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Assign Custom Shortcut Keys on Ubuntu Linux

Ubuntu includes a very limited shortcut key configuration utility which doesn’t allow you to assign hotkeys to your own applications or scripts. To get around this limitation, we can use the built-in gconf-editor utilit...

Delete Files Older Than x Days on Linux

The find utility on linux allows you to pass in a bunch of interesting arguments, including one to execute another command on each file. We’ll use this in order to figure out what files are older than a certain number o...

Installing Rainlendar2 on Ubuntu

Rainlendar is a calendar application that doesn’t take up much space on your desktop. You can use it to keep track of events and tasks, and with the pro version you even can sync with network calendars....

Create a Samba User on Ubuntu

If you are using Samba Server on your network, you will want to create users that have access to use it. There’s a very simple command structure on how to do so.

Install Subversion with Web Access on Ubuntu

This article covers installing subversion with the apache module so that it can be easily accessed from other systems on a public network. If you want a more secure svn server, you could use svnserve+ssh, which isn’t co...

Enable Remote Desktop (VNC) on Kubuntu

Kubuntu includes the built-in ability to allow other users to control the desktop. Like Ubuntu, you can allow users to access and control the desktop via the VNC client. Unlike Ubuntu, there are a lot more options....

Install TrueCrypt on Ubuntu Edgy

TrueCrypt is a phenomenal open-source disk encryption software that runs on Windows or Linux. Unfortunately, the installer doesn’t work so well on Ubuntu Edgy, so I’ve created this article to help walk you th...
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