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Fedora+Core

IPTABLES Explained Part 4: IPTables and Portsentry, the dynamic duo

Post date: January 3, 2007, 10:01 Category: Security Views: 9594 Comments
Tutorial quote: A tutorial that explains on how to make Portsentry and IPTables to work smoothly together on Fedora. This includes the dynamic adding AND the periodic removal of "old" IPs as well as saving your blocked IP lists in case you need to change your IPTables script or reboot.
Linux+Mint

Installation Guide: Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

Post date: November 22, 2007, 11:11 Category: Desktop Views: 5281 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 4.0 (Daryna) 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 4.0 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 7.10 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.
Ubuntu

Creating a Desktop Shortcut in Gnome

Post date: May 4, 2007, 03:05 Category: Desktop Views: 4792 Comments
Tutorial quote: How to install a desktop shortcut to a file, application or folder in Ubuntu
Ubuntu

Disable unnecessary services in Ubuntu - Boot-Up Manager

Post date: November 17, 2008, 11:11 Category: Optimizing Views: 10034 Comments
Tutorial quote: The startup scripts located in /etc/init.d are part of the bootup sequence of every Debian-like distro. Very often Ubuntu's documentation and guides have suggested - in order to deactivate init scripts - to change the permissions of the scripts in /etc/init.d, making them non-executable.
gOS

The Perfect Desktop - gOS 1.0.1

Post date: November 8, 2007, 11:11 Category: Installing Views: 7191 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS 1.0.1 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. gOS is a lightweight Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu 7.10, that comes with Google Apps and some other Web 2.0 applications; it uses the Enlightenment 17 window manager instead of GNOME or KDE.
Linux

Monitor Network data transfer using Vnstat

Post date: October 28, 2008, 05:10 Category: Network Views: 5261 Comments
Tutorial quote: If you want to monitor and manage your Internet bandwidth, perhaps to make sure your ISP is not overbilling you, try vnStat, an open source, Linux-based application that gives you a clear picture of your bandwidth usage. This utility got the command-line options and also got the UI part which give the output in form of a graph and is simple to install and easy to use.
Debian

BackupPC Installation And Configuration

Post date: June 19, 2006, 15:06 Category: Software Views: 3793 Comments
Tutorial quote: BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux and WinXX PCs and laptops to a server's disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.
SuSe

gDesklets - Desklets for your Desktop in openSUSE

Post date: August 3, 2008, 13:08 Category: Desktop Views: 7115 Comments
Tutorial quote: gDesklets is another great tool like Google Gadgets for bringing mini programs called desklets such as weather forecasts, news tickers, system information displays, or music player controls, onto your desktop, where they are sitting there in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness. The possibilities are really endless and they are always there to serve you whenever you need them, just one key-press away. The system is not restricted to one desktop environment, but currently works on most of the modern Unix desktops (including GNOME, KDE, Xfce).
Ubuntu

Ubuntu Customization Guide v2

Post date: November 26, 2007, 05:11 Category: Desktop Views: 6546 Comments
Tutorial quote: Today with a hike in Linux acceptance its pretty hard for competitors to provide similar solutions at free of cost. Open Source is known for User Interaction with Operating System which cannot be done with other OS. Linux user can customize, create, edit, add files according to his/her taste..and customization is the part where Linux is one step ahead of every OS.
Windows

Convert Physical Windows Systems Into Virtual Machines To Be Run On A Linux Desktop

Post date: February 20, 2007, 19:02 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 9150 Comments
Tutorial quote: This article shows how you can convert a physical Windows system (XP, 2003, 2000, NT4 SP4+) into a VMware virtual machine with the free VMware Converter Starter. The resulting virtual machine can be run in the free VMware Player and VMware Server, and also in VMware Workstation and other VMware products. VMware Converter comes in handy if you want to switch to a Linux desktop, but feel the need to run your old Windows desktop from time to time. By converting your Windows desktop into a virtual machine, you can run it under VMware Server/Player, etc. on your Linux desktop.
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