Kubuntu 14.04 Post Installation Tuning

Kubuntu 14.04 Post Installation Tuning As of: 2014-04-25

These are my notes and observations taken from a full, hard-disk installation of Kubuntu 14.04-LTS.

First, apply recent updates: $ sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get -y upgrade And: $ sudo apt-get -y dist-upgrade

Install restricted packages “kubuntu-restricted-addons” and “kubuntu-restricted-extras”. kubuntu-restricted-addons includes GStreamer, GStreamer plugins and libdvdread4 . . . → Read More: Kubuntu 14.04 Post Installation Tuning

How to Set a Static IP to Ubuntu 14.04 Server

How to set a static IP in Ubuntu 14.04 server

By default the Ubuntu 14.04 server sets the interface to use DHCP, here’s how to set a static IP address.

Edit “/etc/network/interfaces”.  In this example set-up we’ll use 192.168.1.50 as our server IP address:

$sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces

Find and comment the (default) DHCP entry.  Your . . . → Read More: How to Set a Static IP to Ubuntu 14.04 Server

Simple, Authenticated Squid Proxy on CentOS 6

Simple, authenticated proxy for BT use. Does not handle SSL (https) traffic. This squid.conf was modded for CentOS 6: Oct 22 2013

1. Install Squid:

#yum install squid

2. Create the passwd file: # htpasswd -c /etc/squid/passwd USERNAME [PASSWORD]

3. Use only these settings in /etc/squid/squid.conf:

auth_param basic program /usr/lib/squid/ncsa_auth /etc/squid/passwd auth_param basic utf8 on . . . → Read More: Simple, Authenticated Squid Proxy on CentOS 6

Minecraft on an OpenVZ Container

My kids have recently gotten into Minecraft, which is a terrific game. However their experience with “griefers” on public servers was less than desireable. So I decided to put a private server (Minecraft world) that’s limited to a few friends. Here my little buddies and their friends can build, ride pigs, and mine without having . . . → Read More: Minecraft on an OpenVZ Container

Summary Comparison of On-line File Sharing and Synchronization Services

 

Summary Comparison of On-line File Sharing and Synchronization Services

By: Michael Chinn

Secure web-based or other on-line file sharing or file synchronization tools can dramatically increase the efficiency of sharing and updating documents between your office(s) and clients.

Here is a comparison between the leading services and methods used for secure file sharing . . . → Read More: Summary Comparison of On-line File Sharing and Synchronization Services

Install Skype Call Recorder on Kubuntu 12.04

Install Skype Call Recorder on Ubuntu/Kubuntu 12.04 May 3rd 2012

Skype is a terrific tool and the Ubuntu version that’s available from Skype’s site works well. And for recording a Skype call the best utility under Kubuntu is Skype Call Recorder. Skype Call Recorder is well supported for Linux and even has some experiemental support . . . → Read More: Install Skype Call Recorder on Kubuntu 12.04

Kubuntu 12.04 Post-Installation Tuning

Kubuntu 12.04 Post-Installation Tuning As of: 2012-04-27

These are my notes and observations taken from a full, hard-disk installation of Kubuntu-12.04-LTS. My current main workstation is Kubuntu-11.10, so tested I Kubuntu-12.04 by installing the same applications and utilities that I currently use under 11.10.

Test System Info: CPU: AMD Athlon 4450e (Dual Core) RAM: 4-Gb . . . → Read More: Kubuntu 12.04 Post-Installation Tuning

Install Openvz on CentOS or Scientific Linux 6.x (RHEL 6.x)

Install Openvz on Scientific Linux or CentOS 6.x (RHEL 6.x) November 12th 2011

This how-to covers the installation of OpenVZ with the RHEL6 kernel on a headless “Basic Server” version of Scientific Linux (SL) or CentOS 6.x. This doc assumes that you have already have a properly working installation of SL. The Scientific Linux site . . . → Read More: Install Openvz on CentOS or Scientific Linux 6.x (RHEL 6.x)

How to Develop Solid Business Plan Financials

How to Develop Solid Business Plan Financials July 28th, 2011

The financial projections within a business plan should layout the timing and costs of the necessary manpower, research and development, purchases, and other start-up items needed to get the deal off the ground and operational. Good financials should also illustrate what possible ROI is available for an investor(s).

Q. . . . → Read More: How to Develop Solid Business Plan Financials