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How-to: Setup MySQL Backup in 15 minutes
As MySQL becomes more pervasive, its backup becomes more and more important. This detailed article discusses how to quickly set up and verify a backup process for MySQL within 15 minutes (using open source Zmanda recovery manager)

( Permalink: How-to: Setup MySQL Backup in 15 minutes      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Oct 30, 2006 )

CLI tricks: Creating image thumbnails
If you publish content on the web you need to create thumbnails of published images every now and then. GIMP is useful for that, but why use such a heavy tool for such a simple task? It always took me about a minute to actually launch GIMP, do all the clicking to get a small version of the image and save it to another file. I have been doing it this way for ages, until I have heard of ImageMagick for the first time.

( Permalink: CLI tricks: Creating image thumbnails      Submitted by Borys Musielak Mon Oct 30, 2006 )

The Perfect Setup - Ubuntu 6.10 Server (Edgy Eft)
This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

( Permalink: The Perfect Setup - Ubuntu 6.10 Server (Edgy Eft)      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Oct 30, 2006 )

Using and Customizing Templates in OpenOffice.org
Templates make life easier when you use them for letters, documents, brochures, etc. but they really make life easier when you use them for labels. This article is about how to use the OpenOffice.org templates, in particular the WorldLabel templates, to print the labels you need. It shows how to download them, install them, use them as they are, and how to customize them with graphics and other features. It also shows how to use the OpenOffice.org label wizard; you can use the label wizard each time, or save the template you create in the same template repository with your WorldLabel templates.

( Permalink: Using and Customizing Templates in OpenOffice.org      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Oct 30, 2006 )

MyFaces and Facelet Java-based MVC Web apps
Build dynamic, Java-based Model-View-Controller Web apps using the powerful trio of Apache Derby, Apache MyFaces, and Facelets. The ready-to-download sample application in this article uses a Model-View-Controller (MVC) architecture to illustrate the power of the MyFaces components and the ease of developing with Apache Derby and the latest view technology, Facelets.

( Permalink: MyFaces and Facelet Java-based MVC Web apps      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Oct 30, 2006 )

Recover Data From a hard drive using ddrescue
Short descriptive article about ddrescue.
"Like dd, dd_rescue does copy data from one file or block device to another.dd_rescue is a tool to help you to save data from crashed partition. It tries to read and if it fails, it will go on with the next sectors where tools like dd will fail. If the copying process is interrupted by the user it is possible to continue at any position later. It can copy backwards."
Recover Data From a dead hard drive using ddrescue -- Debian Admin

( Permalink: Recover Data From a hard drive using ddrescue      Submitted by Noel Fri Oct 27, 2006 )

AIX 5L Version 5.3: What’s in it for you?
Learn what new features you can benefit from in AIX 5L Version 5.3. With guaranteed binary compatibility with the previous releases on the one hand and support for advanced technologies such as Virtual SCSI, Virtual Ethernet, Micro-Partitioning, and Simultaneous Multi-Threading (SMT) on the other, AIX 5L continues to empower users and developers with flexible, reliable, and powerful tools to interoperate smoothly across different IT environments.

( Permalink: AIX 5L Version 5.3: What’s in it for you?      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Oct 27, 2006 )

Review: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft
The Ubuntu team is scheduled to release Ubuntu 6.10, codenamed Edgy Eft, today. After working with beta and release candidates over the last few weeks, I've found it to be a solid and usable upgrade for Dapper -- but not a particularly cutting-edge release. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Review: Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Oct 27, 2006 )

Review: Firefox 2
Not to be outdone by the debut of Internet Explorer 7 last week, the Mozilla team has released Firefox 2.0 with a minor makeover, a few new features, and a number of enhancements to existing features. It's not a drastic change from the 1.5 series, but Firefox 2.0 bring enough improvements to make the upgrade worthwhile.

Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Review: Firefox 2      Submitted by l8 Thu Oct 26, 2006 )

Howto Browse Samba or windows share securely over
You can browse Samba or windows share from Nautilus GUI file manager or command prompt using smbclient.

But SSLBridge allows you to browse Samba/windows share over Internet using secure VPN connection.

Users can access and manipulate files over the internet using a browser, as if they were at their own Desktop system. With this software you can access your corporate resources using your existing Active Directory Account username and password.

( Permalink: Howto Browse Samba or windows share securely over      Submitted by nixCraft Thu Oct 26, 2006 )

AIX commands you should not leave home without
AIX has a vast array of commands that enable you to do a multitude of tasks. Depending on what you need to accomplish, you use only a certain subset of these commands. There are a few core commands that you commonly use. This article will cover some of the core commands with the intent to provide a list that you can use as a ready reference.

( Permalink: AIX commands you should not leave home without      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Thu Oct 26, 2006 )

Debugging Make
Most UNIX and Linux programs are built by running make. Make and utilities like it are fundamental tools for streamlining the application build process. Learn the structure of the makefile, how to avoid common mistakes in its creation, and how to solve or work around portability issues and other problems as they crop up.

( Permalink: Debugging Make      Submitted by IdaAshley Thu Oct 26, 2006 )

Yellow Dog Linux on the PlayStation 3
Linux everywhere for the win!
"n the past, the open source software community has reverse-engineered proprietary gaming platforms with varying degrees of success in order to facilitate homebrew development. One wonders how YDL 5.0 compares to the various unauthorized Linux console platform ports that have emerged over the years. Unlike homebrew Linux solutions, Staats points out that "YDL 5.0 for the PS3 is not a hack," and argues that it is "the most complete, thoroughly tested, professional Linux distribution for the Power architecture.""
Yellow Dog Linux on the PlayStation 3 : Page 1

( Permalink: Yellow Dog Linux on the PlayStation 3      Submitted by Noel Wed Oct 25, 2006 )

Installing A LAMP System With Fedora Core 6
This is a detailed description about how to set up a Fedora Core 6 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, DNS server, FTP server, MySQL server, POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc.

( Permalink: Installing A LAMP System With Fedora Core 6      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Oct 25, 2006 )

Remote access Mandriva 2007 Free using FreeNX

NoMachine NX is a Terminal Server and remote access solution based on a comprising set of enterprise class open source technologies. NX makes it possible to run any graphical application on any operating system across any network connection at incredible speed.FreeNX application/thin-client server is based on NoMachine’s NX technology. It can operate remote X11 sessions over 56k modem dialup links or anything better. FreeNX package contains a free (GPL) implementation of the nxserver component.

This workshop describes the FreeNX installation on a Mandriva 2007 Free server. Additionally it explains how to access it using a Windows and a Linux client.

( Permalink: Remote access Mandriva 2007 Free using FreeNX      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Wed Oct 25, 2006 )

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