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A Guide to Ubuntu Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, January 27 2008 @ 04:04 PM EST
Contributed by: sde

With all the people out there willing to offer help on Linux, getting started should be pretty easy. But with many options in introductory books and easy-to-install distributions, choosing a place to start can be the hard part.

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Powerful Multimedia Command-Line Tools, Part II—Transcode Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, January 18 2008 @ 02:58 PM EST
Contributed by: sde

MEncoder has supported video encoding for a long time with the MPlayer Project and FFmpeg, which also now is part of MPlayer now. Transcode is a new command-line tool on the horizon for video and audio transformations. Transcode used to give me horrors, but it is much better now. It does take some time to learn its wonderfully unintuitive syntax—the author used all the lowercase and uppercase English alphabet letters for specifying the command-line options. Using longer mnemonic options common in other Linux commands might have made things easier. Anyway, let's get to the meat of the matter.

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Multiprocessing with the Completely Fair Scheduler Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, January 16 2008 @ 02:29 PM EST
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The Linux® 2.6.23 kernel comes with a modular scheduler core and a Completely Fair Scheduler (CFS), which is implemented as a scheduling module. In this article, get acquainted with the major features of the CFS, see how it works, and look ahead to some of the expected changes for the 2.6.24 release.

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Hot tips to get the best of Linux in 2008 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, January 08 2008 @ 01:43 PM EST
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At the onset of this new year - 2008 - I would like to share some Linux tips with you. It won’t matter which version are you using because I’ll talk mostly about the Linux Console. Most common windows user will probably feel the console in Linux to be a little intimidating, nevertheless when the time comes, you’ll notice that it is the best way to be highly productive.

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POSIX file capabilities: Parceling the power of root Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, December 24 2007 @ 03:55 AM EST
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Linux® has been using capabilities for years, but has recently acquired POSIX file capabilities. POSIX file capabilities split root user powers into smaller privileges, such as the ability to read files or to trace processes owned by another user. By assigning capabilities to a file, you can enable an unprivileged user to execute the file with those specified privileges. In this article, learn how to program using capabilities and how to switch on the ability of your system setuid root binaries to use file capabilities.

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Run Internet Explorer on Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, November 19 2007 @ 01:38 PM EST
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For those who may have the need for Internet Explorer without the need to move to another machine or reboot, there is a solution for you: an extremely useful project aptly named IEs4Linux. In this article, we'll describe how to install and begin using multiple versions of Internet Explorer using Wine and IEs4Linux.

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Linux Backups For Real People, Part 1 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, November 07 2007 @ 05:56 PM EST
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Everyone knows they should make regular backups of their data. But hardly anyone is as diligent with backups as they should be. So in this two-part series we're going to learn some nice simple methods for making regular backups on single PCs or small networks. Part 1 covers external backup media, and bending udev to your will so that your backup devices will have persistent names. Part 2 will reveal fast, easy, reliable ways to run your backups, both automated and on-demand by clicking a button.

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JACK Sync: A Primer For Linux Users Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, November 01 2007 @ 01:28 PM EST
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Recently I've been working with the transport synchronization capabilities of the JACK audio server. This article is a report on those capabilities as tested with a variety of Linux audio applications under the JAD and 64 Studio distributions.

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Make Your Linux Desktop Look Like A Mac - Mac4Lin Project Documentation Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, October 30 2007 @ 04:36 PM EST
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Do you want to give your desktop a dash of Mac OS X?

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The ever cunning Linux dances the Samba Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, October 24 2007 @ 04:01 PM EDT
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TCP/IP, the lingua franca of the Internet, was developed on UNIX systems. As such, Linux has benefited from this heritage by naturally fitting in to any TCP/IP network. Yet, sometimes you still need to deal with computers whose operating system has distinctly non-TCP/IP legacy networking components. A case in point is sharing your printer to Windows users.

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