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System Administration: Another Step toward the BIND

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How important are Domain Name Services? Consider this, suppose you want to set up your own web site, you go to a commercial registrar and attempt to acquire a domain name. The purchasing process won't proceed unless you can enter the IP addresses or Internet names of two existing, registered DNS servers for your domain.

iPod Exodus: Mac to Linux

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I recently installed Fedora Core 5 and wanted to use my Mac formatted (HFS+) iPod Nano with it. I had read mixed reports about iPod/Linux compatibility so I didn't expect it to be easy. The transition was mostly undemanding, but the minor problems I encountered weren't what I expected.

Book Review: Subversion Version Control

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William Nagel's book is not an alternative manual - Subversion actually comes with some pretty good documentation. Instead the book combines tutorial information about the software with usage and best practice scenarios.

Enterprise open source migrations: Dealing with file services

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Problems with sharing and storing files can stymie a migration from Windows or Unix to Linux. Fortunately, a few key open source tools and tried-and-true practices can scale file services roadblocks.

FUD by Association

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First, there was plain, old FUD - classic Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. Then we had stealth FUD. Now we have FUD by association.

Linux OS For All

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While Microsoft reigns supreme on the desktop, alternatives are slowly gaining market share. The question now becomes what's the holdup? Why are those other operating-system vendors finding success on the desktop so difficult?

Xen from Backports on Debian Sarge

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There is a great howto about installing Xen on Debian Unstable. It is really easy to do and it runs fine. Nevertheless, on production servers, that's not an optimal solution.

Linux on the Nokia 770 Internet Tablet

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The day after my 770 arrived, I read a review in the Washington Post where the guy really didn't like the unit at all. I like it a lot, so I thought about his reasons. My conclusion is that the reviewer is a Windows guy.

How To: Optimize MySQL response time

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High loaded website can get slow to respond when a lot of different visitors visit sites querying the same mysql database server, making it slow to respond.

What Can System Administrators Learn from Programmers?

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Although we often hear about program bugs and techniques to get rid of them, we seldom see a similar focus in the field of system administration. LinuxPlanet asked Diomidis Spinellis, the author of the book Code Quality: The Open Source Perspective, for tips on what system administrators can learn from programmers.

Second draft of controversial GPL 3 due Tuesday

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The Free Software Foundation Inc. (FSF) is due to release the second draft of the GNU general public license version 3 (GPLv3) Tuesday, according to sources close to the organization.

Simple Linux and UNIX system monitoring with ping command and scripts

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You can simply monitor your remote system hosted some remote IDC. There may be tons of causes for which system goes out the network. ping is one of the basic and nifty command to test network connection.

Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Knot 1 Screenshots

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After the success of Ubuntu Dapper Drake 6.06, Mark Shuttleworth's team is back a month later with the first development snapshot (now known as Knot 1) for the upcoming Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft. Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy Eft Knot 1 implements the latest GNOME 2.15 development build, and more. We took a look at this latest Ubuntu copy today at Phoronix.

Red Hat Preps Enterprise Linux 5 Desktop

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Even as Novell released its SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 desktop this week, rival Red Hat is putting the final touches on a new Linux desktop upgrade for delivery later this year.

Start-ups team to push open-source boundaries

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A handful of start-ups are trying to upset the stodgy world of enterprise systems management software with open source and a more democratic approach to setting industry standards.

SimplyMEPIS 6.0 Linux Final Release

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MEPIS has released SimplyMEPIS 6.0. This is the first public release of SimplyMEPIS to incorporate an Ubuntu foundation. Based on the Dapper LTS package pool, 6.0 is designed for stable long term use and support.

Dapper Drake LTS Review

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Linux is starting to become more popular in the world today. I am seeing more and more people choose Linux for their servers than Windows. True the price tag of zero might be an influence but Linux offers a different feel to the world of operating systems. On June 1 Ubuntu released the newest version of its Linux distro named Dapper Drake LTS (long term support). For Linux novices like me it is very nice to either run the live CD for a little bit or partition off and install.

Linux 101: Establish more effective security capabilities with OpenSSH

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Longtime Linux administrators know that SSH, the "Secure Shell" protocol, is one of the most handy and potentially critical utilities in their software toolbox. This document explains how OpenSSH, an open source implementation of SSH, works and how it can play an important role in your Linux environment.

Top Ten Reasons to use Ubuntu

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Top Ten Reasons to use Ubuntu: Now that I am officially “switched”, I will outline the reasons why Ubuntu rises to the top of other Linux variants available.

Enterprise Unix Roundup: SUSE Linux Enterprise Arrives

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If anyone was surprised about the release of SUSE Linux Enterprise Server or Desktop (SLES or SLED) 10 this week, we would like them to contact us and let us know where they were on vacation because it sounds like seclusion we could use.

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