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Creating Snort Rules with EnGarde

http://www.linuxsecurity.com

There are already tons of written Snort rules, but there just might be a time where you need to write one yourself. You can think of writing Snort rules as writing a program. They can include variables, keywords and functions.

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Emacs Tutorial at DeveloperWorks

http://stefan.arentz.nl

"Some people don’t understand why I still write most of my (non-Java) code in GNU Emacs. Here are seven good reasons..."

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Inkscape and Gimp: Tracing a Cartoon Figure

http://penguinpetes.com

This isn't really an Earth-shattering technique, but I've lucked out with it enough times to warrant a tutorial. It actually fits with the popular art-school methods for drawing a figure on paper, especially for drawing superhero-type figures.

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Simplify backups with Synbak

http://www.linux.com

Making periodic backups is a common task. Synbak can help to simplify it. Synbak brings together several different backup methods and provides a powerful reports system that provides details about all the work it does.

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How to touch-up portraits with GIMP

http://www.redhatmagazine.com

This tutorial explores a few simple techniques to improve a portrait using GIMP. In particular, you’ll see a couple of new features introduced in the new GIMP 2.4, the Healing Tool and the Red Eye Removal filter.

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Move your home directory to its own partition

http://www.go2linux.org

There are some reasons why you may need to move your home directory to its own partition, it could be because you run out of space, or because you may want to share it with another distro in a dual Linux boot installation, well lets start.

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KDE and Xorg, Fonts and DPI

http://linux-blog.org

Today, I’d like to share a tip I found out while working with a beta release for a distirbution of Linux with KDE’s 3.5.7 version. As many readers of this blog know, I use PCLinuxOS 2007 as my main desktop and have done so since about 2005.

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Screensaver as a Desktop Wallpaper

http://geekhacks.com

Did you ever dream about Matrix Desktop? A desktop where you could use your screensaver as your desktop wallpaper?

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How to create a GNU/Linux live USB stick with SLAX

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

One of the biggest things holding back GNU/Linux adoption is the fact that most people haven’t tried GNU/Linux. That’s where SLAX comes into play.

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UID and GID: the basics of Linux user admin

http://www.itwire.com

It is important to understand how Linux user accounts work. There are GUI tools for this within GNOME and KDE but here we lift the lid on the bonnet to show what really makes a user exist, and what these commands are doing to your filesystem.

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GRUB bootloader - Full tutorial

http://www.dedoimedo.com

One of the most frightening things about Linux is the horrible word bootloader. The primary reason for this is the fact that most new Linux users have only ever used Windows operating systems. In the Windows world, they have never bothered with bootloaders. This article is supposed to provide you with basic understanding of the GRUB bootloader.

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File management in Linux

http://polishlinux.org

Unix systems provide a number of commands to manage files and directories. Their strong point is the ability to use them in a rather simple manner against a group of files/directories meeting certain conditions. For example all the files satisfying specific criteria can be deleted or have their names changed en masse.

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Linux Command Line 101

http://www.bit-tech.net

When you familiarise yourself with the interface with a little help from our article, you'll see that daily tasks like copying or deleting files are executed much faster in CLI than when done graphically and when you dig even deeper into the command line, it'll show you it's true power with scripts and the like.

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How To Configure Apt Sources.List - For Complete Newbies

http://www.howtoforge.com

So you were playing with your Apt sources.list and somehow ruined it. No matter how hard you try you cannot get it back. Every time you try to install a package you get error messages. Now what?

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How to use Quake-style terminals on GNU/Linux

http://www.freesoftwaremagazine.com

We know all about how powerful the GNU/Linux terminal is. However, it’s a pain to have to fire up a terminal emulator like Konsole or gnome-terminal, wait for a few seconds for it load, and then have to keep Alt-Tabbing to it.

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