Linux Tutorials on the topic “ubuntu”

  • The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

    ubuntu Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 45

    The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) 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.

  • Keeping An Eye On Your Internet Speed With Netspeed (GNOME/Ubuntu 8.04)

    ubuntu Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 6

    Keeping An Eye On Your Internet Speed With Netspeed (GNOME/Ubuntu 8.04) Netspeed is a GNOME applet that shows the current down- and upload bandwidth of a network device. You can use it to keep an eye on your Internet speed, for example. This guide shows how to install it on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop.

  • Setting Up ProFTPd + TLS On Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

    apache Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 3

    Setting Up ProFTPd + TLS On Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to set up ProFTPd with TLS on an Ubuntu 8.10 server.

  • Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier, MySQL And SquirrelMail (Ubuntu 8.10)

    ubuntu Author: Falko TimmeTags: , , Comments: 27

    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. I will also show how to install SquirrelMail as a webmail interface so that users can read and send emails and change their passwords.

  • How To Back Up An Ubuntu 8.10 System With SystemImager

    systemimager Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 6

    How To Back Up An Ubuntu 8.10 System With SystemImager SystemImager lets you create images of your Linux installations. To do so, you need an image server (should have enough disk space to store your images) and a so-called golden client (i.e., the system of which you want to make an image). This means that you have to install some software on your image server and on your golden client in order to run SystemImager. This tutorial shows how to install a SystemImager server and a SystemImager client, both using Ubuntu 8.10, and how to create/update/restore/delete images.

  • Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200)

    compizfusion Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 8

    Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 8.10 Desktop (NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200) This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) 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.

  • How To Upgrade Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) To 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) (Desktop & Server)

    ubuntu Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 20

    How To Upgrade Ubuntu 8.04 (Hardy Heron) To 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) (Desktop & Server) Today the new Ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex) has been released. This guide shows how you can upgrade your Ubuntu 8.04 desktop and server installations to Ubuntu 8.10.

  • Ubuntu: Using apt-p2p For Faster Upgrades From Hardy To Intrepid

    ubuntu Author: sjauTags: Comments: 5

    Ubuntu: Using apt-p2p For Faster Upgrades From Hardy To Intrepid ernest has today published on TorrentFreak a great howto on how to lessen the burden of the Canonical Servers for the upgrade to the new stable release of Ubuntu 8.10 - Intrepid Ibex. With his permission I publish this howto here also.

  • Appnr - Synaptic For Your Browser (Ubuntu)

    ubuntu Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 6

    Appnr - Synaptic For Your Browser (Ubuntu) Appnr is a web-based directory for Ubuntu packages (including the official repositories and third-party packages from Medibuntu, Google, and the Canonical Partner repository). You can use it to browse and install packages directly from your browser. It's like Synaptic for your browser.

  • Firewall Management With Gufw On Ubuntu 8.04

    Author: Falko TimmeTags: , Comments: 1

    Firewall Management With Gufw On Ubuntu 8.04 Gufw is a graphical frontend for managing an iptables firewall on an Ubuntu 8.04 desktop. It is based on ufw and enables you to allow or block pre-configured, common p2p, or individual ports. This guide shows how you can install and use Gufw on Ubuntu 8.04.