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Installation Guide: Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)
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.
Adding And Updating SpamAssassin Rulesets With RulesDuJour
This article explains how you can download additional SpamAssassin rulesets resp. automatically update these rulesets with a shell script called RulesDuJour. These additional rulesets can increase your spam recognition rate dramatically. Most of the rulesets that RulesDuJour supports can be found on the SA Rules Emporium web site.
SAMBA (Domaincontroller) Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 7.10
This is a detailed description about setting up an Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 7.10) to act as file- and printserver for Windows(tm) workstations in small workgroups. This howto uses the tdb backend for SAMBA to store passwords and account information. This is suitable for workgroups for up to 250 users and is easier to set up than an LDAP backend.
Intrusion Detection: Snort, Base, MySQL, and Apache2 On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)
In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure Snort (an intrusion detection system (IDS)) from source, BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine), MySQL, and Apache2 on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). Snort will assist you in monitoring your network and alert you about possible threats. Snort will output its log files to a MySQL database which BASE will use to display a graphical interface in a web browser.
Enabling Compiz Fusion On An OpenSUSE GNOME 10.3 Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)
This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an OpenSUSE 10.3 GNOME desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I'm using an ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.
Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Fedora 8)
This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses. The resulting Postfix server is capable of SMTP-AUTH and TLS and quota (quota is not built into Postfix by default, I'll show how to patch your Postfix appropriately). Passwords are stored in encrypted form in the database (most documents I found were dealing with plain text passwords which is a security risk). In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses.
How To Enable Multiple HTTPS Sites For One IP On Debian Etch Using TLS Extensions
This how-to is Debian specific but could be ported to other distributions since the concept is the same. In order to use TLS Extensions we have to patch and recompile apache2 and recompile OpenSSL with the enable-tlsext directive. Since TLS Extensions are relatively new, some internet browsers will not work so the apache2 server will deliver just the default site as http 1.0 does on an http 1.1 server.
How To Upgrade An Ubuntu 7.04 Server ("The Perfect Setup" + ISPConfig) To Ubuntu 7.10
This article explains how you can upgrade an Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) server to Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). I'm using an Ubuntu 7.04 server, set up according to The Perfect Setup - Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (Ubuntu 7.04) and with ISPConfig installed, with web sites, email and ftp accounts, databases, DNS records, etc., and upgrade it to Ubuntu 7.10.
Installation Guide: Fedora 8 Desktop (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)
This document describes how to set up a Fedora desktop - including how to enable special mouse buttons, improve laptop support (depending on your model), set up printers (especially HP) and the usage of Compiz Fusion. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment.
How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Fedora 7 To Fedora 8
This guide shows how you can upgrade your desktop from Fedora 7 to Fedora 8.