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Install OTRS Open source Ticket Request System
OTRS is an Open source Ticket Request System (also well known as trouble ticket system) with many features to manage customer telephone calls and e-mails. The system is built to allow your support, sales, pre-sales, billing, internal IT, helpdesk, etc. department to react quickly to inbound inquiries. Full Story

( Permalink: Install OTRS Open source Ticket Request System      Submitted by dave Thu Apr 5, 2007 )

Galternatives - Graphical setup tools
There are several programs fulfilling the same or similar functions to be installed on a single system at the same time. For example, many systems have several text editors or different web browsers installed,Multimedia players,graphics editors at once. Full Story

( Permalink: Galternatives - Graphical setup tools      Submitted by dave Thu Apr 5, 2007 )

Review: Acer Aspire T180
By: Joe Barr The $489 Acer Aspire AST180-UD400B desktop box looked like a good, moderately priced desktop to provide the computing power for my Linux ham station. I had to wipe Windows from its drive before I began, and Ubuntu failed to recognize some of its hardware components, but it proved a solid performer. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Review: Acer Aspire T180      Submitted by FreeRhino Thu Apr 5, 2007 )

What DRM-free iTunes means for Linux users
By: Nathan Willis Apple will soon begin selling audio tracks through its online store that are playable on Linux systems -- but you still will not be able to purchase them on Linux. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: What DRM-free iTunes means for Linux users      Submitted by FreeRhino Thu Apr 5, 2007 )

Building DVD Images Of Ubuntu Repositories
This article offers a simple way of creating DVD images of Debian or Ubuntu http/ftp repositories. Ubuntu does not offer DVDs ready to download with its main, universe, multiverse and/or restricted repositories. With the contents of this guide you can do it yourself. Having the Ubuntu or Debian repositories on DVD can be useful for those users who do not have access to the internet where they have their Ubuntu installed but have access somewhere else to download the repository and build and burn the DVDs.

( Permalink: Building DVD Images Of Ubuntu Repositories      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Apr 2, 2007 )

Bash Shell Keyboard Shortcuts For Linux Users
The default shell on most Linux operating systems is called Bash. There are a couple of important hotkeys that you should get familiar with if you plan to spend a lot of time at the command line. These shortcuts will save you a ton of time if you learn them. Full Story

( Permalink: Bash Shell Keyboard Shortcuts For Linux Users      Submitted by dave Mon Apr 2, 2007 )

Review: System 76 Darter laptop
By: Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier While users are pleading with Dell to sell systems with Linux pre-installed, smaller vendors have been offering Linux on OEM hardware for some time. One of the more recent arrivals in the OEM Linux market is System 76, which sells a decent selection of desktop, workstation, and notebook systems with Ubuntu Linux pre-installed. I test-drove the company's Ubuntu-certified Darter laptop recently, and found that it has a few flaws, but overall provides a decent system for Linux users clamoring for a Linux-friendly vendor. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Review: System 76 Darter laptop      Submitted by FreeRhino Mon Apr 2, 2007 )

State of the VNC art
Are you adept with Virtual Network Computing (VNC)? If not, you'll find that learning even a little about this desktop sharing system pays off big in your daily development or system administration responsibilities.

( Permalink: State of the VNC art      Submitted by BlueVoodoo Mon Apr 2, 2007 )

Portrait: GNOME Foundation's Dave Neary
By: Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier Many free software advocates make a name for themselves by being involved with a single project. Dave Neary casts a wider net. He is a GNOME Foundation member, community manager of the OpenWengo project, and a former contributor to the GIMP project. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Portrait: GNOME Foundation's Dave Neary      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Apr 2, 2007 )

How To Install VMware Server On Mandriva
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server on a Mandriva Free 2007 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 Mandriva      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Mar 30, 2007 )

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix & Courier
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'll 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. 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 & Courier      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Mar 30, 2007 )

Linux to help the Library of Congress save America
By: Michael Stutz The Library of Congress, where thousands of rare public domain documents relating to America's history are stored and slowly decaying, is about to begin an ambitious project to digitize these fragile documents using Linux-based systems and publish the results online in multiple formats. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Linux to help the Library of Congress save America      Submitted by FreeRhino Fri Mar 30, 2007 )

How To Set Up suPHP On Debian
With this guide I explain how to set up suPHP on a Debian based ISPConfig server with PHP 4. When you have configured suPHP on your ISPConfig server, you are able to run the PHP scripts under the admin user of the website instead of the Apache user.

( Permalink: How To Set Up suPHP On Debian      Submitted by Falko Timme Thu Mar 29, 2007 )

Hacking Second Life
The open source release of the Second Life viewer program by developer Linden Lab offers a rare opportunity to peer into the comparative strengths of closed and open source development models. This article gives an overview of some of the differences between these development styles, and talks about what's involved in setting up your own build environment.

( Permalink: Hacking Second Life      Submitted by Anonymous Thu Mar 29, 2007 )

FSF changes GPLv3 endgame
By: Bruce Byfield The Free Software Foundation (FSF) is changing the final process of writing the third version of the GNU General Public License (GPLv3). Peter Brown, executive director of the FSF, says that the reasons for the change are the extensive revisions in the next draft and the need "to get the community back involved in the process" as it reaches a climax. The revisions deal with issues raised by the recent Novell-Microsoft deal, and by the community about language in the license about patents and digital rights management (DRM). Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: FSF changes GPLv3 endgame      Submitted by FreeRhino Thu Mar 29, 2007 )

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