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Keeping An Eye On Your Internet Speed With Netspeed (GNOME/Ubuntu 8.04)

Howto Forge - Tue, 21/10/2008 - 11:03am

Keeping An Eye On Your Internet Speed With Netspeed (GNOME/Ubuntu 8.04)

Netspeed is a GNOME applet that shows the current down- and upload bandwidth of a network device. You can use it to keep an eye on your Internet speed, for example. This guide shows how to install it on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop.

Logical Volume Manager: How can I extend a Volume Group?

Howto Forge - Mon, 20/10/2008 - 7:00pm

Logical Volume Manager: How can I extend a Volume Group?

It is a good choice to use LVM on Linux. It provides flexible storage management than any other traditional physical partitoning. With LVM, you can easily create, delete, resize storage volumes. First of all, if you want to know what LVM is, there are many documents on the Internet. In this example we will learn how to extend a Volume Group size.

Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Fedora 9 (i386)

Howto Forge - Sun, 19/10/2008 - 5:48pm

Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Fedora 9 (i386)

The Xbox Media Center (XBMC) is a media center application for Linux, Mac, and Windows that allows you to manage/watch/listen to/view your videos, music, and pictures. It has a nice interface, can be controlled from the desktop or a remote control or via its built-in web interface, and it can be extended by custom scripts. This guide shows how you can install XBMC on a Fedora 9 desktop (i386).

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2009.0 Free (x86_64)

Howto Forge - Fri, 17/10/2008 - 4:43pm

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2009.0 Free (x86_64)

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2009.0 Free server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of Mandriva 2009.0.

Convert YouTube Videos Into MP3s

Howto Forge - Fri, 17/10/2008 - 2:52pm

Convert YouTube Videos Into MP3s

I do have a few songs that are broken and that I can't get somewhere else and can't buy however they are on YouTube. I know, quality is not the best on YouTube but for some stuff you have it might be better. Question is, how could I put those flash videos onto my music player? It's actually very simple but the legality of it depends on where you live. Better check out first if you are allowed to convert YouTube videos into mp3s.

How To Install OpenOffice.org 3.0.0 On Ubuntu 8.04

Howto Forge - Thu, 16/10/2008 - 4:25pm

How To Install OpenOffice.org 3.0.0 On Ubuntu 8.04

This guide shows how you can install the new OpenOffice 3.0.0 office suite on your Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. Your current OpenOffice installation will not be removed unless you uninstall it with Synaptic or on the command line, so you can run both versions in parallel if you like.

Secure SSH Using WiKID Two-Factor Authentication And TACACS+

Howto Forge - Thu, 16/10/2008 - 11:26am

Secure SSH Using WiKID Two-Factor Authentication And TACACS+

These instructions are designed to help you configure and test using the WiKID TACACS+ protocol module via Linux PAM on Red Hat. This document has been updated to cover pam .99 and higher. We assume that you have already installed the open-source WiKID Strong Authentication Server Community Edition.

Drupal + Postfix Integration Under Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy)

Howto Forge - Wed, 15/10/2008 - 6:39pm

Drupal + Postfix Integration Under Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy)

This document  will guide you through the necessary steps to configure a Drupal driven mail server. It provides the following features: Drupal managed email accounts, support for virtual domains, automatic forwarding, Postfix quota support, silent BCC monitoring, anti-spam, anti-virus.

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2009.0 Free (i386)

Howto Forge - Tue, 14/10/2008 - 5:08pm

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2009.0 Free (i386)

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2009.0 Free server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Mandriva 2009.0.

Benchmark: Apache2 vs. Lighttpd (Images)

Howto Forge - Tue, 14/10/2008 - 11:00am

Benchmark: Apache2 vs. Lighttpd (Images)

This benchmark shows how Apache2 (version 2.2.3) and lighttpd (version 1.4.13) perform compared to each other when delivering an image file (jpg, about 25KB in size). This benchmark was created with the help of ab (Apache benchmark) on a VMware vm (Debian Etch); if you try this yourself, your numbers might differ (depending on your hardware), but the tendency should be the same.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.2 x86_64

Howto Forge - Fri, 10/10/2008 - 3:07pm

The Perfect Server - CentOS 5.2 x86_64

This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 5.2 server for x86_64 platforms that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 64-bit version of CentOS 5.2.

Integrating APC (Alternative PHP Cache) Into PHP5 And Lighttpd (Debian Etch)

Howto Forge - Thu, 09/10/2008 - 10:30am

Integrating APC (Alternative PHP Cache) Into PHP5 And Lighttpd (Debian Etch)

This guide explains how to integrate APC (Alternative PHP Cache) into PHP5 and lighttpd on a Debian Etch system. APC is a free and open PHP opcode cacher for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code. It's similar to other PHP opcode cachers, such as eAccelerator and XCache.

Running Linux Live-CDs On Windows With MobaLiveCD

Howto Forge - Wed, 08/10/2008 - 6:05pm

Running Linux Live-CDs On Windows With MobaLiveCD

This article is a short introduction to running Linux Live-CDs with MobaLiveCD. MobaLiveCD is a standalone Windows application (i.e., you do not have to install it - it runs by clicking on the executable) that uses the Qemu emulator to run Linux Live-CDs on your Windows desktop.

Running The Chromium Browser On Ubuntu 8.04 With CrossOver Chromium

Howto Forge - Tue, 07/10/2008 - 4:10pm

Running The Chromium Browser On Ubuntu 8.04 With CrossOver Chromium

Chromium is an open-source browser project that is the basis for Google's Chrome browser. Right now, Chromium doesn't support Linux natively, but Codeweavers has created a Linux port called CrossOver Chromium that can be installed free of charge. This guide shows how to install CrossOver Chromium on Ubuntu 8.04.

Shell Script To Back Up All MySQL Databases, Each Table In An Individual File And Upload To Remote FTP

Howto Forge - Tue, 07/10/2008 - 12:15pm

Shell Script To Back Up All MySQL Databases, Each Table In An Individual File And Upload To Remote FTP

This script will create a backup of each table in every database (one file per table), compress it and upload it to a remote ftp.

Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Ubuntu 8.04

Howto Forge - Sun, 05/10/2008 - 5:06pm

Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Ubuntu 8.04

The Xbox Media Center (XBMC) is a media center application for Linux, Mac, and Windows that allows you to manage/watch/listen to/view your videos, music, and pictures. It has a nice interface, can be controlled from the desktop or a remote control or via its built-in web interface, and it can be extended by custom scripts. This guide shows how you can install XBMC on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop.

The Perfect Server - CentOS 4.7 Server

Howto Forge - Fri, 03/10/2008 - 11:37am

The Perfect Server - CentOS 4.7 Server

This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 4.7 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of CentOS 4.7, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

Installing Adobe AIR 1.1 For Linux Beta On Ubuntu 8.04

Howto Forge - Thu, 02/10/2008 - 3:22pm

Installing Adobe AIR 1.1 For Linux Beta On Ubuntu 8.04

Adobe AIR is a technology that lets you run Internet applications on the desktop. With AIR you do not need a browser to run such desktop applications. This tutorial explains how you can install Adobe AIR 1.1 for Linux beta on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop and how you can install AIR applications.

Integrating APC (Alternative PHP Cache) Into PHP5 And Lighttpd (Fedora 9)

Howto Forge - Thu, 02/10/2008 - 10:38am

Integrating APC (Alternative PHP Cache) Into PHP5 And Lighttpd (Fedora 9)

This guide explains how to integrate APC (Alternative PHP Cache) into PHP5 and lighttpd on a Fedora 9 system. APC is a free and open PHP opcode cacher for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code. It's similar to other PHP opcode cachers, such as eAccelerator and XCache.

Using Zivios Identity Management

Howto Forge - Wed, 01/10/2008 - 4:03pm

Using Zivios Identity Management

Zivios is an open source web based identity management application featuring single sign on, certificate authority, user, group and computer provisioning with remote management of services. Zivios is an n-tiered PHP-5 application and uses MySQL and OpenLDAP as it's data store, with OpenLdap being the primary back end for identity management and application integration and MySQL being used for panel specific data.

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