempron (only the latest generation).

Creating A Local Yum Repository (CentOS)

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Sometimes it can be handy to set up your own repository to prevent from downloading the remote repository over and over again. This tutorial shows how to create a CentOS mirror for your local network.

Getting Yesterdays or Tomorrows day with shell date command

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nixcraft: When invoked without arguments, the date command displays the current date and time. Depending on the options specified, date will set the date and time or print it in a user defined way.

Ubuntu Feisty on your USB drive - finally!

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xubuntublog: Ubuntu 7.04 “Feisty Fawn” contained some new packages, it also introduced a bug due to which your data would no longer be saved. When it was released, this bug still wasn’t fixed. It is expected to be fixed in the next release, 7.10 “Gutsy Gibbon”, to be released in October of this year. Up until then, we’re out of luck. You’d think.

Also: ‘wget -c’ Bug in Download Script Generated by Synaptic in Ubuntu

Retrieving Emails From Remote Servers With getmail (Debian Etch)

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Getmail is a program for retrieving emails from remote servers; it is very similar to fetchmail, but more flexible.

Cleaning your OS in Kubuntu and GNOME

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freesoftwaremagazine: So, you’ve now taken the successful plunge and finally let the Microsoft nightmares fade into expensive and unpleasant memories. GNU/Linux can supply a nice little GUI that will quickly take care of housekeeping, after you’ve been having fun adding and removing software applications.

Starting an appliction on login with Ubuntu

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Pie Palace: My desktop is an Ubuntu install. I want my instant messaging client to start automagically when I login. It doesn't make sense to use /etc/init.d to start it, because I want the app to be run as my user, and I want it to start with my windowing session. How does one do this with Ubuntu?

A brief introduction to xen-tools

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Debian Administration: It is no secret that I'm a big fan of the open source Xen virtual machine hypervisor, and I've written several tools to make using it under Debian GNU/Linux more straightforward. Here we'll take a quick look at using xen-tools to easily create new Xen guest domains.

Quick Tip: Turn on/off Firefox Go Button

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the how-to-geek: The "Go" button in Firefox is rarely used and takes up space on the screen, although not all that much. If you want, you can easily disable it to give your address bar more room.

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