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Linux Roll Your Own Firewall
Post date: March 28, 2006, 16:03 Category: Network Views: 9
Tutorial quote: A comprehensive user friendly guide to setting up your own firewall on GNU/Linux.
Linux Today's Linux screen capture technology
Post date: April 12, 2005, 14:04 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 42
Tutorial quote: "I'd like you to help me find out about video screen captures," said one of my editors a while back. "Sure, let me see what's available," I replied. He pointed me to a couple of Web sites to get me started, and here I am a few weeks later ready to share my findings. I'll discuss ways that you can make video clips in Linux, talk about their applications and shortcomings. I'll also cover suitable ways to view your masterpieces once they're recorded.

Video screen captures are useful for jobs like application training, computer instruction, or product demos. An example would be the little one-minute video I set up for my wife. She kept forgetting how to start up Mozilla Mail on her Windows 98 machine. I captured the mouse clicks and screen changes (in real time) as I ran through the process, saving it to a Macromedia Flash file. I then created a little Web page on one of my Apache servers, that described how to start Mozilla Mail and included a link to the Flash file. Instead of asking me how to do it, she can now just click on the video tutorial.
Linux How Linux boots: Runlevels and init
Post date: April 12, 2005, 19:04 Category: System Views: 47
Tutorial quote: Identifying each stage of the boot process is invaluable in fixing boot problems and understanding the system as a whole.
Linux Enabling S.M.A.R.T for SATA disks
Post date: October 10, 2005, 08:10 Category: System Views: 85
Tutorial quote: This very short tutorial shows you how to enable S.M.A.R.T reporting for SATA disks on 2.6 linux kernel.
Ubuntu MythTV w/PVR-150 Setup on Ubuntu Linux Breezy Badger (5.10)
Post date: December 16, 2005, 17:12 Category: Multimedia Views: 177
Tutorial quote: Good how-to for installing MythTV on Ubuntu in 45 minutes.
Unix+clones Configuring Apache for Maximum Performance
Post date: February 12, 2006, 04:02 Category: Optimizing Views: 37
Tutorial quote: Apache is an open-source HTTP server implementation. It is the most popular web server on the Internet; the December 2005 Web Server Survey conducted by Netcraft [1] shows that about 70% of the web sites on Internet are using Apache.

Apache server performance can be improved by adding additional hardware resources such as RAM, faster CPU, etc. But most of the time, the same result can be achieved by custom configuration of the server. This article looks into getting maximum performance out of Apache with the existing hardware resources, specifically on Linux systems. Of course, it is assumed that there is enough hardware resources - especially enough RAM that the server isn't swapping frequently. First two sections look into various Compile-Time and Run-Time configuration options. The Run-Time section assumes that Apache is compiled with prefork MPM. HTTP compression and caching is discussed next. Finally, using separate servers for serving static and dynamic contents is covered. Basic knowledge of compiling and configuring Apache and Linux are assumed.
Linux DOSBox - A DOS Emulator
Post date: May 1, 2005, 13:05 Category: Emulation Views: 82
Tutorial quote: Do you rely on legacy DOS apps. that are critical to the survival of your business? Me neither - I just want to play Frogger again...

One way of running those old favourites under Linux is to use the DOSBox software package.
Unix+clones Tweaking Opera under *NIX
Post date: April 21, 2005, 10:04 Category: Software Views: 53
Tutorial quote: As with everything else on linux, getting Opera's features to work perfectly sometimes requires a few adjustments to be done by hand. This tutorial will help you install plugins for opera (flash, java etc) as well as making opera fonts look smooth.
Linux HOWTO: Hosting a Subversion Repository
Post date: April 17, 2006, 13:04 Category: Software Views: 24
Tutorial quote: This document explains in details the procedure to setup a subversion repository (with trac/viewvc) in Linux based environment. Depending on the needs, one of the following three schemes can be selected.
Unix+clones Setting Up Samba 3.x
Post date: April 15, 2005, 19:04 Category: Network Views: 40
Tutorial quote: Recently I got the opportunity to setup a new lab for a small school. The server runs Linux and the workstations run WindowsXP. There are 3 levels of access on the workstations (admin, teacher, and student) and security on the workstations is based on Windows policies applied at logon.