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  • Watching Live-TV On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Zattoo

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 4

    Watching Live-TV On Your Ubuntu Desktop With Zattoo Zattoo delivers free Live-TV (P2P IPTV) to Linux, Windows, and Mac desktops. Depending on the country you live in you can select between multiple real TV stations to watch (if Zattoo is available in your country). This article shows how you can install the Zattoo player on an Ubuntu desktop.

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  • Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Debian Etch)

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 0

    Monitoring Network Latency With Smokeping (Debian Etch) This guide shows how to install and configure Smokeping on Debian Etch to monitor network latency. From the Smokeping web site: "SmokePing is a deluxe latency measurement tool. It can measure, store and display latency, latency distribution and packet loss. SmokePing uses RRDtool to maintain a longterm data-store and to draw pretty graphs, giving up to the minute information on the state of each network connection."

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  • Speeding Up Perl Scripts With SpeedyCGI/PersistentPerl On Debian Etch

    Author: falkoTags: Comments: 0

    Speeding Up Perl Scripts With SpeedyCGI/PersistentPerl On Debian Etch This tutorial shows how to install and use SpeedyCGI (also known as PersistentPerl) on a Debian Etch system. SpeedyCGI is a way to run Perl scripts persistently, which can make them run much more quickly. It keeps the Perl interpreter running, and during subsequent runs, this interpreter is used to handle new executions instead of starting a new Perl interpreter each time.

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  • Installing Webmin On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04)

    Author: NUNZTags: , Comments: 3

    Installing Webmin On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04) This document describes how to setup Webmin on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn (7.04) server. Webmin is a web-based interface for system administration for Unix. As of July 15th 2006 webmin.com has had a testing deb for the full webmin package. In order to use this, the root account needs to be enabled, which breaks one of the major security guides for Ubuntu. Using the following method of installing Webmin removes the need to enable the root account.

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  • Modifying PDF Files With PDFedit On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 15

    Modifying PDF Files With PDFedit On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn This article shows how you can install and use PDFedit on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. PDFedit is a free and open-source editor for manipulating PDF documents.

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  • Installing Ubuntu From A Windows System With Wubi

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 9

    Installing Ubuntu From A Windows System With Wubi Wubi is an Ubuntu installer for Windows that lets you install and uninstall Ubuntu from a Windows desktop. Wubi adds an entry to the Windows boot menu which allows you to run Linux. Ubuntu is installed within a file in the Windows file system (a loopmounted partition), this file is seen by Ubuntu as a real hard disk. That way the hard drive does not have to be repartitioned before the Ubuntu installation. The resulting Ubuntu installation is a "real" Linux system, not just a virtual machine. Wubi makes it easy for Linux newbies to play around with Ubuntu.

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  • How To Enable NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g) On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

    Author: falkoTags: , Comments: 1

    How To Enable NTFS Write Support (ntfs-3g) On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn Normally Linux systems can only read from Windows NTFS partitions, but not write to them which can be very annoying if you have to work with Linux and Windows systems. This is where ntfs-3g comes into play. ntfs-3g is an open source, freely available NTFS driver for Linux with read and write support. This tutorial shows how to install and use ntfs-3g on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop to read from and write to Windows NTFS drives and partitions.

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  • Virus Protection With AVG Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

    Author: falkoTags: , , Comments: 10

    Virus Protection With AVG Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn This tutorial shows how you can install and use AVG Antivirus on an Ubuntu Feisty Fawn desktop. Although there aren't many Linux viruses out there, this can be useful if you often exchange files with Windows users - it can help you to not pass on any Windows viruses (that don't do any harm to Linux systems) to Windows users. AVG Antivirus for Linux is free for private and non-commercial use.

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  • Linux File Permissions

    Author: chandrakanthTags: Comments: 0

    Linux File Permissions This article is a small introduction into Linux file permissions.

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  • Use SSHFS With rdiff-backup.

    Author: stefbonTags: Comments: 4

    Use SSHFS With rdiff-backup An excellent tool to create backups is rdiff-backup. It is based on SSH, and the feature of SSH to execute a command on a remote system, as long as you can log in to this machine with SSH. Now I've been experimenting with SSHFS, and one of the things it can be used for is rdiff-Backup. Sshfs is a FUSE module, which allows you to mount the remote system.

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