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5 Excellent Downloadable eBooks To Teach Yourself Linux 5 Excellent Downloadable eBooks To Teach Yourself Linux So you have heard of all the advantages and geeky babble about how Linux is better and you have finally decided to try it? Just one thing, you don’t know an awful lot about Linux to get you started. If you’ve already checked out our guide to Linux and still need more, how about some free downloadable ebooks to teach yourself Linux, that you can download today? Would that help? Free – you ask?
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If you've ever fancied the idea of building a server to store your ever-growing collection of media files, be they movies, photos or music, but have been put off doing so because it seems far too complicated to build one yourself, or you've simply no idea how to go about doing it, then read on. I've put together a step-by-step guide showing you how to build and configure a media server that is far more powerful and far more flexible than any of the "pre-built" systems on the market today. Not only that but it's cheaper too! What's the point of a central media server? I’ve had a few people ask me this so before we go too far let me explain the setup I have in my house. Hopefully then you’ll see why you might want one too. How to Build a Linux Media Server - A step by step guide How to Build a Linux Media Server - A step by step guide
Fix Unresponsive or Frozen Linux Computers using Shortcuts Fix Unresponsive or Frozen Linux Computers using Shortcuts Linux systems are known for their stable operation, designed to be operational without reboot for years. However if you still manage to pull a string and freeze up your computer there are quite a few ways to get the system back to work. You can login to a virtual console, use pgrep and pkill, use xkill, system monitor and kill the offending process if you are sure about them.
Saving money with open source, Part 1: Use the Ubuntu operating system Saving money with open source, Part 1: Use the Ubuntu operating system Introduction Open source alternatives to expensive licensed products can save you a bundle. In this series, learn about three open source options for your operating system, office application suite, and groupware server. Part 1 discusses Ubuntu, a community developed Linux-based operating system for laptops, desktops, and servers. Ubuntu contains many applications: a Web browser; presentation, document, and spreadsheet software; instant messaging; and much more. This article explores Ubuntu's:
All great websites have a great server behind them. In this tutorial, I'll show you how to set up a dedicated web server (with Apache, MySQL, and PHP) using that old computer you have lying around the house and some free software. 1. A Quick Overview How to Setup a Dedicated Web Server for Free How to Setup a Dedicated Web Server for Free
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It's a testament to how far Linux has come that users today don't typically have to use the command line if they don't want to. Such is the quality of the graphical user interfaces in many modern Linux distributions that there's simply no need, in general. Yet the command line can be a highly efficient way of getting things done in the Linux world--it's often a much simpler, easier and more direct method than clicking through all the menu choices, in fact. 12 Commands Every Linux Newbie Should Learn - PCWorld Business Center 12 Commands Every Linux Newbie Should Learn - PCWorld Business Center
File: /etc/resolv.conf - host name resolver configuration file This configures Linux so that it knows which DNS server will be resolving domain names into IP addresses. If using DHCP client, this will automatically be sent to you by the ISP and loaded into this file as part of the DHCP protocol. If using a static IP address, ask the ISP or check another machine on your network. Red Hat/Fedora GUI: /usr/sbin/system-config-network (select tab "DNS"). File: /etc/hosts - locally resolve node names to IP addresses Note when adding hosts to this file, place the fully qualified name first. (It helps sendmail identify your server correctly) i.e.: XXX.XXX.XXX.XXX superserver This informs Linux of local systems on the network which are not handled by the DNS server. Linux Network Configuration Linux Network Configuration
Everyone knows that almost any blog post is better with images. However, getting them can be a difficult matter. With a maze of licensing and fair use issues making it hard to decide what is and is not legal to use, many bloggers don’t wish to use images that they have not taken themselves. But while using your own images is always the best way to go, there are several great sources to help you find and locate images that you can use as part of your blog posts. In fact, there are some very neat tools designed specifically to help you correctly license and use other people’s photography, art and more. 5 Sources for Free and Legal Images 5 Sources for Free and Legal Images
Linux Pack 2010: All-In-One Easy Installer Back in July we, along with our good friends at Ninite, unveiled our MakeUseOf Pack of Windows software. That was great, but we couldn’t leave our Linux friends out of the fun! While this pack is built primarily around Ubuntu, users of many Debian-based distributions should be able to make use of it. Simply check the programs you want, download a single .deb package and install it; Ninite will take care of the rest for you. Linux Pack 2010: All-In-One Easy Installer
On an asterisk system, I usually need the following very often: Sync contents of two folders: rsync -av --progress / / Check disk usage for a specific folder: Some handy Linux commands « The World of VoIP, Asterisk and Linux Some handy Linux commands « The World of VoIP, Asterisk and Linux
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How To Set Up A Proxy Server In Ubuntu Linux What is a proxy? Simply put, a proxy is an intermediate stop that your browser makes while requesting webpages and other web content from the Internet. Many companies legitimately use them so that they can filter content both for security purposes as perimeter control, as an anti-virus/anti-malware solution, or to make sure employees are adhering to Internet policy. When your browser makes a request, it first contacts the proxy server.
Updated March 9, 2011 / Posted January 23, 2009 By Eric Geier Do you use both Windows and Linux? Wish you could remote into Windows from Linux (Ubuntu or other distributions) or into Linux from Windows? Well, you can. Just like when using a Remote Desktop Connection between Microsoft platforms (or remoting between Linux machines), you can bring up the desktop of the other platform. Remote Desktop Between Ubuntu/Linux and Windows, Part I —
At the time of writing, there are three hundred and twenty three distributions being tracked on There's one called Ehad. And another is called Estrella Roja. Many include the letter 'X' in their name, and many feature hand-drawn mascots and disparate communities. How to choose the best Linux distro for you
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How To Set Up A Home Server With Amahi [Linux] However, the Home Server team recently announced that they would not be including the disk pooling technology in the next release, so I’ve been looking for an alternative. Amahi Home Server - a Linux based solution – might just be the answer. First off, let me explain why anyone would even need a server for their home. In the modern home, there are sometimes a lot of media and computing devices. At one point last year, my home network consisted of: An Xbox 360 and Playstation.A network connected LCD TV in the living room.2 laptops.2 desktops.1 iPad and 2 iPhones.A number of guests who would bring their machines round.
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