Unfortunately, where I work I am forced to use windows as my main operating system. I've just set up a VMware ubuntu, and whilst I was sceptical of the performance and compatibility both before (which is why I hadn't tried this earlier) and during the install, this works really really well. VMware configs already exist for ubuntu and are freely downloadable. All modifications and installations are saved and function well (unlike using a liveCD), and the setup runs really fast (my work PC is decent but not great - 3.4GHz HT P4, 256MB DDR2). The other thing I like is that the pseudo-disk is 7.5G in size which is certainly sufficient to install and run the things I want. The only thing that is slow is booting, but then it was always going to be. Tabbing between windows and linux is a dream!I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank Friedrich for giving me the post of moderator!Happy installationsJoe
ZABBIX is a 24×7 monitoring solution without high cost. ZABBIX is software that monitors numerous parameters of a network and the health and integrity of servers. ZABBIX uses a flexible notification mechanism that allows users to configure e-mail based alerts for virtually any event. This allows a fast reaction to server problems. ZABBIX offers excellent reporting and data visualisation features based on the stored data. This makes ZABBIX ideal for capacity planning.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/zabbix.htm
Ubuntux.org has just nominated joe84maiden as the first moderator on this site. Congratulations to him! Hopefully we hear a lot of our new moderator in the future :-) Good luck!
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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.
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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 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
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