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Virtualization With KVM On A Fedora 11 Server

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This guide explains how you can install and use KVM for creating and running virtual machines on a Fedora 11 server. I will show how to create image-based virtual machines and also virtual machines that use a logical volume (LVM).

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  • Tip of the Day: Rip DVDs With Thoggen

  • Install Air under Kubuntu Jaunty with KDE 4.3 Beta 2
  • How to install ATI fglrx drivers in Debian Lenny
  • How to send Text Messages with Skype for Linux on Ubuntu
  • Mount Manager – User-friendly partition management
  • Converting VMware Images to VirtualBox - A Simple Method
  • Last.fm in Debian/Ubuntu
  • How to Prevent Ubuntu from Changing Hardware Clock
  • How to boost the loading time of programs in Ubuntu?
  • 3 Ways to Install Latest Wine in Ubuntu 9.04
  • 3 Desktop Tweaks on PCLinuxOS 2009.1 Gnome

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  • How to: Easily Share Files with Dropbox

  • GTalk Settings In Pidgin
  • Improve your ubuntu by a single click
  • Transform Kubuntu Jaunty to Windows 7 In 3 Simple Steps
  • Install Cacti on Ubuntu
  • Make old add-ons work in Firefox beta
  • Mandriva 2009.1 Spring n compaq presario 3225AU

How To Install Qmailtoaster (CentOS 5.3)

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Qmailtoaster is a project that aims to make the installation of Qmail onto RPM based systems a snap. All of the packages are distributed in source RPMs so building the packages for your particular distro and architecture is as easy as running a script or a simple command for each package.

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  • Get Fancy Skype Notifications on Ubuntu

  • One String to Rule Them All...
  • Making Vim Oneliners
  • How to disable loading of unnecessary kernel modules
  • Building a Wide-area Linux-based Wireless Network, part 3
  • ATI Catalyst (fglrx) and Kernels 2.6.30 / 2.6.29
  • How to Remove The Annoying Update manager Pop-up in Ubuntu

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 11 (GNOME)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 11 desktop (GNOME) 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.

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  • Working with subtitles (create, edit, embed) in Linux

  • Recover Linux Xandros on Eee-Box manually
  • Mini HOWTO: Setting up a Home Web Server by CHROOTing BusyBox's httpd in Tiny Core Linux v2.0
  • SSH Login Takes a Long Time
  • Taking Android screenshots from Ubuntu Jaunty
  • Collecting debug information when your GPU hangs
  • Photo KDE Tutorial 1-5: Perspective Adjustment
  • Installing Picasa Photo Viewer In Ubuntu
  • Visualize your code in KDevelop
  • Get to know Linux: Links
  • Installing PHP on the HP Mini Mi

Install more then 100 games in one command with Djl

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unixmen.com: Djl is an open-source (GPL licensed) game manager written in Python 2.5 for the GNU/Linux Operating Systems. It is inspired by Valve's Steam software for Windows.

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  • Commandline 101: man pages

  • Capivara - Twin panel advanced File Manager
  • Using Ubuntu as a midi through
  • Making Use Of Lazarus' Web Interface
  • Vim Basics
  • The perfect backup
  • How to Convert .rpm files to .deb files in Ubuntu
  • Record a screencast as an mpeg
  • How to install gnash in Debian 5.0
  • How to configure Ubuntu for 802.1x WPA TKIP environment
  • How to Get Detailed Information & Benchmark Linux System
  • 18 awesome Palm Pre tips, tricks and shortcuts

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  • OpenSUSE AutoYast/AutoInstall Howto Part 1

  • restoring grub after a reinstall
  • Howto Increase Desktop Functionality With Compiz Fusion
  • Alarm clock on Linux (Ubuntu), “geek style”
  • Building a Wide-area Linux-based Wireless Network, part 2
  • Reset windows administrative password using “Ubuntu"
  • Move File and Symlink to New Location
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Why Everyone should know vim

Vim is an improved version of Vi, a known text editor available by default in UNIX distributions. Another alternative for modal editors is Emacs but they’re so different that I kind of feel they serve different purposes. Both are great, regardless. I don’t feel vim is necessarily a geeky kind of taste or not. Vim introduced modal editing to me and that has changed my life, really. If you have ever tried vim, you may have noticed you have to press “I” or “A” (lower case) to start writing (note: I’m aware there are more ways to start editing but the purpose is not to cover Vim’s functionalities.). The fun part starts once you realize you can associate Insert and Append commands to something. And then editing text is like thinking of what you want the computer to show on the computer instead of struggling where you at before writing. The same goes for other commands which are easily converted to mnemonics and this is what helped getting comfortable with Vim. Note that Emacs does not have this kind of keybindings but they do have a Vim-like mode - Evil (Extensive Vi Layer). More often than not, I just need to think of what I want to accomplish and type the first letters. Like Replace, Visual, Delete, and so on. It is a modal editor after all, meaning it has modes for everything. This is also what increases my productivity when writing files. I just think of my intentions and Vim does the things for me. Read more

Graphics: Intel and Mesa 18.1 RC1 Released

  • Intel 2018Q1 Graphics Stack Recipe
    Last week Intel's Open-Source Technology Center released their latest quarterly "graphics stack recipe" for the Linux desktop. The Intel Graphics Stack Recipe is the company's recommended configuration for an optimal and supported open-source graphics driver experience for their Intel HD/UHD/Iris Graphics found on Intel processors.
  • Mesa 18.1-RC1 Released With The Latest Open-Source 3D Driver Features
    Seemingly flying under our radar is that Mesa 18.1 has already been branched and the first release candidate issued. While the Mesa website hasn't yet been updated for the 18.1 details, Dylan Baker appears to be the release manager for the 18.1 series -- the second quarter of 2018 release stream.

Exploring Contributors Centrality Over Time

At the end of my previous post we concluded with yet another question. Indeed, on the 2017 KDEPIM contributor network we found out that Christian Mollekopf while being a very consistent committer didn't appear as centrality as we would expect. Yet from the topology he seemed to act as a bridge between the core contributors and contributors with a very low centrality. This time we'll try to look into this and figure out what might be going on. My first attempt at this was to try to look into the contributor network on a different time period and see how it goes. If we take two snapshots of the network for the two semesters of 2017, how would it look? Well, easy to do with my current scripts so let's see! Read more

KDE: Elisa 0.1.1, KDE Plasma 5.13 and More

  • 0.1.1 Release of Elisa
    The Elisa team is happy to announce the first bug fix release for the 0.1 version.
  • KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Making Great Improvements On Its Wayland Support
    KDE Plasma 5.13 that is due for release in June will have a great number of improvements to its Wayland support for allowing the KDE Plasma desktop to work much better on this alternative to the X.Org Server. KDE developer Roman Gilg has provided a nice summary of some of the Wayland improvements in the queue for the Plasma 5.13.0 release due out towards the middle of June.
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    I’ve initiated a big project: overhauling KDE Open & Save dialogs for greater usability and productivity.
  • Latte bug fix release v0.7.5
    Latte Dock v0.7.5   has been released containing important fixes and improvements! Hopefullly this is going to be the last stable version for v0.7.x family. During the next months the next stable branch (v0.8.x) is going to appear.