How-Tos

A Look at the Basics of LVM

This article deals with Logical Volume Management (LVM) and looks at how to set it up. Many years ago, when 2 GB of storage was considered a lot, I beamed with pride after…

Dynamic Program Analysis Using Valgrind: A Jump-start Guide

This article introduces Valgrind, a dynamic instrumentation framework to detect memory errors. The MemCheck tool, which comes as a part of the Valgrind framework, is used for this purpose. Throughout this article, the…

Combat Virtual Threats with IPCop Firewall

This article is an introduction to the special firewall distribution, IPCop. In today’s world, dependence on the Internet has reached such a level that without it, the day-to-day work of many organisations will…

Deploying a Ticket Request System with OTRS

In the current business scenario, customer management plays a major role in the success or failure of a company. Tracking issues and giving clients the necessary support and assistance in real time is…

Use Fedena to Manage Your School

Fedena is an open source tool developed by Bengaluru-based Foradian Technologies that can automate the tasks of managing a school. This article covers its features, with detailed installation instructions. A number of open…

Use the Built-in Security Features in Your FOSS Distro

When it comes to securing network infrastructure, the trend is to invest in commercial-grade appliances. Sadly, security designers tend to ignore the built-in security features available in FOSS distros. This article explains a…

A Simple guide to building your own Linux Kernel

This article is for all the newbies who want to learn how to build their own Linux kernel. Following the steps mentioned will demonstrate how easy the task is! Please note that the…

Crunchbang Linux Minimalist and Mac-Friendly

For resource-conscious Linux users, Crunchbang Linux is the right flavour. It is a Debian-based GNU/Linux distro that uses the nimble Openbox window manager, with pre-installed apps chosen for minimum load on system resources….

Cyber Attacks Explained: Wireless Attacks

Wireless networks are everywhere, from the home to corporate data centres. They make our lives easier by avoiding bulky cables and related problems. But with these benefits comes a threat: wireless networks are…

Top 7 Linux Tips And Tricks For Beginners

Understanding the wonderful and weird Linux world with the most popular distro of the world is not always the simplest of works, specifically if you are used to clean embrace of the Windows….

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