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How to restore notifications Position in Ubuntu 9.10 as they did in Ubuntu 9.04

http://www.ubuntugeek.com

One of the changes Ubuntu 9.10 made from 9.04 was the placement of “asynchronous” farther down the right side of the screen.The problem a lot of users have with this is that it leaves a big space between the top of the screen and notifications.

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Tune your Linux-based server for power efficiency

http://www.ibm.com

This three-part series is your starting point for tuning your system for power efficiency. In Part 3, the author compares the performance of the five in-kernel governors in both tuned and untuned states to show you how to optimize a Linux-based System x server.

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Things To Fix / Tweak After Installing Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala

http://www.webupd8.org

Everybody posts about applications to install after upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 Karmic Koala. I'm not saying they are not interesting, I'll even post some links to such posts from other blogs (look at the bottom of the post) I really liked, but to get there, you must firstly fix everything that's not working for you, tweak some things and so on.

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5 Ways to be a Great Linux Server Admin

http://www.linuxplanet.com

There are easy ways to manage Linux servers, and there are hard ways. Charlie Schluting shows how to go from hard to easy.

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Ubuntu Tip : Simplified way to add PPA repositories in Karmic

http://www.ubuntugeek.com

If you use the Ubuntu Personal Package Archives (https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+ppas) then forget about opening /etc/apt/sources.list to add a repository; in Karmic, use the new add-apt-repository command. For example, to add the repository for the chromium browser...

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Linux Remote Networking Tips and Tricks

http://www.linuxplanet.com

Linux has all kinds of great networking abilities built-in; Carla Schroder shares some tips and tricks for navigating multiple computers at home or in an office, and keeping your files where they belong.

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Matching Newlines in Vim

http://www.serverwatch.com

In a recent article I wrote about using regular expressions in editors, I mentioned the fact that by default, Emacs will match newlines when using a complemented character set, and vim won't. A helpful reader, Tim Chase, contacted me to share a way around this.

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10 Sweet GIMP Photo Editing Tricks to Wean You Off Photoshop

http://www.maximumpc.com

At $700 for a piece of software, Photoshop's MSRP hardly needs put into perspective. In short, it's expensive. Don't worry if you don't have a handful of Benjamins lying around. Thankfully, you can perform a lot of the same photo editing tricks for free with GIMP.

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Make Compiz Run Smoothly and Without Tearing

http://tombuntu.com

For a long time it has bothered me that Compiz does not seem to run as smoothly as Metacity on my desktop system. With desktop effects switched off, moving windows around the screen would seem smoother. With desktop effects switched on, I'd also notice tearing in areas of the screen with fast motion including in videos.

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wanderlust tips and tricks

http://emacs-fu.blogspot.com

"Earlier, I spoke of the wonderful Wanderlust e-mail client. After years of using mutt, I am a quite happy Wanderlust-user now. Now, it's few months since my conversion, time to discuss some of the customizations I did. Not all the defaults are so well-chosen (in my opinion), but fortunately, the package is very configurable..."

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Returning Values from Bash Functions

http://www.linuxjournal.com

Bash functions, unlike functions in most programming languages do not allow you to return a value to the caller. When a bash function ends its return value is its status: zero for success, non-zero for failure. To return values, you can set a global variable with the result, or use command substitution, or you can pass in the name of a variable to use as the result variable.

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Producing a book with Scribus: useful tips

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

While working on my own book for Apress, Free Software for Creative People, I've also been typesetting a 240 page poetry book by Richard McKane using Scribus, for the publisher Hearing Eye. Years ago I used to use Quark Xpress for this sort of project, so I was pleased to find out that free software can now do the same job.

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Screen : 10 Window Settings

http://blog.dipinkrishna.info

Ten tips for handling windows in linux .

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Bash, in Color

http://www.serverwatch.com

I find that a little color on the command line helps make things easier to read. ls is easy to colorize: just add the line...

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Created by GengusKhan 5 years 5 weeks ago – Made popular 5 years 5 weeks ago
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Converting OpenOffice documents to PDF or HTML, as a batch

http://openoffice.blogs.com

I wrote this article for TechTarget about the fabulous Web Wizard and its uses for mass PDF conversion and quick web publishing of existing documents. It's a great feature that bears re-posting about. It's also really, really not obvious.

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