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OpenSolaris installation screencasts
This article points to a collection of very informative screencasts which show how to backup your windows hard disk, re-partition and then install OpenSolaris on it. It also contain a synopsis of the steps needed to achieve the said goals.
Read the whole article

( Permalink: OpenSolaris installation screencasts      Submitted by sas Mon Jan 22, 2007 )

Use Apache Derby to develop Eclipse plug-ins
Get a demonstration on how to use resource indexing with the Apache Derby database to develop Eclipse plug-ins. The Derby database embedded in Eclipse allows you to create an SQL database on the client side with no security issues or network problems, such as an unstable connection or high latency.

( Permalink: Use Apache Derby to develop Eclipse plug-ins      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Mon Jan 22, 2007 )

Asterisk: The Future of Telephony (free book)
Asterisk's flexibility comes at a price, however: it's not a simple system to learn, and the documentation is lacking. Asterisk: The Future of Telephony solves that problem by offering a complete roadmap for installing, configuring, and integrating Asterisk with existing phone systems. Our guide walks you through a basic dial plan step by step, and gives you enough working knowledge to set up a simple but complete system.

( Permalink: Asterisk: The Future of Telephony (free book)      Submitted by Maverick Fri Jan 19, 2007 )

Using XenExpress To Virtualize Your Server
This guide covers the installation of XenExpress and the creation of virtual machines with the XenServer Administrator Console. XenExpress is the free virtualization platform from XenSource, the company behind the well known Xen virtualization engine. XenExpress makes it easy to create, run and manage Xen virtual machines with the XenServer Administrator Console. XenExpress can run up to 4 virtual machines at the same time with a max. total amount of 4GB RAM. The XenExpress installation CD contains a full Linux distribution which is customized to run XenExpress.

( Permalink: Using XenExpress To Virtualize Your Server      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Jan 19, 2007 )

A Beginner's Guide To LVM
This guide shows how to work with LVM (Logical Volume Management) on Linux. It also describes how to use LVM together with RAID1 in an extra chapter. As LVM is a rather abstract topic, this article comes with a Debian Etch VMware image that you can download and start, and on that Debian Etch system you can run all the commands I execute here and compare your results with mine. Through this practical approach you should get used to LVM very fast.

( Permalink: A Beginner's Guide To LVM      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Jan 19, 2007 )

The strange Heath Robinson Rube Goldberg Computer
The continuing effort to add at least one series of (vacuum) tubes to the Internet progresses with an introduction to the workings of and thinking behind the Heath Robinson Rube Goldberg (HRRG) emulator. Learn how to implement a computer using a mixture of technologies from relays to fluidic logic

( Permalink: The strange Heath Robinson Rube Goldberg Computer      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jan 19, 2007 )

Delete Qmail Server messages Queue
qmail is a mail transfer agent that runs on Unix. It was more secure replacement for the popular Sendmail program. The author offered a $500 prize for the first person to publish a verifiable security hole in the latest version of the software. This is a useful thing to do in a number of situations. For instance, if you are hit with a spamming attack, you can temporarily instate a second Qmail installation (once the spam run is finished), allow it to take over mail receipt,and then use this tool to clean the offending mails out of the queue before switching over to the main Qmail installation once again. Full Story

( Permalink: Delete Qmail Server messages Queue      Submitted by david Fri Jan 19, 2007 )

Installing The Native Linux Flash Player 9
This article describes how to install the new native Linux Flash Player 9 from Adobe on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop so that it can be used within Firefox. The procedure works for other Ubuntu versions and Debian as well.

( Permalink: Installing The Native Linux Flash Player 9      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Jan 18, 2007 )

traceroute - a very useful troubleshooting tool
traceroute is a tool which can be used to find out the potential bottlenecks in between your computer and a remote computer across the net. This article explains how to analyze the output of the traceroute tool to pinpoint the location which causes performance degradation on the net.

( Permalink: traceroute - a very useful troubleshooting tool      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jan 18, 2007 )

Disk ARchive (Backup and Restore) using dar
Dar is a shell command that makes backup of a directory tree and files. Its features include splitting archives over several files, CDs, ZIPs, or floppies, compression, full or differential backups, strong encryption, proper saving and restoration of hard links and extended attributes, remote backup using pipes and external command (such as ssh), and rearrangement of the “slices” of an existing archive. It can now run commands between slices, encrypt archives, and quickly retrieve individual files from differential and full backups. Dar also has external GUI like kdar for Linux,thanks to the well documented API. Full Story

( Permalink: Disk ARchive (Backup and Restore) using dar      Submitted by david Thu Jan 18, 2007 )

Closures 101 in Ruby
The Java community has resisted closures so far, even as competing languages such as C# add them. Closures are anonymous functions with closed scope. It's best to think of a closure as a code block that you can use as an argument, with special scoping rules. This article dives deep into Closures and uses Ruby to show how closures work.

( Permalink: Closures 101 in Ruby      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jan 18, 2007 )

How to internationalize your PHP apps
Localizing an application can be planned, or it can happen as a rushed afterthought. Discover techniques and tools such as gettext, XML, XSLT, and design patterns that can help when retrofitting localization into a mature product or planning for localization up front.

( Permalink: How to internationalize your PHP apps      Submitted by Blu Thu Jan 18, 2007 )

Samba share permissions simplified
Samba software, is a free, open source implementation of networking protocols to share files between UNIX/Linux and Windows computers.

There are many ways to set permissions to your Samba shares and improve security. This article will cover some of the basic permissions and permission precedence with examples.

( Permalink: Samba share permissions simplified      Submitted by nixCraft Wed Jan 17, 2007 )

Save time with text editing one-liners
Text-editing operations are normally done interactively, inside a text editor application. Some tasks, however, can be accomplished quickly and easily, right from the UNIX command line. What's more, these one-liners can be used in scripts to automate various editing procedures.

( Permalink: Save time with text editing one-liners      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Wed Jan 17, 2007 )

How fast is your disk?
It's a known fact that although disk storage capacities are improving at an impressive rate, disk performance improvements are occurring at a rather slower rate. Here are the two techniques for measuring disk performance in Linux. With a little bit of torturing, and some fun on the way, find out how fast your hard disk drive really is.

( Permalink: How fast is your disk?      Submitted by Maverick Wed Jan 17, 2007 )

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