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Do Mor with Tor: Running Bridges and Invisible Services

Last time, we took a look at basic browsing with Tor, the anonymizing Web relay network. At the very end of that article, we touched on how to actively participate in Tor by running your own relay. That's when your local copy of Tor functions as a node in the network, funneling encrypted Tor traffic peer-to-peer to help increase the overall Tor network's bandwidth. But there is even more you can do, such as running invisible services and bridges for those who need even more privacy than vanilla Tor provides out of the box.

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Managing Rules in Firewall Builder

Firewall Builder is one of the most powerful security tools available for Linux. With this user-friendly GUI tool, both simple and highly complex firewalls can be created and managed. With the help of Firewall Builder, every firewall chain can be easily managed rule-by-rule. But without knowing the details of rule management, the task might seem a bit daunting.

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Weekend Project: Manage Bugs with Mantis

All kinds of organizations need bug trackers. Whether it's software developers, Web site developers, or just organizations with significant IT needs, bugs must be tracked. (And, you know, fixed.) To that end, there are plenty of bug tracking tools available, but none that are open source and as easy to install and manage as Mantis Bug Tracker. This weekend, get started tracking bugs with Mantis!

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Fedora 15 and the Desktop: Is it Ready?

The Linux desktop is getting very exciting lately. Fedora 15 brings its share of excitement with a stable release of GNOME 3 and GNOME Shell, not to mention a lot of changes under the hood. Should you jump onboard? Maybe. Let's dive in and see what changes Fedora 15 brings on the desktop.

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Configure Default Applications For GNOME And KDE on Linux

Linux comes with lots of applications that can handle URLs, sending emails, viewing pictures, playing music, and more. The question is, what application does your desktop environment launch by default when you try to open an MP3, send an email, or visit a URL? If it's not the application you prefer, it's time to configure the desktop to default to your favorite app. Not sure how? Let's take a look at setting default applications in Linux under GNOME and KDE.

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