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Highly useful Linux commands & configurations

Highly useful Linux commands & configurations
Update, August 2010: A few broken links fixed; thank you, George! Update, September 2008: A few errors corrected; thank you, Umarzuki! Oh, you're gonna love this article! Even though there are many websites hawking similar content, with varying degree of clarity and quality, I want to offer a short, easy-to-use guide to some of the most common yet highly useful commands that could help make your Linux experience more joyful. Now that you have read some of my installation guides, you have probably setup your system and configured the basic settings. However, I'm positive that some of you must have encountered certain difficulties - a missing package, a missing driver. Therefore, this article was born, in order to offer simple solutions to some of the more widespread problems that one might face during and immediately after a Linux installation. This article will refer to Ubuntu Linux distribution as the demonstration platform. What am I going to write about? Here are the topics. Basic tips .

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Get Nautilus 3.4 Features Back In Ubuntu 13.04 With SolusOS Patched Nautilus Ubuntu 13.04 uses Nautilus 3.6 by default, for which some features that were available in Nautilus 3.4 are no longer available, such as the dual pane view, sidebar tree view and more. If you want these features back in Ubuntu 13.04, a proper appmenu for Nautilus along with other features / options such as: customizable toolbar with back / forward buttons on the left: you can add or remove the up, refresh, home, computer and search icons and you can also add the old location / path bar toggle button which was removed from Nautilus starting with version 2.30;unified toolbar that spreads across the whole window width unlike in the original Nautilus 3.4 (also, only one toolbar is used when using the extra pane (F3) feature);other minor features like displaying the icons in the pathbar for Documents, Downloads, etc. ... you can install the patched SolusOS Nautilus 3.4 which I've uploaded today in the WebUpd8 Experiments PPA for Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail). That's it!

Ubuntu 13.04 Linux Server Debuts. Should You Upgrade? Every six months, Ubuntu Linux comes out with a new server release. It is however only once every two years that one of those releases is labeled as an Long Term Support (LTS) release. The Ubuntu 13.04, aka The Raring Ringtail release, is out today and is a standard (non-LTS) release. The difference between an LTS release and a standard release is support length, which is a big deal for server users in production. LTS releases receive five years of support, while standard releases only get 9 months. Mark Baker, Ubuntu Server Product Manager at Canonical, explained to ServerWatch that the 'Raring' release is an interim release where new items are brought in with the goal of them landing in a future LTS.

Ubuntu 13.04 “Raring Ringtail” Server Installation Guide Ubuntu 13.04 non LTS “ Raring Ringtail ” Server was released on 25 April 2013 . This guide shows installation of recently released Ubuntu 13.0 4 Server with screenshots. This release includes latest and greatest packages, some of them are OpenStack Grizzly Pythan Juju 0.7 Ceph 0.56.4 MAAS 1.3 TMongoDB 2.2.4 OpenvSwitch 1.9.0 Download Ubuntu 13.04 Server Edition

redshift.conf - configuration file for redshift and gtk-redshift saucy (5) redshift.5.gz Provided by: redshift_1.7-2ubuntu1_i386 redshift.conf - configuration file for redshift and gtk-redshift A configuration file with the name `redshift.conf' can optionally be placed in `~/.config/'. Ubuntu 13.04 (nginx, BIND, Dovecot, ISPConfig 3 Version 1.0 Author: Falko Timme <ft [at] falkotimme [dot] com> Follow me on Twitter Last edited 04/29/2013 This tutorial shows how to prepare an Ubuntu 13.04 (Raring Ringtail) server (with nginx, BIND, Dovecot) for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache or nginx web server, Postfix mail server, Courier or Dovecot IMAP/POP3 server, MySQL, BIND or MyDNS nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more. This setup covers nginx (instead of Apache), BIND (instead of MyDNS), and Dovecot (instead of Courier). If you want to use nginx instead of Apache with ISPConfig, please note that your nginx version must be at least 0.8.21, and you must install PHP-FPM as well.

Nine Features We May See in Ubuntu 11.10 'Oneiric Ocelot' Canonical's Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" may still be occupying much of the Linux world's attention, but at last week's Ubuntu Developer Summit in Budapest, the next version of the free and open source Linux distribution began to take form. A number of decisions were reportedly made about Ubuntu 11.10, or "Oneiric Ocelot," at the conference, while numerous other questions are still being debated. Ready for a very early look at Oneiric Ocelot? Here's a roundup of what's been reported so far.

3CheatSheet GNOME 3 contains many new features, including tricks and advanced functionality. This guide is an introduction to some of these shortcuts, and will help you to get the most from GNOME 3. It has been written in reference to GNOME version 3.6. Many of these tips use the Super key. On a standard PC keyboard, this is marked with the Windows logo. Resizing Windows Installing from CD During the Server Edition installation you have the option of installing additional packages from the CD. The packages are grouped by the type of service they provide. DNS server: Selects the BIND DNS server and its documentation. LAMP server: Selects a ready-made Linux/Apache/MySQL/PHP server.

OneiricOcelot/TechnicalOverview/Alpha1 The Ubuntu developers are moving quickly to bring you the absolute latest and greatest software the Open Source community has to offer. The Oneiric Ocelot Alpha 1 Release of Ubuntu 11.10 is a developer snapshot to give you an early glance at the next version of Ubuntu. One of the requests received during the last Ubuntu Developer Summit was to provide a bit more information about the release process, and what's happening there. With this in mind, the release team will be adding a section about "what's happening in the background", to each of the milestones for those who are interested as part of this Technical Overview.

Linux Newbie Guide by Stan, Peter and Marie Klimas Intro. We are relative Linux newbies (with Linux since Summer 1998). We run mostly RedHat and Mandrake -> the solutions might not be directly applicable to other Linux distributions (although most of them probably will be). Hope this helps; we try to be as practical as possible. Of course, we provide no warranty whatsoever. If you spotted a bad error or would like to contribute a part on a topic of your choice, we would like to hear from you.