Posts Tagged 'Linux'



Kill the System Beep

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Here's how to stop that ruddy system beep every time the computer boots up.

As it ‘appens, there are several solutions for Ubuntu users, depending on your setup, so I'll list the lot and one should work for your PC.

First up, navigate the menu:-

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Shield Your Linux Box: iptables & Much Much More

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Here's the ideal start to find out about the options available to safeguard your Ubuntu PC & data, using antivirus & firewall softwares, plus iptables.

This section of the Karmic Koala Bible weighs the basic firewall & anti-virus options for sole Linux PCs & network ...

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Create Bespoke Keyboard Actions

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Here are some fast access tips, showing how to make time with keystroke shortcut combinations to open quickly anything you need on a regular basis.

Maybe you open and close some application, like Nautilus or the terminal, regularly, or maybe you need to type frequently some special character.

.. What a palava! Not any more.

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Get the Most from Nautilus File Manager

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Here are some simple tips to tweak Nautilus – Ubuntu's file explorer – or at least to introduce some of the options. For some they are pretty obvious but for noobs they are well worth a peek.

This is a personal thing, not necessary at all! Then again, if you're a tweak freak, like me, and like your file management ...

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Upgrading the System and Software

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Once you have repositories set up and your system updated to reflect what upgrades, patches, packages, software, libraries and so on are available, it's time to safe-upgrade.

Safe-upgrade? Didn't it used to be called upgrade?

Yes, but with the Karmic advent they've deprecated that command in favor of safe-upgrade. Dunno why. Sounds, er, safer, I suppose. ...

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Choosing an Edition: Here’s the Difference

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So what's the difference between the Desktop & Server editions?

Basically, the kernel. Server's is configured for the demands of a web server, Desktop's for those of a production environment.

Otherwise ..

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Dividing the Hard Drive: Food for Thought

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Pre-OS-install, mapping out data/system demands for optimal disk segmentation saves headaches down the road. Here's a heads-up to help.

You don't have to, but it is a mighty good idea to put pen to paper, ring-fencing the departmental demands you will have on your overall hard disk, or disks.

For instance, you may require space for:-

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The Karmic Koala Installation Process

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The setup is quick and easy, with the exception of the Partitioning Manager which, for noobs, can confuse. This tutorial helps manage the process.

Before you begin, I suggest you read all of this section, with careful consideration to the partitioning notes. That may, quite likely, save you some time and result in a better setup.

Let's crack on ..

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Four Ways to Install .. Here’s Why Aptitude Is Best?

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As we install many packages from a clean install, let's compare the 4 methods for this and software removal, 2 of which are new, included by default.

The first two methods, apt-get and aptitude, are used in conjunction with the terminal. The other two, the Synaptic Package Manager and Karmic's new Software Center are the GUI (graphical user interface) equivalents. ...

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A User-Friendly Command Line Shell .. (Yup, For Real!)

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This guide & cheatsheet – using simple memorable commands, not complex syntax – will make you not only faster at the Linux shell, but enjoy it too.

Copying over my old bashrc file to a new install (it lives in your /home/username folder) is the first thing I do because it speeds up and simplifies everything else .. especially ...

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