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Epoptes – Open source computer lab management and monitoring tool

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Epoptes is an open source computer lab management and monitoring tool. It allows for screen broadcasting and monitoring,remote command execution, message sending, imposing restrictions like screen locking or sound muting the clients and much more! read more...
permapage | score:9956 | -gg234, August 16, 2013

How to install ajenti (like Webmin) on ubuntu 13.04 server

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Ajenti is a simple open source web based administration tool for managing ubuntu servers and this is similar to webmin.This is having nealy 35 plugins to monitor different servers (Including HTTP,DNS etc). read more...
permapage | score:9951 | -gg234, July 5, 2013

Pipelight – Using Silverlight in Linux browsers

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Pipelight, which allows to run your favorite Silverlight application directly inside your Linux browser. The project combines the effort by Erich E. Hoover with a new browser plugin that embeds Silverlight directly in any Linux browser supporting the Netscape Plugin API. He worked on a set of Wine patches to get Playready DRM protected content working inside Wine and afterwards created an Ubuntu package called Netflix Desktop. This package allows one to use Silverlight inside a Windows version of Firefox, which works as a temporary solution but is not really user-friendly and moreover requires Wine to translate all API calls of the browser. To solve this problem we created Pipelight. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9948 | -gg234, September 6, 2013

LinSSID – Graphical wireless scanning for Linux

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LinSSID is graphically and functionally similar to Inssider (Microsoft™ Windows®). It is written in C++ using Linux wireless tools and Qt4. read more...
permapage | score:9732 | -gg234, August 28, 2013

Giada – Audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians

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Giada is a free, minimal, hardcore audio tool for DJs, live performers and electronic musicians. How does it work? Just pick up your channel, fill it with samples or MIDI events and start the show by using this tiny piece of software as a loop machine, drum machine, sequencer, live sampler or yet as a plugin/effect host. Giada aims to be a compact and portable virtual device for Linux, Mac OS X and Windows for production use and live sets. read more...
permapage | score:9608 | -gg234, August 11, 2013

How to install postgresql 9.2 on Ubuntu 13.04 Server

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PostgreSQL is a powerful, open source object-relational database system. It has more than 15 years of active development and a proven architecture that has earned it a strong reputation for reliability, data integrity, and correctness. It runs on all major operating systems, including Linux, UNIX (AIX, BSD, HP-UX, SGI IRIX, Mac OS X, Solaris, Tru64), and Windows. It is fully ACID compliant, has full support for foreign keys, joins, views,triggers, and stored procedures (in multiple languages). It includes most SQL:2008 data types, including INTEGER, NUMERIC, BOOLEAN, CHAR, VARCHAR, DATE, INTERVAL, and TIMESTAMP. It also supports storage of binary large objects,including pictures, sounds, or video. It has native programming interfaces for C/C++, Java, .Net, Perl, Python, Ruby, Tcl, ODBC, among others. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9579 | -gg234, June 6, 2013

Arronax: Nautilus Plugin to create and modify Application Launchers

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Arronax is a program to create and modify starters (technically: .desktop files) for applications and locations (URLs).Arronax can be used as a standalone application or as a plugin for Nautilus, the default file manager of the Gnome and Unity desktop environments. read more...
permapage | score:9542 | -gg234, March 30, 2013

Conky Manager – Simple GUI for managing Conky config files

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Conky Manager is a graphical front-end which provides options to start/stop, browse and edit Conky themes installed on the system. It is currently in development. read more...
permapage | score:9505 | -gg234, July 19, 2013

Install Deepin desktop environment on ubuntu 13.04

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Deepin is a Ubuntu-based distro for the Chinese and it is heavily modified to include plenty of useful stuff and rid of less useless/seldom used packages. After booting up Deepin, the first impression is that it is beautiful. The custom theme used is bright, elegant and refreshing. read more...
permapage | score:9476 | -gg234, July 31, 2013

Autotrash – Purges files from your trash based on age and/or filename

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Autotrash is a simple Python script which will purge files from your trash based on their age or the amount of free space left on the device. Using autotrash -d 30 will delete files which have been in the trash for more then 30 days. It uses the FreeDesktop.org Trash Info files included in the new GNOME system to find the correct files and the dates they where deleted. read more...
permapage | score:9422 | -gg234, August 7, 2013

Change network card speed and duplex settings in Ubuntu

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If you want to change speed and duplex of your network card you have to use ethtool or mii-tool.ethtool can be used to query and change settings such as speed, auto- negotiation and checksum offload on many network devices, especially Ethernet devices. read more...
permapage | score:9385 | -gg234, November 18, 2010

TuxOnIce: Hibernate Linux

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TuxOnIce is most easily described as the Linux equivalent of Windows' hibernate functionality, but better. It saves the contents of memory to disk and powers down. When the computer is started up again, it reloads the contents and the user can continue from where they left off. No documents need to be reloaded or applications reopened and the process is much faster than a normal shutdown and start up. read more...
permapage | score:9364 | -gg234, May 30, 2013

VirtualBox 4.2.10 released and ubuntu installation instructions included

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VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2. read more...
permapage | score:9320 | -gg234, April 4, 2013

Active Directory Integration with Centrify DirectControl Express on Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric)

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Centrify Express is a comprehensive suite of free Active Directory-based integration solutions for authentication, single sign-on, remote access, file-sharing, monitoring The #1 Choice for Active Directory Integration and cloud security for cross-platform systems. It is the quickest and most proven solution for integrating UNIX, Linux and Mac systems with Windows, and delivers more functionality and more to upgrade to when compared to other free offerings.

Many Ubuntu users and Administrators struggle with Active Directory integration. One approach that folks are using is the free offerings from Centrify Express. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9312 | -gg234, December 2, 2011

How to install mariadb on ubuntu 13.04

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MariaDB is a drop-in replacement for MySQL.MariaDB strives to be the logical choice for database professionals looking for a robust, scalable, and reliable SQL server. To accomplish this, Monty Program works to hire the best and brightest developers in the industry, work closely and cooperatively with the larger community of users and developers in the true spirit of Free and open source software, and release software in a manner that balances predictability with reliability. read more...
permapage | score:9266 | -gg234, August 21, 2013

Mixxx – The most advanced free DJ software

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Mixxx is a DJ tool that allows for the playback and mixing of digital music (MP3, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC and Wave).The basic requirements for Mixxx are a desktop computer or laptop with a reasonable amount of storage space on the hard drive for your music, at least 1 audio card for outputting the sound and a way of controlling the software either by mouse, keyboard or hardware DJ Controller.

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permapage | score:9176 | -gg234, May 24, 2013

How to install Icinga (Nagios Fork) in Ubuntu 12.10 server

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Icinga is an enterprise grade open source monitoring system which keeps watch over networks and any conceivable network resource, notifies the user of errors and recoveries and generates performance data for reporting. Scalable and extensible, Icinga can monitor complex, large environments across dispersed locations.

Icinga is a fork of Nagios and is backward compatible. So, Nagios configurations, plugins and addons can all be used with Icinga. Though Icinga retains all the existing features of its predecessor, it builds on them to add many long awaited patches and features requested by the user community. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:9070 | -gg234, March 26, 2013

BackupPC Installation And Configuration

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BackupPC is a high-performance, enterprise-grade system for backing up Linux and WinXX PCs and laptops to a server's disk. BackupPC is highly configurable and easy to install and maintain.
A clever pooling scheme minimizes disk storage and disk I/O. Identical files across multiple backups of the same or different PCs are stored only once resulting in substantial savings in disk storage and disk I/O.
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permapage | score:8903 | -gg234, June 19, 2006

Install Pepper Flash for Chromium on Ubuntu

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This repository provides the pepflashplugin-installer package, which will download and install the newer "Pepper" (PPAPI) version of the Adobe Flash Player plugin for use with the Chromium Web browser on Ubuntu GNU/Linux. The package is similar to Ubuntu's official flashplugin-installer in that it does not include the plugin itself, but instead downloads the plugin and installs it automatically. (Specifically, it downloads the latest Google Chrome package, extracts the Pepper Flash files, and installs only those. Google Chrome itself is not installed nor otherwise used in any way.) read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8864 | -gg234, May 13, 2013

Secure Linux file deletion tools

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Deleting a file or reformatting a disk does not destroy your sensitive data. The data can easily be undeleted. That’s a good thing if you accidentally throw something away, but what if your trying to destroy financial data, bank account passwords, or classified company information. In this article you will learn number of tools (Shred, Wipe, srm, smem, sfill, sswap, DBAN) to delete files securely in GNU/ Linux. read more...
permapage | score:8815 | -gg234, January 7, 2009
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