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Setting Up Network RAID1 With DRBD On Debian Squeeze

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This tutorial shows how to set up network RAID1 with the help of DRBD on two Debian Squeeze systems. DRBD stands for Distributed Replicated Block Device and allows you to mirror block devices over a network. This is useful for high-availability setups (like a HA NFS server) because if one node fails, all data is still available from the other node.

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  • How-To: Release Stuck NFS Mounts without a Reboot
  • Red Hat 5 STIG: Network Settings
  • Become an ImageMagick Ninja: Resizing And Converting Images
  • CreBS – Create Background Slideshow for GNOME

some odds & ends:

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  • Interview with Jonathan Prior of Gameolith.com
  • Keep Your Data In Sync With DropBox For Linux
  • Use Giver to share files in a local network environment
  • Intel Thunderbolt Support Under Linux
  • Setting up a PPTP VPN in Linux
  • MP3 in Fedora 15
  • LinuxCon: Open Source is an Ecosystem, not a Zero Sum Game
  • Ubuntu tweaks Unity UI, adds ARM for servers
  • Bradley M. Kuhn: Desktop Summit 2011
  • Amavisd and SELinux
  • Big Blue Tweaks Red Hat Deal for Power Systems
  • Show Unity Launcher Using Top Left Corner Instead Of The Whole Left Edge
  • Happy Birthday Linux | LAS | s18e03

How To Speed Up Drupal 7.7 With Boost And nginx (Debian Squeeze)

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This tutorial shows how you can speed up your Drupal 7.7 installation on a LAMP stack (Debian Squeeze) with the help of Boost and nginx. Boost provides static page caching for Drupal enabling a very significant performance and scalability boost for sites that receive mostly anonymous traffic. Boost makes sure that your logged-in users always get fresh content by not caching pages for logged-in users. In a first step I will show how to make your site faster by enabling Boost on a normal LAMP stack (Apache2, PHP, MySQL), and in a second step I explain how to make your site even faster by using nginx as a reverse proxy sitting in front of Apache and delivering the static HTML pages cached by Boost. nginx delivers static files a lot of faster than Apache and uses less memory/CPU.

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  • Build a better bash
  • Test Your Own WEP Network Strength
  • Share an interactive ssh session two users with ‘tmux’
  • CentOS 5: Mount samba share in read-write mode
  • Pimp My Irssi – Part 2
  • Four Steps to Build a Test Web Server
  • Linux Hardening - Quick Wins
  • use Libre Office in Ubuntu to create a Client Database
  • get your full disc space back on ext filesystems

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  • Multiple LibreOffice installations
  • Change Ubuntu Unity configuration settings
  • Bash Script Backup
  • Makefiles
  • Configure IPWF firewall in FreeBSD
  • Ubuntu update broke ATI Drivers?
  • Creating a Centralized Syslog Server
  • Use Gnome Dictionary Offline For Faster Searches

Introduction To The Ubuntu Unity Desktop

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This tutorial is supposed to guide the reader through some new features of the Unity desktop, Ubuntu's new desktop environment used since Ubuntu 11.04. The prime subject will be the launcher, which is something like a side-dock, and how to configure it the way it fits your likings most.

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  • Introduction to GIT on Linux
  • How to back up your Linux computer
  • Install Squirrel Mail on Ubuntu Server
  • ATI Underscan Fix for Linux, Ubuntu etc
  • ExifTool - fix the date and time in a batch of photo files
  • Refactoring Deeply Nested Code
  • Getting started with the new Red Hat 5 STIG
  • Printing and scanning with HP Deskjet 3050 on Fedora 15

today's leftovers:

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  • Linux 3.1 Kernel Supports Wake On Wireless LAN
  • Five reasons why the PC is not dead
  • stat Command
  • Open Source Reality Check
  • Research identifies benefits of the open source software market
  • SFLC Oggcast: Legal Basics for Developers
  • Longterm kernel proposal signals ongoing Linux growth
  • Hacker Evolution Duality Released !
  • In a tough job market, your open source experience may be an asset in more ways than one
  • Non-profit Group Releases Open Source Mesh WiFi Network Software
  • Why Intel & Canonical Should Make A Deal for Ubuntu MeeGo
  • HowTo: run Flickering Lights on Linux
  • All Your BASH Are Belong To Us
  • Seven Points About Ereaders You Should Know Before Buying
  • No Time to Explain Soon
  • Interview: Kate Stewart, Ubuntu Release Manager at Canonical
  • Survivors of Ragnarök, New Linux Game Inspired by Dwarf Fortress

Installing Nginx With PHP5 (And PHP-FPM) And MySQL Support On CentOS 6.0

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Nginx (pronounced "engine x") is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server. Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption. This tutorial shows how you can install Nginx on a CentOS 6.0 server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL support.

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  • How to read Kindle books on Linux
  • Preparing Ubuntu Linux desktop for web development
  • Install LAMP in Gentoo/Sabayon
  • Update Virtualbox On Ubuntu
  • Experiment with ‘Native Linux KVM Tool’
  • Moving Databases
  • Getting Your Desktop Back – The (Almost) Definitive Guide
  • zypper dup to openSUSE 12.1 milestone 4

Pimp your CentOS into a perfect desktop

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dedoimedo.com: When it comes to being used as a desktop operating system, CentOS has several major advantages: it is super-stable and offers a very long-term support, which are a blessing for people seeking serious work. On the other hand, the rock-solidness comes with one possible flaw;

today's leftovers:

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  • Big distributions, little RAM 3
  • Getting Work Done | LAS | s18e02
  • HowTo: Microkorg XL Sound Editor on Linux
  • Dragon Player – KDE Video player focus on simplicity
  • Disastrous inventions: they said it would never work... and they were right
  • Help Fund “In The Dark”
  • Wireless on Plasma Active MeeGo image
  • Easy Ubuntu 64bit DLNA Server Setup + Bonus MKV Converter Script
  • Cnotify, get notifications for console events
  • Linux 3.1-rc2 Is A Fairly Calm Release
  • OpenSuSE 11.4 KDE: Where Desktop Environment Matters
  • Solving the Sunday Puzzle with coreutils
  • Setting up a new project – 4 tools you can’t miss the first time around

Installing Cherokee With PHP5 And MySQL Support On Ubuntu 11.04

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Cherokee is a very fast, flexible and easy to configure Web Server. It supports the widespread technologies nowadays: FastCGI, SCGI, PHP, CGI, TLS and SSL encrypted connections, virtual hosts, authentication, on the fly encoding, load balancing, Apache compatible log files, and much more. This tutorial shows how you can install Cherokee on an Ubuntu 11.04 server with PHP5 support (through FastCGI) and MySQL support.

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  • Installing sSMTP MTA (Mail Transfer Agent)
  • Manage & Compare Fonts Easily With Font Manager
  • Custom Lookit panel icon to match Faenza icon set
  • Easily Share Files between Linux Machines using sFTP
  • 6 ways to map your mind with Linux
  • Ubo Iconset : Ballpoint pen made, Handmade Iconset for Ubuntu
  • Comprehensive Unity guide ready
  • Firefox 6 breaks out ahead of schedule, gets official August 16th
  • Hacker Evolution Duality - Free playable beta available
  • Free Software and homeschooling: reports from the trenches
  • No one cares about license agreements
  • Ubuntu Gnome Wallpapers
  • We have C++11
  • Jenkins for Ubuntu Oneiric: Call for Testing
  • Apt-gentoo? Gentoo-apt! Hah!
  • Redhat 5.1 Redneck Internationalization
  • String freeze for GNOME 3.2 in 3 weeks
  • KDE Commit-Digest for 7th August
  • Linux Q&A ; Why I Play for Both Teams
  • Windys 1.5.0 Released

today's leftovers:

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  • Ultimate Edition 3.0 "Gamers" Released
  • Installing Linux on a 386 laptop
  • Superdrug takes out common cold, other viruses
  • awesome Linux cheat sheet
  • Cardinal Quest
  • How eBay Leveraged Open Source to Streamline Transaction Processing
  • I installed sabayon 6 what now?
  • High-calibre ebook management
  • Software RAID in Linux – a small tutorial

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  • iOS Natural Scrolling On Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal
  • How to Create Realistic Ice
  • Pint-Size PPA Primer
  • Fixing Permalinks With Mod_Rewrite
  • How to Play MP3s From The Linux Command Line
  • Shell-fm - Console based player for last.fm radio streams
  • Perl: You're Already Using Dependency Injection
  • Sed Explained—Part 2: Data Structures and Operators

Changing From Microsoft Windows To Linux Mint 11

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This is a tutorial for people originally using the Windows Operating System who want to try out Linux Mint 11. It is supposed to show the differences and similarities between the two systems and depict Linux' functions with examples.

The Perfect Server - Debian Squeeze With BIND & Dovecot [ISPConfig 3]

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This tutorial shows how to prepare a Debian Squeeze server for the installation of ISPConfig 3, and how to install ISPConfig 3. ISPConfig 3 is a webhosting control panel that allows you to configure the following services through a web browser: Apache web server, Postfix mail server, MySQL, BIND nameserver, PureFTPd, SpamAssassin, ClamAV, and many more.

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  • Printing in Scribus
  • Reduce load of backup scripts with nice and ionice
  • How To Upgrade To Ubuntu Version 11.04
  • SNMP Monitoring with Bash
  • Migrating Gentoo laptop install to SSD using LVM and LUKS
  • Dual Booting Android 3.2 and Ubuntu 11.04 on an Asus Transformer
  • Micromax USB Modem in Archlinux
  • Talking over Internet using Ekiga softphone in Ubuntu
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