PCLinuxOS Magazine February 2007
Issue 6

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  • From The Desk OF The Chief EditorWelcome to the February 2007 issue of PCLinuxOS Magazine. This issue is full of excellent articles from people on the main PCLinuxOS forum. You will find valuable information to improve your use of this great OS! As promised last month, this issue contains a "treasure hunt."
  • PCLinuxOS Test 1 Released!PCLinuxOS 2007 Test Release 1 is now available for download. Please note this is not the final release. PCLinuxOS 2007 Final will be released at the end of the month.
  1. DansguardianAs our children advanced through school, the Internet has become a necessary and beneficial resource to further their education. Find out how to protect them from the existing dangers of the Internet using Dansguardian.
  2. Using Tor CorrectlyTor is a service that is used to hide one's identitiy, prevent tracking of websites one is visiting, and hiding the data that one is sending and receiving. However, not understanding some basic security precautions is worse than not using Tor at all. Here are some valuable and easy to follow guidelines.
  3. A Tale of Many DistrosRed Hat, Mandrake, Debian, Xandros, Linspire, SUSE, Progeny, Libranet, Gentoo, Fedora, Damn Small Linux, Slackware, Solaris, and then Ubuntu. With so many linux/unix distros available, why try PCLinuxOS? Because, everything just works! Simplicity and ease of configuration are wonderful things.
  4. Setting Static IP AddressesUsing DHCP to assign IP Addresses means that each time a network is restarted each machine on a network may end up with different IP Address. Here is the way to assign Static IP Addresses in a Windows network without losing access to the Internet.
  5. How to Change a Lightscribe LabelLightscribe support is available for PCLinuxOS, but it has not yet made it into the standard KDE burning software, K3b. Until then, there is SimpleLabeler.
  6. Desktop ShortcutsA simple how-to for organizing files and folders on your desktop.
  7. VMWare How-ToThere is not a geek anywhere that does not want to run an operating system in a virtual machine. For those ready to give it a first try, here is an excellent step-by-step explanation of all the steps necessary setup a VWWare virtual machine.
  8. Splitting Large FilesSometimes you may wish to split a file, thereby making it easier to email or fit on storage devices. Here is a quick refresher course on splitting and joining.
  9. Using FishFISH will not allow you to stream audio or video via LAN, but it is probably the easiest way to access your files on another computer. Using FISH, you will be able to copy files locally and store files remotely, assuming the right permissions are set.
  10. Limewire/FrostwireFrostwire is indistinguishable from Limewire except for the color scheme. If you use Frostwire, here is how to correct a small bug in Frostwire 4.10.