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How to set up Apache virtual hosting

By James Lees If Apache is installed correctly, you can set up virtual hosting easily by editing Apache configuration files. The main .conf files in /etc/apache2 include httpd.conf, error.conf, server-tuning.conf, and a bunch more. These files are set for read-only access for normal users; you...
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Back up like an expert with rsync

What's so great about rsync? First, it's designed to speed up file transfer by copying the differences between two files rather than copying an entire file every time. For example, when I'm writing this article, I can make a copy via rsync now and then another copy later. The second (and third,...
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A three-pronged attack on performance

By Federico Kereki As with all optimizations, you won't be able to tell whether you are really getting better results without doing some simple benchmarking. Many processes run on a normal Linux PC, and they can affect performance measurements. To minimize their impact, we will work at init 1...
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Microsoft Virtual PC 2007 lags behind competition

By Mayank Sharma The biggest news in this release of Virtual PC 2007 is its support for Windows Vista, both as host as well as guest OS. VPC 2007 only runs on Windows XP Professional and later versions of Windows. VPC's interface is pretty simple and straightforward. You can choose to go through a...
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Quick and dirty Samba setup

By Joel Nahrgang Most current Linux distributions, including Slackware 11, have Samba already installed and running after the system boots. This article assumes that Samba has been installed. The commands work for Slackware version 11 and 10.2, and likely many other Linux distros. The first step...
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Making wireless work in Ubuntu

By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Ivan Krstic. David J. Murphy, Jonathan Jesse, Peter Savage, Corey Burger This article is excerpted from the newly published book The Official Ubuntu Book. © Copyright Pearson Education. All rights reserved. Simply click on the Network-Manager icon to see all...
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How to recover lost files after you accidentally wipe your hard drive

By Shawn Hermans After the overwhelming feeling of dread passed, I started to look into file recovery options. I demoed a variety of commercial products to see if any of them could find my lost files or partitions. Nothing seemed to work. Finally, I discovered TestDisk and PhotoRec, and was able...
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Installing a firewall on Ubuntu

Frankly, I'm glad that the default install doesn't set up a firewall. Most of my computers live behind a firewall at all times anyway, and I've always been annoyed by installers that demand I deal with firewall questions when I've already got the situation well in hand. If I want a firewall on a...
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How to use VMware Player to create your own images

The easiest way to get a virtual image is to have someone with VMware Workstation create one for you, or to download a pre-made image from VMware. If you don't know anyone with a copy of Workstation, or the OS you want isn't available as a VMware appliance, you're out of luck. For example, if you...
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How to suspend and hibernate a laptop under Linux

By Manolis Tzanidakis Most modern laptops use Advanced Configuration & Power Interface (ACPI) for power management, so we'll focus on that. Since ACPI support for Linux (ACPI4Linux) is in constant development, you'll need a recent kernel (2.6.15 or later) in order to utilize all the latest...
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