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Archive for August, 2006

New TCP/IP networking tutorial / reference guide

Friday, August 25th, 2006

I have created a new Basic TCP/IP Networking Tutorial Reference Guide and IP Subnet Mask Table Reference Sheet to the Tutorial Pages of The guide to TCP/IP networking is the longest tutorial that I’ve included so far, and will be useful for anyone studying for the LPIC 102 and LPIC 202 certification exams. The […]

Installing a MOD on PHPBB for User Management

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

My Penguin Tutor Linux Forums are built using phpBB. I have had a few users signed up that have not posted, but have included a URL in their profile. This look as though they are just trying to get a link from my web site to their own site to help improve their Google rating. […]

Microsoft SMS Sender – Send Text Messages from your Windows PC using your mobile phone

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Although most of the software I post is of Linux or Open Source software I do sometimes find some closed source software useful. This one is a free download from Microsoft, you need to go through Windows Genuine Advantage Certification first. The Microsoft SMS Sender is a very basic program which allows you to send […]

New Tutorial on Penguin Tutor – Linux Documentation and Help Reference Guide

Tuesday, August 22nd, 2006

I’ve added another Linux tutorial to the Penguin Tutor web site.
This one is on linux documentation and help, and is particularly useful to those new to Linux or those studying for the LPIC 102 exam.

Book Review: Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Bible

Monday, August 21st, 2006

Book Review: Title: Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Bible Authors: Benjamin Mako Hill, David B. Harris and Jaldhar Vyas Publisher: Wiley Date: 2005 ISBN: 0-7645-7644-5 I bought this book at the same time as I also bought the Red Hat Fedora and Enterprise Linux 4 Bible. Although these books are both Linux “Bibles”, and published by the […]

Hawk Cycles Coventry, Baby/Child Seat and Servicing

Sunday, August 20th, 2006

Now our baby is one year old we’ve decided to take her cycling with us, and hopefully give us all a bit more fresh air and exercise. My bike has been sat in the shed since before she was born. We looked at both cycle buggies and baby seat and decided to by a baby […]

Installing Ubuntu LTS 6.06.1 – the latest Ubuntu release

Saturday, August 19th, 2006

Ubuntu has released a new update to the Dapper Drake 6.06 distribution. The latest version only brings it up to a .1 release at 6.06.1, but it does demonstrate that they are taking the ongoing support of the operating system seriously. Coupled with the Long Term Support (LTS) promise of supporting the operating system for […]

Canon PIXMA IP4200 printer now working with Linux drivers on Ubuntu

Friday, August 18th, 2006

I have already covered using the Cannon ip4200 printer using Fedora / Suse Linux in my Hardware review of Canon IP4200 printer (with Linux drivers). When I left it I did not have the printer working with Linux, but I have now got it working without having to resort to the commercial printer drivers. This […]

LinuxFormat Mailserver – Disc Reference

Thursday, August 17th, 2006

I have had another letter printed in this months (October 2006 – available from August 2006) Linux Format Magazine. This time I wrote in response to them including the entire text of some of their past tutorials on their cover disc. The tutorials from Linux Format often come in handy and the worst thing is […]

What is a Linux Distribution?

Wednesday, August 16th, 2006

One thing that confuses people coming to Linux from other Operating Systems is that are so many different "Linuxes" [or should that be Lini?]. In my own blog I often mention three different distributions Ubuntu, Fedora and Mandriva (formally Mandrake). I use another at work RedHat, and there are lots more different distributions. The fact […]

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