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Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) 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.

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

The Perfect Desktop - Kubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Kubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) 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. Kubuntu 8.04 LTS is derived from Ubuntu 8.04 LTS and uses the KDE desktop instead of the GNOME desktop.

VMware Server On Ubuntu 8.04 Mini-Howto

VMware Server On Ubuntu 8.04 Mini-Howto

When upgrading from Ubuntu 7.10 to 8.04 my VMware server stopped working, this what I had to do to get it up and running...

How To Upgrade An Ubuntu 7.10 Server ("The Perfect Setup" + ISPConfig) To Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

How To Upgrade An Ubuntu 7.10 Server ("The Perfect Setup" + ISPConfig) To Ubuntu 8.04 LTS

This article explains how you can upgrade an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) server to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron). I'm using an Ubuntu 7.10 server, set up according to The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) and with ISPConfig installed, with web sites, email and ftp accounts, databases, DNS records, etc., and upgrade it to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS.

Web Based Project Management With Collabtive On Ubuntu 7.10 Server

Web Based Project Management With Collabtive On Ubuntu 7.10 Server

Project management is becoming an increasingly important part of the Sys Admin's life. While Microsoft Project seems to be the standard project management tool used in most environments that I have worked in, it can sometimes be nice to have such tools web based so that multiple users can share information. This is where tools such as Collabtive come in.  Collabtive is a web based project management tool that supports everything that you need to plan out and complete your projects.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

This document describes step by step how to set up a Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron) desktop. 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 Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) To 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

How To Upgrade Your Desktop From Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) To 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron)

This guide shows how you can upgrade your desktop from Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) to Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Hardy Heron).

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server)

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS Server)

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Hardy Heron (Ubuntu 8.04 LTS) based 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, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Ubuntu 8.04 LTS, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well.

Checking Hard Disk Sanity With Smartmontools (Debian & Ubuntu)

Checking Hard Disk Sanity With Smartmontools (Debian & Ubuntu)

This guide shows how to install and use the smartmontools package on Debian Etch and Ubuntu 7.10. The smartmontools package provides utilities to check hard disks for disk degradation and failure, using the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology System (SMART) built into most modern ATA and SCSI hard disks.

Setting Up An Iptables Firewall On Ubuntu With Firehol

Setting Up An Iptables Firewall On Ubuntu With Firehol

Everybody, who tried to configure an iptables firewall knows, that it can be quite a PITA. firehol is a tool that helps us to configure iptables according to our needs. In this How-To, I will discribe how to set up an iptables firewal using firehol that only allows SSH and ICMP (the protocol responsible for ping and traceroute). Also, only incoming connections are filtered, and outgoing connections are allowed.

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