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Essential house keeping in Ubuntu

Post date: December 8, 2005, 11:12 Category: System Views: 2950 Comments
Tutorial quote: I started using Ubuntu Breezy ver 5.10 a month back on my machine. Prior to that I was exclusively into Fedora. What drew me to Ubuntu was the huge number of packages in its repositories including softwares which I find useful on a day-to-day basis like Tomboy which I had to compile from source in Fedora. But the Ubuntu CD comes with the base packages which support only open file formats. So if you want support for proprietary file formats like mp3 and quicktime support as well as install softwares not included on the CD, then you have to do some work.

I call it essential housekeeping because it is not exactly a problem, but only a matter of finding out how to get the necessary support. Here I share my experiences in putting the Ubuntu house in order on my machine.
Unix+clones

Keeping Your Life in Subversion

Post date: October 2, 2005, 16:10 Category: Software Views: 3336 Comments
Tutorial quote: I keep my life in a Subversion repository. For the past five years, I've checked every file I've created and worked on, every email I've sent or received, and every config file I've tweaked into revision control. Five years ago, when I started doing this using CVS, people thought I was nuts to use revision control in this way. Today it's still not a common practice, but thanks to my earlier article "CVS homedir" (Linux Journal, issue 101), I know I'm not alone. In this article I will describe how my new home directory setup is working now that I've switched from CVS to Subversion.

Subversion is a revision-control system. Like the earlier and much cruftier CVS, its purpose is to manage chunks of code, such as free software programs with multiple developers, or in-house software projects involving several employees. Unlike CVS, Subversion handles directories and file renaming reasonably, which is more than sufficient reason to switch to it if you're already using CVS. It also fixes most of CVS's other misfeatures. Subversion still has its warts, though, such as an inability to store symbolic links and some file permissions, and its need for twice as much disk space as you'd expect thanks to the copies of everything in those .svn directories. These problems can be quite annoying when you're keeping your whole home directory in svn. Why bother?
Ubuntu

How to Install C and C++ Compilers in Ubuntu and testing first C and C++ Program

Post date: May 4, 2008, 23:05 Category: Software Views: 11196 Comments
Tutorial quote: If you are a developer you need C and C++ Compiler for your development work on your ubuntu system this tutorial will explain howto install C and C++ Compilers in Ubuntu with program examples.In ubuntu you can install the build-essential for C and C++ compilers.

Ubuntu

Prepping Ubuntu for Everyday Use

Post date: June 2, 2006, 07:06 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3783 Comments
Tutorial quote: Below are over 25 tips that will let you tweak and personalize the latest Ubuntu release so that it's perfect. Think of it as polishing the diamond.

In the tips I explain some simple stuff, such as replacing that gloomy wallpaper with something prettier, to more essential stuff, such as enabling all the Ubuntu software repositories so that you get the fullest choice of software. You'll also learn how to configure proprietary 3D graphics drivers.
Ubuntu

How To Set Up A Terminal Server In Linux Using Ubuntu 9.10 And FreeNX

Post date: January 27, 2010, 13:01 Category: Installing Views: 3311 Comments
Tutorial quote: FreeNX is an open source implementation of NoMachine's NX Server. It is a bit more akin to Microsoft's RDP protocol than the usual VNC, so while keeping bandwidth to a minimum, it maintains good visual quality and responsiveness.
Unix+clones

Do everything right from the command line

Post date: September 7, 2006, 14:09 Category: Network Views: 3974 Comments
Tutorial quote: Discover three essential UNIX® utilities that deliver the entire Internet to your command line.
Linux

Manage Your Music Efficiently in Linux

Post date: August 4, 2008, 19:08 Category: Multimedia Views: 3437 Comments
Tutorial quote: Today PC's have become a major source of entertainment ... Whether its listening Music, watching Movies , playing Games or chatting in past time.. PC has does it all to keep you entertained for a long period of time.. PC has now turned to a jukebox now apart from what they are mainly meant for !

Today people generally store their Music in their PC .. Keeping Music in PC has lots of advantages like you have a Soft copy always accessible from anywhere, can easily backup/delete music collection, saves space by not utilizing DVD's/Cd's considering Online Music Shops. Easy management and Quicker Search..

Keeping Music in Cd's and similar stuff is hard.. As you just can't carry every Media's with you and compiling you favorite song collection to Cd's and DVD's will consume too much recourse.. With the arrival of Portable Media player like iPod, Walkman, Zen and others carrying music was so easy..

But to keep your Music collection updated and proper you must keep them in proper way.. A properly tagged and named music file will be easy to find else you will just waste your time searching the Gb's of your Disk..

So why waste time ? Just go through the guide and you will know how to easily and efficiently manage your Music Collection in GNU/Linux OS..
Fedora+Core

Keeping Fedora Up to Date with Yum

Post date: April 13, 2005, 01:04 Category: System Views: 4396 Comments
Tutorial quote: Yum is an automatic updater and package management tool for rpm based systems. Yum automatically computes dependencies and figures out what steps need to occur in order to install packages. It makes it much easier to maintain groups of machines without having to manually update each one using rpm.
Debian

Automated distributed backups for laptops

Post date: February 14, 2006, 21:02 Category: Network Views: 2583 Comments
Tutorial quote: This document will describe the setup I made for automating the backup tasks for all laptops here in the house. My servers use the same backup server and infrastructure, but right now they don't have the checks and scripts because they are online 24/7 and my backup server is triggering the backup process. This is however not true at all for the laptops.

Laptops can be at different places, powered down, suspended, put to sleep etc. So I needed a different approach for them.
Debian

Majordomo Mailing Lists Configuration

Post date: May 30, 2006, 23:05 Category: Software Views: 2143 Comments
Tutorial quote: majordomo - n: a person who speaks, makes arrangements, or takes charge for another. From latin "major domus" - "master of the house".

Majordomo is a program which automates the management of Internet mailing lists. Commands are sent to Majordomo via electronic mail to handle all aspects of list maintenance. Once a list is set up, virtually all operations can be performed remotely by email, requiring no intervention upon the postmaster of the list site.
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