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Computers with more than one hard disk and more than one operating system (OS) can be set up to provide better performance than what OS installations generally default to. This technique, called cross swapping by the author, is described using a dual-boot scenario of Linux and Microsoft Windows.

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It’s always fun to try out different hacks under the GNU/Linux freedom platform. The pride of becoming a command-line wizard makes everyone stay close to the CLI. Moreover, the CLI vests you with the ultimate power to control your machine.

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Why buy expensive ‘branded’ servers? Build one yourself using off-the-shelf hardware.

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Regular vulnerability assessment of your systems/networks is a must. OpenVAS is one such tool that can assist you.

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Part 9 of the “Programming in Python for Friends and Relatives” series discusses how to build some nifty scripts to check remote systems over the Internet.

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The smirking little leprechaun—stands up to KDE, doesn’t he, the spunky dwarf? As we will see, it takes a little more configuration than KDE, but GNOME users, too, can type on their desktops in their mother tongues. The nerve of the GNOME!

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Just because you’re using a WEP key on your wireless access point doesn’t mean you’re safe from crackers in the neighbourhood.

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Whoever said producing DVD movies on Linux is a no-no, should think again!

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Fedora 10 neither offers the geeky Xen, nor the easy-to-use VirtualBox, and yet it’s a virtualisation powerhouse. Huh? Did I miss something?

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Graphs always make work easier, especially when we need to monitor things. This article discusses Cacti, a simple graphical network monitor.