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Understanding Top

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raiden.net: One of the greatest performance tools today for any aspiring systems engineer, or even your average joe, is the program called "top". It's a very useful tool that can tell you a lot of information about your system, it's current performance, system loads and more at a single glance.

Use Kaffeine to receive free-to-air TV on your Linux box

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linux.com: Free-to-air (FTA) ethnic television in a variety of languages beamed from satellite straight to your Linux PC? No problem -- here's how.

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  • Tip of the Trade: OpenSSH Speed Tips and Tricksj

  • StarCraft in Ubuntu? YES, Drink the WINE!
  • How do I… Connect a Mac OS X machine to a Samba share?
  • Howto: Setting up Acer 320U scanner in Ubuntu
  • Short Tip: replace characters in txt files with sed
  • Simplifying File Renaming Using Bash Without Sed
  • HowTo: Display Lines That Starts With A Given String
  • Bibliography in LaTex: JabRef
  • Avant Window Navigator
  • Network Tip No. 8: Password Encryption

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  • Installing and Using RealPlayer on Foresight Linux

  • Evolution Annoyance
  • Autostarting Windows apps in KDE on Linux
  • Turn Ubuntu Blue Using Blubuntu
  • Simple Ubuntu Desktop Backup with Backerupper
  • Linux: Installing Cadence SMV for Model Checking
  • An Introduction to Runlevels

Server Monitoring With munin And monit On Mandriva 2008.0

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In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Mandriva 2008.0 server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration.

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  • How to Triple Boot Your Mac With Ease!

  • QuickSynergy quick HowTo
  • How to make OpenOffice run faster in Ubuntu
  • Why do the CPU stats vary with ps and top?
  • Using siproxd to allow VoIP through a firewall
  • Howto Determine the throughput of a pipe command
  • Using Ubuntu as an Electronic Document Management System
  • Taking a bunch of free clip art and giving it to every user in OpenOffice.org
  • Dell xps m1330 & Gentoo
  • Secure temporary files in Linux
  • Hidden Linux : Monitor switch-off

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  • Drastically Speed up your Linux System with Preload

  • Installing NetBeans 6.0 on Ubuntu-7.10
  • Working with Songbird and wma files
  • How to change apache2 default charset in Ubuntu
  • How to Create a custom keyboard shortcut in Ubuntu
  • Speed up QEMU with KVM
  • Generate a graph using Gruff
  • How to change apache2 default charset in Ubuntu

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  • Ubuntu; Workspace moving

  • Creating DVD Movies with Ubuntu
  • How to: Easy Remote Access Connection to Ubuntu
  • Sopcast with GUI and sop:// URLs in Ubuntu
  • Howto: Request A Package For Ubuntu
  • Setting up a bazaar server

Network Diagnostic Tool (NDT) On Ubuntu 7.10 Server

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This guide will walk you through the setup process for implementing NDT running under Ubuntu 7.10 Server. For those unfamiliar with NDT, it is a network performance testing application.

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  • Your voice, forever etched in electrons. (Cooking with Linux)

  • Howto install gOS on Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Xubuntu
  • Tomboy: Bulk import files with the D-Bus interface and Python
  • Laptop with Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon Linux, Nokia N70 Modem and AIS EDGE Wireless
  • How to run IE in openSUSE 10.3
  • Getting around pesky account limitations on a linux box
  • Linux locking techiniques
  • No audio on Dell laptops with ubuntu gutsy 7.10
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Games for GNU/Linux

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    Imperium Galactica II: Alliances [GOG, Steam] just released for Linux & SteamOS and it looks like it's a native version. Note: My friends at GOG sent over a copy, so big thanks to them. There's no sign of DOSBox or Wine and I had no idea this game had ever been ported to Linux. Pretty awesome really for a game like this to get a proper Linux build when it gets a new release.
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