Desktop Applications

Taking Backups Using tar command in Linux and unix

The tar backup program is an archiving program designed to store and extract files from an archive file known as a tarfile. A tarfile may be made on a tape drive; however, it is also common to write a tarfile to a normal file.

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Monitoring Servers and Clients using Munin

Munin the tool surveys all your computers and remembers what it saw. It presents all the information in in graphs through a web interface. Its emphasis is on plug and play capabilities. After completing a installation a high number of monitoring plugins will be playing with no more effort. Using Munin you can easily monitor the performance of your computers, networks, SANs, and quite possibly applications as well. It makes it easy to determine "what's different today" when a performance problem crops up. It makes it easy to see how you're doing capacity wise on all limited resources.

Linux and OpenOffice in Laptop Magazine

Laptop Magazine is a good example of the mainstream IT media's approach to FOSS. It's neither hostile or friendly and generally responds to what its readers are doing.

Until recently the magazine hasn't done much on FOSS, but a couple of articles have indicates one more example of FOSS perception moving from curiosity to gadget to mainstream.

In an article published online, last month OpenOffice.org was named the magazine's top download of the month and received an editor's choice award:

Getting Started with SQL-Ledger Presentation Files

Getting Started with SQL-Ledger Presentation Files - As promised, here's the file for my SQL-Ledger presentation.

(note: the file is in OpenOffice 2.0 format) [Calgary Linux User Group]

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