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Linux Distribution Guide
This is a brief 4 page guide to the world of Linux distributions, primarily aimed at individuals who are new to the Linux scene, and who are thinking about taking the plunge and trying Linux for the first time.
Read the Guide

( Permalink: Linux Distribution Guide      Submitted by Steve Emms Tue May 29, 2007 )

The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2007
This tutorial shows how you can set up a PCLinuxOS 2007 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. I found that PCLinuxOS is really easy to install and use, and it is a real alternative.

( Permalink: The Perfect Desktop - PCLinuxOS 2007      Submitted by Falko Timme Tue May 29, 2007 )

nBox - Envision your network with nBox
The life of a systems or network administrator requires us to maintain an expansive understanding of our network infrastructure to more effectively manage it. Amidst volumes of complex data that some IT problems present and network management is no exception to these complications. Visual tools allow us to better see trends and make sense of the macro view of our networks. Ntop, nBox, nProbe are just the right FOSS tools that can help us gain greater insight.
Read on...

( Permalink: nBox - Envision your network with nBox      Submitted by Joseph Tue May 29, 2007 )

QoS And Traffic Shaping For VoIP Users
The quality of my VoIP phone calls suffered whenever I was downloading or uploading anything. This was irritating, especially for those calling me (I heard them better than they heard me). So I poked at Iproute2 and other howtos, especially with regard to VoIP traffic, but I couldn't find anything that worked well. After some playing around, I've found settings that were right for me: consistant VoIP quality, regardless of any activities on the wire.

( Permalink: QoS And Traffic Shaping For VoIP Users      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon May 21, 2007 )

Howto install a free NX Server on Debian 4.0
NoMachine NX is a Terminal Server and Remote Access solution based on open source technologies. It makes it possible to run any graphical application on any operating system across any network connection as if you were sitting in front of your computer.

Besides all the professional NX servers for enterprises, NoMachine also offers a free server, which offers most of the features available in the commercial version. It is allowing 1-2 user sessions suitable for home users and those who are not interested in support.
If you'd like to discover how NoMachine's servers work or are configured, give it a try! The following workshop describes the NX Free Edition installation and usage on a Debian 4.0 server.

Read more at Linux-Tip.net

( Permalink: Howto install a free NX Server on Debian 4.0      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Mon May 21, 2007 )

How To Install VMware Server On CentOS 5.0
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server on a CentOS 5.0 desktop system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems (virtual machines) such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).

( Permalink: How To Install VMware Server On CentOS 5.0      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon May 21, 2007 )

New GCC 4.2.0
By: Mayank Sharma Earlier this week, the GNU project announced a major release of the popular GNU Compiler Collection. GCC 4.2.0 introduces new features and several improvements for developers, but most of the distribution developers we spoke with aren't rushing to take advantage of the new release. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: New GCC 4.2.0      Submitted by FreeRhino Mon May 21, 2007 )

Free replacements for Windows Fonts
By: Bruce Byfield Last week, Red Hat announced the release of three Liberation typefaces as free replacements for the Windows core fonts Arial, Courier New, and Times New Roman -- respectively, the leading sans serif, monospaced, and serif fonts in use today. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Free replacements for Windows Fonts      Submitted by FreeRhino Mon May 21, 2007 )

A Guide to Virtualization on Mandriva Linux 2007
Have you ever wished you had another computer handy? Maybe you want to try a new operating system out. Maybe you want to test something experimental without potentially breaking your own system. Maybe you need to run some software that only runs in a different operating system. Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring comes with a range of virtualization options that can help.

( Permalink: A Guide to Virtualization on Mandriva Linux 2007      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu May 17, 2007 )

Increase ext3 and ReiserFS filesystems Performance
This tutorial explains how to increase ext3 and ReiserFS filesystems Performance in Linux.The ext3 or third extended filesystem is a journalled file system that is commonly used by the Linux operating system. It is the default file system for many popular Linux distributions Full Story

( Permalink: Increase ext3 and ReiserFS filesystems Performance      Submitted by dave Thu May 17, 2007 )

Tiny Tiny RSS: A very very useful RSS reader
By: Dmitri Popov Tiny Tiny RSS (TT-RSS) is an excellent little Web-based RSS aggregator that, despite its tiny size, sports some clever features, including an AJAXified interface, a multiuser mode, tags, content filtering, and a lightweight interface for use with mobile devices. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Tiny Tiny RSS: A very very useful RSS reader      Submitted by FreeRhino Thu May 17, 2007 )

Optimize AIX 5L: Monitoring your CPU, Part 3
Understand performance tuning: controlling thread usage and CPU binding. This article addresses key tools and utilities you can use to analyze threads and administrate your processes.

( Permalink: Optimize AIX 5L: Monitoring your CPU, Part 3      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Thu May 17, 2007 )

Anatomy of the Linux Slab Allocator
Minimize the time required to manage memory and maximize available memory for general usage with the slab allocator. This article explores the ideas behind the slab allocator and examines its interfaces and their use. It uses the Linux kernel method that originated in Solaris of allocating memory of objects based on their size.

( Permalink: Anatomy of the Linux Slab Allocator      Submitted by IdaAshley Thu May 17, 2007 )

Content filtering and virus checking
Commercial filters are often expensive, especially when used on a large number of computers, as would be the case in a school computer lab or in small or medium companies with computer networks. In contrast, open source filters are generally freely available for download. In addition, since commercial filters are proprietary, in many cases the system administrator does not have the opportunity to modify or even view the lists of blocked sites. With a typical server-based filtering and virus scan solution running on a proprietary operating system, you would have to pay hundreds or possibly thousands of dollars for the server's operating system, on top of per-seat user licensing fees for the server as well as the filtering software. With an open source solution you can be up and running with no software and upgrade costs whatsoever.

In the first part of the article we installed SquidGuard, which works through the caching and proxying program Squid. We will now combine the solution with the virus scan engine ClamAV and will get a complete content filtering and virus scanning proxy.

Read more at Linux-Tip.net

( Permalink: Content filtering and virus checking      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Tue May 15, 2007 )

Encrypted home partition in Linux
Have you ever wondered what would have happened if all the important data have been stolen from your mobile PC? For example the information about a confidential project you have been working on for the last 2 years in your company … A horrifying vision, isn’t it? If you don’t want it come true, please consider encrypting your home drive. Here is how to do this in Linux.

( Permalink: Encrypted home partition in Linux      Submitted by Borys Musielak Tue May 15, 2007 )

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