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Installing Xen On An Ubuntu 7.10 Server From The Ubuntu Repositories

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions on how to install Xen on an Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) server system (i386). You can find all the software used here in the Ubuntu repositories, so no external files or compilation are needed. http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu-7.10-server-install-xen-from-ubuntu-repositories

Vodafone Mobile Connect Card Driver For Linux

Vodafone Mobile Connect Card driver for Linux is a tool that allows you to establish a connection to the Internet using 3G cards. It also allows to send and receive short messages from your computer. The cards currently supported are: Huawei E620, Huawei E220 and Option GlobeTrotter 3G+ EMEA. http://www.howtoforge.com/vodafone_mobile_connect_card_driver_linux

Installing Songbird 0.3 Developer Pre-Release On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

This guide shows how to install the Songbird media player (0.3 Developer Pre-Release) on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop. Songbird is a free software audio player with media database capabilities written using XUL and VLC, with an interface similar to Apple's iTunes. From the Songbird web site: "Songbird is a desktop media player mashed-up with the Web. Songbird is committed to playing the music you want, from the sites you want, on the devices you want, challenging the conventions of discovery, purchase, consumption and organization of music on the Internet." http://www.howtoforge.com/installing_songbird_on_ubuntu_gutsy_gibbon

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu Studio 7.10

This guide shows how to set up an Ubuntu Studio 7.10 desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system with focus on multimedia creation - the real-time (RT) kernel is installed by default. It provides all you need for daily work and entertainment, incl. codecs, Flash, Adobe Reader, VMware, Skype, TrueType fonts, Cedega, and many more. http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfect_desktop_ubuntustudio_7.10

Full Mail Server Solution With Virtual Domains & Users (Debian Etch, Postfix, MySQL, DoveCot, DSpam, ClamAV, Postgrey, RBL)

This guide describes how to set up a full email solution in Debian Linux (all code is from Debian Etch). I was asked to design a secure, scalable, portable solution for a small company. While the guide references many servers, the company only had 4 physical machines, Xen was used to virtualize the entire solution. That particular aspect of the system is not discussed in this guide, although I will try to get it into the next revision. http://www.howtoforge.com/postfix_mysql_dovecot_dspam_clamav_postgrey_rbl_debian_etch

Make Your Linux Desktop Look Like A Mac - Mac4Lin Project Documentation

Do you want to give your desktop a dash of Mac OS X? The goal of this project is to bring the look and feel of Mac OS X (latest being 10.5, Leopard) to *nix GTK based systems. This document will present the procedure to install Mac4Lin pack & tweak certain things to get that almost perfect Mac OS X like desktop. http://www.howtoforge.com/mac4lin_make_linux_look_like_a_mac

Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer (With Failover and Session Support) With HAProxy/Keepalived On Debian Etch

This article explains how to set up a two-node load balancer in an active/passive configuration with HAProxy and keepalived on Debian Etch. The load balancer sits between the user and two (or more) backend Apache web servers that hold the same content. Not only does the load balancer distribute the requests to the two backend Apache servers, it also checks the health of the backend servers. If one of them is down, all requests will automatically be redirected to the remaining backend server. In addition to that, the two load balancer nodes monitor each other using keepalived, and if the master fails, the slave becomes the master, which means the users will not notice any disruption of the service. HAProxy is session-aware, which means you can use it with any web application that makes use of sessions (such as forums, shopping carts, etc.).

The Perfect Desktop - Linux Mint 3.1 Celena FE

This document describes how to set up a Linux Mint 3.1 full edition desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment. Linux Mint 3.1 builds upon Ubuntu Feisty and is compatible to its repositories - about 22.000 packages are available. http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfect_desktop_linux_mint_3.1

Setting Up Master-Master Replication With MySQL 5 On Debian Etch

Since version 5, MySQL comes with built-in support for master-master replication, solving the problem that can happen with self-generated keys. In former MySQL versions, the problem with master-master replication was that conflicts arose immediately if node A and node B both inserted an auto-incrementing key on the same table. The advantages of master-master replication over the traditional master-slave replication are that you do not have to modify your applications to make write accesses only to the master, and that it is easier to provide high-availability because if the master fails, you still have the other master. http://www.howtoforge.com/mysql5_master_master_replication_debian_etch

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

This document describes how to set up an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop. The result is a fast, secure and extendable system that provides all you need for daily work and entertainment. About 23.000 packages are available in the repositories. http://www.howtoforge.com/the_perfect_desktop_ubuntu_gutsy_gibbon

The Perfect Server - Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10)

This tutorial shows how to set up an Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (Ubuntu 7.10) based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Courier POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc. This tutorial is written for the 32-bit version of Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon, but should apply to the 64-bit version with very little modifications as well. http://www.howtoforge.com/perfect_server_ubuntu7.10

How To Install A Complete LEMP (Linux - EngineX (Nginx HTTP SERVER) - Mysql - PHP) Server On Ubuntu/Debian

This HowTo will describe the setup of an efficient http server and mail server for small or medium configurations (as low as 96 mb). Why LEMP instead of LAMP? NGINX is a great replacement for Apache with very low memory footprint and great stability. http://www.howtoforge.com/lemp_nginx_mysql_php_ubuntu_debian

Using ATA Over Ethernet On Debian Etch

Imagine you have a machine with all of its disk full and another with unused gigabytes, and you do not want to move the data from one to the other. Why not use the second's disk on the first, you could do it with iSCSI, but you can do it with ATA over Ethernet (AoE) as well. It is the second method I will explain in this article. All of this was made with two computers running Debian Etch. http://www.howtoforge.com/ata_over_ethernet_debian_etch

Installing LedgerSMB (Open Source Accounting Application) On Debian Etch

LedgerSMB is a free (licensed under the GPL), web based double entry accounting system written in Perl which uses PostgreSQL for data storage. It is intended for small and medium businesses (SMB), and it can be used easily through a regular web browser like Firefox. This tutorial explains how to install LedgerSMB on a Debian Etch system. http://www.howtoforge.com/ledgersmb_debian_etch