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I really like ubuntu; been using it for about a year.  Since I have access to three systems and a laptop at home, printing has not been a major concern - (XP, sorry).  Anyway, I attempted to add my two major printers to a small ubuntu box with the idea of eventually converting most of my work to U.  I have close to 1,000 good photos from Italy and a few stateside locations.  It was a good idea until I attempted to install a Canon Pixma IP6000D and Canon I9900.  The printer list does not even mention these printers.  Went out on the web and got more bad news from TURBO PRINT, a CANON driver site I don't recall, and one referencing GUTENBERG.  I think.  Drivers almost work - results do not resemble photoshop - XP prints at all. I spent 8 years as an email administrator (RedHat 9 and Fedora ) and about 15 before that as a training administrator dealing with WIN95/98/2000 and - Uggghh - MSDOS.  Don't really care if I ever see another command line again - unlesss I am troubleshooting my own stuff. 

Replacing A Failed Hard Drive In A Software RAID1 Array

This guide shows how to remove a failed hard drive from a Linux RAID1 array (software RAID), and how to add a new hard disk to the RAID1 array without losing data. http://www.howtoforge.com/replacing_hard_disks_in_a_raid1_array

Back Up Linux And Windows Systems With BackupPC

This tutorial shows how you can back up Linux and Windows systems with BackupPC. BackupPC acts as a server and is installed on a Linux system, and from there it can connect to all Linux and Windows systems in your local network to back them up and restore them without interfering with the user's work on that system. On the clients minimal to no configuration is needed. BackupPC supports full and incremental backups, and it comes with a neat web frontend for the administrator and normal user so that backups and recoveries can be managed through a web browser. It should be noted, however, that BackupPC does file-based backups, not bit-wise backups like Ghost4Linux, for example, so it is not made for disk/partition imaging. http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_backuppc

Setting Up A News-Voting Website With Pligg

This article shows how to set up your own news-voting website with Pligg. Pligg is a content-management system published under the Affero General Public License, and it is written in PHP and uses a MySQL database for storing its data. With a little work you can create your own community and let users vote news to the front page. http://www.howtoforge.com/news_voting_with_pligg

Modify Your Partitions With GParted Without Losing Data

This article shows how you can modify the partitioning of your Linux system with GParted (Gnome Partition Editor) without losing data. This includes resizing partitions (enlarging and shrinking), moving partitions on the hard drive, creating and deleting partitions, and even modifying filesystem types. GParted is a free partition editor available as a desktop program and also as a Live-CD. It supports the following filesystems: ext2, ext3, fat16, fat32, hfs, hfs+, jfs, linux-swap, reiserfs, reiser4, ufs, xfs, and even ntfs (Windows). http://www.howtoforge.com/partitioning_with_gparted

Create and Manage Virtual Machines Using VirtualBox in Ubuntu

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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Backup and Restore Linux Partitions Using Partimage

Partition Image is a Linux/UNIX utility which saves partitions in many formats (see below) to an image file. The image file can be compressed in the GZIP/BZIP2 formats to save disk space, and split into multiple files to be copied on removable floppies (ZIP for example), … Partitions can be saved across the network since version 0.6.0.When using Partimage, the partitions must be unmounted. Full Story


Hi every body it is great to see a big helper like UBUNTU is out there for the pc users in all the world. It is free and shipped right to the front door. I installed my free version and I got more than what I wished for networking is easy and it setup by it self and even connected me to my ISP and don't forget about the great load of free applications and updates. This OS is so smart that I am relaxing since I switched from windows to UBUNTU and no more system crashes nor viruses nor spyware. thanks to the commumity wich has done such a great production to improove our way of working and communicating together. for the folks that they want to install ubuntu on an older pc ( and they cannot boot from their CD ROM Drive) visit the link below there is a great boot disk wich alows you to do so. http://en.opensuse.org/Install_on_PC_that_can't_boot_from_CD have fun with UBUNTU Bahram Khodapanahandeh

Using XenExpress To Virtualize Your Server

This guide covers the installation of XenExpress and the creation of virtual machines with the XenServer Administrator Console. XenExpress is the free virtualization platform from XenSource, the company behind the well known Xen virtualization engine. XenExpress makes it easy to create, run and manage Xen virtual machines with the XenServer Administrator Console. XenExpress can run up to 4 virtual machines at the same time with a max. total amount of 4GB RAM. The XenExpress installation CD contains a full Linux distribution which is customized to run XenExpress. http://www.howtoforge.com/virtualization_with_xenexpress

Installing The Native Linux Flash Player 9 On Ubuntu

This article describes how to install the new native Linux Flash Player 9 from Adobe on an Ubuntu Edgy Eft desktop so that it can be used within Firefox. The procedure works for other Ubuntu versions and Debian as well. http://www.howtoforge.com/native_linux_flash_player9_in_ubuntu

A Beginner's Guide To LVM

This guide shows how to work with LVM (Logical Volume Management) on Linux. It also describes how to use LVM together with RAID1 in an extra chapter. As LVM is a rather abstract topic, this article comes with a Debian Etch VMware image that you can download and start, and on that Debian Etch system you can run all the commands I execute here and compare your results with mine. Through this practical approach you should get used to LVM very fast. http://www.howtoforge.com/linux_lvm

Automatically Scan Uploaded Files For Viruses With php-clamavlib

This guide describes how you can automatically scan files uploaded by users through a web form on your server using PHP and ClamAV. That way you can make sure that your upload form will not be abused to distribute malware. To glue PHP and ClamAV, we install the package php5-clamavlib/php4-clamavlib which is rather undocumented at this time. That package is available for Debian Etch and Sid and also for Ubuntu Dapper Drake and Edgy Eft. http://www.howtoforge.com/scan_viruses_with_php_clamavlib

Disk ARchive (Backup and Restore) using dar and kdar(dar Frontend)

Dar is a shell command that makes backup of a directory tree and files. Its features include splitting archives over several files, CDs, ZIPs, or floppies, compression, full or differential backups, strong encryption, proper saving and restoration of hard links and extended attributes, remote backup using pipes and external command (such as ssh), and rearrangement of the “slices” of an existing archive. It can now run commands between slices, encrypt archives, and quickly retrieve individual files from differential and full backups. Dar also has external GUI like kdar for Linux,thanks to the well documented API. Full Story

Delete Qmail Server messages Queue

qmail is a mail transfer agent that runs on Unix. It was more secure replacement for the popular Sendmail program. The author offered a $500 prize for the first person to publish a verifiable security hole in the latest version of the software. This is a useful thing to do in a number of situations. For instance, if you are hit with a spamming attack, you can temporarily instate a second Qmail installation (once the spam run is finished), allow it to take over mail receipt,and then use this tool to clean the offending mails out of the queue before switching over to the main Qmail installation once again. Full Story

Back Up/Restore Hard Drives And Partitions With Ghost4Linux

This tutorial shows how you can back up and restore hard drives and partitions with Ghost4Linux. Ghost4Linux is a Linux Live-CD that you insert into your computer; it contains hard disk and partition imaging and cloning tools similar to Norton Ghost. The created images are compressed and transferred to an FTP server instead of cloning locally. http://www.howtoforge.com/back_up_restore_harddrives_partitions_with_ghost4linux

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