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Yellow+Dog Installing Linux on the Mac mini
Post date: May 11, 2005, 07:05 Category: Installing Views: 2121 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: The Mac mini is an ideal low-cost, high-performance PowerPC development platform for numerous applications. Learn how to install and configure Linux on the mini. Future articles will add the software required to make it into a stand-alone multimedia appliance.

This short series of articles shows you how to take a conveniently inexpensive, high-end PowerPC® platform (specifically, an Apple Mac mini) and build it into a home multimedia appliance using Linux™. At the end of the series, you'll have a stand-alone device that can play slide shows of images, audio, and movies, and that is controlled and administered from another machine using a standard Web browser.

The PowerPC platform is very well-suited to this type of multimedia application, and the G4 with AltiVec used in the Mac mini is an exceptionally powerful and flexible choice. This first article introduces you to the hardware's capabilities and walks you through installing and configuring Yellow Dog Linux so you can delve into some application code in the next article.
Linux How To Set Up VMware Tools On Various Linux Distributions
Post date: October 2, 2007, 02:10 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3012 Comments: 1
Tutorial quote: This document explains how to set up the VMware Tools in the following guest operating systems: Ubuntu 7.04, Fedora 7, PCLinuxOS 2007 and Debian Etch. Installing VMware Tools in your guest operating systems will help maximize performance, provide mouse synchronization and copy & paste functionality. This article also shows a way of making VMware Tools start automatically when you start a guest operating system.
Unix+clones Tune and Tweak NFS for Top Performance
Post date: June 25, 2005, 19:06 Category: Optimizing Views: 1193 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: As promised in our previous NFS article, we will now explore mount options in a bit more detail. We will also talk about differences between NFS implementations among various UNIX flavors, and the wonderful capability automatic mounting provides.
CentOS How To Monitor A System With Sysstat On Centos 4.3
Post date: August 29, 2006, 10:08 Category: System Views: 1502 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: A common task for System Administrators is to monitor and care for a server. That's fairly easy to do at a moment's notice, but how to keep a record of this information over time? One way to monitor your server is to use the Sysstat package.

Sysstat is actually a collection of utilities designed to collect information about the performance of a linux installation, and record them over time.

It's fairly easy to install too, since it is included as a package on many distributions.
Openfiler Installing and Configuring Openfiler with DRBD and Heartbeat
Post date: October 26, 2008, 08:10 Category: Installing Views: 3080 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Openfiler is a high performance operating system tailored for use as a SAN/NAS appliance. This configuration will enable two Openfiler appliances to work in an active/passive high availability scenario.
CentOS Installing The PHP-MemCache Module On CentOS 5.0
Post date: July 16, 2007, 18:07 Category: Optimizing Views: 3141 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: MemCached is a high-performance, distributed memory object caching system, generic in nature, but intended for use in speeding up dynamic web applications by alleviating database load. In this article I explain how you can very easily install it and make it avaible in PHP.
CentOS System Monitoring with the Sysstat package
Post date: August 18, 2006, 02:08 Category: System Views: 1218 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: A system administrator needs to know how systems are performing. Using the Sysstat package, this tutorial will show how to monitor a system for performance.

Debian Firebird database Configuration
Post date: May 5, 2006, 12:05 Category: Installing Views: 703 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: Firebird is a relational database offering many ANSI SQL-99 features that runs on Linux, Windows, and a variety of Unix platforms. Firebird offers excellent concurrency, high performance, and powerful language support for stored procedures and triggers. It has been used in production systems, under a variety of names since 1981.

Firebird is a commercially independent project of C and C++ programmers, technical advisors and supporters developing and enhancing a multi-platform relational database management system based on the source code released by Inprise Corp (now known as Borland Software Corp) under the InterBase Public License v.1.0 on 25 July, 2000.
OpenSUSE Virtual Box - How to Install & Configure in openSUSE
Post date: August 9, 2008, 12:08 Category: Emulation Views: 1209 Comments: 0
Tutorial quote: VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).
Ubuntu Howto Convert Vmware Image to Virtualbox Image
Post date: March 10, 2009, 17:03 Category: System Views: 2296 Comments: 1
Tutorial quote: VirtualBox is a family of powerful x86 virtualization products for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).