Open .docx documents in Linux (OpenOffice)

Well, as for now it is not a problem anymore to open Microsoft Office 2007 .docx documents in any Linux distribution coming with OpenOffice suit. It may be Ubuntu (Feisty, Gutsy, Interpid whatever), almost any version of Fedora/RedHat/Centos, *SUSE, Mandriva and of course Debian (as per my personal opinion it’s the best one). What is .docx actually? It’s Microsoft’s file format representing word processor documents and named OpenXML (as an […]

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Quick copy/paste MySQL Replication Manual

This quick manual tells how to set up database replication in MySQL. Basically it was written for 5.* MySQL versions but is also applicable for 3.23/4.0 ones (btw they are still in use, believe me). As you might already know, replication allows you to create a copy of certain MySQL database from a master server on another server (slave). What is the most important, all updates made to that database […]

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Why and how to migrate to ext4

Ext4 is the latest in a long line of Linux file systems, and it’s likely to be as important and popular as its predecessors. As a Linux system administrator, you should be aware of the advantages, disadvantages, and basic steps for migrating to ext4. IBM DeveloperWorks article explains when to adopt ext4, how to adapt traditional file system maintenance tool usage to ext4, and how to get the most out […]

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OpenBSD: Secure Mail Server with Postfix, MySQL, ClamAV, SpamAssassin, Amavis-new

Few days ago I started configuring corporate mail server that should be deployed on OpenBSD and comprise the following features: Easy to configure and powerful MTA (Postfix) Virtual domains and user accounts (this information is stored in MySQL database) Antispam and antivirus checking for all accounts (spamassassin and clamav via amavis-new) Secure access to mailboxes through POP3, IMAP and HTTP (squirellmail) Secure SMTP server Extremal Stability and Security Actually OpenBSD […]

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Nagios installation and configuration in SUSE Linux

As we know Nagios is extremely popular open source network monitoring system. It watches hosts across the local area network (LAN) and/or across the Internet, services that you can specify, alerting you when things go bad. The following step-by-step guide written by Novel people (actually by Rainer Brunold) for sure would help if you plan to deploy Nagios monitoring system with Novel SUSE Linux. At least it helped me I […]

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