Setting Up a Simple VPN Connection

I get this question often from many: How does one use a Virtual Private Network in Linux?

The easiest way to accomplish this is with the help of Network Manager for both KDE (network-manager-kde) and GNOME (network-manager-gnome).

I'm going to use the GNOME version, however, the KDE variant is very similar. To start, your network must be managed by Network Manager and not through the standard method. You will ...

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Yakuake - a drop-down terminal for KDE

There are plenty of different terminal programs out there for all different desktops. Yakuake is one such KDE-based terminal emulator with a difference.

It basically gives you a Quake-style drop-down terminal at the top of the screen, which you can access with a single keystroke. Installing Yakuake is extremely simple, especially if the application is your repositories. In the case of my Kubuntu system, a simple:

$ sudo apt-get install yakuake ...

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Krusader - the alternative KDE file browser

KDE users have for a long time had the jack-of-all-trades, all-singing-all-dancing Konqueror for file management. In KDE 4 we'll be joined by the new Dolphin which will be the default file manager.

If you yearn for a change of file manager now, however, and you're a fan of the left-right split in your file manager, you might just like Krusader.

On first run, Krusader will search your system ...

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