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Category: Tutorials/Tips

Openfiler 2.3 and Interface Bonding

Openfiler 2.3 and Interface Bonding

Openfiler is an rPath Linux-based, free and open source NAS/SAN software solution. We have previously written a comparative post about Openfiler and FreeNAS, the other free and open source NAS/SAN software solution. In this tutorial, we provide some guidance on how to configure interface bonding in Openfiler 2.3, the latest stable version.

LVM Configuration in Ubuntu 8.10

LVM Configuration in Ubuntu 8.10

There are two desktop editions of Ubuntu, the popular Linux distribution. The one most people are used to is the Live CD version, the edition that allows you to take it for a spin without installing it on your PC. The problem with the Live CD edition is that the installer is a watered-down, graphical, 7-step installer that does not […]

Contributing with Git

Contributing with Git

Git is an open source, distributed version control system written by Linus Torvalds, the creator of the Linux kernel, the core of the Linux operating system. Google recently hosted the first Git Developer Conference in their Mountain View headquarters. The three-day event featured talks by prominent Git developers.

A Guide to DRM-Free Living

A Guide to DRM-Free Living

Welcome to our brief guide to living a DRM-free existence. We want to provide a range of links pointing you toward online stores, video/music players, software and hardware that will help you take back your rights as a concerned customer and citizen.

Ubuntu 8.10 Tidbits

Ubuntu 8.10 Tidbits

The desktop version of Ubuntu 8.10, which was released just yesterday, comes with a few nice features. Aside from those few new features, there are a few other features that we think you should know, that is if you are new to the world of Ubuntu.

Configure LVM in Fedora 9

Configure LVM in Fedora 9

Aside from one small, but very important difference, configuring Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) in Fedora 9 is just about the same as configuring it in Foresight Linux, CentOS, and StartCom. All four distros use the Anaconda installer.

Configure LVM in Foresight Linux

Configure LVM in Foresight Linux

Foresight is a Linux distribution built around the Conary package management system, with Gnome as the default desktop environment. Like most Linux distributions, Foresight is installed to hard disk using the traditional disk partition system. In this tutorial, we are going to provide a step-by-step guide (with screenshots) on how to configure Linux logical volume manager (LVM) in Foresight.

Openfiler 2.3 Administrator Guide

Openfiler 2.3 Administrator Guide

Openfiler is one of two active, open source NAS/SAN solutions that we have listed on this site. The other one is FreeNAS, a BSD-based distribution. A feature comparison of these two projects is available here

Configure LVM in Mandriva Linux Free 2009

Configure LVM in Mandriva Linux Free 2009

Mandriva Free is one of the editions of desktop Linux distros published by Mandriva, the French Linux solutions provider. The others being Mandriva One and Mandriva Powerpack. In this tutorial, we are going to offer a step-by-step guide on how to configure Linux Logical Volume Manager (LVM) in Mandriva Linux Free 2009.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Firewall

Mandriva Linux 2009 Firewall

The Linux operating system has its own built-in, enterprise-grade firewall. However, not all Linux distributions ship with a graphical client fro configure and manage it. Mandriva (Linux 2009) One is one of a handful that ships with a fully configured graphical firewall client.

Mandriva Linux 2009 Titbits

Mandriva Linux 2009 Titbits

Mandriva Linux 2009 was recently released to the public. Here we provide some titbits from Mandriva One, one of the free editions of Mandriva Linux 2009. The other editions are:Mandriva Free, and Mandriva Powerpack. Mandriva Powerpack is the commercial edition, available for purchase from the Mandriva website.

Linpus 9.6 Tips

Linpus 9.6 Tips

If you read our review of Linpus 9.6, and are thinking about installing it or recommending it to friends and family, we have a few tips for you.

How Linux Distros Configure and Manage LVM

How Linux Distros Configure and Manage LVM

This is part 2 of a multi-part series on Linux logical volume management. If you are not already familiar with LVM, you may read part 1 here We are huge fans of Linux logical volume management, and if you know just the basic benefits of using it, you will understand why. In spite of the benefits, most Linux desktop distributions, […]

Graphical Firewall Clients for Linux Desktops

Graphical Firewall Clients for Linux Desktops

The Linux kernel has a built-in firewall called IPTables. Therefore, regardless of your (Linux) distro of choice, the firewall in use will always be the same. But while some distros ship with a gui client to configure and manage the firewall, others do not. Fedora, Mandriva, Parsix, and Sabayon, are example of Linux distros that install a graphical firewall client […]

Building a Fedora-Based VoIP Server

Building a Fedora-Based VoIP Server

There are not a whole lot of active Linux or BSD-based Telephony/IP-PBX distros, but the few we have are quite good and easy to setup and configure. Of the four that we have profiled on this site, only AskoziaPBX is based on a BSD (FreeBSD) distro. The others – trixbox, Elastix, and AsteriskNOW – are all Linux-based. Whether Linux or […]

NetworkManager: Secret weapon for the Linux road warrior

NetworkManager is one of those “must-have” and “must-be-installed-by-default” applications that I like to see running on any Linux or BSD desktop distro. The nm-applet, NetworkManager’s client application, is a Gnome desktop tool, and it is installed by default on the latest Gnome desktops. Similar applets exist for the K Desktop Environment – KDE, but none is as feature-rich as Gnome’s […]

Installing Xara Xtreme

Installing Xara Xtreme

Xara Xtreme is one of several desktop graphics applications developed by Xara Group, a UK software developer. It was a Windows-only application until early 2006 when the code base was open-sourced, and work on the Linux port began.