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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

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This document describes step by step how to set up a Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.

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  • Answering package dependency questions using apt-cache and apt-rdepends

  • Using awk to extract lines in a text file
  • Workaround for Pink Shadows with Compiz
  • Debugging with Nemiver
  • Ricoh webcam under opensuse 10.3 on hp pavilion dv6000
  • Three utilities for automatically converting audio for portable music players
  • Bash Colors
  • Learn to use the openssl command-line program

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  • Microdia (0c45:624f) webcam on Linux

  • Setting up Beryl on Debian Etch
  • CD/DVD install with no CD/DVD
  • Gallium3D: Introduction

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server)

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This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable) with PHP and Ruby, Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

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  • HOWTO: Install btnx for better mouse control in Ubuntu Hardy

  • List RPM keys you trust
  • How to use any command in FTP ?
  • Fast way to execute sequential commands from the command history
  • How do I find information (version, etc.) about php?

The Perfect Desktop - gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME)

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME) 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.

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  • Customizing the Default Theme in Drupal

  • KDE 4 on Slackware 12.0
  • Ubuntu Linux Install and Configure Ndiswrapper and wpa_supplicant
  • How to make Gnome menus Faster in Ubuntu
  • More advanced wget usage
  • Getting data into and out of an OpenOffice.org Base database
  • Installing and tracking software updates with toast
  • GRUB bootloader - Full tutorial
  • Getting help with the Linux Command Line

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  • rpm and yum rescue tips on Fedora

  • How to disable the “– MARK –” in Debian log file
  • Using spindown to prolong the life of old hard disks
  • How to reinstall GRUB on PCLinuxOS
  • Typing Nonstandard Characters on Ubuntu
  • Logical Volume Management: How PVs form VGs for LVs
  • How do I resize multiple image files using command-line tools?
  • Loop Movie, Video, and Display Screensaver as Desktop Wallpaper in Ubuntu Linux
  • Tweak and optimize Ubuntu Linux Boot and Application Startup times dramatically
  • 100 Ubuntu Tips
  • Encode Video for the iPod Touch or iPhone

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2008 Spring With KDE

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Mandriva 2008.1) desktop (with the KDE desktop environment) that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop.

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  • 3x the fun…Triple Monitor Gaming!

  • Create a Logo from the Command Line
  • Wirelessly Sync an iPhone or iPod Touch with Ubuntu
  • Extracting columns and fields from a text file
  • Easy Customization of Firefox With Configuration Mania
  • Getting my wireless card working in Debian
  • Try IRC with Irssi to communicate via chat
  • Functions Vs. Subroutines In Perl And Bash - Palindromes Revisited
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Software: LibreELEC 8.0.1 (Kodi), MKVToolnix 10.0.0, Claws Mail 3.15)

  • LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR
    LibreELEC (Krypton) v8.0.1 MR is available bringing Kodi v17.1, hardware support for the Raspberry Pi Zero W, improved software HEVC decoding on RPi3/CM3 hardware, driver support for Fe Pi audio cards, and support for Cirrus Logic DAC audio cards (thanks to @HiassofT). The bump to Kodi v17.1 resolves several upgrade and user-experience issues we have seen with the initial Kodi v17.0 release, and happiness is enhanced for users wearing an official LibreELEC tee-shirt or hoodie.
  • LibreELEC 8.0.1 Is Out Based on Kodi 17.1, Adds Support for Raspberry Pi Zero W
    LibreELEC developers announced the release and general availability of the first maintenance update to the major LibreELEC 8.0 stable series of the Linux-based operating system built around the Kodi open-source media center.
  • NetworkManager 1.8 to Support Handling of PINs for PKCS#11 Tokens as Secrets
    Lubomir Rintel announced that the development of the NetworkManager 1.8 major release has kicked off with the availability of the first snapshot, versioned 1.7.2, for public testing.
  • MKVToolnix 10.0.0 Open-Source MKV Manipulator Improves H.264 and H.265 Parsers
    MKVToolnix developer Moritz Bunkus released a new major branch of his popular, open-source and cross-platform MKV (Matroska) manipulation software, versioned 10.0.0.
  • Claws Mail 3.15.0
    Claws Mail is a GTK+ based, user-friendly, lightweight, and fast email client.
  • Claws Mail 3.15 Open-Source Email Client Brings New Hidden Preferences, Bugfixes
    Claws Mail, the lightweight and open-source GTK+ based email client for Linux, UNIX, and Windows operating systems, was updated recently to version 3.15.0, a maintenance update that adds new functionalities and addresses a lot of bugs. Claws Mail 3.15.0 comes more than four months after the first point release to the 3.14 series of the application, and among the new features implemented we can mention a bunch of options that should help users configure Claws Mail when opening a selected message, such as checkboxes on the Display and Summaries page of Preferences.

Games for GNU/Linux

  • It looks like we may be getting a Planescape Torment Enhanced Edition
    Back in January Beamdog was looking for testers on a new game. Now the Planescape website has a countdown timer. It's legitimate too, as tweeted by the Beamdog and the D&D twitter accounts.
  • RTS game 'Deadhold' could come to Linux, considering an experimental Beta
    The developers of Deadhold [Steam, Official Site] want to support Linux and they are thinking about releasing an experimental Linux Beta.
  • Ten amazing Linux games you can play without WINE
    Those of us who have taken up the mantle of a Linux gamer know that our path is rarely easy. For a long time, few games were released for our chosen platform. Those that were shipped riddled with bugs, compatibility issues and rarely worked out of the box. Getting games to work require using WINE and deeply complex almost arcane workarounds to force windows games to work on our quirky systems. Unfortunately, games rarely worked well and usually required hours of complex tweaking in order to get them to function properly. To top this all of, there were graphics driver problems, optimization issues, peripherals rarely worked out of the box and our lives were generally difficult.

Ubuntu-Based LXLE 16.04.2 Gets an RC Build, Promises to Be the Best Release Ever

LXLE 16.04.2 is on its way to becoming the best release ever of the Ubuntu-based distribution built around the lightweight LXDE desktop environment, and it just received a Release Candidate (RC) build. Continuing to get all the goodies from Ubuntu 16.04.2 LTS (Xenial Xerus), LXLE 16.04.2 Release Candidate is here only two weeks after the last Beta milestone, and adds quite a bunch of improvements and bug fixes. These include a reconfigured menu layout to be less cluttered for navigation, and a revamped Control Menu to act as a dynamic Control Panel. Read more