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Liberating Macbook Pro

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GNU/LinuxSome people want to change things. In Liberating Macbook Pro the owner installs Ubuntu on a MacBook Pro. His conclusion? "Ubuntu works nicely on Macbook Pro and itís easily the best-looking laptop to run Linux out there. It needs some configuring and work to get running, but Iíd say itís worth it."
 
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Quick tip: find out which (Linux) distribution you are running

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GNU/LinuxFor when 'uname -a' doesn't provide enough information about the Linux distribution you are currently logged in to: try 'lsb_release -a'. On my Ubuntu 7.10 machine it gives the following output:

tingo@kg-htpc:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description:    Ubuntu 7.10
Release:        7.10
Codename:       gutsy
Nice!
 
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Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer (With Failover and Session Support)

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GNU/LinuxHowtoForge: Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer (With Failover and Session Support) With HAProxy/Heartbeat On Debian Etch says: This article explains how to set up a two-node load balancer in an active/passive configuration with HAProxy and heartbeat on Debian Etch. HAProxy is session-aware, which means you can use it with any web application that makes use of sessions (such as forums, shopping carts, etc.).
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Acer utilities

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GNU/LinuxDo you run Linux on your Acer laptop? If so, here are a couple of utilities that might help. First acer_acpi is a Linux kernel module to allow control of some of the hardware on later model Acer (and other Wistron OEM) laptops. second, acerwificontroller is a Gnome2 applet that acts as a frontend for the acer_acpi kernel module. acerhk is an Acer Hotkey driver for Linux.
 
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Install and manage iSCSI Volume

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GNU/LinuxThe nixCraft article Install and manage iSCSI Volume tells you how you can easily manage, mount and format iSCSI Volume under Linux. It allows access to SAN storage over Ethernet. It is the Open-iSCSI project which is used. This project is a high-performance, transport independent, multi-platform implementation of iSCSI (see RFC3720).
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The Perfect Desktop - gOS 1.0.1

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GNU/LinuxThe Perfect Desktop - gOS 1.0.1 from HowtoForge shows how you can set up a gOS 1.0.1 desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. gOS is a lightweight Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu 7.10, that comes with Google Apps and some other Web 2.0 applications; it uses the Enlightenment 17 window manager instead of GNOME or KDE.
 
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Ubuntu 7.10 released

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GNU/LinuxAccording to OSNews, Ubuntu 7.10 was released 2007-10-18 with lots of improvements. Good stuff.
 
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How To Install A Complete LEMP On Ubuntu/Debian

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GNU/LinuxHowToForge presents How To Install A Complete LEMP On Ubuntu/Debian. From the article: This HowTo will describe the setup of an efficient http server and mail server for small or medium configurations (as low as 96 mb). So this config is ideal for a small VPS. Why LEMP instead of LAMP? NGINX (engine x - see www.nginx.net) is a great replacement for Apache with very low memory footprint and great stability.
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Virus Protection With F-PROT Antivirus On Ubuntu

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GNU/LinuxFrom HowtoForge comes Virus Protection With F-PROT Antivirus On Ubuntu (Feisty Fawn): This tutorial shows how you can install and use F-PROT Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there aren't many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users - it can help you to not pass on any Windows viruses (that don't do any harm to Linux systems) to Windows users. F-PROT Antivirus for Linux is free for home use.
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How to install Ubuntu Linux on the decTOP SFF computer

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GNU/LinuxHow to install Ubuntu Linux on the decTOP SFF computer from Librenix is interesting, because it shows you how prepare an usb flash drive so that you can install Ubuntu from it. Perfect for devices that lacks CD-ROM or floppy drives. The decTOP is a small machine, about the size of a Mac mini.
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