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  • How to install KDE 4.1 on Ubuntu 8.10

  • Controlling fanspeeds in Linux on PWM motherboards, Thinkpads and ASUS Eee PC
  • How to properly start compiz in Gnome
  • Restoring Data from rdiff-backup
  • Create a LAN for Virtual Servers with KVM and VDE
  • Installing Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer in openSUSE with Crossover
  • Free Memory by dropping caches
  • Using Calc to manage schedules
  • Transparent compression of files on optical media
  • How To Easily Add A Custom Search Engine To Your Firefox Search Bar

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  • how to drain your entropy and have fun with ssh fingerprint ASCII-art

  • Netconsole: how to get kernel messages you would not get otherwise
  • Common vi editor command list
  • How survive zypper dup on system with bad internet connection
  • Parallel SSH execution and a single shell to control them all
  • 11 Simple Ways To Recover Your Screen on Linux and Unix
  • Bash efficiency formula
  • NVidia Fan Speed Revisited
  • Ubucleaner - Simple bash script to keep your Ubuntu System Clean
  • Find out number of IP’s connected to the system
  • Script for deleting users (follow up for creating user)

Automatic And Up-To-Date Fedora 9 Installations With Kickstart And Novi

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Kickstart allows you to do automatic Fedora/RedHat/CentOS installations. This is useful and time-saving if you have to deploy tens or hundreds of similar systems (e.g. workstations). Kickstart reads the installation settings from a Kickstart configuration file.

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  • How to Create A Minimal And Beautiful Desktop With Conky

  • Making a Local Copy of openSUSE Repository (Mirror Server)
  • How to fix your Windows MBR with an Ubuntu liveCD
  • Use BitTorrent to Upgrade to Ubuntu ‘Intrepid Ibex’
  • Convert .BIN/.CUE files to .ISO/.CDR/.WAV files using bchunk
  • Renaming a Logical Volume (how to rename)
  • The Ubuntu Upgrade Guide
  • More tricks with BashDiff
  • Secrets for controlling VirtualBox from the command line
  • VirtualBox Guest Additions, the Gentoo Way
  • Network traffic & bandwidth monitoring with darkstat on Gentoo
  • How to compile a custom kernel for Ubuntu Intrepid
  • How To Fix Virtualbox After Upgrading Ubuntu

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  • How to listen to your XM Radio on OpenSUSE 11, the "easy" way

  • Share Ubuntu folders with Windows (samba)
  • Manipulating CD/DVD images with AcetoneISO2
  • Bash: Piping to a Shell Script
  • Use DropBox to seamlessly sync files
  • Ubuntu: Change Sensitivity of the Synaptics Touchpad
  • Setup a Rsync server on Gentoo
  • Audacity Tutorial part 2 – applying effects
  • 50+ Resources For Your Linux Setup/Desktop/Machine/Brain

Preventing MySQL Injection Attacks With GreenSQL On Debian Etch

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GreenSQL (or greensql-fw) is a firewall for MySQL databases that filters SQL injection attacks. It works as a reverse proxy, i.e., it takes the SQL queries, checks them, passes them on to the MySQL database and delivers back the result from the MySQL database.

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  • Vim Cheatsheet

  • How to mount Linux filesystem under FreeBSD
  • 5 Simple APT Tricks for Debian and Ubuntu
  • Tuning the Linux file system Ext3
  • Recover a corrupted signatures rpm database
  • OpenOffice.org Tip - Disable the ‘Help Agent’ Popup
  • Recover your lost Root Password openSUSE
  • Forwarding X over SSH in 3 simple steps
  • Teach an old shell new tricks with BashDiff
  • Using dmidecode to find out what memory chips you have
  • Tip: Bash Shortcuts
  • Easy way to insert nonbreaking hyphen, etc. in OOo Writer
  • Where to search Ubuntu Personal Package Archives (PPA)
  • Copying a Filesystem between Computers

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  • Ask Linux.com: Missing memory, built-in webcams, and shared servers

  • How to Install OpenOffice.org 3.0 in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Turn on Font Autohinting
  • Linux Tips: run fsck on a loopback filesystem
  • How to Install And Configure FUPPES on Ubuntu Hardy
  • Fun with Linux Commands-II
  • Sabayon-Funtoo Linux - Howto
  • Multiple Desktop Wallpapers in Ubuntu 8.10
  • Script for adding new users

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  • How to Configure WiFi and Webcam in a Dell Inspiron 1525 for Hardy

  • Bash For Loop Examples
  • Check your disks' health with GSmartControl
  • KDE 4: Hiding of Task Bar is now Part of openSUSE 11.1
  • Debian Upgrade: GNU/Linux 4.0 Update 5 Available
  • Command not found - openSUSE 11.1 preview
  • Applied regular expressions in PHP: Provisioning the Linksys PAP2T
  • Troubleshooting Ubuntu Post-Installation Configuration Problems
  • Linux Tips: force fsck run during the next reboot
  • Update passwords in batch mode Using chpasswd

Dropbox For Linux is Now Available

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ubuntu-unleashed.com: It's here! Dropbox for Linux is finally available and ready for your everyday use. I tested this and it works with Intrepid Ibex RC1, Just download the Ubuntu 8.04 Version or use its repository!

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