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How to scan and OCR like a pro with open source tools

  With optical character recognition (OCR), you can scan the contents of a document into a single file of editable text. This article, which...
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Ask Linux.com: automounting NTFS, hidden directories, and macro recorders

Help with how-tos: NTFS, remote files, and finding directories Three questions last week came from users with problems to solve. As is often the...
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Wiping your disk drive clean

  Everybody who owns a computer will someday need to dispose of a disk drive. Before you do, it is a good idea to cleanse the drive, so no one...
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Clone your Ubuntu installation onto a new hard disk

By Keir Thomas This article is excerpted from the newly published book Ubuntu Kung Fu and published with the express permission of the publisher,...
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YouTube tools for the Linux desktop

  You can see YouTube videos everywhere nowadays: on blogs, Google search results, even some news sites. From time to time, you can even manage...
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Inspecting disk IO performance with fio

  Storage performance has failed to keep up with that of other major components of computer systems. Hard disks have gotten larger, but their...
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Recompile your kernel for a perfect fit

Most distributions provide a "one-size-fits-all" kernel, compiled with the most generic options, so everybody can use it. If you have an Athlon XP...
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Transfer files securely with SFTP

  File Transfer Protocol (FTP) was once the most widely used protocol for transferring files between computers. However, because FTP sends...
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Advanced SSH security tips and tricks

The SSH server configuration file is located in /etc/ssh/sshd_conf. You need to restart the SSH service after every change you make to that file in...
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Handling RAR and 7-Zip archives in Linux

  The RAR and 7-Zip file compression formats originated on Windows, so support for them on Linux is not as automatic as it is for old Unix...
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