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The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1
This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 5 Elyssa R1 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 5 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 8.04 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.
HOWTO: Unlock A LUKS Encrypted Root Partition Via SSH On Ubuntu
Fully encrypted systems prevent others from getting your data from physical access. The rationale behind the encryption of a complete system is that you don't have worry about what you encrypt and what not, because everything (except for the /boot) partition will be encrypted. However the problem I have encountered so far is, how could I reboot my computer from afar? I would be required to be in front of the computer and enter the password. I have wondered this far how I could reboot the computer remotely.
How To Make A Fully Customized KDE Live CD/DVD Using Kubuntu
There are tools available to allow anyone to create and distribute a completely customized Ubuntu Based distribution using the Gnome Desktop. Many Kubuntu users would like to do the same thing but such tools are not fully compatible with KDE and the Kiosk tool does not change or remove all of the Kubuntu defaults so that a program like Remastersys can create a customized ISO with the defined changes. This How To is designed to address these issues and allow those interested in creating their own customized distribution based on Kubuntu.
How To Install The Internet Explorer On Ubuntu 8.04
This document describes how to install the Internet Explorer (different versions) on Ubuntu 8.04 with IEs4Linux. Some users - especially web developers/designers need different versions of the Internet Explorer to test their pages.
Installing An Ubuntu Hardy 8.04 LTS DNS Server With BIND
This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) based server that offers DNS services. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, but should apply to the 64-bit version.
How To Install And Use gDesklets On Ubuntu 8.04
This document describes how to install and use gDesklets on Ubuntu 8.04. Taken from the gDesklets page: "gDesklets is a system for bringing mini programs (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)."
How To Set Up A Loadbalanced High-Availability Apache Cluster Based On Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
This tutorial shows how to set up a two-node Apache web server cluster that provides high-availability. In front of the Apache cluster we create a load balancer that splits up incoming requests between the two Apache nodes. Because we do not want the load balancer to become another "Single Point Of Failure", we must provide high-availability for the load balancer, too. Therefore our load balancer will in fact consist out of two load balancer nodes that monitor each other using heartbeat, and if one load balancer fails, the other takes over silently.
The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 8.04
This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu Studio 8.04 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.
XEN On An Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) Server System (amd64) - High Performance
This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install XEN on an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (8.04) Server System (amd64) without compromising on disk I/O and network throughput. You can find all the software used here in the Ubuntu repositories, so no external files or source compilation are required.
Installing Songbird Media Player On Ubuntu 8.04
This document describes how to set up Songbird 0.5 on Ubuntu 8.04. Taken from the Songbird page: "Songbird is a desktop media player mashed-up with the Web. Songbird is committed to playing the music you want, from the sites you want, on the devices you want, challenging the conventions of discovery, purchase, consumption and organization of music on the Internet."