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Partitions, in the way they are commonly used, are not flexible. The solution is called Logical Volumes, managed with LVM, the Logical Volume Manager, and used with the Device-Mapper.

Kevin van Zonneveld explains how to slow down brute force attacks on your ssh server so much it makes them useless.

After quite a long search for a good free tool for editing ISOs, which I had interrupted for some time since I really didn't find anything I liked, neither KISO nor Acetone could offer me what I really wanted, just opening an ISO and editing it, I finally found ISO Master.

Whether you consider it an advantage or a disadvantage standard configuration dialogs in GNOME tend to be a bit limited and because of that do not allow all kinds of behavior customizations that one may desire to do. It is done that way in order to maximize ease of use and user friendliness.

NetworkManager is a nice, easy to use utility. If you're a laptop user who wants to use any WLAN when available, without configuration, it's one of those things you don't want to live compute without.

Many users prefer using a nice GUI for FTP-transfers instead of good, old command-line FTP.
Since this usually involves installing an extra program which could become unnecessary with this cool Firefox extension: FireFTP. Many users use Firefox already, so why not also use it for FTP?

For quite some time creating proper video-tutorials with Linux wasn't very comfortable.
I tried it with Cinelerra before, but since it's a fully featured video-editor it's too blown up for this simple task. Other solutions, like for example VNC2SWF only record video, but no sound.

Ctrl-R in the Bash Shell

Recently I came across the command Ctrl-R in the bash shell. It allows you to search and browse your bash history.

For instance you ssh into your server every day, in between each ssh you do a bunch of other things, this makes in impractical to use the Up arrow key to go through your history to find the command. Instead hit Ctrl-R, and start typing ss, it will search your bash history for the last time you used a command with ss in it:

(reverse-i-search)`ss': ssh

You hit 'Enter' and the line will be executed.

While using Gtk+ based applications you can use the middle mouse button on the scrollbar to move directly to that point, instead of moving to the point a page at a time.

We all know that CDs don't live forever. Often loss of data is predictable when the disc is starts to take longer to read, but these changes in speed are often enough too small to be noticed or something else (like the overall system load) is taken responsible for it.

You can find some more tips in an old tips thread.