The ‘Linux’ Archives
Posted September 11, 2011 by

Unix: How to Set the System’s Date and Time

The basic way to alter the system’s date in Unix/Linux through the command line environment is by using “date” command.

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Posted September 9, 2011 by

Unix/Linux: How to use grep commands

grep is one of the more important Unix/Linux command-line utilities. This tutorial will demonstrate different ways of utilizing the text-search utility.

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Posted October 23, 2010 by

How Can I Access Linux partitions from Windows?

Having a dual operating systems installed can lead to some problems in accessing of partitions in Windows. This is the easiest way to access Linux partitions in Windows.

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Posted September 4, 2010 by

Ubuntu: Enable the Icons in the System Menu

If you have a need for continuity in your operating system, then you will notice that the System menu contains no icons like the Applications and Places menus. Here’s how to enable the icons so that the System menu looks like the others.

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Posted September 3, 2010 by

Ubuntu 10.04/10.10: Restore the Keyboard Command for Killing the X Server

In older versions of Ubuntu, the key sequence of Ctrl+Alt+Backspace for stopping the X server was enabled by default. Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10 have this disabled by default. Here’s how to restore the keyboard command.

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Posted October 14, 2009 by

Ubuntu: How to Mount an iPhone or iPod Touch as an External Drive

If you are an Ubuntu user, your iPhone (or iPod Touch) can be used as an emergency external drive. You can also easily access and download images.This can be accomplished without having to jailbreak your phone (or media player).

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Posted February 12, 2009 by

Create a Linux software RAID array

This recipe is a spin-off from my blog entry on building an inexpensive storage server, if you want more commentary, see my blog.

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Posted November 24, 2008 by

Ubuntu 8.10: Easily Install Inside Windows for Dual Booting

Dual booting your machine sounds like a complicated task, but if you want to run both Windows and Ubuntu, it is a piece of cake. In a short amount of time with minimum effort you can be set up to boot into either OS on your computer.

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Posted September 22, 2008 by

Ubuntu : Enable NTFS read/write options (accessing XP and Vista drives)

This recipe explains how to enable NTFS read/write options in Ubuntu and in turn allows one to read/write to any XP or Vista partitions one may have. This will be shown using Terminal to install. Applies to Ubuntu 7.04 and up (Gutsy Gibbon, Feisty Fawn, Hardy Heron)

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Posted July 8, 2008 by

Defend Your Web Server Against Distributed Denial of Services (DDos) Attacks

In computer security, it quickly becomes apparent that preventing computer attacks is much more challenging than attacking computers. A good example of an easy technique to prevent a website from functioning is a distributed denial of service, or DDoS, attack in which a number of compromised computers around the internet make web (or other protocol) […]

Category Linux security

Posted April 7, 2008 by

Ubuntu: Creating a repository using APTonCD

Having a repository of packages you’ve downloaded using apt is good for when you need all of your favorite applications in a flash. Here’s how:

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Posted March 2, 2008 by

Ubuntu: 4 Ways to Install Programs or Packages

This howto describes the simple, common methods for installing packages in Ubuntu.

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