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Making applications scalable with Load Balancing
Willy Tarreau, author of HAProxy load balancer and Kernel 2.4 mainteiner, has written an enlightening article on load balancing. The article gives a great overview of various methods and techniques of load balancing, as well as real-life problems each of them has. The article can be found at his personal website

( Permalink: Making applications scalable with Load Balancing      Submitted by Jure Kodzoman Mon Mar 19, 2007 )

Integrating amavisd-new Into Postfix For Spam
This article shows how to integrate amavisd-new into a Postfix mail server for spam- and virus-scanning. amavisd-new is a high-performance interface between MTAs such as Postfix and content checkers: virus scanners, and/or SpamAssassin. We will use ClamAV for virus scanning and SpamAssassin for spam scanning in this tutorial.

( Permalink: Integrating amavisd-new Into Postfix For Spam      Submitted by Falko Timme Mon Mar 19, 2007 )

Steps to manually mount a USB flash drive
This article provides the steps required to mount a USB device manually in GNU/Linux. Usually most Linux distributions come with a program called hotplug which does the job of automatically mounting the device when you insert it. But in bare bones linux distributions which do not have this program, the steps provided in the article becomes helpful.

( Permalink: Steps to manually mount a USB flash drive      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Mar 19, 2007 )

Parallelize Application for Faster Linux Booting
Linux can serve as a client desktop or server right out of the box, a flexibility that slows its booting process. This article shows you options to increase the speed with which Linux boots, including two options for parallelizing the initialization process. It also shows you how to visualize graphically the performance of the boot process.

( Permalink: Parallelize Application for Faster Linux Booting      Submitted by IdaAshley Mon Mar 19, 2007 )

Howto install Flash, Java, Real Player 32 bit plug
This tutorial covers the installation of 32bit plugins under 64 bit Linux Firefox with the help of nspluginwrapper wrapper. It is an Open Source compatibility plugin for Netscape 4 (NPAPI) plugins. It enables you to use plugins on platforms they were not built for. For example, you can use Acrobat Reader, Real Player etc plugin on Linux/x86_64 , NetBSD and FreeBSD platforms.

( Permalink: Howto install Flash, Java, Real Player 32 bit plug      Submitted by Anonymous Mon Mar 19, 2007 )

How To Install VMware Server On A Fedora Core 6
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install VMware Server on a Fedora Core 6 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 A Fedora Core 6      Submitted by Falko Timme Fri Mar 16, 2007 )

PDFedit fills hole in the desktop
By: Bruce Byfield PDFedit is not the first tool for editing PDF files on the GNU/Linux desktop, but it does have a strong claim to being the first truly practical one. Although only at version 0.2.5, PDFedit is already a practical solution for manipulating pages and text in PDF files, as well as for salvaging content in usable formats. It suffers only from an eccentric interface and some of the instability typical of an early release. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: PDFedit fills hole in the desktop      Submitted by FreeRhino Fri Mar 16, 2007 )

OpenBSD hit by 'critical' IPv6 flaw
A vulnerability in the way OpenBSD handles IPv6 data packets exposes systems running the traditionally secure open-source operating system to serious attack.

( Permalink: OpenBSD hit by 'critical' IPv6 flaw      Submitted by george Fri Mar 16, 2007 )

Media Players Available for Ubuntu Linux
This is list of Media Players Available for Ubuntu Linux with installation instructions and screenshots this includes Mplayer,songbird,amarok,listen,beep media player,banshee,Rhythmbox, xmms,quod libet,VLC Media Player,Exaile. Very Useful list for all Users and admins Full Story

( Permalink: Media Players Available for Ubuntu Linux      Submitted by dave Fri Mar 16, 2007 )

The fine art of PHP V5.2 memory management
There are many improvements that have taken place in PHP V5.2, and one critical area is that of memory management. To understand the implications of these new features, this article delves into memory management functions in PHP5.2, tweaking the memory manager, limiting memory usage and consides why allocation overhead and speed are a big deal.

( Permalink: The fine art of PHP V5.2 memory management      Submitted by Anonymous Fri Mar 16, 2007 )

Candidates for Debian Project Leader sound off
By: Joe 'Zonker' Brockmeier Once again, the Debian project is gearing up to elect a new project leader, with voting set to begin late this month. As we did last year, we asked the DPL candidates to sound off on some of the issues that will face the Debian Project in the next year. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Candidates for Debian Project Leader sound off      Submitted by FreeRhino Wed Mar 14, 2007 )

Use the CUBE with XGL and Compiz
Well, I got my laptop on Friday two weeks ago. I must say, the HP Compaq nx6310 was definitely a good choice. The only thing I donít really like is the TrueLife screen. I donít like it because of the glare, but I suppose Iíll get used to it. Anyway, one of the first things I did was partition the drive, and install OpenSuse 10.2, 64bit version. The installation went smoothly and everything (including WLAN) worked perfect. In this workshop I want to explain the installation of the 3D cube using XGL and Compiz.

Read more at Linux-Tip.net

( Permalink: Use the CUBE with XGL and Compiz      Submitted by Frank Neugebauer Wed Mar 14, 2007 )

Zabbix: State-of-the-art network monitoring
By: Aněe Vidmar Zabbix is an enterprise-class open source distributed monitoring solution for servers, network services, and network devices. It's easier to use and provides more functionality than Nagios or BigBrother. Read more at Linux.com.

( Permalink: Zabbix: State-of-the-art network monitoring      Submitted by FreeRhino Wed Mar 14, 2007 )

Roll your own social network with Elgg
First, blogs moved from personal platforms to corporate tools. Now, wouldn't it be great to put social networking to work in your organization? Elgg is an open source application for creating social networks. It can be customized with themes and extended with plugins to work with other social networks or plug into an organization's existing wiki and forum boards. It lets users collaborate on projects within organizations or share notes within a university.
Read more at IT Managerís Journal

( Permalink: Roll your own social network with Elgg      Submitted by FreeRhino Wed Mar 14, 2007 )

Command-line PHP? Yes, you can!
Learn how to debug PHP code from the command line and examine the strengths of PHP as a shell scripting language unto itself. Give PHP a chance on the command-line interface, and you may find that it has become your new favorite shell-scripting tool. There's really nothing stopping you from using PHP as your Swiss Army knife for almost any given programming project.

( Permalink: Command-line PHP? Yes, you can!      Submitted by Anonymous Wed Mar 14, 2007 )

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