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Quick Tip - When Linux Won’t Give Your CD Back

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Just a quick tip I wanted to pass on today. Have you ever had the issue where you want to eject your CD, but it will not eject...For any new users out there. Here is a quick fix to force the CD to eject

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Ten tips for new Ubuntu users

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Ubuntu has become the most popular Linux distribution for new Linux users. It's easy to install, easy to use, and usually "just works." But moving to a different operating system can be confusing, no matter how well-designed it is. Here's a list of tips that might save you some time while you're getting used to Ubuntu.

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Tips for Emacs Power Users

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"...Emacs is the world’s best text editor. It’s not just the best for editing program source; it’s the best for any kind of text-editing. Mastering Emacs will make you more effective at writing and editing email, documentation drafts, blogs, HTML pages, XML files, and virtually everything else that requires any typing..."

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Bash tips and tricks

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"...So, there are a few tips to get your bash history more managable - if you have any extra tips, add them to the comments and I’ll add them to the main article! ..."

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Keeping Command History across Multiple Sessions

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The bash shell maintains a history of the commands you entered. You can re-execute a command by recalling it from the history, without having to re-type it.

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Four ways to extract the current directory name

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When you're programming a shell script, you often only need the current directory name, not the whole path that the pwd command returns. Here are four ways you can extract only the current directory.

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Basic Linux Tips and Tricks, Part 3

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Part 1 of this article provided the general background a reader needs to solve problems with Linux. Part 2 of this article discussed the process of solving Linux problems. In this final part of a three-part series, we'll step through a real-world example of solving a Linux problem.

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Created by bluecheese 7 years 7 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 7 weeks ago
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GIMP tricks: Teeth whitening

http://polishlinux.org

Here is another article of our “GIMP tricks” series. This time you are going to learn a simple trick: how to make your teeth look really white on a photograph. By the way, perhaps it’s the right time to visit a dentist?

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12 Tips for KDE Users

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Whenever you're dealing with a piece of software as large as a desktop, some features are going to be hard to find. To help new users get up and running, here are twelve tips for getting more out of KDE. Many are available from the KDE Control Center, a centralized configuration window with a daunting array of options, but others are located elsewhere.

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Created by extra 7 years 9 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 9 weeks ago
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tips for MySQL newbies

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"Are you a brand-newbie to MySQL? Coming from another database (or databases)? If so, here are some concepts to read up on right away to ease your confusion down the road. These are the top things I wish someone had told me about before I did anything else with MySQL..."

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12 Tips for GNOME Users

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As a desktop, GNOME is standard enough that most computer users can feel comfortable within ten minutes of first using it.

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Created by C733tus 7 years 13 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 13 weeks ago
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Top 10 Gnome Desktop Tweaks

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The desktop environment for many Linux users, Gnome, is fast, organized and very easy to learn. But Gnome is also very powerful and highly customizable. Today's top 10 lists the various ways you can tweak Nautilus and the Gnome desktop to turn Linux into a productivity powerhouse.

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Created by mads 7 years 16 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 16 weeks ago
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Unix/Linux Command Cheat Sheet

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In an attempt to find a good Unix reference for you FOSSwire readers, I was unsuccessful at finding a decent one on the Internet. So, why not make one?

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Created by Jimbob 7 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 19 weeks ago
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Securely Delete Files in Linux

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It used to be that only paranoids cared a whit about shredding their data—or their office paperwork, for that matter. But these days, there really are people out there just waiting for you to slip up and expose your private data. Fortunately, if you're running Linux, deleting sensitive information is fast and easy with the 'shred' utility.

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Created by Jimbob 7 years 19 weeks ago – Made popular 7 years 19 weeks ago
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Linux command line

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Linux has come a long way in the past two years. Today much of what needs to be done on a Linux machine can be done using a mouse and a little pointing and clicking. Occasionally, however, there are things that still require a little under-the-hood tinkering, where a rudimentary understanding of the command line comes in handy.

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