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Resizing Linux partitions, Part 1: Basics

http://www.ibm.com

If you follow common partitioning advice, chances are your disk uses several partitions. If you set the sizes incorrectly or if your needs change, you may find yourself needing to resize your partitions. To do so, you must familiarize yourself with the requirements for resizing partitions and the tools that can do the job.

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Created by fsq1984 4 years 17 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 17 weeks ago
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5 Websites To Learn About GIMP Photo Editing

http://www.makeuseof.com

If you are into photo editing and you don’t want to pay for a program that you’ll never use enough to pay for itself, check out GIMP. There are also so many other GIMP photo editing resources out there on the Internet.

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Created by stripcut 4 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 19 weeks ago
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Beginner’s Guide to Git

http://maketecheasier.com

If you’re a Linux user, you’ve likely come across Git at some point, perhaps while trying to download a new program or looking into version control systems like CVS or Subversion. Git is the revision control system created by the Linux kernel’s famous Linus Torvalds due to a lack of satisfaction with existing solutions.

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Created by goofy 4 years 39 weeks ago – Made popular 4 years 39 weeks ago
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The newbie's guide to hacking the Linux kernel

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You don't need a PhD in computer science and years of experience to hack the kernel. We asked prolific kernel hacker (and Linux Format reader!) Greg Kroah-Hartman to tell us what it takes for newbies to patch the Linux kernel - here's what he had to say...

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Beginner's Guide to Nmap

http://www.linux.com

Ever wondered how attackers know what ports are open on a system? Or how to find out what services a computer is running without just asking the site admin? You can do all this and more with a handy little tool called Nmap.

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A Quick Guide to Linux Partition Schemes

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What partition setup should you use when dual-booting Windows and Linux? Should you have a separate partition for /home? Why do some people put /boot into its own partition? These are the questions that have plagued mankind since the dawn of time (or thereabouts).

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The Incredible Guide to NEW Ubuntu

http://www.makeuseof.com

There are a lot of people still stuck with Windows because it’s the ‘easier alternative’. Linux is both cheaper and more versatile than Microsoft’s operating system, but the learning curve has frightened off many people.

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Mplayer Frontends (gnome-mplayer,Smplayer)

http://www.ubuntugeek.com

We have already discussed how to install mplayer,mutimedia codecs and firefox plugin in ubuntu 9.10 this tutorial we will see two nice frontends for mplayer

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Choosing a Desktop Linux Distro, Part 1: Getting What You Want

http://www.linuxinsider.com

For newcomers to the open source world, selecting a Linux desktop from the many available choices can seem overwhelming. But don't let that stop you! There's plenty of free expert advice available online to help you narrow the field and figure out which distro is likely to best suit your needs.

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Created by sofiajanney 5 years 8 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 8 weeks ago
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A guide to helping the GNU operating system - (last updated $Date: 2009/04/13 21:18:30 $)

http://www.gnu.org

"The GNU Volunteer Coordinators can assist you if you wish to help the GNU Project. They will be able to put you in touch with other people interested in or working on similar projects. When you have selected a task from our task lists, please let them know you're interested in working on

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Provide Robust Clustered Storage with Linux and GFS

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Load balancing is difficult; often we need to share file systems via NFS or other mechanisms to provide a central location for the data. While you may be protected against a Web server node failure, you are still sharing fate with the central storage node. Using GFS, the free clustered file system in Linux, you can create a truly robust cluster that does not depend on other servers.

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Created by serdar 5 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 35 weeks ago
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The Netbook Newbie's Guide to Linux

http://www.reghardware.co.uk

I opened up my Acer Aspire One again after a prolonged interval while I was involved in a very different project and was puzzled to discover that Live Update was offering me a "Bluetooth patch". It's not just that the hardware doesn't have Bluetooth...

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A Short Introduction To Cron Jobs

http://www.howtoforge.com

This article is a short introduction to cron jobs, their syntax, and how to set them up. A cron job is a scheduled task that is executed by the system at a specified time/date.

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Created by anna 5 years 35 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 35 weeks ago
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The Beginner's Guide to Linux Part 4: Introduction to the Terminal

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Traditionally, most new users have always been reluctant to experiment with the command line interface. Once you understand the terminal, Linux will finally open up to you. The terminal is easily the most powerful part of a Linux system.

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Created by yantramosi 5 years 36 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 36 weeks ago
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Multiprocessing with Python

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Learn to scale your UNIX® Python applications to multiple cores by using the multiprocessing module which is built into Python 2.6. Multiprocessing mimics parts of the threading API in Python to give the developer a high level of control over flocks of processes, but also incorporates many additional features unique to processes.

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Created by vlovindia 5 years 37 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 37 weeks ago
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