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Shutter is a free, open-source, and feature-rich screenshot tool for GNU/Linux distributions. I use this tool frequently when I am creating resources for this site or for our youtube channel and it has not yet let me down.

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Most sysadmin will run low on disk space. Users will demand more space and you need to free space. You will find out files that’s a waste of space and delete it or move to an archive medium. But, how do you find the right files to delete that can help recover maximum space? Say hello to agedu tool (pronounced as ‘age dee you’) – it scans a directory tree and produces reports about how much disk space is used in each directory and subdirectory, and also how that usage of disk space corresponds to files with last-access times a long time ago. In other words, this command might help you to free up disk space.

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Dear nixCraft,

I carry my Linux powered laptop just about everywhere. How do I protect my private data stored on partition or removable storage media against bare-metal attacks where anyone can get their hands on my laptop or usb pen drive while traveling?

Sincerely,

Worried about my data.

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Do you need a simple open source cross-platform command line tool that converts web pages and HTML to a PDF file? Look no further, try wkhtmltopdf.

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Oneko is a little fun app. It will change your cursor into mouse and creates a little cute cat and the cat start chasing around your mouse cursor. The word “neko” means “cat” in Japanese and it was originally written by a Japanese author as a Macintosh desktop accessory.

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Slackware version 14.0 has been released and available for download from the official project website. This updated version brings many enhancements, including Xfce 4.10.0, KDE 4.8.5, and Linux kernel version 3.2.29.

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Fsh is an entertaining interactive desktop aquarium. It was created as an alternative to Gnome easter egg called “Free the fish”.

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The remark command is a little know tool that can be used to color syslog file as well as output of of programs such as ping, traceroute, and much more.

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You can setup a wireless connection between two routers only so that it will link a wireless network to a wired network allowing you to bridge two networks with different infrastructure. You can find wireless access points products that offer either a “bridge” mode or a “repeater” mode. In this post I’m going to explain three popular open source choices that can be used for setting up a wireless bridge.

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Firefox version 15 has been released and fixes major issue related to add-on memory leaks. It also includes support for the new Opus audio format and includes a new feature called silent updates.

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