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Back Up Linux And Windows Systems With BackupPC
This tutorial shows how you can back up Linux and Windows systems with BackupPC. BackupPC acts as a server and is installed on a Linux system, and from there it can connect to all Linux and Windows systems in your local network to back them up and restore them without interfering with the user's work on that system. On the clients minimal to no configuration is needed. BackupPC supports full and incremental backups, and it comes with a neat web frontend for the administrator and normal user so that backups and recoveries can be managed through a web browser. It should be noted, however, that BackupPC does file-based backups, not bit-wise backups like Ghost4Linux, for example, so it is not made for disk/partition imaging.

( Permalink: Back Up Linux And Windows Systems With BackupPC      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Jan 29, 2007 )

Book Review: SELinux by Example
This is a review of a very good book titled "SELinux by Example". SELinux is a project started and actively being maintained by the U.S Department of Defense to provide a Mandatory Access Controls mechanism in Linux. "SELinux by Example" is an excellent book for people interested in developing SELinux policies and to a lesser extent a resource for system administrators. At the very least, this book imparts a deep understanding of the features, structure and working of SELinux.
Read the whole review

( Permalink: Book Review: SELinux by Example      Submitted by sas Mon Jan 29, 2007 )

Process XForms in Firefox
Using the experimental Mozilla XForms extension, you can process XForms in your browser today. XForms makes development of Web-deployed applications faster and easier. This article demonstrates basic XForms processing as currently supported by Firefox and the Mozilla XForms plug-in.

( Permalink: Process XForms in Firefox      Submitted by idaashley Mon Jan 29, 2007 )

Introduction to extending SMIT
Discover how to use shell programming to modify the AIX System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) to develop, test, and install extensions safely.

( Permalink: Introduction to extending SMIT      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Mon Jan 29, 2007 )

SSL Secures VNC Applications
Want to view a desktop remotely, with more convenience than proprietary solutions and security advantages over ssh tunnelling? SSL provides a novel mechanism for convenient, secure access of remote desktops with VNC and standard Web browsers.

( Permalink: SSL Secures VNC Applications      Submitted by IdaAshley Mon Jan 29, 2007 )

Modify Your Partitions With GParted
This article shows how you can modify the partitioning of your Linux system with GParted (Gnome Partition Editor) without losing data. This includes resizing partitions (enlarging and shrinking), moving partitions on the hard drive, creating and deleting partitions, and even modifying filesystem types. GParted is a free partition editor available as a desktop program and also as a Live-CD. It supports the following filesystems: ext2, ext3, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, reiserfs, reiser4, ufs, xfs, and even ntfs (Windows).

( Permalink: Modify Your Partitions With GParted      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Jan 24, 2007 )

Run new packages on older distros with backports
If you run a stable system, you don't have to miss out on the latest and greatest releases of your favorite applications -- just use a backport to get a package of a new release that's been "back-ported" to your older distribution.

Backports are new software releases -- often beta or development releases -- that are recompiled under the libraries and environment of an older distribution, so that they can be run on "stable" systems that haven't yet upgraded to all the latest software. They allow you to run recent versions of your favorite software applications -- versions that your system wouldn't otherwise meet the dependencies for.

Read more at Linux.com

( Permalink: Run new packages on older distros with backports      Submitted by Dolores Parker Wed Jan 24, 2007 )

Create and Manage Virtual Machines with VirtualBox
VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.
Full Story

( Permalink: Create and Manage Virtual Machines with VirtualBox      Submitted by david Wed Jan 24, 2007 )

What happens in the Mac OS X boot process?
Nice write up about what happens when you boot your Mac.
"Long gone are the days of OS 9, watching our Macs boot up with a series of extensions and control panels that we could always identify. Today with the Unix underpinnings of OS X, many users are entirely unaware of what is going on behind the scenes. So what exactly happens during the Mac OS X boot process? A segment at KernelThread carefully lists the sequence of events, from start to finish. It is fairly thorough and worth a read. It is repeated below for the inquisitive Mac OS X users out there."
OS X Daily: What happens in the Mac OS X boot process? - Mac OS X Apps, Tips, Tricks, News, Updates, Everything Mac OS X

( Permalink: What happens in the Mac OS X boot process?      Submitted by Noel Wed Jan 24, 2007 )

FreeNAS makes it easy to add storage

FreeNAS is a small, powerful, full-featured implementation of FreeBSD as a network-attached storage device. (It also happens to be January's Project of the Month at SourceForge.net.) If you're a Linux user, the BSD-speak used for devices and such might give you pause, but other than that small caveat, installation and usage shouldn't be a problem. It's powerful enough to be used in the enterprise, but it's friendly enough so that even a typical home office user can take advantage of it.

Read more at Linux.com

( Permalink: FreeNAS makes it easy to add storage      Submitted by Dolores Parker Tue Jan 23, 2007 )

Partimage: Backup and Restore Linux Partitions
Partition Image is a Linux/UNIX utility which saves partitions in many formats (see below) to an image file. The image file can be compressed in the GZIP/BZIP2 formats to save disk space, and split into multiple files to be copied on removable floppies (ZIP for example), Partitions can be saved across the network since version 0.6.0.When using Partimage, the partitions must be unmounted.
Full Story

( Permalink: Partimage: Backup and Restore Linux Partitions      Submitted by david Tue Jan 23, 2007 )

Decompile .chm file to view as html file
You can view .chm file using gnochm or kchmviewer under Linux. However sometime you cannot install these programs. There is a third alternative - arCHMage. It is an extensible reader and decompiler for files in the CHM format. This is the format used by Microsoft HTML Help, and is also known as Compiled HTML. arCHMage is based on python-chm binding to chmlib from GnoCHM project.

( Permalink: Decompile .chm file to view as html file      Submitted by nixCraft Tue Jan 23, 2007 )

Cook up Web sites fast with CakePHP: Adding cache
This series is designed for PHP application developers who want to start using CakePHP to make their lives easier. In the end, you will have learned how to install and configure CakePHP, the basics of Model-View-Controller (MVC) design, how to validate user data in CakePHP, how to use CakePHP Helpers, and how to get an application up and running quickly using CakePHP.

( Permalink: Cook up Web sites fast with CakePHP: Adding cache      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Tue Jan 23, 2007 )

Looking Glass meets Mandriva

Looking Glass is an open source development project based on and evolved from Sun Microsystems' Advanced Development division. It supports running unmodified existing applications in a 3D space, as well as APIs for 3D window manager and application development. At the moment, existing application integration is supported for Linux and Solaris x86 platforms. The platform for 3D application development is available for Linux, Solaris and Windows platforms. Linux-Tip.net was testing the LG3D Mega-bundle which integrates all the software necessary to run lg3d. This includes the jdk, java3d and lg3d itself.

Read more at Linux-tip.eu

( Permalink: Looking Glass meets Mandriva      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Mon Jan 22, 2007 )

How To Set Up Linux As A Dial-In Server
This document describes how to attach modems to a Linux box and allow it to receive calls to connect users to the network. Its like being your own ISP (Internet Service Provider). If your Linux box is connected to the Internet, then the users will also be connected to the Internet. Your Linux box becomes a router. This is also known as RAS (Remote Access Services) in the Microsoft world. In the Linux world its called PPP (Point to Point Protocol).

( Permalink: How To Set Up Linux As A Dial-In Server      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Jan 22, 2007 )

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