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Configuring your webcam to work under Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, September 06 2007 @ 01:59 PM EDT
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If you want the old-time GNU/Linux experience, try configuring a Web camera. Unlike most peripherals, webcams are generally not configured during installation.

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Linux Command-Line Cheat Sheet Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Tuesday, September 04 2007 @ 02:52 PM EDT
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This article is reprinted from The Official Ubuntu Book, 2nd Edition, by Benjamin Mako Hill and Jono Bacon, with permission of publisher Prentice Hall Professional, copyright 2007, all rights reserved. While instructions are specific for Ubuntu Linux, most commands will work with other Linux distributions.

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Migrating from Windows to Linux: the gentle guide Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 23 2007 @ 01:55 PM EDT
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Linux has long been held in mystique as an operating system for hard-core techies or hackers. Yet, this is far from true for today’s distros. A modern version of Linux is as easy to setup and use as the Macintosh is legendary for. Here’s reasons why people stick to Windows and how those factors can be solved in what we like to call a ‘gentle’ approach to Linux.

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Write your own Linux server part one Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, August 20 2007 @ 04:02 PM EDT
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One of the great strengths of Linux is its multi-faceted network server capabilities, reaching back to its rich UNIX history and the development of TCP/IP on that platform. If you’re a software developer, it’s dead simple to network-enable your own apps too, making them act consistently with other server processes. Here’s how to do it, in two parts.

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Introduction to Linux penetration testing with nmap Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, August 13 2007 @ 02:39 PM EDT
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How can you be sure your network is secure? Before you can patch vulnerabilities you need to discover them. You need to think like a cracker might. You need to hack your own system. This is known as “penetration testing” – a more palatable term to corporations – and the rich tool set of Linux makes it a superb platform for doing this.

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Hack and crack proof SSH on Linux Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, August 02 2007 @ 01:58 PM EDT
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It’s inevitable: if your computer is Internet-connected you will have people coming a-knockin’. Fortunately Linux users are more savvy than to think any keep-alive ping or other piece of Internet flotsam is a hack attempt. Even so, it’s simply a matter of time before your router’s lights flash heavily and /var/log/auth.log (/var/log/secure on RedHat) fills with chilling messages like these:

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OpenOffice.org Calc: Pivot tables by another name Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 01 2007 @ 10:16 PM EDT
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DataPilots are OpenOffice.org Calc's equivalent of what MS Excel and other spreadsheets call pivot tables. Under any name, they are a tool for extracting and summarizing the information contained in spreadsheet cells in a more convenient form. Using a DataPilot, you can immediately see relationships between different pieces of data that would be difficult -- if not impossible -- to find using formulas, and tedious to extract manually. In effect, a DataPilot gives you something of the power of using a database without actually switching out of a spreadsheet. Small wonder, then, that over half of spreadsheet users are said to use datapilots or pivot tables.

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Rescuing Linux when it won't start Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, August 01 2007 @ 05:16 PM EDT
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No matter how much you adore your Linux machine, there will come a time when you will have to rescue your installation.

Yes, even a Linux machine could suffer from a disaster: whether it's because of a corrupt video configuration, a kernel update gone wrong, or a misconfigured init script, it's inevitable. I've seen it happen on a number of occasions — even on my own machines, mostly from corrupt X configurations — and it's frustrating.

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Troubleshooting Linux Audio, Part 1 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Sunday, July 01 2007 @ 06:03 AM EDT
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Dave Phillips writes "I have a friend who has had nothing but nightmares result from his attempts at setting up the fabled low-latency high-performance Linux audio system. In sympathy with his plight I present here a primer in three parts for troubleshooting common and uncommon problems with the Linux sound system. Parts 1 & 2 will present programs used to analyze and configure your audio setup. Part 3 will list the most frequently encountered problems along with their suggested solutions.

This week, Part 1 introduces some useful system analysis tools and utilities with graphic user interfaces.

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The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 7 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, June 04 2007 @ 01:21 PM EDT
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This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 7 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.

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