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Linux

Passive Checks and NSCA using Nagios

Post date: December 8, 2008, 10:12 Category: Network Views: 5581 Comments
Tutorial quote: Nagios is a very powerful platform because it is easy to extend. A great feature that Nagios offers is the ability for third-party software or other Nagios instances to report information on the status of services or hosts. This way, Nagios does not need to schedule and run checks by itself, but other applications can report information as it is available to them. Nagios also offers a tool for sending passive check results for hosts and services over a network.

This chapter describes passive checks in detail. It gives practical examples of when and how they can be used. It also shows how to use NSCA (Nagios Service Check Acceptor)for sending notifications.
Linux

Slim Down and Speed Up Linux

Post date: December 17, 2007, 06:12 Category: Optimizing Views: 7856 Comments
Tutorial quote: While Linux is pretty efficient with a computer's resources out of the box, there are still ways you can make it run leaner and meaner on your desktop. Using a little bit of know-how, a willingness to run a few terminal commands and a mind for efficiency, you can get every last bit of power from your Linux box, or get more life from an older system. Read on for a roundup of ways to slim down and speed up Linux that any level of user can implement.
Debian

Cloning Linux Systems With CloneZilla Server Edition (CloneZilla SE)

Post date: January 22, 2009, 12:01 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 32122 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can clone Linux systems with CloneZilla SE. This is useful for copying one Linux installation to multiple computers without losing much time, e.g. in a classroom, or also for creating an image-based backup of a system. I will install CloneZilla SE on a Debian Etch server in this tutorial. The systems that you want to clone can use whatever Linux distribution you prefer.
Linux

Running .Net applications on Linux with Mono

Post date: April 26, 2006, 13:04 Category: Software Views: 3229 Comments
Tutorial quote: Imagine the fate of your company rests on your completing your new Linux project on time. You have a crack team of first-class developers, but they're all .Net programmers. What are you going to do? Admit that Windows is better that Linux? Cry? Resign? No, you're going to install Mono and save the world!
OpenSUSE

fdupes - Command line tool to find and list/delete duplicate files

Post date: October 28, 2008, 08:10 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 4602 Comments
Tutorial quote: fdupes is a simple Command Line utility to find and list duplicate files in the specified directories. fdupes can also delete the found duplicate files if instructed. fdupes can follow Symlinks and can be instructed to ignore hardlinks. fdupes can also show the size of the duplicate files. fdupes is a simple and very efficient tool, easy to use.
Linux

Dualbooting Vista and Linux

Post date: November 13, 2009, 13:11 Category: Installing Views: 3153 Comments
Tutorial quote: If you buy a laptop with Windows Vista (TM) pre-installed, you do not receive the Vista installation CDs. Still, you may want to dualboot Vista and Linux. This tutorial describes how to do it.
Although this tutorial uses Mandriva, it should work for each Linux distro.
Linux+Mint

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 8 (Helena)

Post date: December 1, 2009, 14:12 Category: Desktop Views: 5839 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 8 (Helena) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 8 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 9.10 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.
Linux+Mint

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 9 (Isadora)

Post date: May 19, 2010, 15:05 Category: Desktop Views: 7684 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 9 (Isadora) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 9 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 10.04 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.
Linux+Mint

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 10 (Julia)

Post date: November 18, 2010, 13:11 Category: Desktop Views: 5092 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 10 (Julia) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 10 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 10.10 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.
Linux+Mint

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 7 (Gloria)

Post date: May 31, 2009, 11:05 Category: Desktop Views: 7856 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 7 (Gloria) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 7 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 9.04 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies.
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