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Have been using Ubuntu for almost a year now and i am really happy to say that this has turned out to be so far the best linux distro that i have come accross !! Kudos to the Ubuntu team.Only query i have and a couple of people at my office is on how to get the wireless working on Ubuntu ? I have searched for several forums and email threads and all of hem endup in a back to ground zero situation :( .If someone could or has succesfuly setup wireless on Ubuntu, please lemme know !I love the synaptic manager , just too wonderful !!Also plan to try out the new 7.x release of Ubuntu, hard to find time , but will install and write about it soon !!

Bluetooth PAND (Personal Area Network) Howto For Debian Etch

I wanted to access the internet over bluetooth instead of GPRS/3G network from my mobile phone (SE K800i). After a lot of searching I couldn't find a clear explanation as how to accomplish this. I did manage to set it up with Windows XP, using the "Personal Area Network" in the bluetooth utility and doing internet connection sharing. After another fruitless search, I managed to figure out how to make a bluetooth internet profile instead of GPRS or 3G on the phone. Since I work in Linux most of the time, I decided to have a go and do it with Debian, my workstation's main OS. After spending a few hours, I had it working using the steps below. http://www.howtoforge.com/bluetooth_pand_debian_etch

Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview

This is very detailed Ubuntu 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) Beta Preview with nice screebshots.This preview includes Easy-to-install codec wizards,Migration assistant,Plug and play network sharing with Avahi,network manager,windows mount tool,artwork,help center,desktop effects,new partition tool,gnome control center.

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Importing Outlook Express Emails Into Thunderbird And Evolution

This tutorial shows how you can import Outlook Express emails, contacts, and account settings into Mozilla Thunderbird and Evolution. This is quite useful if you want to switch from Windows to Linux but do not want to lose your mails and address book. The procedure should be similar if you use Outlook instead of Outlook Express. http://www.howtoforge.com/importing_outlook_express_into_thunderbird_evolution

Virtualization and remote desktop

After seeing this threadhttp://techrepublic.com.com/5208-6230-0.html?forumID=102&threadID=213785&messageID=2187517and trying out the program I thought it was a very helpful program to help others (friends and family) with their problems on the computer.But since I mainly use Linux I thought it was bothersome to have to boot into windows just to use this tool.So since I've been using a program called Virtualbox that lets you install other Operating Systems inside of Linux and Windows, I thought well lets see if it works inside of the virtual Windows that is actually running inside of my Linux system. It did work perfectly and I thought it was cool to say the least.So If you would like to see a screenshot of it here it ishttp://www.filehive.com/i.php?i=0323/crossloop.jpgSo crossloop is a cool tool for those end users who don't know enough about computers to set up a vnc server. And Virtualbox is a cool tool for both Windows users and Linux users. I'm just sharing this with you guys hoping you will find it as useful a tool as I have.

Mount windows Partitions as Read/Write Made Easy in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn

This is very simple guide to Mount windows Partitions (NTFS) as Read/Write Made Easy in Ubuntu Feisty Fawn using ntfs-config .This is having simple GUI to mount your Widows partitions in Ubuntu.Very useful tool for ubuntu users

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Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft)

This document describes how to install a Postfix mail server 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. In addition to that, this tutorial covers the installation of Amavisd, SpamAssassin and ClamAV so that emails will be scanned for spam and viruses. http://www.howtoforge.com/virtual_postfix_mysql_quota_courier_ubuntu_edgy

The Business Case for Open Source Software

High Mobley's article The Business Case for Open Source Software is not the usual "OSS saves money" argument. The article addresses issues like proprietary software vendors going out of business, being bought out, or even just dropping support for some of their products and leaving their customers out in the cold...

Open Source Network Monitoring at SCALE 5x

High Mobley's article Open Source Network Monitoring at SCALE 5x he talks about the three big Open Source networking monitoring systems who had booths at last month's Southern California Linux Expo - Zenoss, OpenNMS, and GroundWork. The article gives an overview of each project and it's associated company's business model, as well as a short run down of a few of the interesting features of each project.

How to Handle Network Growing Pains

In How to Handle Network Growing Pains, Cynthia Kuo outlines the presentation "Admin++, What Root Never Told You", which Ron Gorodetzky, Senior Systems Administrator for Digg, gave at the Southern California Linux Expo (SCALE) in February. It includes a link to Gorodetzky's presentation slides.

Linux File System Security Options

Josh Kuo's article Linux File System Security Options outlines various software-based methods to encrypt your Linux filesystems. He addresses loop-AES, FUSE, eCryptfs, steganographic filesystems, sshfs, and ReiserFSv4.

Backup and Restore Ubuntu System using Sbackup

SBackup is a simple backup solution intended for desktop use. It can backup any subset of files and directories. Exclusions can be defined by regular expressions. A maximum individual file size limit can be defined. Backups may be saved to any local and remote directories that are supported by gnome-vfs. There is a Gnome GUI interface for configuration and restore.

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ZoneMinder Digital Surveillance Systems

Justin Brink's article ZoneMinder Digital Surveillance Systems outlines the benefits of using the Open Source security camera monitoring application ZoneMinder over buying a "blackbox" DVR for your security system.

Displaying Weather And System Information On A GNOME Desktop With gDesklets

This tutorial shows how you can display weather forecasts, system information like CPU and memory usage, news feeds, music player controls, etc. on a GNOME desktop with gDesklets. gDesklets is a programm that can place small desktop widgets on top of the user's desktop. http://www.howtoforge.com/gnome_gdesklets

Integrating amavisd-new Into Postfix For Spam- And Virus-Scanning

This article shows how to integrate amavisd-new into a Postfix mail server for spam- and virus-scanning. amavisd-new is a high-performance interface between MTAs such as Postfix and content checkers: virus scanners, and/or SpamAssassin. We will use ClamAV for virus scanning and SpamAssassin for spam scanning in this tutorial. http://www.howtoforge.com/amavisd_postfix_debian_ubuntu

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