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Review: Xandros Surfside Edition

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GNU/LinuxThe Xandros Surfside Edition review tells you about the pros and cons of this commercial Linux distribution.
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Build a Home Terabyte Backup System Using Linux

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GNU/LinuxAn article from Linux Journal: Build a Home Terabyte Backup System Using Linux. Read the comments to the article, they have interesting info.
 
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Flickrfs

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GNU/LinuxFlickrfs is a virtual filesystem for Linux (based on FUSE). It allows you to both post pictures on Flickr, and to search for them as well. Here is the annoucement. Cool stuff!
 
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Quick tip: backup - bontmia

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GNU/LinuxIf you need a backup solution that uses rsync, you could try bontmia (Backup Over Network To Multiple Incremental Archives). To run it you have to have a Posix shell like Bash, GNU date, GNU cp and ssh for remote access.
 
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Zonker - my sysadmin toolbox

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GNU/LinuxEvery sysadmin has a favorite toolbox. Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier shows you his toolbox: "Every administrator has a set of software tools that he just can't live without. These are the utilities that you install as soon as you log into a new machine, to help make day-to-day tasks a little easier. Here are my top 10 tools.".
 
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Synaptic - package management for Debian

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GNU/LinuxSynaptic is a graphical package management tool for apt (Advanced Package Tool). And, as you might know, apt is the standard package management tool on the Debian (and som others) Linux distribution. Highly recommended.
 
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Linux: Which distribution?

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GNU/LinuxFrom informit.com comes the article "Linux vs. Linux: Which Distro Should You Dump Windows For?". Go read!
 
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Quick tip: setting up ntp on Debian

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GNU/LinuxFor some reason, which a Linux newbie like me can't understand, the Debian distribution doesn't come with ntp (actually, this is a KnoppMyth R5A16 installation, so it might not be Debian's fault). But it is easy enough to install. I used aptitude. After installing ntp, you must configure /etc/ntp.conf. I have my own ntp server, so all I had to do was to insert a 'server' line. Make sure that all other server lines are commented ut. Finally, start ntp with /etc/init.d/ntp-server start. That's it.
 
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quick tip: use alsaconf to configure the sound card

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GNU/LinuxHere is a quick tip for all Linux newbies (myself included):
if the sound card isn't detected properly (I was using a an old ISA PnP Sound Blaster Vibra 16 with Debian 3.1 and the card was detected, but didn't work), you can use alsaconf to set it up. The script is menudriven and is fairly easy to use.
 
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Creating an Audio CD library with Linux

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GNU/LinuxFrom Linux Gazette:
Using Linux to Create a Audio CD Library. Descriptions, scripts and whatnot needed for creating audio CD's from mp3 files.
 
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