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If you use a proprietary Flash plugin on Ubuntu and your mouse clicks often wont work you're experiencing a bug which seems to be quite common.

If you need an easy way to maintain backups on Linux which you can easily restore with a few clicks similarly to Apple's Time Machine BackInTime is probably

When going to sleep I sometimes like to leave my computer on playing ambient music from an internet radio station. It's a really good intro to the dreams. Smiling

Years after Second Life hit the scene there is still no good stable Second Life client for GNU/Linux which is a damn shame, especially given that Second Life takes great advantage of Linux by running

rdiff-backup is a commandline utility to backup one directory in another.

taming syslog-ng

In my never-ending quest for "the thing that keeps accessing my disk", I finally did the obvious thing and looked at /var/log. That gave me quite a shock!

If you often switch your Linux computer with ext2 or ext3 filesystem on and off (for example because it is a laptop), it will check the filesystems at boot more often than necessary.

A problem I often had was this: I would switch off the wireless while using windows to get rid of the annoying blinking light, and after that it would stay switched off in Linux with no way to switch

I've been looking for it so I thought that this time it'd be a good idea to post it as a tip for future reference, both for myself and others.

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