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  • The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 7

    fedora Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 6

    The Perfect Desktop - Fedora 7 This tutorial shows how you can set up a Fedora 7 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.

  • Using Ruby On Rails With Apache2 On Debian Etch

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 7

    Using Ruby On Rails With Apache2 On Debian Etch This article shows how you can install Ruby on Rails (RoR) and integrate it in Apache2 on a Debian Etch system (including a short section at the end showing how to use RoR in a web site created with ISPConfig). Ruby on Rails is a web application framework which is rapidly gaining popularity among web programmers. It aims to increase the speed and ease with which database-driven web sites can be created and offers skeleton code frameworks (scaffolding) from the outset. Applications using the RoR framework are developed using the Model-View-Controller design pattern.

  • Retrieving Emails From Remote Servers With fetchmail (Debian Etch)

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 9

    Retrieving Emails From Remote Servers With fetchmail (Debian Etch) Fetchmail is a program for retrieving emails from remote servers. Imagine you have five email accounts on five different servers. Of course, you don't want to connect to each of them to get your emails. This is where fetchmail comes into play. If you have a user account on a Linux server, you can make fetchmail download emails from remote servers and put them into just one mailbox (the one of your Linux user), from where you can retrieve them with your email client (e.g. Thunderbird or Outlook).

  • Secure Websites Using SSL And Certificates

    Author: punk0miTags: , , Comments: 8

    Secure Websites Using SSL And Certificates This how-to will guide you through the entire process of setting up a secure website using SSL and digital certificates. This guide assumes that you have already a fully functional (and configured) server running Apache, BIND, and OpenSSL. Just as a side note, this guide was written based on a Fedora Core 6 distribution, but should be the same for most other distros out there.

  • Virtual Users With Postfix, PostfixAdmin, Courier, Mailscanner, ClamAV On CentOS

    Author: thimTags: , , Comments: 5

    Virtual Users With Postfix, PostfixAdmin, Courier, Mailscanner, ClamAV On CentOS In this how to I will explain how to setup a Postfix virtual mailserver with Courier-IMAP, Maildrop and Postfix Admin GUI. We will secure our mailserver with Mailscanner and Clamav as anti-virus and Spamassassin as anti-spam.

  • How to secure VNC remote access with two-factor authentication

    Author: nowenTags: Comments: 1

    How to secure VNC remote access with two-factor authentication VNC is the most popular remote access solution today. However, it was developed to provide remote access, not to provide secure remote access. Administrators have to add security to VNC by tunneling it through an encrpyted channel such as SSH and adding a layer of authentication. In this article, we will show you how to combine the NoMachine NX server to encrpyt VNC and remote X session combined with two-factor authentication from WiKID Systems to create a secure, fast remote access solution.

  • Custom Boot Menu for Windows XP

    Author: apachedudeTags: Comments: 2

    Custom Boot Menu for Windows XP  One of the first things that I do upon receiving a new windows computer is create my own custom boot menu that shows up every time I boot my machine. This is especially handy when you suspect a virus; you can reboot into safe mode and scan for it.

  • Installing Multiple OS's Without A Floppy/CD/DVD/Etc.

    Author: apachedudeTags: Comments: 0

    Installing Multiple OS's Without A Floppy/CD/DVD/Etc.  This article explains how I managed to install over 50 various operating systems on my computer (one hard drive) without having to burn the distro ISO to disk to boot from. (No floppy, usb, cd, dvd, etc. needed!) The final result after some fun experimenting, is when I boot, I have a cool grub boot screen come up with the option to boot into whatever OS I want, this is handy for multiple reasons.

  • Speed Up Google Analytics

    Author: apachedudeTags: , Comments: 1

    Speed Up Google Analytics This method uses crontab to execute a shell script that downloads an updated urchin.js file every 24 hours and saves it into your local sites directory. Thats it! The problem occurs when google-analytics.com/urchin.js is requested by billions of web users all over the world at one time, it can cause your sites pages to load at a snails pace. Especially if you are using WordPress or a similar CMS.

  • Beryl, Compiz, And Metisse - The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring

    Author: AdamWTags: , Comments: 0

    Beryl, Compiz, And Metisse - The 3D Desktop on Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring After having included the AIGLX, Xgl and Compiz 3D desktop technologies in Mandriva Linux 2007, Mandriva has added all the latest 3D desktop updates in Mandriva Linux 2007 Spring, like Metisse and Beryl.