Were you wondering why Ubuntu is Linux distribution #1 for new users (and not new) and how could it become so popular leaving behind such old-times like Mandriva, Linspire, Fedora and even Ubuntu’s ancestor Debian? I was. And as for me, I think that people… Read More »Why did Ubuntu become so popular? UbuntuCat’s point of view.
Question: How can I disable building of directory index in apache/httpd? In other words, how to prevent users from seeing the contents of published directories? Answer: Actually you are totally right that you wish to disable this feature. One of the “must do’s” on setting a… Read More »FAQ: How to disable directory browsing in apache/httpd?
Question: I want to select APT repository server/mirror that is fastest for my location. How can I do it in Debian? Answer: You can use application named as “netselect-apt” to get new sources.list file with fastest APT mirror. Install this application by command “sudo aptitude… Read More »FAQ: How to select fastest APT server in Debian
As it was planned Fedora 9 (codename “Sulphur“) is released today. As for me it wasn’t such expected as Ubuntu Hardy Heron but it is still very important event in Open Source world. So, here is the list of new features in this version of… Read More »Download Fedora 9 today and get kernel 2.6.25 and ext4 for FREE! 😉
Question: How can I get information about hardware manufacturer, model name, serial number, BIOS information using Linux command line (CLI)? Answer: You are welcome to use dmidecode which helps to get information about your system’s hardware as described in your system BIOS. That information typically… Read More »FAQ: How to retreive hardware manufacturer name, serial numbers, etc. in Linux command line
Static routing is the term used to refer to the manual method used to set up routing. An administrator enters routes into the router using configuration commands. This method has the advantage of being predictable, and simple to set up. It is easy to manage… Read More »FAQ: static routes after restart/reboot in Fedora/RedHat/CentOS
Flickr is an extremely popular image/video hosting website, web services suite and an online community platform. It was one of the earliest Web 2.0 applications. In addition to being a popular Web site for users to share personal photographs, the service is widely used by… Read More »Mount your Flickr account as regular Linux drive
Today it is possible to install Ubuntu Linux 8.04 (Hardy Heron) under Windows XP or Vista without necessity to create separate partition for it. The tool that allows to do it is called Wubi. Actually it is Ubuntu installer for Windows helping you ro install… Read More »Install Ubuntu as Windows XP/Vista Application (with Wubi)
Yes, it can be useful sometimes. For example, you have access to Wi-Fi network but you’re not allowed to access Internet via TCP/UDP as these protocols are blocked. At the same time ICMP is opened and you can ping everything alive in Internet. So, to… Read More »ptunnel: send/receive TCP traffic via ICMP reliably