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Setup virtual users instead of local users and configure user specific home directories for each user, or shared between a handful of users.
Published 7 Dec 2006 | Tags - Customize, Install, Linux | Read More
Send SMS messages using a standard dialup modem from Linux, without needing a GSM card/phone plugged into your PC. Setup automatic alerts to your cellphone using command-line sms software.
Published 5 Dec 2006 | Tags - Dialup, Linux | Read More
If you've just installed Debian onto an old PC, then you may notice that when you shutdown it doesn't actually turn the computer off. We try the options for getting it to poweroff properly.
Published 2 Dec 2006 | Tags - Customize, Linux | Read More
If you want to print to a windows printer in Xubuntu, you may notice you are missing a 'Manage Printers' application. We walk through using the simple CUPS web admin instead to setup a printer.
Published 6 Oct 2006 | Tags - Install, Linux | Read More
If you've never put a PC together before, then it can seem quite daunting. We try to demistify the process showing what needs to be done each step of the way.
Published 5 Oct 2006 | Tags - Customize, Install | Read More
Turn an old laptop with a pcmcia network card into a thin client instead of thowing it out. They make ideal thin clients, as they are small, low power and can run quietly.
Published 23 Sep 2006 | Tags - Customize, Linux, Network | Read More
UML (User-Mode-Linux) is probably the easiest of the current virtualization sytems to use on Linux. We walk through step by step to running your first UML client.
Published 19 Jul 2006 | Tags - Linux, Virtualization | Read More
If you've ever wanted to make a DVD with your own menus, then we walk through the simple steps to authoring your first DVD. Using free software and tools, anyone can now make their own DVDs with just a DVD writer (obviously), some blank DVDs and the video clips you want to use.
Published 17 Jul 2006 | Tags - Video, Windows | Read More
Most hosting and server leasing suppliers only provide a limited amount of bandwidth for your webserver, usually through a monthly cap, with extra bandwidth costing significantly more. By reducing your bandwidth your pages require, you can support more users while keeping your costs down. You'll also improve the load times of your pages.
Published 15 Jul 2006 | Tags - Performance, Webserver | Read More
If you've ever wanted to know how many users your webserver can handle, or if it could survive a slashdotting
then you need to accurately measure how many complete pages it can deliver a second.
Published 5 Jul 2006 | Tags - Performance, Webserver | Read More
Once spamassassin is installed and running with your mail server, you need to configure the settings so it runs smoothly for your network setup.
Published 4 Jul 2006 | Tags - Email, Linux | Read More
Running MPlayer on windows to watch video clips instead of windows media player
can save a lot of time and effort ensuring you have the correct codecs installed, and provides such a clean and simple interface to watch the movie clips with.
Published 30 Jun 2006 | Tags - Video, Windows | Read More
Building a browser appliance, has never been easier or quicker. Using the VMware player, EasyVMX and a linux liveCD you can have a virtual appliance up and running in just minutes.
Published 16 Jun 2006 | Tags - Firefox, Linux, Virtualization | Read More
For filtering spam on a mail server, the best option is probably SpamAssassin. We walk through getting SpamAssassin installed and running on a Postfix mailserver.
Updated 4 Jul 2006 | Tags - Email, Linux | Read More
If you don't want new users to always be prompted whether they want to retain their settings
every time they use a machine they've never logged onto before, then you need to initialise everyone's profiles on all your computers. Luckily it's easy to do, and doesn't require a complete copy of everyone's user profile directory.
Published 6 Jun 2006 | Tags - Network, Windows | Read More
Installing a Plug-and-Play card in a modern linux distro is usually quite painless, but if something goes wrong, or if you are using an older distro, then configuring it manually may be the only option. We walk through the steps installing an old PNP modem in linux by hand, including configuring a dialup connection to your ISP.
Updated 30 May 2006 | Tags - Dialup, Linux | Read More
If you've ever needed to join film clips (avi,wma,mpg,divx,xvid) without having to install an expensive editing program, then mencoder
may just do what you want. It's a free media encoder, part of the free media player mplayer
, and best of all it makes joining film clips together a breeze.
Updated 5 Jul 2006 | Tags - Video, Windows | Read More
If you use Thunderbird to access an IMAP mailbox then there really is no need for Local Folders
in Thunderbird, as all your mail and drafts can be stored on the IMAP server. There is no setting for removing the Local Folders
, but they can be removed by just a few simple edits of thunderbirds
Published 23 May 2006 | Tags - Customize, Email, Mozilla, Thunderbird | Read More
If you have to deploy Firefox to lots of machines, then it is often a good idea to build a custom setup for Firefox, with your own prefered bookmarks, homepage and default settings, rather than having to manually tweak each installation.
Updated 30 Sep 2006 | Tags - Customize, Firefox, Mozilla | Read More
If you are used to Outlook Express and Internet Explorer asking you if you want to Stay Connected
whenever you exit the application then you may have been frustrated that Mozilla Thunderbird (and Firefox) don't do the same. We explain how to get a Disconnect
prompt whenever you exit Thunderbird or Firefox.
Published 20 May 2006 | Tags - Dialup, Email, Mozilla, Thunderbird, Windows | Read More
A not-so-hard guide to linking an XP box to a Linux box with a serial cable ( null modem ) using XP's direct cable connection.
Published 9 Dec 2004 | Tags - Dialup, Linux, Windows | Read More