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Do Ruby on Rails with Ajax nails
Its well known that Ruby on Rails provides an excellent platform for building Web applications, but did you know how well it works with Ajax? This article takes you through the steps of building a Rails web application and then dives right into using Ajax features to give your application the Web 2.0 rich user interface experience.

( Permalink: Do Ruby on Rails with Ajax nails      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Dec 22, 2006 )

How To Compile A Kernel - The Debian (Sarge) Way
Each distribution has some specific tools to build a custom kernel from the sources. This article is about compiling a kernel on Debian Sarge systems. It describes how to build a custom kernel using the latest unmodified kernel sources from www.kernel.org (vanilla kernel) so that you are independent from the kernels supplied by your distribution. It also shows how to patch the kernel sources if you need features that are not in there.


( Permalink: How To Compile A Kernel - The Debian (Sarge) Way      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Dec 21, 2006 )

Sun Microsystems - Future of Solaris?
Sun Microsystems is doing all it can to make sure its software and intelectual property wealth lives on and even thrives. Under the changing scenario, it has decided to release Java under GPL, throws broad hints on GPLing Solaris and now is also shipping free DVDs of Solaris OS like Ubuntu. This article analyses Sun's actions and why it will help it retain its unique position in the IT world.

( Permalink: Sun Microsystems - Future of Solaris?      Submitted by sas Thu Dec 21, 2006 )

Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tools
This is list of Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tools for Ubuntu Users includes bmon bwbar,bwm,bwm-ng,iftop,iperf,ipfm speedometer,cbm,ibmonitor,pktstat,mactrack,MRTG,Cacti.This tutorial also contains how to install and configure each tool with examples and screenshots.This is very useful for all Linux users and admins Read Full article here

( Permalink: Network Bandwidth Monitoring Tools      Submitted by dave Thu Dec 21, 2006 )

In pursuit of Java code quality
Performance testing is usually left for last in the application development cycle -- not because it's unimportant, but because it's hard to test effectively with so many unknown variables. In this month's In pursuit of code quality, Andrew Glover makes the case for performance testing as part of the development cycle and shows you two easy ways to do it.

( Permalink: In pursuit of Java code quality      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Dec 21, 2006 )

Kubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Step By Step Installation
Kubuntu is a user friendly operating system based on KDE, the K Desktop Environment. With a predictable 6 month release cycle and part of the Ubuntu project, Kubuntu is the GNU/Linux distribution for everyone. Read Full article here

( Permalink: Kubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) Step By Step Installation      Submitted by dave Thu Dec 21, 2006 )

Various ways of detecting rootkits in GNU/Linux
This is a detailed review of two scripts which are available for Linux and Unix alike which does a good job of detecting if your computer is infected by a rootkit. A rootkit is a (collection of) tool(s) a hacker installs on a victim computer after gaining initial access. It generally consists of network sniffers, log-cleaning scripts, and trojaned replacements of core system utilities such as ps, netstat, ifconfig, and killall.
Read the article

( Permalink: Various ways of detecting rootkits in GNU/Linux      Submitted by sas Wed Dec 20, 2006 )

Setting Up A PXE Install Server For Multiple Linux
This tutorial shows how to set up a PXE (short for preboot execution environment) install server with Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft). A PXE install server allows your client computers to boot and install a Linux distribution over the network, without the need of burning Linux iso images onto a CD/DVD, boot floppy images, etc. This is handy if your client computers don't have CD or floppy drives, or if you want to set up multiple computers at the same time (e.g. in a large enterprise), or simply because you want to save the money for the CDs/DVDs. In this article I show how to configure a PXE server that allows you to boot multiple distributions: Ubuntu Edgy/Dapper, Debian Etch/Sarge, Fedora Core 6, CentOS 4.4, OpenSuSE 10.2, and Mandriva 2007.

( Permalink: Setting Up A PXE Install Server For Multiple Linux      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Dec 20, 2006 )

Setting up a linux firewall and router

iptables is a command line tool which allow system administrators to configure Linux packet filtering ruleset.

Using iptables, you are able to tweak packet filtering, Network Address Translation (NAT) and packet mangling which in the end are going to allow you to secure your server, share your Internet connection and log unwanted traffic.

iptables is not really what we could call an easy to get with tool, but once you know the basis, it won't be that scary.

This tutorial will provide a sample script you can use to share your Internet access and will give an overview on how to use iptables

Setting up a linux firewall and router with iptables

( Permalink: Setting up a linux firewall and router      Submitted by chantra Wed Dec 20, 2006 )

Should Javascript get more respect?
JavaScript is often ridiculed as the black sheep of programming languages. Nearly every Web developer has cursed JavaScript at one time or another. Until recently, many developers had all but written off JavaScript as a necessary evil at best or a toy at worst. But JavaScript is becoming increasingly important. See why it remains the most broadly available scripting language for Web development and a better choice for developing modern applications.

( Permalink: Should Javascript get more respect?      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Dec 20, 2006 )

The Perfect Setup - OpenSuSE 10.2
This is a detailed description about how to set up an OpenSuSE 10.2 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 server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.).

( Permalink: The Perfect Setup - OpenSuSE 10.2      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Dec 18, 2006 )

Linux mp3 and wifi card support
This question is asked again and again. Short answer copyright/IP laws prevent shipping all the software and technologies/plug-ins with each Linux distro. Some distributions come with all these goodies but they are not free. So how do I get mp3s and other stuff working? The following shows you the work around in most distributions!

( Permalink: Linux mp3 and wifi card support      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Dec 18, 2006 )

Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits

Sure you know the basics of the UNIX command shell, but in Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits: Break bad UNIX usage patterns, Michael Stutz, author of The Linux Cookbook, tackles UNIX usage habits to improve your command line efficiency and help break you of bad habits at the same time.

( Permalink: Learn 10 good UNIX usage habits      Submitted by treehead Mon Dec 18, 2006 )

Travails of adding a second harddisk
This article gives a first hand experience of the problem faced by a linux user while installing a second IDE hard disk on his machine. And how he found the solution to the problem. Installing IDE hard disks especially the old ones could be tricky and will require some changes in jumper settings for it to be detected in the right order.

( Permalink: Travails of adding a second harddisk      Submitted by sas Fri Dec 15, 2006 )

Adapt Web Apps to Work with Multiple Browsers
The features of different Web browsers, such as language settings and JavaScript support, can cause Web applications to work differently from one browser to another. Learn some useful tips to help you make your Web applications more adaptable to all environments and avoid application breaks.

( Permalink: Adapt Web Apps to Work with Multiple Browsers      Submitted by IdaAshley Fri Dec 15, 2006 )

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(Thu Dec 14, 2006)

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(Thu Dec 14, 2006)

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Guide to Installing Linux on Your PS3!
(Wed Dec 13, 2006)

Humor - Get your ABC's of Linux right
(Wed Dec 13, 2006)

Isolate and resolve memory leaks using MALLOCDEBUG
(Wed Dec 13, 2006)

Master Java classpath for UNIX and Mac OS X
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(Wed Dec 13, 2006)

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(Tue Dec 12, 2006)

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Top 10 Free Linux Games
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How to Use XL C/C++ V8 for Linux on POWER
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ifconfig - Dissected and demystified
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Get Started on Installing a Large Linux Cluster
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Key-Based SSH Logins With PuTTY
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MySQL Online Backup
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FizzBall - A well designed game for Linux
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Pardus: a penguin from Turkey
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Simple Package management with Synaptic
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Installing Popular Applications On Ubuntu
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Step-by-Step IPP based Print Server using CUPS
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Debian Etch Kernels
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Out of the mouth of babes: Linux is Better
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Build a Web Spider on Linux
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Greatly Improve Linux LAMP Security
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Monitoring a Server with Munin
(Mon Dec 4, 2006)

How To Compile A Kernel - The SuSE Way
(Mon Dec 4, 2006)

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