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SAMBA (Domaincontroller) Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 7.10

This is a detailed description about setting up an Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 7.10) to act as file- and printserver for Windows(tm) 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/ubuntu-gutsy-samba-domaincontroller

Installation Guide: Linux Mint 4.0 Daryna (a.k.a. The Perfect Desktop)

This tutorial shows how you can set up a Linux Mint 4.0 (Daryna) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do the things they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on old hardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge. Linux Mint 4.0 is a Linux distribution based on Ubuntu 7.10 that has lots of packages in its repositories (like multimedia codecs, Adobe Flash, Adobe Reader, Skype, Google Earth, etc.) that are relatively hard to install on other distributions; it therefore provides a user-friendly desktop experience even for Linux newbies. http://www.howtoforge.com/desktop-installation-guide-linux-mint-4.0-da

Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) Screenshots Tour

Ubuntu is a community developed, linux-based operating system that is perfect for laptops, desktops and servers. It contains all the applications you need - a web browser, presentation, document and spreadsheet software, instant messaging and much more.The most recent version, Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon), was released on October 18, 2007.

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Installing LAMP Server Using TASKEL (desktop edition) in Ubuntu

This is to help people install LAMP(LINUX-APACHE-MYSQL-PHP) server in ubuntu(if u use the desktop edition,not for server edition).There are many ways in installing LAMP in a desktop edition. now lets see them.

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Root login ubuntu

Enabling root access in unbuntuBasically in almost all linux machines we will be having root access for login.but in ubuntu by default that option was not enabled.If u want to have root login in ubuntu then u have to do some changes in ur Ubuntu machinesSteps to follow1.First enter into ubuntu as your user login.2.Then open the terminal and type the command sudo -s,it will ask for root access and type the password.3.Then type passwd root it will ask for new password4.Open terminal and go to the path  /etc/gdm/5.Open gdm.conf6.search for AllowRoot=false7.and then change AllowRoot=true8.now restart ur machine9.now u can enjoy with root access

Intrusion Detection: Snort, Base, MySQL, and Apache2 On Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon)

In this tutorial I will describe how to install and configure Snort (an intrusion detection system (IDS)) from source, BASE (Basic Analysis and Security Engine), MySQL, and Apache2 on Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon). Snort will assist you in monitoring your network and alert you about possible threats. Snort will output its log files to a MySQL database which BASE will use to display a graphical interface in a web browser. http://www.howtoforge.com/intrusion-detection-with-snort-mysql-apache2-on-ubuntu-7.10

How To Enable Multiple HTTPS Sites For One IP On Debian Etch Using TLS Extensions

This guide is Debian specific but could be ported to other distributions since the concept is the same. In order to use TLS Extensions we have to patch and recompile Apache2 and recompile OpenSSL with the enable-tlsext directive. Since TLS extensions are relatively new, some Internet browsers will not work so the Apache2 server will deliver just the default site as http 1.0 does on an http 1.1 server. http://www.howtoforge.com/enable-multiple-https-sites-on-one-ip-using-tls-extensions-on-debian-etch

Total Commander for linux

GNOME Commander is file manager similar to total Commander. GNOME Commander is a "two-pane" graphical filemanager for the Gnome desktop environment. GNOME Commander aims to fulfill the demands of more advanced users who like to focus on file management, their work through special applications and running smart commands.

Enabling Compiz Fusion On An Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop (ATI Mobility Radeon 9200)

This tutorial shows how you can enable Compiz Fusion on an Ubuntu 7.10 (Gutsy Gibbon) desktop (the system must have a 3D-capable graphics card - I am using an ATI Mobility Radeon 9200 here). With Compiz Fusion you can use beautiful 3D effects like wobbly windows or a desktop cube on your desktop. http://www.howtoforge.com/compiz-fusion-ubuntu-gutsy-gibbon-ati-mobility-radeon-9200


A few days ago I installed Ubuntu 7.10 as a second OS and left Windows XP alone.  The install was done on a Dell Latitude D810 which I connect to the internet via WIFI.  I have download a driver "bcm43-fwcutter" to a CD.  My problem is loading this WIFI driver when Linux is powered up.  Does anyone have the knowledge that will enable me to load this driver to the ubuntu 7.10 OS.  With out this driver loaded into Ubuntu, I cannot access the internet via WIFI.

How to view CHM (Microsoft Compiled HTML Help) files in Ubuntu

Microsoft Compiled HTML Help is a proprietary format for online help files, developed by Microsoft and first released in 1997 as a successor to the Microsoft WinHelp format.

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Xubuntu 7.10 (gutsy gibbon) Screenshots Tour

Xubuntu is a complete GNU/Linux based operating system with an Ubuntu base. It is lighter on system requirements and tends to be more efficient than Ubuntu with GNOME or KDE, since it uses the Xfce Desktop environment, which makes it ideal for old or low-end machines, thin-client networks, or for those who would like to get more performance out of their hardware.

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How To Manage An iPod From A Linux Desktop With Songbird 0.3

This article shows how you can use an iPod on a Linux desktop with Songbird 0.3. It covers how you can upload MP3 files from your desktop to your iPod, download MP3 files from your iPod to your desktop, and how you can delete files on the iPod. Normally, Apple's iTunes software is needed to manage an iPod, but iTunes is not available for Linux. Fortunately, there are Linux alternatives such as Songbird that can handle the task. http://www.howtoforge.com/using-an-ipod-with-songbird-0.3

1 year 3 weeks later?

Yes that is how it has been since my first post here on Ubuntux. Yes I'm still using Ubuntu Linux and just plan LOVE IT! Also being that I have learned and understand it so much more since my first post. Right now I'm currently using Ubuntu Linux on a Gateway computer and just enjoy the Compiz and the Cubes! Looks awesome and runs great on my Gateway. I had used Windows recently and especially because there was a lot of game titles I wanted to play. But being that I wanted to learn more and more about Linux I got some of my games running which more importantly. World of Warcraft which was very important. So it has been great to see that my Login still works. Very surprise I still remember it. But anyways! I just wanted to welcome myself back!Talk to you later!

How To Make Desktop Applications Start Automatically After Login (GNOME)

You probably know this: you power on your machine, and immediately after you have logged in you manually start your two or three favourite applications. Why not have the system start these applications for you automatically? This short guide shows how to accomplish this under GNOME. http://www.howtoforge.com/make-desktop-applications-start-automatically-gnome