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Setting Up A High-Availability Load Balancer With HAProxy/Heartbeat On Fedora 8

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This document describes how to set up a two-node load balancer in an active/passive configuration with HAProxy and heartbeat on Fedora 8. The load balancer acts between the user and two (or more) Apache web servers that hold the same content.

PHP programming on Ubuntu 7.10

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samiux.wordpress: We can do PHP programming by any text editor, such as vi and nano. However, a Integrated Development Environment (IDE) is good for debugging. However, we should install some server programs and do some configuration before using it.

mplayer - command line movie and music player - music over ssh

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go2linux.org: Mplayer is one of most known movie players in Linux, and also in Mac OS, and Windows. Mplayer has lots of options, and we will explore some of them here.

some howtos:

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  • Loading custom compiled ALSA modules

  • Publishing a Blog in Vim with Vimpress
  • Improved Guide To Burning Dreamcast Discs From Linux
  • scponly - limited shell for secure file transfers
  • Mount remote folders via SSH
  • USB BackTrack Linux installation

Adding a UPS to a desktop Linux machine

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linux.com: An uninterruptible power supply (UPS) will allow your computer to continue to function for a period of time when mains power is lost. This can help you to smooth over short-term (1-5 minute) loss of power by running from the UPS battery.

Installing Wolvix Linux - Full tutorial

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dedoimedo.com: We all know that Slackware means stability and security. But Slackware has never been a distribution for the weak and elderly. It has always been regarded as one of the more geeky and difficult distros, alongside Gentoo. Until now. Well, Gentoo got Sabayon and Slackware got Wolvix.

Bash bits, nibbles and bytes: Handling command line arguments

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blogs.ittoolbox.com: There are plenty of tutorials out on the web but they tend to shove a whole lot down your throat in one big hard to swallow gob. I intend to make short, sharp and shiny snippets so it is easy to understand and use.

Torrentflux — web-based BitTorrent client

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polishlinux.org: The Bittorrent network is becoming increasingly popular and perfectly legal. It allows to download the latest movies, music or, to say the least, almost every Linux distribution available.

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  • How To Dual Boot Ubuntu Gutsy And Mac OSX Leopard 10.5.1

  • Uninstalling Wubi
  • HowTo: Extract Lines That Started With Matching String Using Grep
  • Howto write an ISO image to a CD-RW from the Linux console
  • Becoming Root User Without Password In GNU/Linux Ubuntu

Back Up Your Files With Fwbackups On Fedora 8

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This document describes how to set up, configure and use Fwbackups on a Fedora 8 desktop. The result is an easy-to-use backup system for desktop usage.

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