Desktop Linux distributions popularity 2007

Which Linux distros do we use on our home or office desktop system(s)? And what is the most popular one? Congratulations, Ubuntu! More information is here.

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Secure shell (ssh) session timeout

I’ve noticed that when I keep ssh sessions that I opened before untouched for some period of time (like 30 minutes) they become frozen and as a result I have to close ssh terminal and start a new connection. To prevent such situation I found several tips: 1) Start some utility updating the screen before leaving ssh session untouched. I usually use watch -n 1 ‘date’ that shows current date […]

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Fedora Core remote installation howto

Sometimes it happens that it’s necessary to install Fedora Core onto server you have not physical access to and there is to luck to find any person who can do it for you there. Some other distributions like Debian provides remote ssh installation while Fedora (as well as Red Hat and CentOS) allows to install it over telnet from different computer over the network. To get it done it’s enough […]

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Google calendar and Linux Evolution sync

As we know Evolution is a default mail client program of Gnome Desktop manager. Here is a good article about how to sync Google Calendar with Evolution one.

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Fully automated Fedora Linux installation manual (create custom installation cd)

Few will deny that everybody who installs Fedora or other Linux distributions on a regular basis will realize one day that the installation can be done without user intervention. There is no doubts that it could at least save installer’s time. Let me describe how to create custom CD for fully automated installation of Fedora Core 5 (this manual is also is applicable for other versions of Fedora, RedHat and […]

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