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The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 12.04

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 12.04 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. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Nine Ways to Make KDE Activities More Useful

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datamation.com: Activities are the defining feature of the KDE 4 release series. Yet, despite their potential, Activities remain poorly understood. Here is my wish list of improvements that would help Activities to come into their own:

Adding Context Menus in the Dolphin File Manager

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The concept of the right-click context menu has been around since forever but you don't have to be content with the defaults that come with your software, especially file managers. KDE's Dolphin and Konqueror are no exceptions. It's a complete no brainer to install more contextual menus, so let's do it.

Read the howto at Free Software Magazine.

The Perfect Desktop - Pinguy OS 12.04

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Pinguy OS 12.04 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. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

today's leftovers:

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  • systemd for Administrators, Part XIV, Part XV
  • Announcements Pour In from Red Hat's Conference
  • Red Hat CEO: We're at the Dawn of the Information Economy (and Linux is the Sun)
  • LibreOffice 3.6.0 is on Its Way
  • Power Programming: Bitwise Tips and Tricks
  • Tiny and Big, Episode 1 Released
  • Epic Action RPG “The Real Texas” Released
  • Mods and hacks for the Raspberry Pi
  • A slice of Raspberry Pi
  • Communicate with other users in your terminal using “write” command

Every sysadmin needs a little SysRq magic

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royal.pingdom.com: Glance down at your keyboard. Look to the top right, somewhere above or around the “Page Up” and “Home” keys. If you’ve got a keyboard that follows long standing convention (at least if you’re using a PC), you’ll see a key that has the cryptic word “SysRq” on it.

Using PHP5-FPM With Apache2 On Fedora 17

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This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache2 webserver on a Fedora 17 server with PHP5 (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is an alternative PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites.

today's leftovers:

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  • An Overview Of Qt 5.0 Features
  • Debunking x32 myths
  • Fedora Is Unsure About 256 Color Terminals
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 271
  • netrunner 4.2: everything but the kitchen sink
  • Mageia 2: smooth upgrade
  • Debian Wheezy GNU/kFreeBSD: Slower Than Linux
  • Ulteo OVD 3 – Open Source Remote Desktop
  • The Linux Setup - Chris, Open Source Developer
  • Discovering Zorin OS
  • GCC 4.8 Compiler - Is It Faster Yet?
  • Ubuntu TV: The Community Wish List Is Taking Shape
  • The Linux Directory Structure Explained
  • Edit your Videos with LiVES!
  • Zorin OS 6 Review

some leftovers:

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  • Turn an Old Computer into a Networked Backup, Streaming, or Torrenting Machine with Ubuntu
  • Welcome To Ubuntu's Penguin Bar - How Can I Help You?
  • Gentoo Linux Health Report
  • This Week in Linux
  • Why companies must adopt the open source way
  • Improving font rendering on Fedora 17
  • Fedora introduces offline updates
  • NVIDIA Loses Huge GPU Order Due To Linux Blob
  • Another Happy Linux User
  • TuxRadar Podcast Season 4 Episode 11 Shineness
  • CAOS Theory Podcast 2012.06.22

some odds & ends:

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  • 9 Tricks for Using List Styles in LibreOffice
  • Another major game platform to support Ubuntu; Unity 4
  • Linux Format 160 On Sale Today - How to make a billion dollars the Red Hat way
  • New KDE Copy Dialog: First Preview
  • Summer of beautiful installations
  • GNOME Foundation Board Elections Results
  • FLOSS Weekly 215 - Excito
  • The Linux Link Tech Show Episode 460
  • Going Linux #175 An Interview with Jono Bacon

some leftovers:

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  • Fedora 18 will install certain updates when rebooting
  • First look at the curved tabs in Firefox's new Australis design
  • Valve Picks Up Another Key Linux Developer
  • Linux cool hacks - Compilation 4
  • Ubuntu Weekly Newsletter Issue 270
  • Red Hat Shares Slide After Missing Estimates
  • why we need anti-harassment policies
  • Five principles of an open source company
  • How to have animated wallpapers in KDE
  • Measuring the Raspberry Pi's Current Consumption

8 Ways to Tweak and Configure Sudo

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  • 8 Ways to Tweak and Configure Sudo on Ubuntu
  • Go nuclear on Gentoo’s Perl
  • 7 Tips to Get the Most Out of BleachBit

today's odds & ends:

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  • So, you want to learn Linux?
  • Raspberry Pi forever - getting the SD card(s) to work
  • Create your own Magic 8 Ball script
  • next iterations of the kde workspaces
  • Mandriva 2012 Tech Preview KDE Screenshots
  • Kwooty – The chilled-out nzb binary downloader for KDE 4
  • Airtime Rocks | LAS | s22e04
  • Linux Outlaws 269 – Someone Klose That Hole

today's leftovers:

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  • TTYtter – Tweet via The Command Line
  • Canonical announces Ubuntu Apps Showdown
  • A free Raspberry Pi for every child is a bad idea, says its designer
  • X.Org Applications On Wayland Are Working
  • Sabayon 9 Gnome Screenshots, Xfce
  • Linux Mint: From scratch - Part IV
  • Close the terminal without killing the running program
  • OpenBSD Is Now Forked As Bitrig
  • Kororaa 15 support ending
  • FLOSS Weekly » Episode 214: LibreOffice

How to Recover Deleted Files in Linux

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junauza.com: Oops! You accidentally deleted files that you were supposed to submit in 2 hours! Trust me, even the smartest of geeks have been in such situations.

some odds & ends:

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  • Use any computer without leaving a trace with Tails
  • Project Magenta is ambitious Linux-based mobile OS
  • Why IBM Is Trying To Surf The Linux Wave With Power Systems
  • How to run Ubuntu Linux on the MK802 $74 PC-on-a-stick
  • Banking on open-source software

Making sense of memory usage on Linux

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itworld.com: Let's look at some basic commands that report on memory usage. The first that probably comes to mind is free. The free command will tell you about used and unused memory and about swap space.

6 Ways to Speed Up Your Ubuntu PC

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  • 6 Ways to Speed Up Your Ubuntu PC
  • Essential Tips When Switching From Windows to Linux
  • Some tweaking tips for Linux Mint 13 - MATE edition
  • Setting up Awesome as a GNOME WM…
  • Old-School Linux Software Updating Techniques

The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 17

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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 17 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. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

today's leftovers:

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News
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  • How To Take Screenshots On Ubuntu
  • Raspberry Pi Cases Now Avialable From ModMyPi
  • Impresive Designs
  • LibreOffice Receives “Technology For Citizens Award” From Guarulhos City, Brazil
  • Going Linux Jun 02: #174
  • PinguyOS 12.04 Beta Screenshots
  • Voxeliens Is Being Ported To GNU/Linux!
  • Reasons Why You Should Use FreeBSD
  • Reasons Why You Should Not Use FreeBSD
  • Nonfree DRM'd Games on GNU/Linux: Good or Bad?
  • Beautify Grub 2 Boot Loader by Installing Themes
  • Reverse DNS, It’s easier than you think
  • Fedora 17 Tips and Tricks
  • Debian Edu interview: Mike Gabriel
  • Humble Bundle Devs Talk Gaming on Linux
  • KDE3 gets Udisks2 backend
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