How To De-Google Your Computer – A Practical Guide

The Snowden revelations about US data snooping by the NSA made clear the extent our data and ourselves are being spied upon by government surveillance authorities. I’ve been taking step-by-step action to reduce my exposure to the services most likely to have links with or be infiltrated by the NSA. My aim is to try […]

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Why The NSA’s PRISM is Bad for Freedom

I used to think of computer security in terms of preventing hackers from stealing my bank account data. But the revelations of Edward Snowden about US government’s NSA data snooping has made me change my thinking. The activities of the US NSA and the PRISM project make it clear that the US government is conducting […]

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A Quick Introduction to Virtualization

This article is intended as a quick introduction to the concept of IT system virtualization and the more popular virtualization systems currently on the market. What is Virtualization? Virtualization is simply a software implementation of a physical computer. It behaves and executes instructions in practically the same manner as a physical computer does. The advantage […]

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The UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook

The UNIX and Linux System Administration Handbook and the Linux system Administration Handbook are two of the best practical handbooks for Linux and UNIX system administrators ever written. The Unix and Linux System Administration Handbook is a joint effort by four authors: Evi Nemeth, Garth Snyder, Trent R. Hein, and Ben Whaley it’s now in […]

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How to install MySQL on Linux

MySQL is the world’s most popular Open Source SQL client-server database system. It’s distributed and maintained by MySQL AB, a swedish company set up by the original MySQL founders. In addition to GPL(General Public License) versions of MySQL, MySQL AB offer commercially licensed versions of MySQL for specific purposes. Written by Kevin Wells Copyright © […]

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How to Install LPRng – the Linux Printer Spooler System

What is LPRng? LPRng stands for Line Printer New Generation. It’s a printer spooler based on the BSD system and which allows for the execution of System V print commands. It offers better security, queue management and administration capabilities compared to the traditional BSD printing system. LPRng is maintained by Patrick Powell at AStArt Technologies. […]

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How To Install and Configure Samba

Written by Kevin Wells Copyright © Kevin Wells IMPORTANT NOTE Please note that this article is no longer actively maintained and is stored on this website for archive purposes only. As a result the information contained in this article may not be up to date, accurate or relevant. Important Disclaimer Please note that whilst the […]

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How to Install qmail on Linux

This article explains how to install, configure and run a qmail Email Server on Linux. Written by Kevin Wells Copyright © Kevin Wells IMPORTANT NOTE Please note that this article is no longer actively maintained and is stored on this website for archive purposes only. As a result the information contained in this article may […]

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How to Create a PHP Web-Interface to a MySQL Database

MySQL can operate as a reliable database backend for online web applications and can be accessed using PHP. PHP or Hypertext Preprocessor is one of the most common APIs (Application Program Interfaces) used with MySQL. This article explains how to use PHP to create an online html web-interface to a MySQL database running on a […]

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How To Install and Configure IMP-Webmail for Linux

How to install Apache, MySQL server and PHP, which are the main prerequisites for running IMP-Webmail. Written by Kevin Wells Copyright © Kevin Wells IMPORTANT NOTE Please note that this article is no longer actively maintained and is stored on this website for archive purposes only. As a result the information contained in this article […]

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