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Enabling Temperature Sensors in Linux

From: http://www.techthrob.com/tech/linuxsensors.php Most computers these days come with a myriad of sensors to monitor the temperature of your computer. These sensors are generally located on the processor and the motherboard, and you might also have sensors on your video card. On top of that, all S.M.A.R.T-enabled hard drives have built-in temperature monitoring. The temperature of your computer is a vital thing to keep track of - heat and computers don't mix very well. Unfortunately, Ubuntu doesn't setup your computer's sensors automatically; but you can follow these steps to enable the temperature sensors in your computer in Ubuntu. Read More

Three Steps To a (Free) Domain Name for Your Home Network

From: http://www.techthrob.com/tech/dyndns.php If you have services running inside your home network, like a web server or file server, or you want to be able to access your home network while away (for example, over SSH), it's useful to have a domain name so you don't have to remember your home IP address. This guide will show you how, for free, to get your own domain name, and keep it active. Read More at Techthrob.com

Managing Your Personal Library in Linux; Alexandria: A Review with Screenshots

From: http://www.techthrob.com/tech/alexandria.php Alexandria is an application for Linux allows you to sort and track your book collection. It makes it easy to manage your collection by allowing you to sort items into multiple libraries (for example, books at your office, in your home, or elsewhere), and adding books is as simple as entering its ISBN. Once you've setup your collection, you can even export it to an HTML file, to share with other users over the web. Read More at Techthrob.com

8 Ways to Get Help With Ubuntu Linux

From: http://www.techthrob.com/tech/ubuntuhelp.php No matter what operating system you use, be it Windows, Mac OS, or Linux, you're inevitably going to run into some problems. But, especially with Ubuntu Linux, there's a wealth of information to help get you through your crisis. Below are eight ways to get help when you have a problem with Ubuntu.

  1. Google: By far the easiest, most common method of fixing any problem. Google will search most of the items listed below, including user guides, wikis, forums, and newsgroups. But it's not always the easiest way to find the solution to an obscure problem, so here are some alternatives:
  2. Ubuntuguide.org - The Ubuntu User Manual: This User Guide covers all the major aspects of Ubuntu, from installation to video driver support. It's a must-read for those new to Ubuntu, and especially for those just beginning in Linux. Roughly equivalent to the printed manual you'd get in a shrink-wrapped product, the guide comes in the form of a Wiki that can answer most of your basic questions.
  3. Ubuntuforums.org - Help in 60 Seconds

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