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Seven Easy Steps To Setting Up An Interal DNS Server On Ubuntu

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Bind9 is used all across the internet for DNS. A survey shows that over 70% of DNS servers on the internet use Bind. In this tutorial we will setup a Bind9 DNS server for your home network with caching. By running a caching DNS server it will cache DNS locally so sites you visit often will [...]

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How to keep your Ubuntu Server updated with patches and security fixes, using the command line

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In Ubuntu you can install all your updates through the command line. You will often have to do this if you are running Ubuntu server without a GUI. Lets take a look at some of the commands to help keep you secure and up to date with all the open-source goodness. Ubuntu is often petty [...]

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Simple Steps To Basic Wireless Hacking

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The intent of this article is to show you some information on  basic wireless hacking along with just how important it is to secure your wireless Network. Please use this information wisely. I am not responsible for what you and your friends do with this information. Today it is very easy to set up a [...]

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Find Your MAC address in Linux (Gnome 2, Gnome 3, and Unity)

30310012 November 2, 2012 Uncategorized

You can think of a MAC address as a serial number for your network card. It is a unique six two-digits hexadecimal numbers separated by colons. It is used for routing traffic on a network.   In this example I will show you how to find your MAC in Ubuntu with gnome 2 and Unity [...]

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How to Install phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Server

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PhpMyAdmin is a web interface to your MySQL databases. It makes managing, creating and configuring your MySQL database a breeze. It is a very common tool and is often installed by default by many web host. In this article we will cover on how to install phpMyAdmin on Ubuntu Server 10.04 (LTS). You will need [...]

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How to Choose a Wireless Router

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1 Evaluate signal strength. Different wireless routers are rated for different signal strengths. Even for a small apartment, signal strength can be an issue even with the most-up-to-date router. Figure out which one fits your network needs. Signal strength is best evaluated by real-life tests, and not from manufacturer’s published specifications. (see “Tests” below). Ads [...]

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Forget GNOME and KDE, Xfce 4.8 Runs Simpler and Faster

30310012 November 2, 2012 Uncategorized

A few times each month, I tire of the complexities of GNOME and KDE. Then I turn to a simpler, faster desktop for a couple of days or a week — and that desktop, more often than not, is Xfce. No other desktop I’m aware of balances convenience and speed half so well. The only drawback [...]

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Can Linux Open-Xchange Replace Microsoft Exchange?

30310012 November 2, 2012 Uncategorized

Whether you’re replacing Microsoft Exchange or just looking for a competent groupware suite, Open-Xchange is one of the leading contenders for Linux. How does it rate? Very well, with a few caveats. This month I’ll be looking at the administration side of Open-Xchange. Next month I’ll report in on the actual end user experience and whether [...]

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6 Open Source Ways to Improve Your Desktop

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The open source world has a feast of high-quality and useful applications for all platforms and all tasks. Cynthia Harvey collects 53 for your deployment and migration consideration. With so many new devices — with so many new interfaces — coming out all the time, is your desktop starting to seem a little, well…boring? Are [...]

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6 Linux Groupware Servers

30310012 November 2, 2012 Uncategorized

The Linux/FOSS world offers a wealth of excellent Linux-based groupware server choices, suitable for small shops to giant enterprises. Eric Geier rounds up six to get you started. Groupware solutions can help your organization better collaborate and manage work life. They can give users email access and help them better manage and share their contacts, [...]