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Ubuntu

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 9.10 To 10.04 (Desktop & Server)

Post date: April 30, 2010, 13:04 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 4321 Comments
Tutorial quote: Yesterday the new Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) was released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 9.10 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 10.04.
Ubuntu

How To Upgrade Ubuntu 9.04 To 9.10 (Desktop & Server)

Post date: October 30, 2009, 14:10 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 3808 Comments
Tutorial quote: Yesterday the new Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) was released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 9.04 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 9.10.
Debian

Using multiple network cards in XEN

Post date: December 10, 2006, 09:12 Category: Emulation Views: 8831 Comments
Tutorial quote: Xen is great. But installing more than one network card became a pain when I tried it the first time. There are some documents describing the principle but I was unable to find a real life example somewhere else. So this is a summary about how it works here now.
Ubuntu

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Samba Standalone Server With tdbsam Backend

Post date: November 13, 2007, 10:11 Category: Miscellaneous Views: 4736 Comments
Tutorial quote: This tutorial explains the installation of a Samba fileserver on Ubuntu 7.10 and how to configure it to share files over the SMB protocol as well as how to add users. Samba is configured as standalone server, not as a domain controller. For this setup, I will use the Ubuntu Server installation CD but the same installation procedure will work on an Ubuntu desktop as well.
Ubuntu

Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) Screenshots Tour

Post date: May 11, 2008, 14:05 Category: Desktop Views: 4340 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ubuntu is a community developed, linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.The most recent version, Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron), was released on April 24, 2008.

Ubuntu

Ubuntu 7.04(Feisty Fawn) Screenshots Tour

Post date: May 14, 2007, 00:05 Category: Desktop Views: 3855 Comments
Tutorial quote: Ubuntu is a community developed, linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.The most recent version, Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn), was released on April 19, 2007.
Debian

Cleaning up a Debian GNU/Linux system

Post date: November 25, 2006, 08:11 Category: System Views: 4301 Comments
Tutorial quote: You arrive at a Debian GNU/Linux server which has some history of neglection. Let's suppose someone else neglected it but if your new-year resolution is to stop neglecting your beloved server, this applies as well.

One form of neglection is to install, install, install and never un-install any package. The common utility to perform installation and un-installation of packages is apt-get which adds to the problem because it doesn't have automatic removal of non-needed dependences.

That means that when phpMyAdmin was installed it also installed Apache, PHP and ton of other packages. phpMyAdmin was removed when it was no longer needed but Apache, PHP and the ton of packages remain there.

Aptitude to the rescue.
Debian

Setting Up A Highly Available NFS Server

Post date: April 1, 2006, 05:04 Category: Network Views: 7042 Comments
Tutorial quote: In this tutorial I will describe how to set up a highly available NFS server that can be used as storage solution for other high-availability services like, for example, a cluster of web servers that are being loadbalanced. If you have a web server cluster with two or more nodes that serve the same web site(s), than these nodes must access the same pool of data so that every node serves the same data, no matter if the loadbalancer directs the user to node 1 or node n. This can be achieved with an NFS share on an NFS server that all web server nodes (the NFS clients) can access.

As we do not want the NFS server to become another "Single Point of Failure", we have to make it highly available. In fact, in this tutorial I will create two NFS servers that mirror their data to each other in realtime using DRBD and that monitor each other using heartbeat, and if one NFS server fails, the other takes over silently. To the outside (e.g. the web server nodes) these two NFS servers will appear as a single NFS server.

In this setup I will use Debian Sarge (3.1) for the two NFS servers as well as for the NFS client (which represents a node of the web server cluster).
RedHat

Getting back my GNOME desktop from the clutches of the GNOME configuration system

Post date: July 18, 2005, 22:07 Category: Desktop Views: 7286 Comments
Tutorial quote: My problem: as a user I managed to lock myself out of my GNOME desktop though a careless setting of Preferences-> Resolution.

In determining my solution I learned some key lessons about the GNOME configuration system.
Ubuntu

Upgrade Ubuntu 9.04 (Jaunty Jackalope) to Ubuntu 9.10 (Karmic Koala) Beta

Post date: October 12, 2009, 10:10 Category: System Views: 5995 Comments
Tutorial quote: The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the latest and greatest software the Open Source Community has to offer. This is the Ubuntu 9.10 beta release, which brings a host of exciting new features.

Note: This is a beta release. Do not install it on production machines. The final stable version will be released on October 29th, 2009.
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