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OpenSUSE

Grisbi Personal Finance Manager in openSUSE

Post date: April 1, 2009, 21:04 Category: Software Views: 3856 Comments
Tutorial quote: Grisbi is a freee opensource personal accounting software for Linux and Windows released under GPL. Grisbi is a simple and intuitive software for basic use, and still very powerful once setup. Grisbi can manage multiple accounts, currencies and users and manages third party, expenditure and receipt categories, as well as budgetary lines, financial years, and other informations that makes it quite adapted for associations
Debian

Avoiding slow package updates with package diffs

Post date: September 18, 2006, 13:09 Category: Network Views: 3856 Comments
Tutorial quote: If you're using the unstable or testing distribution of Debian GNU/Linux you will almost certainly have noticed that apt-get uses daily-diffs for its package updates. In many common situtations this is more bandwidth efficient, however it isn't always appropriate.

apt-get is a standard command which is used by many Debian users to manage package installation, and upgrades. (Although there are also other package managers such as synaptic, or aptitude.)
OpenSUSE

Buddi - Personal Finance & Budgeting Program for openSUSE

Post date: August 28, 2008, 21:08 Category: Software Views: 3895 Comments
Tutorial quote: Buddi is a personal finance and budgeting program, aimed at those who have little or no financial background. Designed to keep the software simpler but still effectively help users to manage their finances. Buddi is released a free opensource software released under GNU GPL license. Buddi will run on almost any computer which has a Java virtual machine installed. This can include Windows, Macintosh OS X, Linux, and many other operating systems.
Ubuntu

Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Ubuntu 8.04

Post date: October 7, 2008, 11:10 Category: Desktop Views: 4626 Comments
Tutorial quote: The Xbox Media Center (XBMC) is a media center application for Linux, Mac, and Windows that allows you to manage/watch/listen to/view your videos, music, and pictures. It has a nice interface, can be controlled from the desktop or a remote control or via its built-in web interface, and it can be extended by custom scripts. This guide shows how you can install XBMC on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop.
Linux

Removing A User

Post date: April 8, 2006, 00:04 Category: System Views: 4840 Comments
Tutorial quote: Employee turnover in most organizations runs high. So unless you run a small shop with a stable user base, you need to learn how to clean up after an employee leaves. Too many so-called system administrators do not understand the stakes involved when they manage users. Disgruntled former employees can often cause significant trouble for a company by gaining access to the network.

To remove a user, you need to learn to manage all of his or her files, mailboxes, mail aliases, print jobs, recurring –(automatic) personal processes such as the backing up of data or remote syncing of directories, and other references to the user. It is a good idea at first to disable the account in /etc/passwd, after which you can search for the user's files and other references. Once all traces of the user have been cleaned up, you can remove the user completely—but if you remove the entry from /etc/passwd while these other references exist, you have a harder time referring to them .

When you remove a user, it's a good idea to follow a pre-determined course of action so you don't forget any important steps; it may even be a good idea to make a checklist so that you have a routine. Following, you will find several items requiring attention.
Fedora

Installing Xbox Media Center (XBMC) On Fedora 9 (i386)

Post date: October 21, 2008, 11:10 Category: Desktop Views: 4855 Comments
Tutorial quote: The Xbox Media Center (XBMC) is a media center application for Linux, Mac, and Windows that allows you to manage/watch/listen to/view your videos, music, and pictures. It has a nice interface, can be controlled from the desktop or a remote control or via its built-in web interface, and it can be extended by custom scripts. This guide shows how you can install XBMC on a Fedora 9 desktop (i386).
Unix+clones

Command your network with Kaboodle

Post date: June 28, 2005, 09:06 Category: Network Views: 3958 Comments
Tutorial quote: Quite often setting up a local network is much easier than managing it. Even technically challenged users can figure out how to connect a couple of computers and a printer. However, tasks like maintenance, troubleshooting, and remote secure connections require more than just "which-cable-goes-where" knowledge. You need something like Kaboodle, a nifty tool that can help you to manage your local network like a pro.

Kaboodle allows you to visualize your local network, control computers on it via VNC, and connect to other Kaboodle-enabled networks. Kaboodle was developed for Windows, but according to its Web site, it will happily run under Wine on Linux and FreeBSD.
Ubuntu

Snare and Splunk…full logging for everyone (Logs, manage them well on Ubuntu)

Post date: April 10, 2007, 05:04 Category: Security Views: 6097 Comments
Tutorial quote: How to set up splunk on a Ubuntu server and centralize all your logging needs with a very powerfull search engine...very nifty stuff.
Ubuntu

Create and Manage Virtual Machines Using VirtualBox in Ubuntu

Post date: January 22, 2007, 18:01 Category: Benchmarks Views: 8476 Comments
Tutorial quote: VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.
XenServer+Express

Virtualization With XenServer 5.5.0

Post date: June 28, 2009, 11:06 Category: Installing Views: 12462 Comments
Tutorial quote: This Howto covers the installation of XenServer 5.5.0 and the creation of virtual machines with the XenCenter administrator console. XenServer is a free virtualization platform from Citrix, the company behind the well known Xen virtualization engine. XenServer makes it easy to create, run and manage Xen virtual machines with the XenCenter administrator console. The XenServer installation CD contains a full Linux distribution which is customized to run XenServer.
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