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Fedora's fall from grace..

Did anyone catch the articles appearing today about Eric S. Raymond and his dropping
any interest in Fedora Core, whose development team has really 'blown it' over the
proprietary codec issues.
He's finally realizing (as many of us already have)that no Linux distro stands a
chance in the real world without the ability (on some reasonable level)to play a DVD
or any video without an engineering degree..!
Newb's will not abandon M$ (whose media player can do all these things by default)if,
unlike Ubuntu,developers don't include this to some degree.
Comments..?

How to Install Songbird Music Player in Ubuntu

Songbird™ is a desktop Web player, a digital jukebox and Web browser mash-up. Like Winamp, it supports extensions and skins feathers. Like Firefox®, it is built from Mozilla®, cross-platform and open source.

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Fast and Secure FTP Server with Vsftpd in Debian

vsftpd is a GPL licensed FTP server for UNIX systems, including Linux. It is secure and extremely fast. It is stable.Don’t take my word for it, though. Below, we will see evidence supporting all three assertions. We will also see a list of a few important sites which are happily using vsftpd. This demonstrates vsftpd is a mature and trusted solution.vsftpd is an FTP server, or daemon. The “vs” stands for Very Secure. Full Story

How To Search For Missing Packages With apt-file On Debian and Ubuntu

This short article describes how you can search for missing packages with apt-file on Debian and Ubuntu systems. apt-file allows you to search for a file name, and it gives back the name(s) of the package(s) containing that file so that you can install the appropriate package. http://www.howtoforge.com/apt_file_debian_ubuntu

Convert Physical Windows Systems Into Virtual Machines To Be Run On A Linux Desktop

This article shows how you can convert a physical Windows system (XP, 2003, 2000, NT4 SP4+) into a VMware virtual machine with the free VMware Converter Starter. The resulting virtual machine can be run in the free VMware Player and VMware Server, and also in VMware Workstation and other VMware products. VMware Converter comes in handy if you want to switch to a Linux desktop, but feel the need to run your old Windows desktop from time to time. By converting your Windows desktop into a virtual machine, you can run it under VMware Server/Player, etc. on your Linux desktop. http://www.howtoforge.com/vmware_converter_windows_linux

Setting up a serial console

This tutorial will show you how to set up a serial console on a Linux system, and connect to it via a null modem cable. This is quite useful if your Linux server is in a headless configuration (no keyboard or monitor), as it allows you to easily get a console on the system if there are any problems with it (especially network problems, when SSH is not available). In the end, the GRUB menu will appear over the serial link, as will the bootup messages (output when booting the system). I am using Debian Etch on the server and Ubuntu Edgy on my client, although this should work on any Linux distribution. http://www.howtoforge.com/setting_up_a_serial_console

Run Your Own Webradio Station With Icecast2 And Ices2

This tutorial describes how to set up an audio streaming server with Icecast2. In order that Icecast2 can stream audio to listeners we install Ices2. Ices2 is a program that sends audio data to an Icecast2 server to broadcast to clients. Ices2 can either read audio data from disk (Ogg Vorbis files), or sample live audio from a sound card and encode it on the fly. In this article we will let Ices2 read .ogg files from the local hard disk. http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_webradio_with_icecast2_ices2

wacuum the distro of your choise

    This would indeed be a sake for open eyed marvel!Say you have all programs running, all updates right the system is selfcontained and working optimal.Now you just want to suck up the entire settings and programs for a re-installable backup.That would be great!But can this be done?

Sigma SD 10 and Sigma software SSPII

    I have this particular problem.I want everything old to run on linux Ubuntu 6.10. Even the Sigma software for my Sigma SD10.I have tried WINE and since I am as green as I am I cannot get it to start install of the package.Has elder and wiser the time to guide me here?http://www.sigmaphoto.com/support/camerasb_sd10_downloads_spp21.asp

How to Set up Network Bonding in Ubuntu 6.10

Network Bonding, otherwise known as port trunking allows you to combine multiple network ports into a single group, effectively aggregating the bandwidth of multiple interfaces into a single connection. For example, you can aggregate two gigabyte ports into a two-gigabyte trunk port. Bonding is used primarily to provide network load balancing and fault tolerance. http://www.howtoforge.com/network_bonding_ubuntu_6.10

Fight Image Spam With FuzzyOCR And SpamAssassin On Debian/Ubuntu

This tutorial describes how to scan emails for image spam with FuzzyOCR. FuzzyOCR is a plugin for SpamAssassin which is aimed at unsolicited bulk mail containing images as the main content carrier. Using different methods, it analyzes the content and properties of images to distinguish between normal mails (ham) and spam mails. FuzzyOCR tries to keep the system load low by scanning only mails that have not already been categorized as spam by SpamAssassin, thus avoiding unnecessary work. http://www.howtoforge.com/fight_image_spam_with_fuzzyocr_spamassassin

Enable WPA Wireless access point in Ubuntu

I have a Thoshiba laptop at home, I was running “Edgy Eft� (Ubuntu Linux 6.10) But one of the important things about it was its inability to connect to WPA-encrypted Wifi access points.In my home i have a WPA Enabled Wireless router so i need to connect to my wireless network using WPA.I am giving the procedure that worked for me to enable wpa in my toshiba laptop.This will work most of ubuntu users who is trying to access WPA network.

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Monitoring Servers and Clients using Munin in Ubuntu

Munin� means “memory�.Munin the tool surveys all your computers and remembers what it saw. It presents all the information in in graphs through a web interface. Its emphasis is on plug and play capabilities. After completing a installation a high number of monitoring plugins will be playing with no more effort. Using Munin you can easily monitor the performance of your computers, networks, SANs, and quite possibly applications as well. It makes it easy to
determine “what’s different today� when a performance problem crops up. It makes it easy to see how you’re doing capacity wise on all limited resources.

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Create virtual Machines Using Virtualbox in Debian

VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

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Installing Ubuntu/Kubuntu Dapper Drake on a Single/Multi-Boot RAID System

This guide describes how to install Ubuntu (Ubuntu+GNOME) or Kubuntu (Ubuntu+KDE) 6.06.1 LTS (Dapper Drake) on a single or a multi-boot RAID system. It is meant as a variation of Ubuntu Wiki FakeRAID HowTo document, but digested and with minimum commentary. Its goal is to allow new Ubuntu users to complete an entire installation within 30 minutes, almost entirely by copy and paste. http://www.howtoforge.com/ubuntu_dapper_raid_system