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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.

Integrating APC (Alternative PHP Cache) Into PHP5 (Debian Etch & Apache2)

Integrating APC (Alternative PHP Cache) Into PHP5 (Debian Etch & Apache2)

This guide explains how to integrate APC (Alternative PHP Cache) into PHP5 on a Debian Etch system (with Apache2). APC is a free and open PHP opcode cacher for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code. It's similar to other PHP opcode cachers, such as eAccelerator and XCache.

The Perfect Desktop - gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME)

The Perfect Desktop - gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a gOS Rocket G 2.0 (GNOME) 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. gOS is a lightweight Linux distribution, based on Ubuntu 7.10, that comes with Google Apps and some other Web 2.0 applications; gOS Rocket G 2.0 uses the GNOME desktop.

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.

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Mandriva 2008 Spring

Virtual Hosting With PureFTPd And MySQL (Incl. Quota And Bandwidth Management) On Mandriva 2008 Spring

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.

Integrating APC (Alternative PHP Cache) Into PHP5 (Fedora 8 & Apache2)

Integrating APC (Alternative PHP Cache) Into PHP5 (Fedora 8 & Apache2)

This guide explains how to integrate APC (Alternative PHP Cache) into PHP5 on a Fedora 8 system (with Apache2). APC is a free and open PHP opcode cacher for caching and optimizing PHP intermediate code. It's similar to other PHP opcode cachers, such as eAccelerator and XCache.

How To Install mod_security/mod_security2 On SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES10)

How To Install mod_security/mod_security2 On SuSE Linux Enterprise Server 10 (SLES10)

The Apache module mod_security is a very powerful security module. Combined with predefined rules, you can close many security wholes on your server, opened by bad written php or perl apps. Unfortunately mod_security is not part of the SLES10 distribution. To install mod_security to have to install some 3rd party modules. This guide helps you to install mod_security on SLES10 in a reproducable way (RPM). It also helps you to remove the module, by building RPM packages you can easily uninstall.

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Mandriva 2008.1) With KDE

The Perfect Desktop - Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Mandriva 2008.1) With KDE

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Mandriva One 2008 Spring (Mandriva 2008.1) desktop (with the KDE desktop environment) 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.

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