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  • gentoo quick installation steps

  • Change Hostname Permanently on Debian or Ubuntu
  • Atheros wireless - get it working
  • How to setup Real Player and VLC in fedora core 8
  • Me TV - EyeTV for Ubuntu?
  • How to fix the "no sound" in Ubuntu 7.10 on a laptop or notebook
  • Policykit - Gaining visibility in the administrative user interfaces
  • Run Windows in a virtual machine using Ubuntu and Virtualbox
  • Setting up IPv6 on Linux
  • Easy script to upload to an ftp server
  • Dual Boot openSUSE and Windows.
  • 32 bit Firefox on 64 bit Foresight

The Ultimate Linux Password Management Guide Part 8 gnupg

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maysville-linux-users-group: In this article, we will take a look at using gnupg, a common application already included on most Linux distributions for managing passwords. I am going to show you some tricks with using gnupg to manage passwords.

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  • Installing Instantbird 0.1 on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

  • HowTo Set Default Sound Card in Gentoo
  • Help, my motherboard doesn't see my SATA drives
  • Batch photo editing, The Linux way
  • SSHMenu - Conveniently Connect to Remote Machines From the Panel
  • How to invoke Firefox from Thunderbird under Linux

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  • Linux for Absolute Beginers : Resizing NTFS partiton

  • BIND DNS SPF Config
  • Ubuntu 7.10 and Nvidia nForce 630i
  • Enable File Sharing In Ubuntu Using Samba
  • hddtemp wrapper for Nagios
  • How to Improve/Enhance HTML Rendering in Firefox
  • Fix for Python ValueError
  • Moving Wordpress installation from Windows Server 2003 to Linux
  • How to find broken links and backup files under Linux
  • Improved composite performance (without compiz)

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  • Installing Openbox on Foresight Linux

  • An Easy Tutorial on IP Tables and Port Knocking
  • Make your own portable Mandriva Flash
  • Building an attractive, usable desktop on a budget laptop
  • Move Background Images Folder in GNOME
  • Set up a virtual FTP server with pam-mysql
  • Root Password Ubuntu
  • Manage documents and bibliographies with Referencer

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  • Hidden Linux : Tab-completion

  • Take screenshots of movie with Movie Thumbnailer
  • FreeBSD Set Speed Duplex For My NIC
  • Installing MySQL 5.1 on Kubuntu/Ubuntu
  • Optimizing Ubuntu II
  • A three step process for clean url's in Drupal for Debian Lenny
  • KDE 4.0: Add More Widgets for Your Desktop
  • Regular expressions in OpenOffice.org Calc functions

Mandriva Directory Server On Debian Etch

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This document describes how to set up the Mandriva Directory Server (MDS) on Debian Etch. The resulting system provides a full-featured office server for small and medium companies - easy to administer via the web-based Mandriva Management Console (MMC).

early howtos

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  • Apache Logs: how long does it take to serve a request?

  • Probing the Linux kernel
  • rkhunter & chkrootkit: wise crackers only
  • Quickly and fastly installing LaTeX: LaTeX in Debian Quick HOWTO
  • How to get the Debian Menu back in Ubuntu 7.10
  • mytop - top like query monitor for MySQL
  • How to Use a Mobile Phone as Modem in Linux

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  • CLI Magic: Manage all your archives with atool

  • Filesystem check after every 30 boot ups
  • Installing (K)Ubuntu In Ubuntu With VMware Server
  • Unlocking a LUKS encrypted root partition via ssh
  • Sync your iPhone with Ubuntu Linux
  • 3 ways to fix a bad Ubuntu screen resolution
  • USB PCLinuxOS MiniMe 2008

Viewing all the gory details of an RPM

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suseblog.com: For the RPM-based distributions, the package manager tries to take care of resolving dependencies for you. Some of them do a great job at this. At some point, however, you’ll likely have to work directly with an RPM package on the command-line.

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  • Purism's Librem 13 Coreboot Port Now "100%" Complete
    According to Purism's Youness Alaoui, their Coreboot port to the Librem 13 v1 laptop is now considered complete. The Librem 13 was long talked about having Coreboot over a proprietary BIOS while the initial models still had shipped with the conventional BIOS. Finally in 2017, they have now Coreboot at what they consider to be 100% complete for this Linux-friendly laptop.
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  • Linux Update Fixes 11-Year-Old Flaw
    Andrey Konovalov, a security researcher at Google, found a use-after-free hole within Linux, CSO Online reported. This particular flaw is of interest because it appears to be situational. It only showed up in kernels built with a certain configuration option — CONFIG_IP_DCCP — enabled.

Kerala saves Rs 300 cr as schools switch to open software

The Kerala government has made a saving of Rs 300 crore through introduction and adoption of Free & Open Source Software (FOSS) in the school education sector, said a state government official on Sunday. IT became a compulsory subject in Kerala schools from 2003, but it was in 2005 only that FOSS was introduced in a phased manner and started to replace proprietary software. The decision made by the curriculum committee to implement it in the higher secondary sector has also been completed now. Read more

Tired of Windows and MAC computer systems? Linux may now be ready for prime time

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