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Using KVM On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

Using KVM On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

In this HowTo I'll explain how to install and use KVM for running your services in virtual machines. KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a Linux kernel virtualization technique that provides full virtualization by using Intel VT (Vanderpool) or AMD-V (Pacifica).

How To Install VMware Server 1.0.4 On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

How To Install VMware Server 1.0.4 On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to install the free VMware Server on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) system. With VMware Server you can create and run guest operating systems ("virtual machines") such as Linux, Windows, FreeBSD, etc. under a host operating system. This has the benefit that you can run multiple operating systems on the same hardware which saves a lot of money, and you can move virtual machines from one VMware Server to the next one (or to a system that has the VMware Player which is also free).

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Incl. GRUB Configuration) (Debian Etch)

How To Set Up Software RAID1 On A Running System (Incl. GRUB Configuration) (Debian Etch)

This guide explains how to set up software RAID1 on an already running Debian Etch system. The GRUB bootloader will be configured in such a way that the system will still be able to boot if one of the hard drives fails (no matter which one).

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

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 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop.

Setting Up A Debian Packages Proxy With apt-cacher

Setting Up A Debian Packages Proxy With apt-cacher

There are many ways to install a Debian Linux but the most common is certainly to use the net-install 160MB CDROM. You can download it from http://www.debian.org/CD/netinst/. Booting up your PC from this CD, you will be capable of setting-up a basic Linux system; downloading updates, extra softwares and language support directly from the Internet. But using this method of installation on more than one PC in your LAN results in a massive waste of your precious bandwidth. Therefore, maybe you should consider using a cloning utility like “Sysimager”. But, as it is most likely that every computer will be slightly different one from another one, you should consider setting up a Debian Package Proxy as a long term solution.

Manage Your Mobile Phone With Wammu Via Bluetooth On Fedora 8

Manage Your Mobile Phone With Wammu Via Bluetooth On Fedora 8

This document describes how to manage your mobile phone with Wammu via bluetooth on Fedora 8. Depending on the manufacturer and model of your mobile phone, you'll be able to retrieve your contacts (SIM & phone), calls, messages, todos, calendar and system information. You can also create contacts, events, todos and messages or manage data backups. In addition you can use the bluetooth manager to access your mobile phone like a standard storage media or use the Gnome phone manager for realtime messaging.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

Enabling Compiz Fusion On A Fedora 8 GNOME Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

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 NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 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 (Ubuntu 7.10)

Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Ubuntu 7.10)

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.

Installation Guide: Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

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

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.

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