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Making Skies dramatic in GIMP

http://www.scottphotographics.com

An easy way to make ordinary white cloud on blue skies into dramatic significant parts of your photographs. This is a very simple trick to do in GIMP and the results are great!

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Accessing WebDAV as a Filesystem With davfs2

http://www.serverwatch.com

I had a request this week to check out davfs2. This neat open source utility allows you to connect to a WebDAV server as a regular filesystem, meaning that applications that don't support WebDAV can still access resources shared via WebDAV.

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[Howto] Debian preseed with Netboot

http://blog.credativ.com

The vast majority of Debian installations are simplified with the use of Preseeding and Netboot. Friedrich Weber, a school student on a work experience placement with us at our German office has observed the process and captured it in a Howto here:

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Install Imule On Debian Lenny

http://www.howtoforge.com

When I write these lines, the latest version of Imule is 1.4.6. But ... It relies on packages version (libgcj10, libstdc++6) that are released with the unstable (sid) version of Debian. So either you upgrade Debian to unstable version or you choose a lower version of Imule. I chose the latter: to install an old version of Imule.

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How to Access the Internet (A Guide from 2025)

http://blogoscoped.com

A manual about how to access the Internet in the future (satire).

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GIMP 3-D, 3 Ways

http://www.linuxplanet.com

When you add text to a photo in GIMP, sometimes it comes out looking flat and boring. Today, let's explore three ways of adding an extra dimensions to your images and text.

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Create a smart PDF document with Scribus

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk

Sometimes we need to create an intelligent document containing a form for a client to fill out. This form is shared either by email or by downloading from a web location. A lot of people will use a word processor, most often Microsoft Word, to create such a document. Not us…

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Making emacs insert a user provided HTML tag pair

http://scienceblogs.com

A small but useful HTML function for emacs text editor. An elisp function that, when invoked with a key combination, asks the user for the root of an HTML pair (such as 'em' or 'strong' or 'blockquote'), and then wraps the selected text or the word the cursor (point) is on in the code.

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How to generate and update ODF spreadsheets without OpenOffice

http://freesoftware.zona-m.net

What if your boss demands a new version of a spreadsheet, with fresh data, every day? Should you enter them manually? No, if your data have a fixed structure and the spreadsheet can be in OpenDocument format (ODF)! If that's the case, it only takes a bit of shell and Perl scripting to generate automatically a new spreadsheet whenever the raw data change.

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The Perfect Subversion Server - Debian Lenny [ISPConfig3]

http://www.howtoforge.com

Subversion is a free/open-source version control system. That is, Subversion manages files and directories, and the changes made to them, over time. This allows you to recover older versions of your data, or examine the history of how your data changed. In this regard, many people think of a version control system as a sort of "time machine".

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HOWTO: Use Gnome Network-Manager in other DEs

http://jeffhoogland.blogspot.com

I really like many of the things KDE has to offer, however KDE's network manager applet (knetworkmanager) still is lacking compared to Gnome's applet.

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Creating Encrypted FTP Backups With duplicity And ftplicity On Debian Lenny

http://www.howtoforge.com

When you rent a dedicated server nowadays, almost all providers give you FTP backup space for your server on one of the provider's backup systems. This tutorial shows how you can use duplicity and ftplicity to create encrypted backups on the provider's remote backup server over FTP.

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Install XEN in Centos 5.4

http://www.unixmen.com

Xen is a virtual-machine monitor for x86, x86-64, Itanium and PowerPC 970 architectures. It allows several guest operating systems to execute on the same computer hardware concurrently. The University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory developed the first versions of Xen; as of 2010 the Xen community develops and maintains

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A Slimline Debian Install: It's Easier Than You Might Think

http://www.linuxjournal.com

There are some superb desktop Linux distributions that are designed to work with very old hardware. However, there are a lot of machines floating around that are a bit too good for something as limited as Puppy.

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Howto Make scanned PDFs searchable (OCR) using pdfocr

http://www.ubuntugeek.com

Suppose you have a PDF document that was made using a scanner, or otherwise consists of image data but doesn't have text data. Such a PDF can't be searched by PDF readers or desktop search applications.

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