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Console tricks: The art of using manuals
Detailed and proper documentation of source code and programs is the milestone of Unix culture, as we may read in “The art of Unix Programming” by Eric Steven Raymond. The first application on Unix was the platform to prepare documents. The platform was used by Bell Labs to prepare patent documents. Effective work with documentation and searching for needed information is the key feature when working on unix-like systems.

( Permalink: Console tricks: The art of using manuals      Submitted by michuk Tue Nov 13, 2007 )

Running FreeNX using a Mandriva 2008 Server
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. The following workshop describes the FreeNX installation on a Mandriva 2008 Free server. Additionally it explains how to access it using a Windows XP and an OpenSuse 10.3 client.

Read mare at Linux-Tip.net

( Permalink: Running FreeNX using a Mandriva 2008 Server      Submitted by Fran Neugebauer Thu Nov 8, 2007 )

How to Install Ruby on Rails (ROR) in Ubuntu
Rails is a full-stack framework for developing database-backed web applications according to the Model-View-Control pattern. From the Ajax in the view, to the request and response in the controller, to the domain model wrapping the database, Rails gives you a pure-Ruby development environment. To go live, all you need to add is a database and a web server. Full Story

( Permalink: How to Install Ruby on Rails (ROR) in Ubuntu      Submitted by dave Thu Nov 8, 2007 )

TUAW Series: How I set up my Mac
"By now you've probably all set up Leopard and plenty of you have shared your experiences of what worked (or rather did not) via our tips form: however we here at TUAW thought it might be fun to share our own experiences of the last week via a new mini-series 'How I set up my Mac'."
TUAW Series: How I set up my Mac

( Permalink: TUAW Series: How I set up my Mac      Submitted by Noel Thu Nov 8, 2007 )

The power of Network Installation Manager
If you have an environment with many AIX systems, then you know that installing, upgrading, and maintaining the software can take a considerable amount of time. The AIX Network Installation Manager can help you with installation and software maintenance in a client and server environment.

( Permalink: The power of Network Installation Manager      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Thu Nov 8, 2007 )

Linux Storage: Creating a +2TB Partition
If you are Linux on desktop chances are you are using small partition, but on server you need large partition. For example, you cannot create 4TB partition size (RAID based) using fdisk command. It will not allow you to create a partition that is greater than 2TB.

To solve this problem use GNU parted command with GPT. It supports Intel EFI/GPT partition tables. Partition Table (GPT) is a standard for the layout of the partition table on a physical hard disk. It is a part of the Extensible Firmware Interface (EFI) standard proposed by Intel as a replacement for the outdated PC BIOS, one of the few remaining relics of the original IBM PC. EFI uses GPT where BIOS uses a Master Boot Record (MBR).

Creating a Partition Size Larger than 2TB

( Permalink: Linux Storage: Creating a +2TB Partition      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Nov 7, 2007 )

Installing Xen On An Ubuntu 7.10
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) server system (i386). You can find all the software used here in the Ubuntu repositories, so no external files or compilation are needed.

( Permalink: Installing Xen On An Ubuntu 7.10      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Nov 7, 2007 )

Kubuntu 7.10 (gutsy gibbon) Screenshots Tour
Kubuntu is an entirely open source operating system built around the Linux kernel. The Kubuntu community is built around the ideals enshrined in the Ubuntu Philosophy: that software should be available free of charge, that software tools should be usable by people in their local language and despite any disabilities, and that people should have the freedom to customize and alter their software in whatever way they see fit. Full Story

( Permalink: Kubuntu 7.10 (gutsy gibbon) Screenshots Tour      Submitted by dave Wed Nov 7, 2007 )

Tuning Disk Performance, Part 3
Part 3 of this series covers how to improve overall file system performance, how to tune your systems with the ioo command, and how to use the filemon and fileplace utilities. Check out the other resources in this series.

( Permalink: Tuning Disk Performance, Part 3      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Wed Nov 7, 2007 )

Installing Songbird 0.3 Developer Pre-Release
This guide shows how to install the Songbird media player (0.3 Developer Pre-Release) on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop. Songbird is a free software audio player with media database capabilities written using XUL and VLC, with an interface similar to Apple's iTunes. From the Songbird web site: "Songbird is a desktop media player mashed-up with the Web. Songbird is committed to playing the music you want, from the sites you want, on the devices you want, challenging the conventions of discovery, purchase, consumption and organization of music on the Internet."

( Permalink: Installing Songbird 0.3 Developer Pre-Release      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Nov 5, 2007 )

The Blog of Ben Rockwood
I want ZFS on my Mac. At work I am not sure it is that valuable as most of our disk comes from a SAN and already has the RAID stuff done before the box touches it.
"To ZFS there are two types of datasets: filesystem datasets and volume datasets. Filesystem datasets store file data in the traditional manner, while volume datasets are block allocations which can be used to store non-ZFS filesystems (UFS, VxFS, etc), raw data allocations (used by apps like Oracle), or offered up via technologies like iSCSI."
The Blog of Ben Rockwood

( Permalink: The Blog of Ben Rockwood      Submitted by Noel Mon Nov 5, 2007 )

Short Tip: Extract Files from an RPM file
Nice tip.
"Sometimes it is necessary to extract a file from an RPM without actually installing it. This way you can extract for example binaries and check them for any malicious content before you install them to important system places. In case of src.rpms you can also directly extract a patch or spec in case you need it for your own RPM."
Short Tip: Extract Files from an RPM file

( Permalink: Short Tip: Extract Files from an RPM file      Submitted by Noel Mon Nov 5, 2007 )

Install Linux on Sony Playstation PS3 - a collecti
Do you own a Sony Playstation (PS3) ? If you do then here is some good news for you. Now it is possible to install your favorite Linux distribution on a Sony PS3. As these collection of tutorials will tell you.

( Permalink: Install Linux on Sony Playstation PS3 - a collecti      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Nov 2, 2007 )

Full Mail Server Solution With Virtual Domains
This guide describes how to set up a full email solution in Debian Linux (all code is from Debian Etch). I was asked to design a secure, scalable, portable solution for a small company. While the guide references many servers, the company only had 4 physical machines, Xen was used to virtualize the entire solution. That particular aspect of the system is not discussed in this guide, although I will try to get it into the next revision.

( Permalink: Full Mail Server Solution With Virtual Domains      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Nov 2, 2007 )

Build an Indestructible Web-Hosted Brain
The problem with distributed computing is that everyone with the technology to reverse-engineer your crypto chip can listen to your broadcast and know exactly what you're trying to break. Build a robust distributed computing application that is opaque to observers—even those who have access to the source code— by attaching a simple neuron implementation to HTTP transport code.

( Permalink: Build an Indestructible Web-Hosted Brain      Submitted by LinucksGirl Fri Nov 2, 2007 )

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