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Installing and Configuring Oracle Database XE

Oracle Database 10g Express Edition (Oracle Database XE) is an entry-level, small-footprint database based on the Oracle Database 10g Release 2 code base that’s free to develop, deploy, and distribute; fast to download; and simple to administer. Oracle Database XE is a great starter database forDevelopers working on PHP, Java, .NET, and Open Source applicationsDBAs who need a free, starter database for training and deploymentIndependent Software Vendors (ISVs) and hardware vendors who want a starter database to distribute free of chargeEducational institutions and students who need a free database for their curriculumhttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/oracle.htm

Centralized Syslog Server Using syslog-NG

syslog-ng© is the world's most flexible and scalable audit trail processing tool for organizations of any size. It provides a centralised, securely stored log of all devices on your network, whatever platform they run on. And syslog-ng also incorporates a host of powerful features, including filtering based on message content, as well as customisable data mining and analysis capabilities.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/syslog-ng.htmOne more thing is most of the users look for web interface for syslog-NG for this http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/syslogngweb.htm

Ubuntu- YES!

I am reasonably new to linux having only had experience with some unix servers previously, but was coerced into installing ubuntu by an office buddy with too much linux love. Admittedly the coercion didn't take long, as I had attempted to install gentoo and got about a third of the way, by which point I was bored and annoyed. After installing hoary from cd I immediately upgraded to breezy so as to have a reasonably clean install. After destroying this operating system via a series of failed installations of various programs I gave up and reinstalled hoary. Everything works. Everything is stable. Everyting is easy with ubuntu. I love it. I can run everything I want and without crashing, stuttering, screen failure etc which windows delights in. I am currently writing a thesis in LaTex and was writing it in Windows. After the third mutilating crash and destruction of my thesis, again, I new I needed something different. Ubuntu was waiting. Truly great- and with easy bibtex editors too. And of course a little direction from the now ever friendly office buddy.

Install modem

I am very new to Linux so please bare with a "n00bie".I have been trying to install a serial modem on my laptop and I seem to be getting more confused by the minute. It is a Hayes 56k (nothing but dialup where I live) modem and I need some step by step instructions. Please keep in mind I need them to be"dumbed up" pretty good.Also, how do I set up "root" priviledgesThanks 

Taking backup using tar command in linux and unix

The tar backup program is an archiving program designed to store and extract files from an archive file known as a tarfile. A tarfile may be made on a tape drive; however, it is also common to write a tarfile to a normal file. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/tarbackup.htm

need help on pptp vpn server setup

hi friendsi need help on pptp vpn server configuration detailsany can help me ..thanks

Easy SugarCRM Configuration Steps

This is the Best opensource CRM software available now.SugarCRM includes a sales, marketing, and service suite of CRM applications. Sugar.Sales includes account and contact management, opportunity management, activity tracking, charting, reporting, and email integration with MS Outlook. SugarCRM is easy to install and supports custom user interface templates that are optimized for speed. http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/sugarcrm.htm

Fixing "invalid Python installation" error on Ubuntu

While attempting to install DenyHosts, I got an error about "invalid Python installation". I found the solution here.

Basically just:

sudo apt-get install python2.4-dev

http://marc.abramowitz.info/archives/2006/04/09/ fixing-invalid-python-installation-error-on-ubuntu/

VHCS ISP Control Panel Configuration

VHCS delivers a complete hosting automation appliance by offering significant security, total-cost-of-ownership, and performance advantages over competing commercial solutions.With VHCS Pro you can configure your server and applications, create user with domains with a few point-and-click operations that take less than a minute. There is no limit to the number of resellers, users and domains that can be created.At the core of VHCS Pro are 3 easy-to-use, Web-based control panels. VHCS provides graphic user interfaces for the administrators, resellers and usershttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/vhcs2.4.7.htm

New preview of Ubuntu 6.06 (Dapper Drake) released

The developer of Ubuntu have released a new preview of Dapper Drake. It contains GNOME 2.14 and KDE 3.5.2 and the installer of the Live-CD now also works on PowerPCs. Kubuntu gets a new user-friendly packet management system called "adept_install" and the standard theme has slightly been reworked.

The Flight-CD 6 of Ubuntu 6.06 alias Dapper Drake including Live-CD and Ubuntu Server can be downloaded at http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/flight6. The derivatives Kubuntu and Edubuntu can also be downloaded there in this new test version.

Secure your Debian System

this is very good steps how to secure your debian systemhttp://www.debianhelp.co.uk/security.htm

Shorewall Firewall Configuration

The Shoreline Firewall, more commonly known as "Shorewall", is a high-level tool for configuring Netfilter. You describe your firewall/gateway requirements using entries in a set of configuration files. Shorewall reads those configuration files and with the help of the iptables utility, Shorewall configures Netfilter to match your requirements. Shorewall can be used on a dedicated firewall system, a multi-function gateway/router/server or on a standalone GNU/Linux system. Shorewall does not use Netfilter's ipchains compatibility mode and can thus take advantage of Netfilter's connection state tracking capabilities.http://www.debianhelp.co.uk/shorewall.htm

GTK Pod not reading my control/media/ipod file

I just got this GTK Pod program. I then put a few songs on my ipod. I realized that when i was done, the songs were not in order. So i go back into the program and adjust the files (that are already on the ipod from my last sychronization/save data) and now it tells me it cant open the control/media file where all my songs are stored. How is this fixed? I tried uninstalling the program and reinstalling it.

Ubuntu security advisory

Heads up for all your Ubuntu users out there...

You may want to do an update as soon as you can to fix this (minor) security issue.


Ubuntu Dapper Drake now officially postponed

The Ubuntu developer now officially decided to postpone the upcoming Dapper Drake release to 1st July 2006. That is 6 weeks later than planned. Therefore the version number will be changed to 6.06. In the future the decimal point will most probably be changed to a hyphen, because most of the developer find the decimal point irritating.

So let's wait for Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6-06 on 1st July 2006 :)

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