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Companies selling preinstalled Linux Desktops and Laptops

I am putting together a list of companies that sell pre-installed Linux and no-OS Desktops and Laptops. The list lives here for now:  http://lxer.com/module/forums/t/23168/ At the time of this post I counted 59 vendors. Please contribute to the list. I'm looking for vendors that sell "home computers"  that are preinstalled with Linux.

Ubuntu London - New Blog on the Go

Hello Everyone - I would like to say that this is not my official blog -I am posting here for the newbie users who want to start using Linux on their machine as a replacement for windows. I will be updating my blog day to day for new features and procedures - Have a look at what has been posted thus far and please feel free to join in as well. http://ubuntulondon.wordpress.com Here I have been starting from the adbsolute beginning to advanced. It is dead easy to use linux as long as you can read.If you are willing to start over fresh and need a little hand and want to pick up some good tips, head on over to my blog and have a look. As well - I will be arranging in good time some get togethers for those who live in London, as there arent many group meetings and Q&A sessions happening around the city, so keep posted or chip into my feed for updates: http://ubuntulondon.wordpress.com/feed/ I hope to be chatting to all of you again soon! Take care and GREAT SITE!

Nagios 2.5 and Oreon 1.3 (Nagios web front end) installation with screenshots

Oreon© is an Open Source monitoring solution based on Nagios. It offers to this monitoring standard a new front end and brings it a panel of new functionalities.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/oreon1.3.htm

Another day another dollar

I left my laptop running the UBUNTU 6 install last night but it was still churning away when I got in this morning. One good thing about virtual pc's is that you can blow them away and kick off afresh within seconds. Also once you've got a stable installation you can save the vhd file somewhere and then replicate it as many times as you have space for in order to try new config, tools distributions etc without screwing up an important project you might be working on. Today I was curious to see what would happen if I interfered as least as possible (usually a good strategy) so I fired up a vpc with no hard disk configured, put the cd in the drive and let it auto run. Up came the UBUNTU splash screen, and it then counted down something like 30 seconds and began to install itself. For a while the screen had some kind of low res pattern on it but now it's gone black. The disk is whirling away as it was when I came in so I presume it's doing something. It sounds to be reading from the disk and the laptop hard disk is correspondingly busy.

TEstiNG

Thsi MY first blog. Just for fun to test this out.Ha ha dont know what to write. Today I want to try out JTR but the tutorial for that is to less. Cant really perform out the testing on my own machine. Too bad.

UBUNTU in a Virtual PC

I'm a new to Linux today and am installing UBUNTU 6 into a Virtual PC 2004 instance on my laptop so I can learn it in a relatively contained environment.  I thought I could use it as a platform for software development using Ruby on Rails. As a dyed in the wool MS VB/Visual Studio developer this all represents a voyage into the wild beyond. So far so good. Its impressive how much can be done with so little overhead. The other day I had to set up a VStudio 2003 complete installation for someone. It took four hours and the resulting virtual hard disk (.vhd) was 6Gigabytes! It does make you wonder.

Ubuntux.org has become 1 year of age!

Since yesterday, August 2nd, Ubuntux.org has become 1 year of age! Happy Birthday!

We still need some helping hands to build up this community (moderators, writers of tutorials, and so on). Please let me know, if you are interested.

Easy SNMP Server and Client Configuration Steps

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) is a widely used protocol for monitoring the health and welfare of network equipment (eg. routers), computer equipment and even devices like UPSs. Net-SNMP is a suite of applications used to implement SNMP v1, SNMP v2c and SNMP v3 using both IPv4 and IPv6.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/snmp.htm

Secure Debian System Using FireHOL Firewall

FireHOL is a stateful iptables packet filtering firewall configurator. It is abstracted, extensible, easy and powerful. It can handle any kind of firewall, but most importantly, it gives you the means to configure it, the same way you think of it.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/firehol.htm

Sheepserver

I have tried to get electricsheep up and running to no avail. It ran under Badger, but not Drake.

Under Drake it tries, then fails, to get the first sheep.

If I move sheep from my earlier install into the .sheep folder, it can play those through mplayer, but the mplayer window resizes each time the sheep is renewed.

Nagios and Oreon (Nagios web front end) installation and Configuration

Nagios is a host and service monitor designed to inform you of network problems before your clients, end-users or managers do. It has been designed to run under the Linux operating system, but works fine under most *NIX variants as well. The monitoring daemon runs intermittent checks on hosts and services you specify using external "plugins" which return status information to Nagios. When problems are encountered, the daemon can send notifications out to administrative contacts in a variety of different ways (email, instant message, SMS, etc.).http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/oreon.htm

Lighttpd Webserver Installation

Security, speed, compliance, and flexibility--all of these describe LightTPD which is rapidly redefining efficiency of a webserver; as it is designed and optimized for high performance environments. With a small memory footprint compared to other web-servers, effective management of the cpu-load, and advanced feature set (FastCGI, CGI, Auth, Output-Compression,URL-Rewriting and many more) LightTPD is the perfect solution for every server that is suffering load problems. And best of all it's Open Source licensed under the revised BSD license. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/lighttpd.htm

Darkstat - Nework Traffic Analyzer or Network Monitor

darkstat is a network statistics gatherer. Effectively, it's a packet sniffer which runs as a background process on a cable/DSL router, gathers all sorts of useless but interesting statistics,and serves them over HTTP. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/darkstat.htm

Cream for Vim - Making Vim more user friendly

Learning to use Vi editor could be a real pain for most people as it has a relatively steep learning curve. But once the most common commands are mastered, one gets to enjoy the sheer power of this editor made available at ones finger tips. And there are an ever growing group of Vi enthusiasts around (myself included) who swear by it over other text editors. The modern avatar of Vi is Vim (VI iMproved) created by Bram Moolenaar and released as an open source software package. VIM is an excellent vi clone with a slew of additional features and which can be further enhanced and modified using scripts. On last count there are 1557 scripts available at the Vim.org website which enhances the editor for a variety of uses.One project which has gained a lot of popularity in the Vim community is Cream.

Debian Based Linux Distributions and Live CD's list

Most of the people want to know the list of debian based linux distributions and live cd's.This is very interesting list i haven't seen any place on the nethttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/debian.htm