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Linux

DOS Emulation Under Linux

Post date: May 1, 2005, 17:05 Category: Emulation Views: 3927 Comments
Tutorial quote: Whether you need to run some legacy corporate application, or just want to play some of those old classic DOS games, it's easy to get going.

I've done this on a Slackware 9.1 Linux system with a 2.4.22 kernel, running KDE 3.1.4. The process should be very similar for most reasonably recent Linux distros.
Unix+clones

Classic AmigaOS Emulation - A Guide for WinUAE

Post date: June 12, 2005, 23:06 Category: Emulation Views: 4582 Comments
Tutorial quote: WinUAE has reached a "v1.0 public"-state (!) and includes many improvements including OpenGL/DirectX display filters (for enhancing graphic output), Catweasel support (hardware for reading classic Amiga formatted diskettes with today's diskdrives) and an overall more cleanly designed user interface. For most people who are unfamiliar with AmigaOS and the use of Amiga emulators, setting up a usable AmigaOS emulation environment can be a daunting task. I have often heard of even veteran computing professionals feeling like complete computing newbees again when being confronted with all the Amiga jargon floating around on Amiga forums. With this article I intend to help provide information and pointers to resources for getting familiar with classic Amiga emulation while focussing on the freely available WinUAE emulator for the Windows platform. With this guide setting up an advanced classic emulation environment shoulld be possible for any PC user.

This article also includes many WinUAE screenshots, videos and information on acquiring and using freely available software.
RedHat

Choosing an I/O Scheduler for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4

Post date: July 18, 2005, 22:07 Category: Benchmarks Views: 8709 Comments
Tutorial quote: The Linux kernel, the core of the operating system, is responsible for controlling disk access by using kernel I/O scheduling. Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 with a 2.4 kernel base uses a single, robust, general purpose I/O elevator. The 2.4 I/O scheduler has a reasonable number of tuning options by controlling the amount of time a request remains in an I/O queue before being serviced using the elvtune command. While Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 offers most workloads excellent performance, it does not always provide the best I/O characteristics for the wide range of applications in use by Linux users these days. The I/O schedulers provided in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, embedded in the 2.6 kernel, have advanced the I/O capabilities of Linux significantly. With Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4, applications can now optimize the kernel I/O at boot time, by selecting one of four different I/O schedulers.
Linux

Optimizing Linux filesystems

Post date: April 12, 2005, 07:04 Category: Benchmarks Views: 4330 Comments
Tutorial quote: Last time we introduced a few common Linux filesystems and examined their features. If you've already installed Linux, your partitions are already set up and configured with particular filesystems, but you may decide you want to modify this configuration. What's the best way to begin?
OSX

Mac OS X Server Migration Guide

Post date: June 8, 2005, 05:06 Category: System Views: 4192 Comments
Tutorial quote: This guide contains the following chapters:

Chapter 1, “Migrating the Previous Version of Mac OS X Server,” details the steps to follow if you have the previous version of Mac OS X Server and want to migrate to the new
version.

Chapter 2, “Migrating Macintosh Manager or At Ease for Workgroups,” explains the steps involved in migrating existing Macintosh Manager or At Ease for Workgroups users,
workgroups, and documents to Mac OS X Server.

Chapter 3, “Migrating AppleShare IP,” provides information about migrating existing information from an AppleShare IP server to Mac OS X Server.
OSX

Mac OS X Server Administrator's Guide

Post date: June 8, 2005, 05:06 Category: System Views: 7481 Comments
Tutorial quote: Includes information on how Mac OS X Server software works
and strategies for using it with your network
Linux

How the One-Liner For-Loop in Bash Goes

Post date: January 6, 2007, 21:01 Category: System Views: 4278 Comments
Tutorial quote: A mini-guide to one of the coolest tricks at the Bash command line - performing the same operation on a whole group of files at once using the "for-do-done" loop syntax.
OpenSUSE

SuSE 10.1 Installation Manual

Post date: October 28, 2006, 01:10 Category: Installing Views: 7525 Comments
Tutorial quote: A simple guide to openSUSE 10.1 installation with screenshots. Also explains the process of network install and has a section on post-install configuration.
Linux+Mint

Changing From Microsoft Windows To Linux Mint 11

Post date: August 12, 2011, 08:08 Category: Desktop Views: 4495 Comments
Tutorial quote: This is a tutorial for people originally using the Windows Operating System who want to try out Linux Mint 11. It is supposed to show the differences and similarities between the two systems and depict Linux' functions with examples.
Linux

Compiling Your Own Kernel

Post date: May 1, 2005, 17:05 Category: System Views: 3133 Comments
Tutorial quote: Once I decided to take the plunge and go for it, I realised it's not too hard at all. As long as you have a bootable floppy or CD to boot from if your new kernel doesn't work, you'll be OK.

For this simple guide, I'll assume that you use LILO as your boot manager.
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