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Ubuntu Linux Install Oracle Database XE Server
An Oracle database consists of a collection of data managed by an Oracle database management system. You can download Oracle Database XE server for Debian, Mandriva, Novell, Red Hat and Ubuntu Linux distributions. First you need to get databases up and running in order to use Oracle. The Oracle database has had a reputation among new Linux users as difficult to install on Linux systems. Now Oracle Corporation has packaged recent versions for several popular Linux distributions in an attempt to minimize installation challenges beyond the level of technical expertise required to install a database server.

Ubuntu Linux Install Oracle Database XE Server

( Permalink: Ubuntu Linux Install Oracle Database XE Server      Submitted by nixcraft Mon Jul 2, 2007 )

The Linux Alternative Project - linuxalt.com
Very nice list of Linux software.
"the Linux Alternative Project (formally the Linux Equivalent Project). The goal is to provide an informational and available website for all linux users. The website is currently in beta form. I will be periodically updating the database with Windows software and the Linux equivalents and alternatives. "
The Linux Alternative Project - linuxalt.com

( Permalink: The Linux Alternative Project - linuxalt.com      Submitted by Noel Mon Jul 2, 2007 )

Using DTrace to understand mpstat and vmstat
The Solaris Operating System provides the mpstat and vmstat utilties to view CPU and Virtual memory performance statistics. These utilities provide numerous useful performance counters, but don't provide any details on why each performance counter contains a given value. This article will show how DTrace can be used to determine which application or kernel subsystem is responsible for the values printed during each sampling period. The DTrace output can be a valuable starting point for conducting additional tests, and in some cases, the output can spot misbehaving applications and kernel subsystems.

( Permalink: Using DTrace to understand mpstat and vmstat      Submitted by Matty Mon Jul 2, 2007 )

Fault-tolerant Web hosting on a shoestring
By: Alaric Snell-Pym The words "fault-tolerant Web hosting" bring to mind hosting centers with multiple redundant power supplies, complex networking, and big bills. However, by taking advantage of the underlying fault-tolerance of the Internet, you can get a surprising level of reliability for little cost. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Fault-tolerant Web hosting on a shoestring      Submitted by FreeRhino Mon Jul 2, 2007 )

Anatomy of the Linux Networking Stack
Explore the structure of the Linux networking stack from the perspective of its layers and also examines some of its major structures. Its interfaces range from the protocol agnostics, such as the common sockets layer interface or the device layer, to the specific interfaces of the individual networking protocols.

( Permalink: Anatomy of the Linux Networking Stack      Submitted by LinucksGirl Mon Jul 2, 2007 )

The Distro Jungle
People new to Linux are often confused by the large number of distributions there are to choose from. The good news is that you can safely ignore most of them. This article helps you cut through the confusion of choosing a Linux Distribution your exploration—and helps you understand just what it is you've chosen.

( Permalink: The Distro Jungle      Submitted by LinucksGirl Fri Jun 29, 2007 )

Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm
This article describes how you can monitor your Postfix mailserver with the tools Mailgraph and pflogsumm. Mailgraph creates daily, weekly, monthly, and yearly graphs of sent, received, bounced, and rejected emails and also of spam and viruses, if SpamAssassin and ClamAV are integrated into Postfix (e.g. using amavisd-new). These graphs can be accessed with a browser, whereas pflogsumm (Postfix Log Entry Summarizer) can be used to send reports of Postfix activity per email.

( Permalink: Postfix Monitoring With Mailgraph And pflogsumm      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Jun 29, 2007 )

Postfix mail server block Malware with blacklist
Malware is software designed to infiltrate or damage a computer system without the owner's informed consent. It is a portmanteau of the words "malicious" and
"software". The expression is a general term used by computer professionals to mean a variety of forms of hostile, intrusive, or annoying software or program code.

Setting up a malware blacklist in Postix MTA is quite easy. The Malware Block List is a free, automated and user contributed system for checking URLs for the presence of Viruses, Trojans, Worms, or any other software considered Malware

( Permalink: Postfix mail server block Malware with blacklist      Submitted by nixcraft Fri Jun 29, 2007 )

Server Monitoring With munin And monit
In this article I will describe how you can monitor your Debian Etch server with munin and monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server (load average, memory usage, CPU usage, MySQL throughput, eth0 traffic, etc.) without much configuration, whereas monit checks the availability of services like Apache, MySQL, Postfix and takes the appropriate action such as a restart if it finds a service is not behaving as expected. The combination of the two gives you full monitoring: graphics that let you recognize current or upcoming problems (like "We need a bigger server soon, our load average is increasing rapidly."), and a watchdog that ensures the availability of the monitored services.

( Permalink: Server Monitoring With munin And monit      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Jun 29, 2007 )

Metric equivalent of Microsoft fonts for Linux
Red Hat is all set to formally release a set of fonts which are the metric equivalent of most popular Microsoft fonts that are used on the web. The advantage of using metric equivalent fonts are that once and for all, Linux users can shrug away another one of the propritery tentacles at the same time enjoy all their favourate websites without facing any design glitches caused by not having the right Microsoft fonts installed on their machine.

Read the full article

( Permalink: Metric equivalent of Microsoft fonts for Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Jun 29, 2007 )

A beautiful puzzle game for Linux
Remember the time when I reviewed a very beautiful game called FizzBall which runs on Linux and which was developed by a young gaming company called Grubby games ? Well, they have released yet another game called "Prof. Fizzwizzle and the Molten Mystery" - this time a game of puzzles. The protagonist of the new game is again Prof. Fizzwizzle...

Read the review

( Permalink: A beautiful puzzle game for Linux      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Jun 28, 2007 )

Configuring Samba 3.0 To Use The ADS Security Mode
The intent of this article is to show you how to configure your Linux machine and Samba server to participate in a Windows 2003 Active Directory domain as a Member Server using Kerberos authentication. This involves using the security = ADS security mode in Samba.

( Permalink: Configuring Samba 3.0 To Use The ADS Security Mode      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Jun 28, 2007 )

Adding a little Cream to (g)Vim
By: Scott Nesbitt Even though I'm a die-hard Emacs user, there are times when I have to use the vi editor -- specifically gVim, the graphical face of the popular vi clone Vim. Since I use gVim so infrequently, I don't readily remember many of the editor's basic commands. Either I muddle through or reach for my well-thumbed copy of the vi Editor Pocket Reference. That was until I discovered Cream. With Cream, gVim becomes an easy-to-use editor -- so easy, in fact, you might not believe that you're using vi. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Adding a little Cream to (g)Vim      Submitted by FreeRhino Thu Jun 28, 2007 )

Secure Websites Using SSL And Certificates
This article will guide you through the entire process of setting up a secure website using SSL and digital certificates. This guide assumes that you already have a fully functional (and configured) server running Apache, BIND, and OpenSSL. Just as a side note, this guide was written based on a Fedora Core 6 distribution, but should be the same for most other distros out there.

( Permalink: Secure Websites Using SSL And Certificates      Submitted by Falko Timme Wed Jun 27, 2007 )

Portrait: Long-time Linux advocate Clay Claiborne
By: Robin 'Roblimo' Miller Clay Claiborne was an early Linux advocate, and his company, Cosmos Engineering, was one of the first computer builders to offer Linux-based PCs and servers. But Clay has never been as much about business as he's been about social activism. He cofounded the Linux Users of Los Angeles (LULA) group back in 1999, but lately he's dropped out of Linux activism and is spending most of his time on social (mostly anti-war) activism. He'll still happily build you a Linux-based entertainment center PC, but his current passion is making a Vietnam War video retrospective he hopes will help Americans remember how poorly that adventure ended, and how the experience we gained in Vietnam should should be applied to our occupation of Iraq. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Portrait: Long-time Linux advocate Clay Claiborne      Submitted by FreeRhino Wed Jun 27, 2007 )

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