Virtual Users And Domains With Postfix, Courier And MySQL (Ubuntu 7.10)

This document describes how to install a mail server based on Postfix that is based on virtual users and domains, i.e. users and domains that are in a MySQL database. I'll also demonstrate the installation and configuration of Courier (Courier-POP3, Courier-IMAP), so that Courier can authenticate against the same MySQL database Postfix uses.

Ubuntu Customization Guide v2

Changes are part of Nature so as with Technology.. Though this cannot be True for Windows and Mac cause the life cycle of a single Version is too much which is not the case with Linux.. Open Source evolve at very rapid rate and with evolution comes new & special changes … Today with a hike in Linux acceptance its pretty hard for competitors to provide similar solutions at free of cost. Open Source is known for User Interaction with Operating System which cannot be done with other OS

November 2007 Ubuntu Community Report

Ladies and Gentleman, the November 2007 Community Report is now available! Go and read it to find out what many of the Ubuntu teams have worked on this month. Rock and roll.

Vista and Kubuntu - easy installs, uneasy comparisons

Today I've finished installations of two very different operating systems, Vista and Kubuntu. Both are essentially trying to accomplish the same thing, which is to provide desktop users a satisfying and relatively seemless desktop computing experience. Both succeed to a certain degree and both fail in some important areas. The question is why?

DirectX 9.0c on Linux with Wine

Microsoft DirectX is a collection of application programming interfaces for handling tasks related to multimedia, especially game programming and video, on Microsoft platforms.

Firefox, apply directly to the forehead

Over the past few years, like lots of Linux users, I have become increasingly frustrated with the performance of Firefox in Linux. Though I haven't been as vocal as others of the state of Firefox, it was clear that most of us were just sick and tired of Firefox being a "good Windows browser that happened to run in Linux."

OpenOffice’s presentation view

Currently OpenOffice’s presentation program Impress lacks a presentation view with notes and so on for a second monitor during presentations. But the feature is in active development, and first results are visible.

Searching Ubuntu

This isn’t about literally searching your install of Ubuntu, this is about searching the Internet for help.  For example, if I search Google for Ubuntu games, I get a general mish mash.  I get a Digg story on the Top 10 Ubuntu Linux Games.  Better yet though, I can use a customized search just for Ubuntu.

Running IE On Linux -- And Running Windows XP For Free (Sort Of)

Yes, I know the headline sounds like the fodder for a joke: "Run IE on Linux? Why would you want to?" But there are circumstances where it's unavoidable -- compatibility testing, or accessing IE-only sites without dual-booting -- and in the last few weeks I've come across a couple of interesting approaches to this issue.

Play Pac-man (and more!) on your PC

If you have a fondness for old arcade games and want to play them again, try the Multiple Arcade Machine Emulator (MAME), a free emulator that lets you recreate the look and feel of old arcade game systems in software. While it's written for Windows, you can run this open source application under Linux.

Howto Install Firefox 3 Beta 1 in Ubuntu

Mozilla has officially released the first beta test version of Firefox 3. Here’s how to try it out for yourself in Ubuntu.

Review: Firefox 3 Beta 1 -- Packed With New Features And Rock Solid

Firefox 3 Beta 1 sports usability enhancements that make it a big step forward over previous versions. It's proven stable enough to use as a production browser -- on some machines. On other machines, it's a pig.

Go creative with Gogh

Gogh is an extremely lightweight drawing program designed for pressure-sensitive devices. Despite its simplicity, it packs in a lot of features and a lot of fun.

Highly superior gifts for the Linux geek

Ah, the crassness of the commercialized holiday season is upon us, and I could curl my lip and refuse to participate, but no! Instead, I have scoured the Internet for holiday gifts that are geeky with an open source, stick-it-to-the-man slant. Now these are just my random, probably unsuitable selections, but you feel free to add your own ideas.

Make an invisible desktop folder for your stuff in Ubuntu!

I found an even easier and more effective way of keeping prying eyes away from my stuff in Ubuntu, and thought I would expand another of my tutorials, "Create an Invisible Desktop Shortcut in Ubuntu". This one is so easy, I'm not even going to use more than one step. Enjoy...

Mozilla warns against using new Firefox 3.0 beta

Although Mozilla Corporation has this week released the opening 3.0 beta of its popular Firefox Web browser, it has issued a warning to mainstream Web users that the beta should only be adopted by related software developers and those officially connected to the browser’s testing process.

Ubuntu and DVD playback - an issue with codecs?

As my colleague Sam Varghese has written , after nearly two weeks of flawless operation, my first Ubuntu Linux installation unexpectedly became unstable, crashed and was unable to be booted. Puzzled that an OS with the reputed stability of Ubuntu could behave like this, I searched forums and user groups for an explanation. What I found led me to believe that an open source package manager called Automatix that I installed was the cause. As a result, I am going to try an experiment: same computer, two disks, two clean installs, two operating systems - Vista and Ubuntu. But is there an issue with Linux and video codecs?

Debian Package of the Day: NTP - be on time, always

So there you are. You’re an average geek with a nice cluster of Linux systems. All configured to act together in whatever you’re doing with it.

GNOME Online Desktop: Touching the Face of GOD

One of the reoccurring ideas in revisions of the desktop is to tie it more closely to the Internet. The idea was last popular in the late 1990s, when one example of it was the use of KDE's Konqueror for both web browsing and file management. Now, with the GNOME Online Desktop (GOD), the idea has been revived to reflect the rise of social networks and file sharing. The revisions to the standard GNOME desktop are easy to learn, but how you view them will probably depend on how much you participate in the phenomena they're designed to accommodate.

gOS Unboxed: Should Microsoft Worry?

Microsoft's rivalry with Google heated up considerably this past year when rumors surfaced that Google might release its own operating system to compete with Windows. Has Google finally jumped into the fray with its own OS?

Create Video DVDs With ManDVD

ManDVD is an application for creating video DVDs from a wide variety of video formats. Using this application, you can also create eye-pleasing menus with video, audio, and chapters.

Ubuntu server momentum builds toward ‘critical mass’

At CIO.com today, Canonical CEO Mark Shuttleworth gives a nice year-ending top ten list on a topic he’s surely familiar with on the most intimate of levels: Ubuntu.

SAMBA (Domaincontroller) Server For Small Workgroups With Ubuntu 7.10

This is a detailed description about setting up an Ubuntu based server (Ubuntu 7.10) to act as file- and printserver for Windows(tm) workstations in small workgroups. This howto uses the tdb backend for SAMBA to store passwords and account information. This is suitable for workgroups for up to 250 users and is easier to set up than an LDAP backend.

CLI Magic: Video conversion with mencoder

Mencoder is part of the MPlayer media player package. While MPlayer can play audio and video files, mencoder converts and manages multimedia files. The application has a ton of graphical user interfaces, but you can use it from the command line to produce video files in almost any format you want. Here's how.

Howto Install qBittorrent in Ubuntu Gutsy

qBittorrent is a Bittorrent client using C++ / libtorrent and a Qt4 Graphical User Interface. It aims to be a good alternative to other bittorrent clients. It has more and more features such as an integrated search engine, UPnP, encryption, PeX, a torrent creation tool .

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