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What is trackerd and Why Is It Running?

If you’ve looked at the running processes on your Ubuntu box and wondered why there’s a process named “trackerd” that is overusing the CPU, you are in luck, because that’s exactly the topic we&#8...

Mysticgeek Makes The Linux Switch – Kubuntu

I have played with various distributions of Linux for the past 5 years.  I would dabble in Red Hat running a web server, install Mandriva (Mandrake at the time) in a dual boot with XP, and actually build a kiosk for a tech s...

Put Your PuTTY in the System Tray

If you open up a lot of PuTTY windows just to keep connections open, you might be interested in an updated version that supports minimizing to the system tray. I find this very useful for opening tunnels that I wouldn’t...

Kill Linux Processes Easier with pkill

One of the best features in Linux is the way you can control processes from the command line, so if you have an application that locks up your GUI, you can always SSH over from another machine and just kill the offending proc...

Speed Up Amarok With Large Music Collections

Amarok is a wonderful application for managing and playing your music collection, but the default settings aren’t optimized for speed when it comes to large collections of music. The problems are especially noticeable w...

Upgrade Ubuntu from Feisty to Gutsy

Ubuntu Gutsy is the latest major release of the most popular Linux distro, released on October 18, 2007. Like all Linux distributions you can upgrade easily even while the release is in beta, but now that it’s been rele...

Installing Tomcat 6 on Ubuntu

If you are running Ubuntu and want to use the Tomcat servlet container, you should not use the version from the repositories as it just doesn’t work correctly. Instead you’ll need to use the manual installation pr...
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