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Updated Saturday 31st January, 2015


Howtoforge Linux Howtos und Tutorials

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Startup Applications: automatic execution of the most used programs during every user login

During every login or bootup, the OS performs a number of tasks in the background to get the OS up and running and ready to be used. Customizations in Linux OS like Ubuntu can be done very easily, that allows a user to add any number of "custom" tasks or programs to the system to be performed or executed every time the user logs in or boots up the OS.

How to monitor harddisk health with smartmontools on Ubuntu

In this article I will give you an overveiw on the smartmontools which is a set of applications that can test hard drives and read their hardware SMART statistics to detect harddisk failures early. I will cover installation, usage on the shell and the smartmon gui in this tutorial.

Installing and using Git and GitHub on Ubuntu: A beginner's guide

This tutorial will be a quick setup guide for installing and using GitHub and how to perform its various functions of creating a repository locally, connecting this repo to the remote host that contains your project (where everyone can see), committing the changes and finally pushing all the content in the local system to GitHub.

How to install Arch Linux with XFCE Desktop

This tutorial will give you the detailed step by step instructions to install the leightweight OS Arch Linux with XFCE Desktop on your computer. I have skipped all the optional content making it as short and simple as possible.

How to install Django on Ubuntu 14.04

Django is a Python web framework. All it does is to help you rapidly build high performance and efficient web applications. Its very much liked by the developer community because of some of its amazing features like template system, URL design,etc. Django supports both Python 2.7.x and Python 3.x .

GRUB 2 boot menu basics and how to add a custom splash image

GRUB 2 is the boot loader that is used by all current Linux Distributions. In this guide I will explain how to modify the GRUB boot loader menu on your server or desktop, how to add menu entries and add a custom splash screen image.

How to install Pydio on CentOS 7.0

This guide explains how to configure Pydio in CentOS 7.0 Pydio (formerly AjaXplorer) is a mature open source software solution for file sharing and synchronization. With intuitive user interfaces (web / mobile / desktop), Pydio provides enterprise-grade features to gain back control and privacy of your data: user directory connectors, legacy filesystems drivers, comprehensive admin interface, and much more.

How to install ProFTPd with TLS on OpenSuse 13.2

This document describes how to install a ProFTPd server with OpenSuse 13.2. I will include TLS connections. TLS provides endpoint authentication and communications confidentiality over the Internet using cryptography. TLS provides RSA security with 1024 and 2048 bit strengths.

The Perfect Desktop - Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)

This tutorial shows how you can set up an Ubuntu 14.10 (Utopic Unicorn) desktop that is a full-fledged replacement for a Windows desktop, i.e. that has all the software that people need to do thethings they do on their Windows desktops. The advantages are clear: you get a secure system without DRM restrictions that works even on oldhardware, and the best thing is: all software comes free of charge.

How to build your own cloud for you and your friends on Debian Wheezy

Here's an overview what we will do: Get a Virtual Private Server, a domain name, and set them up, set up postfix and dovecot to send and receive email, prevent SPAM from reaching your INBOX, make sure the emails you send get through spam filters, host calendars, contacts, files with Owncloud and set up webmail and Sync your devices to the cloud.


Last Updated: Saturday 31st January, 2015

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