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  • Linux: Find large files

  • How To Restore Automatic Update Notification Icon In Ubuntu 9.04
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  • Installing new templates in OpenOffice 3

SELinux vs AppArmor vs Grsecurity

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cyberciti.biz: Linux kernel is the central component of Linux operating systems. It is responsible for managing the system's resources, the communication between hardware and software and security. Unfortunately, stock kernel is not secured out of box. There are some important Linux kernel patches to secure your box. They differ significantly.

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  • Introduction to fstab
  • Building KXEN Models on Ubuntu
  • Make X.Org pretty with DRI2 and UXA
  • How to stop Ubuntu from asking for your sudo password
  • Command line currency conversion
  • Setting up a Linux-based Open-Mesh Network, Part 1
  • Debian Public Keys Error

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  • How to turn a photo into a card with GIMP

  • How to hide mouse pointer on secondary / TV screen
  • How to install Ubuntu themes
  • Emergency Swapfile: when your memory fills up
  • Date and Calendar Module in Drupal 5: Part 2
  • Giving New Life to Old Macs With Linux
  • Fixing Screen Artefacts with OpenOffice and Ubuntu Linux

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  • How To Automate Tasks In KDE

  • How to Create a Multi Part Tar File with Linux
  • Use an ISO as if it were a real CD
  • How to Convert RHEL 5 to CentOS 5
  • How to: add features to Firefox with Mozilla's new Jetpack
  • How To Change The Speed Dial Size In Opera

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  • Using Layers in The GIMP

  • Howto: Patch and set up screen-vs
  • How To: Add the Computer, Trash, and Home icons to the Desktop
  • Ubuntu: How to Mount iso, Bin And Cue Files Directly From Nautilus
  • Install any linux on USB flash drive
  • IPv6 on Gentoo

Installing MyDNS & MyDNSConfig 3 On Fedora 10

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In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure MyDNS and MyDNSConfig 3 on Fedora 10. MyDNS is a DNS server that uses a MySQL database as backend instead of configuration files like, for example, Bind or djbdns. MyDNSConfig is an easy to use web-based interface to MyDNS.

Modify xorg.conf for better performance

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tuxradar.com: Most distributions configure your graphics card and display automatically, but xorg.conf is still well worth fiddling with. It's a text file that contains all the configurations details.

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  • Gnome thumbnails in CentOS
  • Portable VirtualBox
  • Linux Limit CPU Usage Per Process
  • Broadcasting Video from Ubuntu with WebcamStudio
  • How to open a second X session in Linux

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  • Space Saving Tips for Your GNOME Desktop

  • List 10 biggest files in a directory
  • Ubuntu Tip : gecko-mediaplayer - Media plug-in
  • Date and Calendar Module in Drupal 5: Part 1
  • Disable extension install delay counter in Firefox
  • Fix Flash Problems on Ubuntu
  • How to view a configuration file without the comments
  • Working with Drupal Audio in Flash (part 1)
  • Working with Drupal Audio in Flash (part 2)
  • Install Windows Games in Linux with PlayOnLinux
  • Create a 3D logo with The GIMP
  • PiTiVi - An Awesome Video Editor Based on GStreamer
  • How to upgrade to openoffice3.1 in LinuxMint -felicia-
  • Install hundreds of fonts in Ubuntu 9.04
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Rise of the Tomb Raider Release and Performance

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    Feral Interactive have teamed up with Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix once again to bring a top title to Linux, this time we have Rise of the Tomb Raider.
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    To go along with Liam’s benchmarks of the game on his Nvidia GPU, I decided to also run some tests on my RX 580 to give you a picture of the AMD performance of the Rise of the Tomb Raider port. So, let’s go!
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    Yesterday Feral announced that the long-awaited Linux release of Rise of the Tomb Raider would be coming tomorrow and now they have honored that release. Rise of the Tomb Raider is now natively available for Linux and this port is exclusively relying upon the Vulkan graphics API for rendering. Here are our initial benchmarks of Rise of the Tomb Raider on Linux with Radeon GPUs while making use of the Mesa RADV driver.
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    Feral Interactive, the UK-based video games publisher, announced today the availability of the Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration video game on the Linux platform. After being released on Apple's macOS platform last week, the Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration video game comes today to Linux gamers, and this special edition has all the DLCs released since its official launch more than two years ago, including Baba Yaga: The Temple of the Witch, Blood Ties, and Cold Darkness Awakened.
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today's leftovers

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    Every now and then, for one reason or another, I am sat in front of a Linux-powered computer with the graphical user interface disabled, instead using an old-school text-only mode.
  • A month with Dell XPS 13 (9370)
    After years of using Thinkpads, I went for a Dell XPS 13 with Ubuntu. Although I had bought devices with Linux pre-installed and laptops for friends as well, this  was going to be my first own laptop coming with Ubuntu straight from the factory.
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    Most of us are doing a lot on the web anyway. There’s not much difference between a web-application running on a server somewhere or a desktop application running on a server in the building. Thin clients just won’t die as much as haters wish.

  • logstash 5.6.9 released with logstash-filter-grok 4.0.3
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    Calamares is a distribution-independent (Linux) system installer. Outside of the “big five” distro’s, many smaller “boutique” distro’s need an installer, and Calamares is a highly configurable one that they can use. There’s a few dozen distro’s that I know of that use it (although I’ve only actually installed maybe six of them).
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    With the rise of streaming services bringing easy access to media, owning your own music and movies is at a seemingly all-time low. In my case, it wasn’t until recently that I started recollecting local music files again once I started caring more about the quality of music that I was listening to.
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    IEI’s Linux-ready “IBX-660” is a rugged, storage-oriented embedded computer with a Bay Trail Atom, 4x removable SATA bays, 2x GbE ports, 4x USB, HDMI, mini-PCIe, and -40 to 50°C support.
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    The Eclipse and Linux foundations are offering new projects for developers working on Internet of Things (IoT) projects. Eclipse is introducing Mita, a language for embedded IoT. Linux has announced an open source reference hypervisor project designed for IoT device development.
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    Google unveiled an open source tool that targets container security issues tied to the granting of privileged access to a Docker-based container. Docker containers are by default not granted privileged access to root content, though that does limit their agility. Analysts have noted that the privileged and root access issues remain a sticking point for securing container deployments.
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Slackware Mass Rebuild

  • Mass Rebuild to Remove .la files
  • Slackware-current ChangeLog 20180419
    Hi folks, and welcome to the third ever Slackware Mass Rebuild (and the longest ChangeLog entry in project history). There were two primary motivations for rebuilding everything in the main tree. The first was to switch to the new C++ ABI. The second was to get rid of all the .la files in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH. Really, having .la files installed has been mostly obsolete since things began to use pkg-config instead, …