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Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop
This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop (I am using an NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 graphics card). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

( Permalink: Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Nov 29, 2007 )

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Screenshots Tour
Ubuntu is a community developed, linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.The most recent version, Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon), was released on October 18, 2007. Full Story

( Permalink: Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Screenshots Tour      Submitted by dave Thu Nov 29, 2007 )

Debugging Apache web server problems
The apache web server has become the predominant web server on the Internet for it's scalability, standards compliance and the numerous features that come bundled with the server. As more and more features are added to apache, and as web applications evolve to meet new demands, bugs will periodically surface in applications and the web server code base itself. Since application and server bugs can lead to service failures and downtime, it is important to have a good set of tools to assist with isolating and locating problems. This article provides an introduction to debugging apache web server problems, and covers several tools and techniques that can help troubleshoot problems when they arise.

( Permalink: Debugging Apache web server problems      Submitted by Matty Thu Nov 29, 2007 )

Facets of Open Source Part 1
Sometimes getting a grasp on what Open Source is and how it can be leveraged is difficult. There are many facets of Open Source, however, the two most interesting points of Open Source are: Direct cost savings from Open Source software. Slight difference in support models. In part one of the series, a generalized look at the costs and savings of Open Source. Story.

( Permalink: Facets of Open Source Part 1      Submitted by Jay Fink Thu Nov 29, 2007 )

Better Calendars with Google API and XPath
Google Calendar provides an integration application program interface (API) that provides a good solution to many problems concerning the integrity of calendar entries and maintenance. With XPath you can automatically keep a Web site's display of upcoming events up to date by querying the Google data API event feeds. This article shows you easy to use examples of how to use XPath to extract and display Google Calendar data on your Web site.

( Permalink: Better Calendars with Google API and XPath      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Nov 29, 2007 )

Manage Your Mobile Phone With Wammu Via Bluetooth
This document describes how to manage your mobile phone with Wammu via bluetooth on Fedora 8. Depending on the manufacturer and model of your mobile phone, you will be able to retrieve your contacts (SIM & phone), calls, messages, todos, calendar and system information. You can also create contacts, events, todos and messages or manage data backups. In addition you can use the bluetooth manager to access your mobile phone like a standard storage media or use the Gnome phone manager for realtime messaging.

( Permalink: Manage Your Mobile Phone With Wammu Via Bluetooth      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Nov 28, 2007 )

How to Install the Eternity Screensaver in Ubuntu
The Eternity Screensaver plays animations of ray-traced scenes which took days or even weeks to generate. The reasoning is that these clips should look more impressive than anything which can be generated on-the-fly. Full Story

( Permalink: How to Install the Eternity Screensaver in Ubuntu      Submitted by dave Wed Nov 28, 2007 )

Quick PDF sorting and searching: SWISH++
SWISH++ is a Unix-based file indexing and searching engine (typically used to index and search files on web sites). It was based on SWISH-E although SWISH++ is a complete rewrite. Full Story

( Permalink: Quick PDF sorting and searching: SWISH++      Submitted by dave Wed Nov 28, 2007 )

Simplifying Apache chroot creation with mod_chroot
This blog post discusses mod_chroot, and how it can be used to simplify chroot creation on Solaris and Linux hosts.

( Permalink: Simplifying Apache chroot creation with mod_chroot      Submitted by Matty Wed Nov 28, 2007 )

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix
This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I will also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota (quota is not built into Postfix by default, I will show how to patch your Postfix appropriately). Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database (most documents I found were dealing with plain text passwords which is a security risk). In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses.

( Permalink: Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue Nov 27, 2007 )

Graphing JVM utilization with orca
The Sun JDK has included an SNMP agent since version 5, and the agent has a number of objects in its MIB that provide runtime utilization data. The current set of objects include thread utilization counters, garbage collection events, time spent performing garbage collection, heap usage, class loader activity, compiler metrics, etc. Graphing these values can help with performance analysis, since you can view activity over time. This blog post shows how to configure Orca to graph this data.

( Permalink: Graphing JVM utilization with orca      Submitted by Matty Tue Nov 27, 2007 )

Reboot Linux box after a kernel panic
If a kernel panic occurs for the first time you have to no choice but to reboot Linux box manually.

If you want the server to get rebooted automatically after kernel hit by a pain error message, try adding panic=N to /etc/sysctl.conf file.

It specify kernel behavior on panic. By default, the kernel will not reboot after a panic, but this option will cause a kernel reboot after N seconds.

( Permalink: Reboot Linux box after a kernel panic      Submitted by nixCraft Tue Nov 27, 2007 )

Using LaTeX: The Basics [part I]
This is the first of a series of articles about using Tex system. A good place to begin would be by asking the question “Why is it worth using TeX?” We’ll also take a closer look at the various tools available to us, which makes working with TeX much easier. In the next articles we will focus on Master Thesis writing, Presentations and Correspondence.

( Permalink: Using LaTeX: The Basics [part I]      Submitted by michuk Tue Nov 27, 2007 )

Installation Guide: Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna
This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 4.0 (Daryna) 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. Linux Mint 4.0 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 7.10 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.

( Permalink: Installation Guide: Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Nov 23, 2007 )

Developing for the Nokia N800 with Linux
The Nokia N800 takes advantage of Linux’s ability to scale down to a small footprint to run efficiently in company devices, offering a great deal of general-purpose functionality for developers. In this Linux on board series root inside the Nokia N800 phone/Internet tablet/Webcam and see how to get started building applications by way of a working example.

( Permalink: Developing for the Nokia N800 with Linux      Submitted by LinucksGirl Fri Nov 23, 2007 )

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