Tag Archives: backup considerations

Setting default document and printer paper sizes in LibreOffice

LibreOffice ignores your system’s paper size preferences and uses what is set in its default templates. It is possible to change the templates, however. Advertisements

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Setting a hostname and FQDN

By default, a new Linux installation is named “localhost” or “localhost.localdomain” on many distributions. You should usually replace this with at least a hostname. And for some purposes you’ll need a fully qualified domain name (FQDN).

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Using Thunderbird

Thunderbird is a popular full featured open source mail client.

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Backing up Grub legacy

What to add to your backup set if you use Grub legacy.

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Operating system virtualization with VirtualBox

VirtualBox allows you to install one or more operating systems in virtual machines (VMs) on your computer without affecting your original bootloader or disk partitions. It has many uses; here I describe using it for trying new distributions without putting … Continue reading

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Tweaking Xfce

Xfce is, of this writing, my favorite desktop environment in Linux. There are so many configuration options that I find it helpful to write down here my preferred settings.

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Hard disk self testing on Linux

Your hard disk is where your data lives, so it is prudent to monitor it with periodic self testing.

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Backing up Pidgin

Backing up the instant messaging client Pidgin.

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Backup considerations for Windows

Windows files that can be excluded from your backup routine. …

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Backup considerations for Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office files that can be excluded from your backup routine.

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