How-To: Customize your Ubuntu Live CD

Live CD are great, they let you try out a distribution without installing it. They allow you to run your favorite distribution on any computer and on the top of this, they become handy to recover a system.
Ubuntu live CD is already packed up with some pretty nifty software that allow you to do pretty much everything with the Live CD, but still, they might be some software you don't need that are include with it or, some software you need might be missing.
Another Pro for this is that by customizing your image, you will be able to install

How-To: vmware-tools hgfs module on Ubuntu Gutsy Gibbon (7.10)

At the moment, the vmware-tools provided with workstation 6.0.2 do not compile under Ubuntu Gutsy 7.10.
Only one module fails: vmhgfs. This module allow one to share a folder on the host with the guest.
This tutorial will show the few changes required in order to be able to compile this module, and therefore ease file sharing between the host and the guest.
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How-To: Find files on your computer with find

A standard Linux system has an incredible amount of files installed. Looking for a file location can be a painful task to do though a file browser.
Fortunately, there is a nifty command line available by default on any Linux distribution: find.
find can virtually find anything on your computer and comes with a lot of options. This tutorial will introduce a basic use of it and show how you can search your filesystem for file names matching a name pattern.

How-To: Find missing packages with apt-file

apt-file is a command line tool for searching packages in Debian/Ubuntu repositories.
Unlike apt-cache search, apt-file can find files in uninstalled or can list the content of uninstalled packages.
This tutorial will show how to install apt-file, update and search or list packages and files.
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How-to Create a Filesystem within another partition's file

Filesystems are usually created on a partition. When all your hard drive is already partitioned, creating a new partition can become a pain and creating a new filesystem within another filesystem file can save you a lot of hassles.
This tutorial will show the few steps required to have a new filesystem layout set within another filesystem.
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Pidgin 2.2.0 .deb released for Ubuntu Feisty

pidgin 2.2.0 has made its way out, this release incorporate improvements from Google Summer of Code 2007 and bug fixes.
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Pidgin 2.1.1 .deb released for Ubuntu Feisty

The pidgin team has just released pidgin 2.1.1.
People using Ubuntu Feisty Fawn can install it from Debuntu .deb repository
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How-To manage services with chkconfig and service

Red Hat based distribution come with a set of command line utilities to manage services and daemons: chkconfig and service.
chkconfig will allow you to manipulate if weather or not a service should be started for each runlevels.
On the other hand, service will let you start, stop and get a service status at run time.
This tutorial will explain how you can activate/desactivate and change service status using both chkconfig and service

How-To: create a self-signed certificate

This tutorial will explain how to create a self-signed certificate that you will be able to use with apache in order to provide ssl support.
A self signed certificate won't provide as much security guarantees than a CA-signed certificate, but at least you will be able to use encrypted connection to your server.
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How-To: Connect to a Cisco VPN with vpnc

This tutorial will show how-to connect to a Cisco VPN Concentrator using vpnc.
vpnc is a VPN client compatible with cisco3000 VPN Concentrator which runs in userspace and uses the tun kernel module.
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