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Ubantu 9.04 Released

“Ubuntu 9.04 Desktop Edition delivers a range of feature enhancements to improve the user experience. Shorter boot speeds, some as short as 25 seconds, ensure faster access to a full computing environment on most desktop, laptop and netbook models. Enhanced suspend-and-resume features also give users more time between charges along with immediate access after hibernation. Intelligent switching between Wi-Fi and 3G environments has been broadened to support more wireless devices and 3G cards, resulting in a smoother experience for most users.”   One of the more desktop oriented Linux Distrobution, offers the latest version of Open Office, and can be …

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Enabling Multiple Ip Addresses per NIC on LINUX

There are many times where you may need to quickly add multiple IP Addresses to a single network interface card (NIC) Each interface is limited to 255 different ethernet devices per adaptor. from the command line you can enter ifconfig devicename:number ipaddress netmask yournetmask so as root or a user with root permissions ifconfig eth0:1 netmask you can add this to the rc.local located in /etc/rc.d/  if you want this to take effect at boot On Cent Os/ Redhat / Fedora you can copy the /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0 to ifcfg-eth0:1 edit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0:0 change the IPADDR= to your secondary address Optionally, …

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Build your Own Linux Distro

“We’re used to thinking of Linux distributions being set in stone. They’re either KDE or Gnome, use a certain kernel and bundle certain applications. But this doesn’t have to be the case. If you find yourself making the same adjustments each time you install a new distribution, it’s worth creating your own customized version. Revisor is a tool that lets you do just this, and in this tutorial, we’ll show you how” — Source

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Configuring Samba as a Primary Name Controller

Linux provides an excellent platform for network file sharing. Given Linux’s  robust set of features, unparalleled customization, and lower TCO, This tutorial goes over the basics of installing and running Samba as a Domain Controller. This configuration is useful only if you have a small network. For large networks read this tutorial only to understand how Samba works. Installing Various distrobutions have multiple mechanisms for installing Samba. For Fedora or Most Redhat based Distributions, you can type in yum install samba   Configuring Once Samba is installed you will need to edit your smb.conf. The file is usually found in …

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Adding Users via the Command Line in Linux

Though Fedora / Redhat / CentOS comes with several nice options to graphically manage users, there are times where command line administration may be in order.     The command line can do nearly everything the graphical interface can be do using the following commands: id, useradd, usermod, userdel, groupadd, groupdel, groupmod, passwd   User info The id command prints information for a certain user. # id username Create a user To create a new user: # useradd -c "FirstName MiddleName LastName" username# passwd username The created user is initially in an inactive state. In order to set the user …

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