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Portable Linux is something that most of the System Administrators rely on to quickly fix a broken system or do some administrative work while on move. Any portable Linux runs on very low profile hardware, as low as 100MB space, 16MB Ram etc, that you may think now out-of order in modern computing world. There are also practices where systems without Hard Disk, Monitors are kept in a corner to perform very specific network task like Intrusion Protection System (IPS), Intrusion Detection System (IDS), Web Server, Mail Server, File Server etc with low security exposure. In these situation portable Linux is the prefered solution. Anyway, there are many other reasons of having a portable Linux in your pocket and that’s the reason of growing community of portable Linux.
In this article we will try you to show 5 best portable Linux that are popular in the community. Obviously, if you are a good System Administrator, you can make any Linux portable. But we are talking about typical portable Linux well-known as “Portable”.
Windows 8 coming with new interesting features and look which make it different then other Windows versions. Most reviews consider this release of Windows as revolution in OS technology because of new look and features included in it. One of the most interesting features is new user interface called Metro. In this article I’ll describe some of the key features that will make you closer this new OS coming from Microsoft.
New desktop look you will like
In Windows 8 Microsoft introduced Metro Start Screen desktop which is one of the drastic changes from previous versions. Reason of introducing it is to make Windows closer to tablet like environment and enabling applications to be available from start screen. Metro start screen appears when you log in Windows and looks like as on next picture:
If you are a Mac user and you are not aware of the news that Apple has released Mac OS X 10.8 with the name “Mountain Lion”, then definitely you are staying in a mountain without any facility of modern civil life on the Earth or you are staying in the Moon having not connectivity with the Earth. For Apple’s devices there are two major (excluding Server version) OS types Apple manage; iOS for for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch and Mac OS X for desktop and note books. Considering future for a unified OS, this is first time with Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion Apple transformed Max OS to iOS; though still they differ a lot with each other in looks and feel. In this article we will share some key features with our uses what really Apple brought with Mac OS X10.8 and how users can be benefited with it.
Our Recent article on CompTIA Linux+ certification got a huge interest among our readers and influenced us to share another Linux certification program that is more attractive and recognized in the industry. Certified Engineer (RHCE) is so far known as the best Linux certification program. This article is all about how you can achieve RHCE certification and move your career further improved as System Administrator.
Linux+ is the quickest way to prove your Linux skill to your employer, if you want to be a Linux expert in future.. Previously the certification was was managed completely by Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and now by The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA). Now the certification is known as CompTIA Linux+ Powered by LPI. This is a high-stakes, vendor-neutral certification that validates the fundamental knowledge and skills required of junior Linux administrators.
In your daily network and system administration work there is often need for checking availability of servers, desktop or network devices. The simplest tool for that purpose is ping tool which is offered on all platforms and devices. When used, ping send defined number of IP packets to IP address of server or other device you want to check for availability and wait for response. If response comes ping is successful and device is available. It is the simplest way to check devices availability. If you want to perform detailed availability check such as time of response or ping with variable packet length ping offers that options but its using becomes more complex. In that moment you can think of new tool that can meet your requirements. In this article we will describe one powerful tool for checking availability of servers and network devices. It is Manage Engine Free Ping Tool.
FTP- File Transfer Protocol is used to transfer files between one computer to another computer. With ftp service you can send file, get file from server computer to your computer. Suppose, you are a web developer, after developing your sites you have to upload your files to web server to make change your site. Here, ftp help you to upload files to server.
In daily work your system admin or employers on other positions in company there is need for exchanging of many different files and documents. Some of them can be send or received by email. But for some which size extends possibilities of mail transfer there is need for file transfer programs which enable exchanging files independently of its size. In this moment on scene appear file transfer software tools. In this article I will present top five free windows file transfer programs which enable efficient file sharing.
In one of the previous articles I wrote about Microsofttechnology and its great features. Hyper–v is powerful software used for desktop and server virtualization which offers possibility to virtualize your company computing environment in efficient way. In this article I will describe process of creating virtual machine and installing Windows 7 OS on it. Description will include steps need to get your virtual Windows 7 machine installed and prepared to work in virtual environment. These steps can be used in Microsoft Server 2008 Hyper–v or dedicated Microsoft Hyper-v server. So let’s start.
Email Spam is known as Junk email, UBE (Unsolicited Bulk Email). If anyone send a identical mail to numerous recipient is simply called Spamming. Spamming is a great problem for all kinds of users, it kill system resource, time and money.
SpamAssassin is a open source free application to provide filtering for unwanted junk email (SPAM). Main theme is that, “filter your mail before it reach your inbox”. You can integrate SpamAssassin with mail server to filter spam email. It providse many useful features like DNS base spam detection, online database, external programs, blacklist etc. In this article we will show you, how you can use smamassassin to fight with email spam, various types of filtering methods, making database to prevent spam etc. so keep eyes on whole article.