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SuSe

User-Mode Linux

Post date: December 8, 2005, 13:12 Category: Software Views: 3789 Comments
Tutorial quote: One of the largest efforts involved with software engineering is testing the software to make sure that it works as designed. Testing can require several different types of system configurations and could require multiple instances of Linux. One way to create this type of environment is to use a virtual machine.

User-Mode Linux (UML) is a fully functional Linux kernel. It runs its own scheduler and virtual memory (VM) system, relying on the host kernel for hardware support. It includes virtual block, network, and serial devices to provide an environment that is almost as full-featured as a hardware-based machine. UML cannot destroy the host machine. Furthermore, the UML block devices, also called disks, can be files on the native Linux file system, so you cannot affect the native block devices. This is very useful when you're testing and debugging block operations.
Linux

Use Webmin for Linux Administration

Post date: April 13, 2005, 00:04 Category: Software Views: 3346 Comments
Tutorial quote: Administering Linux and Unix-based servers does not need to be the scourge of your work day. With a handy tool called Webmin as part of your arsenal, you can regain complete control of your servers via the Web browser.
Linux

Configure Multiple Network Profiles on Linux

Post date: April 13, 2005, 02:04 Category: Network Views: 2596 Comments
Tutorial quote: Mobile Linux users face some interesting (OK, vexing) challenges when they want to plug into different networks. Any Linux system will easily support all manner of networking profiles--dialup, ISDN, Ethernet, wireless--the tricky bit is configuration. Manually re-configuring a PC for every connection is low on most users' lists of "fun things to do." You can be an ace scripting guru and fiddle up something yourself, or you can find a nice ready-made utility to do the work for you. Unfortunately, I have not found a universal utility to do this. However, there are a lot of utilities specific to various distributions, and an assortment of other utilities.
Debian

Removing Unwanted Startup Debian Files or Services

Post date: January 5, 2007, 07:01 Category: System Views: 3503 Comments
Tutorial quote: Under Debian Linux ( and most other distros) startup files are stored in /etc/init.d/ directory and symbolic linked between /etc/rcX.d/ directory exists. Debian Linux (Red Hat/ Fedora) uses System V initialization scripts to start services at boot time from /etc/rcX.d/ directory. Debian Linux comes with different utilities to remove unwanted startup files.
Linux

Basic Linux Commands With Man Pages

Post date: October 11, 2006, 16:10 Category: Installing Views: 2978 Comments
Tutorial quote: Here are some basic commands to get you started in the wonderful world of Linux and other UNIX variants. All of these commands should work from your command prompt (regardless which shell you’re using).
Linux

Chmod Squad: HOWTO Use Linux File Permissions

Post date: January 6, 2007, 21:01 Category: System Views: 3760 Comments
Tutorial quote: A complete new user's guide to the Linux file permission system, with examples. Be mystified no more by cryptic file permission bits.
Gentoo

Gentoo VSFTPD Howto

Post date: May 4, 2005, 18:05 Category: Network Views: 5396 Comments
Tutorial quote: This serves as an explicit guide as to how one goes about setting up a VSFTPD server on a Gentoo Linux computer. Though written for Gentoo, these instructions apply to other Linux distributions as well.
Linux

Linux Shortcuts and Commands

Post date: December 12, 2005, 18:12 Category: System Views: 2555 Comments
Tutorial quote: This is a practical selection of the commands and shortcuts we use most often. Handy linux commands source. Good stuff, many of these a lot of people already know but it is a great memory tool.
Ubuntu

Virus Protection With AVG Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

Post date: September 10, 2007, 22:09 Category: Security Views: 3903 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can install and use AVG Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there are not many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users - it can help you to not pass on any Windows viruses (that do not do any harm to Linux systems) to Windows users. AVG Antivirus for Linux is free for private and non-commercial use.
Linux

Building a Linux Cluster, Part 2

Post date: April 18, 2005, 03:04 Category: Network Views: 2769 Comments
Tutorial quote: In this installment, we consider the what of cluster building: the hardware and software components that make up a Linux cluster, and some ways to think about integrating them into a solution for your environment.
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