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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:9708 | -gg234, August 16, 2013

Limerick migrates to Zentyal open source email

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The city of Limerick, located in mid-west Ireland and, which at a population of about 110,000, is that country’s third largest city, has chosen Zentyal to migrate to an open source email solution. read more...
permapage | score:8792 | -finid, December 13, 2012

Open source Cloud Computing with PHP and MySQL

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In this article you will learn how Aptana makes it easy to develop applications based on PHP and MySQL, and how to deploy them to the cloud. Also explore some of the critical design differences between a cloud application and a traditional N-tier application. read more...
permapage | score:8762 | -solrac, May 18, 2009

Install Openldap from source and Configure Multi-Master Replication

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Going forward to my previous document on setting up a Qmail Server with Openldap, I am now sharing a doc on how we can set up Openldap in multi-master replication mode. So If you want more than one ldap-server for redundancy here we go. read more...
permapage | score:8681 | -falko, January 6, 2013

NDSAD: an open source NetFlow probe

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Sometimes it is required to collect statistics on network traffic, e.g., for security purposes or for usage-based billing. One of the most preferred ways is to use a Cisco router that exports traffic data in a Netflow stream. Cisco routers are good. But what to do when dealing with a PC-router? The solution is to use a Netflow probe, a daemon that intercepts packets on a network interface of the router, captures statistics, and exports it in a stream of Netflow packets.

NDSAD (NetUP Data Stream Accounting Daemon) is a Netflow traffic probe. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8355 | -John_M.Stagger, March 7, 2007

Open Source application server for Linux

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The WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE) is a lightweight J2EE application server built on Apache Geronimo, the open source application server project of the Apache Software Foundation. WAS CE is the follow-on product for Gluecode SE that the Gluecode company always envisioned. Find out what this new Community Edition app server, which is 90% Apache Geronimo, means to the open source Apache Geronimo development community. read more...
permapage | score:8339 | -solrac, October 27, 2005

iRedOS-0.6.0: Open source mail server install script

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iRedMail is a shell script that lets you quickly deploy a Open Source Mail Server solution in less than 2 minutes. iRedOS is a customized CentOS 5.5 distribution, where e unnecessary packages were removed. It ships with the lastest version of iRedMail (iredmail0.6.0); it lets you install iredmail more quickly and smooth. [Installs Postfix, Dovecot, Amavisd, ClamAV, SpamAssassin, RoundCube] read more...
permapage | score:8309 | -falko, July 9, 2010

Open Source alternative to HP OpenView

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For one-tenth the cost of systems management software from Hewlett-Packard and the like, IT managers chose an outsourced solution based on the open source Nagios stack.
Bell wanted an application that allowed him to monitor every aspect of his data center so that his IT department could shift its primary focus from troubleshooting to working on applications that would garner more business for the company. Like all c-level executives, he also wanted to save money.
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permapage | score:8140 | -janewalker6847, October 10, 2006

HP Redstone Servers, Open Source textbooks, Netflix on Linux

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GNU/Linux and free software are a boon to a lot of businesses, and a thorn in the sides of others. Both the friends and enemies of Linux are realizing that Linux is important, and that it is here to stay. HP is leveraging Linux to try to return from the brink of financial ruin. As colleges and other schools around the country teeter on the verge of bankruptcy, many are moving to open source textbooks as a lower cost alternative. Free software is freeing people from the shakedown that is cable television. Finally, Microsoft has broken down and contributed code to a GPL version 3-licensed project. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:8079 | -aweber, November 9, 2011

X2go: Open source terminal server

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x2go is an open source terminal server project offering a comprehensive “server based computing” solution. Combining the advantages of existing systems it features ease of use, performance and scalability. x2go provides you with access to your desktop as an individual as well as a corporate user - from within your own network and via the internet. x2go is not limited to any particular hardware, it supports a variety of devices and architectures. x2go is open source and open minded. The project also offers you a command line client for you to implement your own client applications and ideas. Like any open source project we welcome your support. read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:7993 | -gg234, March 16, 2010

CouchDB: Open source document database

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CouchDB is an open source document-oriented database-management system, accessible using a RESTful JavaScript Object Notation (JSON) API. CouchDB never claimed to be a replacement for relational databases, but it has become increasingly popular in Web applications, iPhone applications, and Facebook applications. See how CouchDB stores data in a semi-structured fashion, using a JavaScript-based view model. read more...
permapage | score:7952 | -solrac, April 7, 2009

Open source capacity planning tool: Moodss

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Capacity planning is an important part of the work that Systems Administrators perform on a regular basis. The knowledge about the current utilization levels becomes indispensable to predict when the next hardware upgrade will be needed.

In order to successfully achieve this goal, data regarding different systems statistics must be collected and made readily available for analysis.

While there are many different commercial alternatives available, we will review one of the most powerful opensource solutions: Moodss (Modular Object Oriented Dynamic SpreadSheet). read more...
mail this link | permapage | score:7949 | -Flavio Villanustre, June 19, 2005 (Updated: August 13, 2005)

Open source, free software license comparison chart

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This handy 'Quick Reference' will lay out the differences concisely for you.
Some members of the community refuse to accept GPL'ed source code into their projects, although other members of the community strongly prefer GPL'ed source code over other licenses. Contrast with code under BSD-etal., LGPL, or Mozilla PL 1.1, which nobody refuses to accept.
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permapage | score:7938 | -Ray, August 17, 2001 (Updated: July 9, 2003)

Top 15 Open Source Unix Terminal Applications

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Linux on the desktop is making great progress. However, the real beauty of Linux and Unix like operating system lies beneath the surface at the command prompt. nixCraft picks his best open source terminal applications of 2012.

Most of the following tools are packaged by all major Linux distributions and can be installed on *BSD or Apple OS X. read more...
permapage | score:7732 | -nixcraft, December 13, 2012

The Open Source case for LibreOffice

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If you are an OpenOffice user, I strongly recommend you switch to LibreOffice. If you're not, then you should give LibreOffice a try, after all, it's free.
Once upon a time, there was Sun's OpenOffice

Sun, was the company behind OpenOffice.org (and other major open source projects such as MySQL, VirtualBox OSE, and OpenSolaris). By January 2010, Sun was aquired by Oracle.

Oracle, and let me put this straight, are people who don't give a darn about open source.
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mail this link | permapage | score:7700 | -aimar, February 3, 2011

Hardware diagnostics with open source

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Open source diagnostics on a lLive Linux CD makes a powerful combination...
A GNU/Linux live CD distribution can come handy for hardware diagnostics. For this purpose, my favorite live CD distribution is GRML, which bundles the tools we're about to discuss, along with some other useful programs for both home users and veteran system administrators. Other distributions also include some or all of these tools.
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permapage | score:7673 | -Ray, July 8, 2006

Comparison: Open Source Linux Profilers

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Profilers help pinpoint common performance problems in an application. This article compares and contrasts three commonly used open source profilers for Linux on POWER -- OProfile, gprof, and tprof -- which are available to end users and programmers for both SUSE and Red Hat Linux distributions. To demonstrate each profiler's strengths and weaknesses, this article profiles a simple sort program, incorporating three different sorting algorithms. read more...
permapage | score:7626 | -Ida Momtaheni, June 23, 2006

Open source backup encryption

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Amanda or OpenSSL will encrypt your sensitive data...
There are a couple of good open source tools that will do encryption nicely. Probably the best one is OpenSSL, which supports a wide range of ciphers and is very easy to add into existing backup scripts. Quite simply, the command:
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permapage | score:7606 | -Ray, March 1, 2007

Open Source Classroom Management with iTALC

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This document describes how to set up iTALC on Ubuntu 7.10. iTALC is an open source classroom management solution that lets you view and control other computers in your network. It lets you remote control other computers, show the teacher's screen on all students' computers, lock workstations, send text messages to students, power on/off and reboot remote computers, etc. read more...
permapage | score:7591 | -falko, March 27, 2008

Top Open Source Disk Cloning and Imaging apps

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Disk cloning is nothing but the process of copying the contents of one hard disk (or partition) to another disk or to an "image" file. I make backup regularly using rsnapshot tool, but I also clone my hard disk once or twice a month. This option allows me to restore my OS and installed software quickly. Linux comes with various utilities for performing disk cloning. In this post, I'm going to list my favourite open source disk cloning softwares that has saved my butt multiple times. read more...
permapage | score:7557 | -nixcraft, August 28, 2012
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