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Network Monitoring Appliance

Post date: September 30, 2009, 10:09 Category: Network Views: 5328 Comments
Tutorial quote: My ambition was to implement a small (better tiny) appliance for monitoring network health and network resources, short and longtime trends, running under VMware Server or VMware ESX. So I had an eye upon all components which are implemented on the system, to be as leightweight as possible. This was also the reason why no SQL DBMS based software was used. The appliance is based on Ubuntu Jeos LTS (8.04.3 at the time of this writing). Almost all used components are from the related repositories. This tutorial shows how the appliance was implemented.
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How To Add A Splash Image To GRUB 2 On Ubuntu 9.04

Post date: September 3, 2009, 09:09 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 2211 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can add a splash image to your GRUB 2 boot loader on Ubuntu 9.04. Please note that you should use this tutorial only if you have upgraded your bootloader to GRUB 2 previously.
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Kismet An 802.11 wireless network detector, sniffer, and intrusion detection system

Post date: September 2, 2009, 13:09 Category: Software Views: 3654 Comments
Tutorial quote: Kismet is a 802.11b wireless network sniffer. It is capable of sniffing using almost any supported wireless card using the Airo, HostAP, Wlan-NG, and Orinoco (with a kernel patch) drivers.Kismet identifies networks by passively collecting packets and detecting standard named networks, detecting (and given time, decloaking) hidden networks, and infering the presence of nonbeaconing networks via data
traffic.
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How To Install GRUB 2 On Ubuntu 9.04

Post date: September 1, 2009, 12:09 Category: Installing Views: 1806 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can upgrade your GRUB bootloader to GRUB 2 on Ubuntu 9.04. GRUB 2 has been rewritten from scratch to clean up everything for modularity and portability.
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Upgrade To The Latest FFmpeg and x264 in Ubuntu Intrepid and Jaunty

Post date: August 31, 2009, 07:08 Category: Multimedia Views: 3717 Comments
Tutorial quote: A while ago I posted some fixed ffmpeg and x264 packages for Ubuntu Jaunty (.deb) but you may want to upgrade to the latest version of ffmpeg and x264 (whichever the latest version is). So this how-to will explain how to install the latest FFmpeg and x264 and then how to always update those packages. Read on!
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How To Enable Adobe's Flash Player In Google Chrome (Ubuntu 9.04)

Post date: August 27, 2009, 09:08 Category: Desktop Views: 2594 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial explains how you can install the Google Chrome browser on Ubuntu 9.04 and how to enable the Adobe Flash plugin in it. Please note that Google Chrome for Ubuntu is still in alpha state and should not be used on production systems.
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Creating Backups With Back In Time On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop

Post date: August 25, 2009, 11:08 Category: Desktop Views: 2440 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial explains how to install and use Back In Time on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop. Back In Time is a simple backup tool for Linux inspired from "flyback project" and "TimeVault". The backup is done by taking snapshots of a specified set of directories.
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Install Ubuntu kernel updates without rebooting using Ksplice Uptrack

Post date: August 24, 2009, 14:08 Category: Software Views: 2488 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ksplice Uptrack is an update service for the Linux kernel; it automatically delivers security and reliability improvements to your machine, without the disruption of rebooting.
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How To Install GIMP 2.7 in Ubuntu Jaunty and Karmic From a Launchpad PPA

Post date: August 22, 2009, 07:08 Category: Installing Views: 1822 Comments
Tutorial quote: The release of GIMP 2.7.0 is a first step towards GIMP 2.8, the next stable release. Please note that this is an unstable development snapshot and read the GIMP 2.7 release notes. Actually, in the following repository, the current version of Gimp is 2.7.1 already. To install it in Ubuntu, just copy & paste the following commands into a terminal to add the Launchpad PPA repository:
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Creating Backups With luckyBackup On An Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop

Post date: August 20, 2009, 11:08 Category: Desktop Views: 2491 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial explains how to install and use luckyBackup on an Ubuntu 9.04 desktop. luckyBackup is an application for data back-up and synchronization powered by the rsync tool. It is simple to use, fast (transfers over only changes made and not all data), safe (keeps your data safe by checking all declared directories before proceeding in any data manipulation ), reliable and fully customizable.
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