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Installation Guide: Fedora 8 Desktop (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

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

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.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) 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.

How To Install courier-imap, courier-authlib, And maildrop On Fedora, RedHat, CentOS

How To Install courier-imap, courier-authlib, And maildrop On Fedora, RedHat, CentOS

For some reason there are no Courier packages (courier-imap, courier-authlib, maildrop) available on RedHat-based distributions (RedHat, Fedora, CentOS), and the only third-party repository that had such packages seems to have closed (enlartenment.com). Therefore this tutorial explains how you can create and install your own Courier rpm packages from the sources, and I provide download links for my Courier rpm packages that I compiled on Fedora 8 (i386) so that you can save some time.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on a Fedora 8 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.

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

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

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.

Installing Openfire 3.3.3 & Spark 2.5.7 On Debian 4.0 Etch

Installing Openfire 3.3.3 & Spark 2.5.7 On Debian 4.0 Etch

This artivle explains how to install and use Openfire and Spark. Openfire (previously known as Wildfire Server) is a Jabber/XMPP server, and Spark is a Jabber/XMPP client; both are written in Java. Spark is an open source, cross-platform instant messaging client optimized for businesses and organizations.

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Mandriva 2008.0

Installing Lighttpd With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Mandriva 2008.0

Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install Lighttpd on a Mandriva 2008.0 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

Fedora 8 Server Setup: LAMP, Email, DNS, FTP, ISPConfig (a.k.a. The Perfect Server)

Fedora 8 Server Setup: LAMP, Email, DNS, FTP, ISPConfig (a.k.a. The Perfect Server)

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Fedora 8 server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Fedora 8, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

This document describes how to install a PureFTPd server that uses virtual users from a MySQL database instead of real system users. This is much more performant and allows to have thousands of ftp users on a single machine. In addition to that I will show the use of quota and upload/download bandwidth limits with this setup. Passwords will be stored encrypted as MD5 strings in the database.

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