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  • Modifying PDF Files With PDFedit On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 16

    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.

  • Installing Ubuntu From A Windows System With Wubi

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , 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.

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

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , 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.

  • Virus Protection With AVG Antivirus On Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , 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.

  • Linux File Permissions

    Author: chandrakanthTags: Comments: 0

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

  • 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.

  • Chrooted SSH/SFTP Tutorial (Debian Etch)

    VMWare Image Download Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 14

    Chrooted SSH/SFTP Tutorial (Debian Etch) This tutorial describes two ways how to give users chrooted SSH access. With this setup, you can give your users shell access without having to fear that they can see your whole system. Your users will be jailed in a specific directory which they will not be able to break out of. The users will also be able to use SFTP in their chroot jails.

  • DSPAM WebUI with Virtual Users on Debian Sid

    Author: jonasjanssonTags: , , Comments: 1

    DSPAM WebUI with Virtual Users on Debian Sid This howto is based on DSPAM With Embedded ClamAV Integrated Into Postfix With Virtual Users And Domains. To be able to use the DSPAM WebUI, and to let users take care of their own spam and train DSPAM themselves, you will have to install dspam-webfrontend.

  • WhereAmI - ifPlugd - WIFI (WEP/WPA)

    Author: cliffordhTags: Comments: 0

    WhereAmI - ifPlugd - WIFI (WEP/WPA) This tutorial describes how to configure automatic network setup, based on where you are on a Debian Etch server. Whereami is a program that runs checks on your current interfaces to check which network you are on. ifplugd is a daemon that checks for a link on your network card. It can run programs on link up and down.

  • How To Set Up A Facebook RSS Feed Reader Application For Your Blog

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: Comments: 6

    How To Set Up A Facebook RSS Feed Reader Application For Your Blog This guide shows how you can build an RSS feed reader application for the social network Facebook that will display your blog's/web site's RSS feed on the profile pages of Facebook users (that have installed the RSS feed reader application). Each item of the RSS feed will have a Share button so that people can share the story with their friends, and the application will have an Invite link so that people can invite up to ten friends at once to also install this feed reader application. I will use PHP5 to build the RSS feed reader application. To parse the RSS feed and generate HTML from it, I will use Magpie RSS.