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Tiling window manager?

Tiling Window Managers, and Getting Started with dwm

A window manager is perhaps the most ubiquitous yet invisible aspect of any modern desktop operating system. This software manages the placement of windows and dictates where newly opened windows will show up….

eBooks management

Manage Your eBooks with Calibre

Kovid Goyal’s “Calibre E-book Management” is a seamless cross-platform library-management tool for ebooks of almost any format under the sun. Its features boggle the mind. Bibliomania doesn’t get better than this! Read on…

Open Flash Charts

Draw Great Graphs with Open Flash Charts, Part 1

Ever wondered how those beautiful graphs are created, or those pie charts, line charts and bar graphs? What if you had the power to build those without having to scratch your head too…

Encrypt your data

TrueCrypt — Learn the Art of Encryption

When did you last feel that you ought to have secured that important file so nobody else could view it without your permission? Ever lost your pen drive with loads of family photos…

Blocking outgoing traffic

Guard Your Network with IPCop, Part 3: Block Outgoing Traffic

The first article in the series discussed IPCop 1.4.21, its basic installation and configuration. Though an excellent firewall distro, basic IPCop has limited functionality. To enhance it, various add-ons are available. We covered…

Serving WordPress from a Debian-powered Nginx

WordPress on Nginx, Part 2: vhost, MySQL & APC Configurations

Last time around we made our Debian VPS ready with the LEMP recipe. Let’s now configure the stack and migrate over the old WP website. What good a website with a “Welcome to…

Animating Goldfish

Learn to Animate with Blender, Part 3: Creating Animation Controls

This part of the series [Part 1 & 2] deals with creating controls for the fish and animating it. Blender is great software for animation and is particularly suited for character animation. Following…

IPsec VPN Penetration Testing

IPsec VPN Penetration Testing with BackTrack Tools

This article outlines the value of penetration-testing VPN gateways for known vulnerabilities and also shows you how to prevent a breach into the internal network. IPsec is the most commonly used technology for…

IPCop Add-ons

Guard Your Network with IPCop, Part 2: Add-ons

A basic installation of IPCop provides minimum firewall functionality such as a proxy, compatibility with various Internet connections, port forwarding, IPSec VPN, etc. To convert it into a complete Unified Threat Management (UTM)…

Partitioning in PostgreSQL

Partitioning in PostgreSQL

Partitioning refers to splitting a large table into smaller pieces. This article covers the basics of partitioning in PostgreSQL. Currently, PostgreSQL supports range and list partitioning via table inheritance. Basically, you have to…

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