Tools / Apps
Turnkey to LAMP

Turnkey: Build LAMP Server in Under 10 Minutes

Many of us have wanted to work on our own homemade Linux Web server, but struggled due to the lack of appropriate versions, and the knowledge to set up PHP support or evenĀ …

The rack

Ganglia for Monitoring Clusters

With the size of an organisation’s infrastructure increasing, monitoring is becoming a challenge. Ganglia presents itself as a very good solution when it comes to cluster-based monitoring, and analysing the available data. Monitoring…

Network monitoring time

Quick Setup Guide to Network Monitoring using Zenoss Core

Today’s businesses demand 24×7 uptime of IT infrastructure. To meet this need, a number of technologies are used, which include failover, clustering, redundant devices and high availability. Despite having more fault-tolerant and rugged…

Tumbleweed time!

Exploring Software: openSUSE Tumbleweed Rolling Distribution Goes Mainstream

Here is a record of my initial explorations and findings about the recently released openSUSE rolling distribution repository, Tumbleweed, as experienced on a netbook. I almost bought an Android phone. I hesitated, wondering…

Cut my own disc!

About Live CDs & How to Cut a Live Disc Using UCK

When I heard the term Live CD, I thought it was a rock band — but very soon, I learnt what a wonderful thing it was. This article not only introduces readers to…

The Scent of an ebook

How to Produce an eBook in ePub Format

An ebook will never smell as good as that old leather-bound volume of classics on grandfather’s bookshelf; but the ebook format, residing inside an ebook reader, will let you carry that entire volume…

Designing a DB

A Simple Guide to Database Design in MySQL

As the title says, this is an introduction to databases, their purpose and features. It deals with how to design and create a simple database in MySQL. Starting off with the concepts of…

Let us git

Linux Kernel Development Using Git

This article looks at setting up Git and using it for Linux kernel development. It is aimed at developers who would like to move their development environment to Git SCM. I assume that…

Scientific programming...

What is Scientific Programming?

This article will take you into the world of scientific programming — from simple numerical computations to some complex mathematical models and simulations. We will explore various computational tools but our focus will…

A Recap

Advanced Nmap: A Recap

This final article in the series consolidates information from the previous articles, looks at NMap’s future possibilities, and at the new tools from the development team. Beginning its life as a simple port-scanner,…

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