Linux

Debian 7 “Wheezy” released

by Ruchira on May 5, 2013

    Debian is the choice of sysadmins for stability, low memory footprint and great community support . Debian is here since long time than Centos or RHEL. And its the father of Ubuntu. Debian 7 Wheezy finally got released today and the most important feature in this release is included multiarch support. This means that both […]

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  Have you ever heard of Cpanel certifications? There is a Cpanel entity called Cpanel University to offer you Cpanel proficiency certifications. Cpanel is really large player on the Server market and Certifications and certifications from them will really increase the value of your resume. Currently they offer 2 types of certifications Sales and Technical and each of those got […]

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Ubuntu 13.04 released and my thoughts

by Ruchira on April 29, 2013

  Ubuntu 13.04 Raring Ringtail got released  few days ago on April 25th. I have been using Ubuntu as server OS for past 3 years and as you might already know I have switched to Ubuntu from Windows as my primary work OS about 8 months ago and I don’t regret it. Until the release […]

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How to setup Ubuntu remote desktop

by Ruchira on April 27, 2013

  Having a remote desktop with a faster connection helps a lot in many ways I can possibly list. Since VPS’s and Dedicated servers are so cheap these days, You can get a nice remote workstation without making a dent on your pocket. If you need Windows remote desktop, its fairly easy to accomplish that. […]

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How to enable IPv6 on Nginx

by Ruchira on April 23, 2013

We all know that IPv4 addresses are depleting really fast. But still IPv6 adoption is nowhere near it should be. For example IPv6 adoption in mexico is 0.00% as of Google Ipv6 statistics report . Even though the IPv6 adoption among the internet users is low, most Dedicated and Virtual Private Server providers are already offering IPv6 support. […]

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Running Linux on 8bit microcontroller

by Ruchira on April 22, 2013

  Yesterday I was stumbled upon an amazingly cool project which is running linux on 8bit micro controller. ATmega 1284P is used as the processor which has a operating frequency of 20Mhz and built on 8Bit AVR architecture. The minimum requirements to run linux kernel is mentioned as 2MB RAM and 80386 processor (32bit) on […]

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VPS connectivity and performance benchmark

by Ruchira on April 20, 2013

  Easiest and best way to find the performance of your dedicated servers or VPS’s is to benchmark them. I have covered how to do a Geekbench test on your linux server here . But that doesn’t test for variables like bandwidth. I know that testing connectivity speeds is easy as running “wget”s against some test files. But […]

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Xen moves in to Linux Foundation

by Ruchira on April 17, 2013

      Xen is the beloved Linux virtualization platform of huge cloud players such as Amazon, Rackspace cloud, Linode etc. Xen was previously a community sponsored project of Citrix. Now Linux Foundation has taken over the development. As written on the official Xen blog Almost a year ago, I floated the idea within Citrix of finding a non-profit […]

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