Download The GNU/Linux Advanced Administration PDF Guide

Download The GNU/Linux Advanced Administration PDF Guide

GNU/Linux systems have reached a level of maturity that allows to integrate them in almost any kind of work environment, from mobile phones to server farms.

The contents of the module “The GNU/Linux operating system”, of which this book is the main documentation, are mostly related to systems administration. Students will learn how to install, configure and optimise a GNU/Linux operating system and the most widely used computer services.

During this course students will engage in practical activities related to these topics, applying them in real GNU/Linux systems.

The guide covers everything from an introduction to the operating system, basic tools, and the kernel to more advanced topics including:

* Network administration
* Server administration
* Data administration
* Security
* Configuring and tuning
* Clustering

Authors: Remo Suppi Boldrito, Josep Jorba Esteve
Coordinator: Josep Jorba Esteve
Licenses: GNU Free Documentation License, Creative Commons Attribute ShareAlike License
Information: 545 Pages; 18.8 Mb

Download: http://ftacademy.org/materials/fsm/2#1

1st Jul 2010 at 10:43 PM   1060 Views  0 Comments

Apple introduced new redesigned mac mini

Apple introduced new redesigned mac mini

The mini gets a new unibody aluminum casing, plus HDMI port and SD card slot, and the price starts at $699.

There are two options available, with the main differences being the Snow Leopard Server, a bumped-up processor and RAM, as well as storage capacity.

For more details
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[1] http://gizmodo.com/5563708/apples-mac-mini-has-aluminum-casing-and-hdmi-port?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+gizmodo/full+(Gizmodo)
[2] http://www.apple.com/macmini/

15th Jun 2010 at 3:48 PM   709 Views  0 Comments

Microsoft introduce Kinect

Microsoft introduce Kinect

Kinect, a peripheral that will allow people to play specially designed Xbox 360 games using body movements and voice commands instead of the traditional multi-buttoned control pads. Microsoft officially took the wraps off Kinect, formerly code-named Project Natal, at a splashy, trippy Cirque du Soleil performance commissioned to unveil the device to the world.

At the company?s media briefing Monday at L.A.?s historic Wiltern Theatre, Microsoft interactive entertainment vice president Don Mattrick boasted Kinect ?is unlike anything you?ve experienced before.?

The device, which will be available Nov. 4 at a yet-to-be-disclosed price, uses cameras, distance sensors and microphones to track players? movements, faces and voices. Gamers can interact with virtual animals, run hurdles, drive cars, learn dance moves and more, as Microsoft tries to capture a greater share of the lucrative family and casual gamer market that has been dominated by the Nintendo Wii.


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http://gizmodo.com/5563047/
http://www.torontosun.com/entertainment/videogames/2010/06/14/14387471.html

15th Jun 2010 at 2:01 PM   745 Views  0 Comments

Google Engineer disclose windows XP bug details

Google engineer Tavis Ormandy

Google engineer Tavis Ormandy disclose details about a bug that attacks Microsoft’s Windows XP.
Ormandy discovered the bug in Windows XP’s Help and Support Center.

The bug reportedly hackers access to a user’s PC and downlaod Microsoft help files that can be used to laumch remote support. The hackers can use all major browsers like Firefox, Chrome and also IE8. the taack becomes easier when Windows Media Player is on the targeted system, he infomed.

Microsoft is expected to release a fix for the vulnerability and the company is also conducting investigations into the matter. The details of an discovered flaw is expected to he hidden until the developer releases the fix for the flaw.

15th Jun 2010 at 1:53 PM   629 Views  0 Comments

Adobe Flash Player v10.1.53.64 avilable for download

Adobe Flash Player v10.1.53.64 avilable for download

Adobe has released it’s flash player v10.1.53.64 for download. It has come up with some patched by 32 security holes. So , if you allready using Flash player in your system then get update by the new version for more security,robust and less stressful on your system.

Some new features:
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* 3D effects
* Custom filters and effects
* Advanced text support
* Dynamic sound generation
* Hardware acceleration
* File upload and download APIs

Verify installed version of Flash Player: http://www.adobe.com/software/flash/about/
Get more Details: http://www.adobe.com/

11th Jun 2010 at 2:19 PM   697 Views  0 Comments

Adobe release AIR 2 and it's SDK

Adobe release AIR 2 and SDK

Adobe has release it’s AIR 2 which is is a cross-platform runtime environment for building rich Internet applications using Adobe Flash, Adobe Flex, HTML, or Ajax, that can be deployed as a desktop application. you can download and install the new version from… http://get.adobe.com/air/ .

For developer who want build application for AIR 2 on Windows, Mac OS and Linux can get AIR 2 SDK from JUN 15th. Note that the AIR 2 SDK is available in CS5 and will be available as a free standalone download

Get Details: http://blogs.adobe.com/air/2010/06/introducing_air_2.html

TAG: Adobe, AIR 2, SDK, Windows, Mac, Linux

11th Jun 2010 at 9:56 AM   651 Views  0 Comments

Recharge Your Mobile Phone While Riding On A Bike

Nokia has announced a bike powered phone charger.  The charger kit uses the dynamo power of the bicycle?s wheels. In other words, your pedaling is converted into power. For charging your phone you just need to pedal with a minimum speed of 6km/h (4mph) which is equivalent to the normal walking speed. If a cyclist maintains a speed of 10km/h (6mph) for just 10 minutes then he/she will get a talk time of about 28 minutes or 37 hours of standby.

Recharge Your Mobile Phone While Riding On A Bike: Nokia

Apart from the charger the kit consists of a big rubber-band holder that secures the phone while it is being charged.This kit will be first available in Kenya for around $18 and will be launched worldwide by the end of this year.

5th Jun 2010 at 9:33 AM   646 Views  0 Comments

Asus Immensity X58 motherboard includes built-in ATI Radeon video card

Here’s a different kind of motherboard that not only may appeal to DIY system builders but also possibly to desktop manufacturers.

Asus Immensity X58 motherboard includes built-in ATI Radeon video card

Asus is showing off at Computex a ?concept? board that includes an ATI Radeon discrete graphics card built onto it, as well as Lucid Hydra technology that allows that Radeon card to work in tandem with another graphics card, regardless of whether it?s ATI or Nvidia.

Details: http://www.zdnet.com/blog/computers/asus-immensity-x58-motherboard-includes-built-in-ati-radeon-video-card-lucid-hydra-graphics-tech/2730

4th Jun 2010 at 9:40 AM   750 Views  0 Comments

10 cool upcoming features in OpenOffice

Since birth, OpenOffice has tried to pull users away from Microsoft Office. Unfortunately, features have been missing. But starting with the 3.3 release ? which is slated for the third quarter of this year ? many of those features will start to trickle in. Here are a few things that are coming down the pipe for the open source office suite alternative

1: Rennaisance: Ribbon-style interface (3.3)
2: Thesaurus in right-click context menu (3.3)
3: FindBar: A new search-specific tool bar (3.3)
4: 3D slideshow transitions for Impress (3.3)
5: Custom colors to sheet tabs in Calc (3.3)
6: XHTML Import filter (3.x)
7: Distributed SCM (3.3)
8: SVG Importer (3.3)
9: Animations in SWF export (3.4)
10: More, more, more (3.x)

Details: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/10things/?p=1557

3rd Jun 2010 at 12:56 AM   640 Views  0 Comments

RAID 6 or RAID 1+0: Which should you choose ?

Here an article about RAID 1+0 & how it is better from RAID 6. The new disk shelf is configured as a RAID 1+0 array. Whereas RAID 6 imposes that aforementioned 6x write penalty and RAID 5 imposes a 4x penalty, RAID 1+0 imposes just a 2x penalty and has other significant benefits:

* Better write performance
* Faster rebuild speed
* Can withstand the loss of multiple disks (in some cases)
* Performance degradation during rebuild process is minimal

Read more: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/datacenter/?p=2689

2nd Jun 2010 at 5:02 PM   624 Views  0 Comments