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Awesome! Here are few more Linux customization resources for you.

8 Great Alternative Desktop Managers For Linux

Various UNIX / Linux desktop managers (personally I'm big fan of both Gnome and Fluxbox), from the post:

Most of the Linux users should be familiar with Gnome and KDE since both of them are the most commonly used desktop managers in the various Linux distros. Now, if you are using an old PC with low hardware specs, you might find that the above two desktop environments are too heavy for your computer to handle.

In this case, you will have to consider using an alternative lightweight desktop manager for your Linux. Here are 8 of the best lightweight desktop managers that I personally use and recommend.

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Cheat sheet act as a reference tool which provides cut and paste kind of commands to complete a specific task. I often recommend following set of best cheat sheets to students and IT professionals. It include Linux / UNIX command and shell scripting.
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Microsoft is extending its management software to Linux and Unix by integrating some of the open source OpenPegasus project's code into System Center Operations Manager. You can use this software to manage your Linux / UNIX boxes:

Today Microsoft announced a few new beta products – two of which came from our team. The System Center Operations Manager 2007 Cross Platform Extensions, which enable customers to manage Unix/Linux systems from Operations Manager 2007, was delivered as a beta today.

=> Microsoft Uses Open Source To Extend Systems Management To Linux

In last months reader poll I asked about Firewall on dedicated UNIX / Linux box.

Poll Result: Do you use a firewall on dedicated Linux / BSD box?

Do we really need a firewall?

Personally, I install firewall on all boxes to filter out unwanted junk and IPs; even if box is only running public service such as a web server. The overall idea is to limit access and reduce liability on my part if serer got rooted (read as compromised). Remember, bad boys never play by the rules.

nixCraft FAQ Roundup May 14, 2007

Recently updated/posted Linux and UNIX FAQ (mostly useful to Linux/UNIX new administrators or users) :


Usually you run mysqldump to create a database copy and backups as follows:
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Linux/UNIX: Sharing A CUPS Printer Queue

Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) is a modular computer printing system for Apple OS X, Linux and UNIX like operating systems. It allows Linux computer to act as a printer server. As a server it accepts printing requests from all client computer and send them to actual printer. It does printing accounting and other important stuff.
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