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Opening Files With A Single Click Instead Of A Double Click In GNOME

This short guide describes how you can configure your GNOME desktop so that you can open files and directories with a single mouseclick instead of a double click. This is helpful if you switch from Windows to Linux and used to open files and directories with a single click on your Windows desktop, too. http://www.howtoforge.com/gnome_single_mouseclick

Speed Up Google Analytics

This method uses crontab to execute a shell script that downloads an updated urchin.js file every 24 hours and saves it into your local sites directory so that it can be served by your web server instead of the google-analytics.com web server. The problem with google-analytics.com is that when google-analytics.com/urchin.js is requested by billions of web users all over the world at one time, it can cause your pages to load very slowly, especially if you are using WordPress or a similar CMS. http://www.howtoforge.com/speed_up_google_analytics

which linux supports 915 mercury motherboard..help

hey hiiii,,,,i wanna know that which linux supports 915 mercury motherboard ( Pl915GLM )since i got 80 GB PATA + 80 GB SATA , Mercury 915 mother board , 256 MB ram , P-IV intel processorOnly Red Hat Lnux 9 is installed , but i don't want it...since it is now older ,no better graphics and multimedia and other applications too.(i really dont want it)i tried fedora core 4 , Knoppix ,UBUNTU , KUBUNTU but it failed to installed on system config.help i want to work on linux platform , which linux i should use ?With UBUNTU and KUBUNTU even live is not opening , where it should show the desktop it si showing VERTICAL lines of different colors.please help me sooni am fed up with trying different linux

How To Set Up suPHP On A Debian Based ISPConfig Server

With this guide I explain how to set up suPHP on a Debian based ISPConfig server with PHP 4. When you have configured suPHP on your ISPConfig server, you are able to run the PHP scripts under the admin user of the website instead of the Apache user. http://www.howtoforge.com/suphp_debian_ispconfig

SAMBA (Domaincontroller) Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 6.10

This is a detailed description about how to set up a Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 6.10) to act as a file- and printserver for Windows workstations in small workgroups. This howto uses the tdb backend for SAMBA to store passwords and account information. This is suitable for workgroups for up to 250 users and is easier to set up than an LDAP backend. http://www.howtoforge.com/samba_domaincontroller_setup_ubuntu_6.10

Ubuntu rocks

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.