Archive for January, 2015

Crazy Fast SSD

January 13th, 2015
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One of the biggest developments in the solid state drive market has been that of falling prices over the past couple of years. We hope that trend continues, though it’s not the sole storyline — there’s also the transition to PCI Express, and with it comes much faster speeds than their SATA 6Gbps counterparts. How fast are we talking?

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Create a new user account on MySQL server

January 7th, 2015
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To access a MySQL server, you need to log in to the server using a user account. Each MySQL user account has a number of attributes associated with it, such as user name, password, as well as privileges and resource limits. Privileges are user-specific permissions defining what you can do inside a MySQL server, while resource limits set the limitations on the amount of server resource allowed for the user. Creating or updating a MySQL user involves managing all these attributes of the user account. Here is how to create and configure a MySQL user on Linux.

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Backup server on Linux with BackupPC

January 7th, 2015
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BackupPC comes with a robust web interface that allows you to collect and manage backups of other remote client hosts in a centralized fashion. Using the web interface, you can examine logs and configuration files, start/cancel/schedule backups of other remote hosts, and visualize current status of backup tasks. You can also browse through archived files and restore individual files or entire jobs from backup archives very easily. To restore individual single files, you can download them from any previous backup directly from the web interface.

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Education, How To, Open Souce Applications

Cross-platform To-do Manager

January 7th, 2015
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Makagiga is a free, cross-platform software to do various tasks such as to-do listing, text editing, and RSS reading etc. It is also available as portable version. You need Java 8 to run it. It currently supports Linux, Windows, Solaris, and Mac OS X. There are many plugins are available to do various tasks.

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Open Souce Applications, OpenSource - General

GNU/Linux laptop in development

January 7th, 2015
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Linux laptops are available from major computer OEMs such as Dell and Lenovo and specialized Linux vendors such as System76 and ZaReason, but the Free Software Foundation (FSF), which would prefer it if I referred to Linux as GNU/Linux, doesn’t approve of any of them thanks to their use of proprietary firmware. That may not continue to be the case.

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Desktop, Distro - Other, Hardware, Ubuntu

Linux from Scratch

January 7th, 2015
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There is a very, very large number of Linux distributions. Each distribution is built using the same basic building blocks but the end results are always different. The choices made by the distribution developers turn the building blocks into finished structures designed to meet a variety of needs—desktop, server, or some other specialized usage.

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Distro - Other, OpenSource - General