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Make Your Linux Desktop Look Like A Mac - Mac4Lin Project Documentation

Howto Forge - Sun, 28/10/2007 - 5:18pm

Make Your Linux Desktop Look Like A Mac - Mac4Lin Project Documentation

Do you want to give your desktop a dash of Mac OS X? The goal of this project is to bring the look and feel of Mac OS X (latest being 10.5, Leopard) on *nix GTK based systems. This document will present the procedure to install Mac4Lin pack & tweak certain things to get that almost perfect Mac OS X like desktop.

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Ubuntu 7.04 and Compiz Fusion on an Acer 3680 Laptop - A Review

Howto Forge - Fri, 26/10/2007 - 2:14pm

Ubuntu 7.04 and Compiz Fusion on an Acer 3680 Laptop - A Review

1.5 GB RAM, 80 GB Hard Drive, Intel Corp. Mobile 945GM/GMS/940GML Express Video Card. Dual boots with Ubuntu and Windows Vista. Ubuntu detected all the hardware but the Atheros AR5BXB63 wireless card. Installing the Windows driver with NDIS Wrapper didn't seem to work, ...

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The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 3.1 "Celena" FE

Howto Forge - Thu, 25/10/2007 - 4:10pm

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 3.1 "Celena" FE

This document describes how to set up a Linux Mint 3.1 "full edition" desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment. Linux Mint 3.1 builds upon Ubuntu Feisty and is compatible to it's repositories - about 22.000 pakages are available.

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How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

Howto Forge - Thu, 25/10/2007 - 11:53am

How To Compile rTorrent From SVN In Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon

Torrent is a great way to transfer large files very quickly. However most torrent clients are gui based and have quite some impact on system resources (e.g. Azureus). rTorrent is a lightweight client running from the terminal. Being able to run it in a screen session (also upon boot) makes it ideal to also control it from a remote location.

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Using The Avant Window Navigator (AWN) On Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Wed, 24/10/2007 - 3:38pm

Using The Avant Window Navigator (AWN) On Fedora 7

This document describes how to set up the Avant Window Navigator (AWN) on Fedora 7. The result is an eye candy, dock-like bar at the bottom of the screen as a replacement for the standard gnome-panel. The Avant Window Manager provides an easy to use interface where you can configure/customize it to your needs. Launchers, task lists, and third party applets are supported.

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Installing ehcp (Easy Hosting Control Panel) On Any Debian Or Apt-Get Based Distro, Including Ubuntu

Howto Forge - Wed, 24/10/2007 - 10:50am

Installing ehcp (Easy Hosting Control Panel) On Any Debian Or Apt-Get Based Distro, Including Ubuntu

In this tutorial I will show you howto install ehcp on any debian based distro, or any distro that has apt-get support. ehcp stands for Easy Hosting Control Panel. It may be used by anyone wanting to host multiple domains in his dedicated/vps server. It is a hosting control panel under development.

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Chrooted SSH/SFTP On Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Mon, 22/10/2007 - 3:12pm

Chrooted SSH/SFTP On Fedora 7

This document describes how to set up a chrooted SSH/SFTP environment on Fedora 7. The chrooted users will be jailed in a specific directory where they can't break out. They will be able to access their jail via SSH and SFTP.

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Have Your Own (Chrooted) Debian LAMP Server While Running The Perfect Ubuntu Desktop

Howto Forge - Mon, 22/10/2007 - 11:05am

Have Your Own (Chrooted) Debian LAMP Server While Running The Perfect Ubuntu Desktop

This is a brief description about the steps to be taken to setup a Debian based Webserver (Debian Sarge alias Debian 3.1) that will run chrooted under Ubuntu 7.04.

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The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon"

Howto Forge - Sun, 21/10/2007 - 5:49pm

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon"

This document describes how to set up an Ubuntu 7.10 "Gutsy Gibbon" desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment. About 23.000 packages are available in the repositories.

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Get DAVfs Working On (X)ubuntu

Howto Forge - Fri, 19/10/2007 - 5:18pm

Get DAVfs working on (X)ubuntu

Mounting a WebDAV location under (X)ubuntu is not as straightforward as it should be. This mini-howto shows how you mount a WebDAV location and shows what problems you may have to solve.

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How To Set Up Mumble Voice Chat On Fedora 7

Howto Forge - Fri, 19/10/2007 - 10:04am

How To Set Up Mumble Voice Chat On Fedora 7

This document describes how to set up a Mumble voice chat environment with Fedora 7. Mumble is a low-latency voice chat software with focus on games.

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The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10)

Howto Forge - Thu, 18/10/2007 - 12:19pm

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10)

This tutorial shows how to set up a Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) based 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, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

How To Install A Complete LEMP (Linux - EngineX (Nginx HTTP SERVER) - Mysql - PHP) Server (Not LAMP...) On Ubuntu/Debian

Howto Forge - Wed, 17/10/2007 - 5:19pm

How To Install A Complete LEMP (Linux - EngineX (Nginx HTTP SERVER) - Mysql - PHP) Server (Not LAMP...) On Ubuntu/Debian

This HowTo will describe the setup of an efficient http server and mail server for small or medium configurations (as low as 96 mb). Why LEMP instead of LAMP? NGINX is a great replacement for Apache with very low memory footprint and great stability.

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PHP Access To An MSSQL Database From Debian Etch With ODBC And FreeTDS

Howto Forge - Wed, 17/10/2007 - 11:56am

PHP Access To An MSSQL Database From Debian Etch With ODBC And FreeTDS

This assumes you already have Apache2 and PHP5 set up properly on your system. My efforts to get this connection working were compiled from information found at www.unixodbc.org and www.freetds.org. These steps worked for me with an Apache2 web server with php5 running on Debian Etch stable in October of 2007. The SQL server is running Microsoft SQL 2005 on a Windows 2003 Server OS.

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 10.3 (32-bit)

Howto Forge - Tue, 16/10/2007 - 4:12pm

The Perfect Server - OpenSUSE 10.3 (32-bit)

This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSUSE 10.3 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 OpenSUSE 10.3, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 10.3

Howto Forge - Tue, 16/10/2007 - 9:59am

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On OpenSUSE 10.3

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on an OpenSUSE 10.3 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

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Using ATA Over Ethernet On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Mon, 15/10/2007 - 11:31am

Using ATA Over Ethernet On Debian Etch

Imagine you have a machine with all of its disk full and another with unused gigabytes, and you don't want to move the data from one to the other. Why not using the second's disk on the first, you can do it with iSCSI but you can do it with ATA over Ethernet (AoE) too. It's the second method I'll explain in this article. All of this was made with two computers running Debian Etch.

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The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

Howto Forge - Sun, 14/10/2007 - 4:42pm

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

Installing HP Systems Insight Manager On CentOS

Howto Forge - Fri, 12/10/2007 - 7:20pm

Installing HP Systems Insight Manager On CentOS

HP Systems Insight Manager is a free tool from HP that can monitor your network and receive SNMP Traps. It's an excellent trap manager but also a system resource hog.

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Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On OpenSUSE 10.3

Howto Forge - Fri, 12/10/2007 - 10:26am

Preventing Brute Force Attacks With Fail2ban On OpenSUSE 10.3

In this article I will show how to install and configure fail2ban on an OpenSUSE 10.3 system. Fail2ban is a tool that observes login attempts to various services, e.g. SSH, FTP, SMTP, Apache, etc., and if it finds failed login attempts again and again from the same IP address or host, fail2ban stops further login attempts from that IP address/host by blocking it with an iptables firewall rule.

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Installing LedgerSMB (Open Source Accounting Application) On Debian Etch

Howto Forge - Thu, 11/10/2007 - 3:50pm

Installing LedgerSMB (Open Source Accounting Application) On Debian Etch

LedgerSMB is a free (licensed under the GPL), web based double entry accounting system written in Perl which uses PostgreSQL for data storage. It is intended for small and medium businesses (SMB), and it can be used easily through a regular web browser like Firefox. This tutorial explains how to install LedgerSMB on a Debian Etch system.

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The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

Howto Forge - Wed, 10/10/2007 - 2:53pm

The Perfect Server - Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0)

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Mandriva 2008 Free (Mandriva 2008.0) 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, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Mandriva 2008, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

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