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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. http://www.howtoforge.com/wubi_ubuntu_on_windows

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 are not 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 do not do any harm to Linux systems) to Windows users. AVG Antivirus for Linux is free for private and non-commercial use. http://www.howtoforge.com/avg_antivirus_ubuntu_feisty

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. http://www.howtoforge.com/ntfs_3g_ubuntu_feisty

Video Surveillance With ZoneMinder On Ubuntu

ZoneMinder is the top Linux video camera security and surveillance solution. In this document I will cover how to get ZoneMinder up and running on Ubuntu 6.06.1 LTS or Dapper Drake with the recent updates included. The surveillance system I am covering here utilizes 4 Dome CCTV cameras hooked up to a single Kodicom kmc-8800 capture card, in addition I also used infra red LEDs so my cameras could see in the dark (honestly I am abit scared to look). ZoneMinder also does a good job with IP Cameras, unfortunately they are considerably expensive in my part of the world, hence 4 cameras would blow my budget. http://www.howtoforge.com/video_surveillance_zoneminder_ubuntu

ASSP With Embedded ClamAV Integrated Into Postfix With Virtual Users And Domains

This document describes how to integrate ASSP (Anti-Spam SMTP Proxy) with embedded ClamAV into a mail server based on Postfix featuring virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. http://www.howtoforge.com/assp_clamav_postfix_debian_etch

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. http://www.howtoforge.com/rss_facebook_app_php

Setting Up An iSCSI Environment On Linux

Nowadays, the iSCSI technology is quite popular in the storage world. This article shows an iSCSI demo environment which consists of one Debian Linux host and one Netapp Filer. We try to show the most important features of this protocol. http://www.howtoforge.com/iscsi_on_linux

Optical Character Recognition With Tesseract OCR On Ubuntu 7.04

This guide describes how to set up Tesseract OCR on Ubuntu 7.04. OCR means "Optical Character Recognition". The resulting system will be able to convert images with embedded text to text files. Tesseract is licensed under the Apache License v2.0. http://www.howtoforge.com/ocr_with_tesseract_on_ubuntu704

Network Management And Monitoring With Hyperic HQ On Ubuntu 7.04

This document describes how to set up Hyperic HQ on Ubuntu 7.04. The resulting system provides an awesome, web-based "Systems-Management-Software". It is the next stage of classical monitoring and able to manage all kinds of operating systems, web servers, application servers and database servers. http://www.howtoforge.com/hyperic_hq_on_ubuntu704

CPU Frequency Scaling In Ubuntu

So, you have an irritatingly loud CPU fan which is making you consider whether or not launching your laptop through the nearest window is a good idea. Well, before you do that, why not give CPU frequency scaling a go. http://www.howtoforge.com/cpu_frequency_scaling_ubuntu

PostBooks ERP On Ubuntu 7.04

This document describes how to set up PostBooks ERP on Ubuntu 7.04. The resulting system provides a powerful GUI-based ERP-system. Postbooks is licensed under the CPAL license (OSI-certified Common Public Attribution License). http://www.howtoforge.com/postbooks_on_ubuntu704

Installing Simple Invoices On Debian Etch

This tutorial describes how to install Simple Invoices on a Debian Etch server. Simple Invoices is a web-based, basic invoicing system that lets you create and manage your invoices, export them as PDF or Excel files, email them to your customers, etc. It is intended for small businesses/organizations and home users. http://www.howtoforge.com/simple_invoices_debian_etch

Build Your Own Video Community With Lighttpd And FlowPlayer (Debian Etch)

This article shows how you can build your own video community using lighttpd with its mod_flv_streaming module (for streaming .flv videos, the format used by most major video communities such as YouTube) and its mod_secdownload module (for preventing hotlinking of the videos). I will use FlowPlayer as the video player, a free Flash video player with support for lighttpd's mod_flv_streaming module. I will also show how you can encode videos (.mp4 .mov .mpg .3gp .mpeg .wmv .avi) to the FLV format supported by Adobe Flash. http://www.howtoforge.com/video_streaming_lighttpd_flowplayer

Virtual Machine Replication & Failover with VMWare Server & Debian Etch (4.0)

This tutorial provides step-by-step instructions about how to create a highly available VMware Server environment on a Debian Etch system. With this tutorial, you will be able to create Virtual Machines that will be available on multiple systems with failover/failback capabilities. http://www.howtoforge.com/vm_replication_failover_vmware_debian_etch

How To Save Traffic With mod_deflate On Lighttpd 1.4 (Debian Etch)

In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure mod_deflate on a lighttpd 1.4 web server on Debian Etch. mod_deflate is included by default in lighttpd 1.5, but not in 1.4 where mod_compress is used instead. The advantage of mod_deflate over mod_compress is that it can compress static and dynamic files (such as PHP files), whereas mod_compress can compress static files only. The lighttpd version coming with Debian Etch is 1.4.13, so we have to patch it to support mod_deflate. mod_deflate allows lighttpd to compress files and deliver them to clients (e.g. browsers) that can handle compressed content which most modern browsers do. With mod_deflate, you can compress HTML, text or XML files to approx. 20 - 30% of their original sizes, thus saving you server traffic and making your modem users happier.