Free-Tools

Oct 062011
 

Easy, browser-based Linux/UNIX administration with Webmin--step by step.
Long Description: Webmin gives you an easy, browser-based solution for virtually any day-to-day Linux/UNIX administration task. Now, there's a definitive Webmin guide for every beginning-to-intermediate sysadmin. Written by Webmin's primary developer, Managing Linux® Systems with Webmin™; delivers authoritative, step-by-step coverage of the latest version of Webmin, from basic installation to centrally managing multiple servers. Coverage includes:
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Sep 072011
 

VirtualBox is a free, open source, cross-platform application for creating, managing and running Virtual Machines (VMs).

You've heard a lot about Linux and you'd love to try it out, but you don't know enough to take the plunge and install it alongside Windows -- maybe you're worried you'll wipe all your files off in the process. Besides, you'd like to have another computer handy so that you can look something up if you get stuck, but you don't have another computer. This is it.
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Aug 222011
 

This paper examines how to smoothly transfer content, users, interface, and metadata to Drupal.

Drupal's advantages for running enterprise web sites are well established by such companies as FedEx, The Economist, and The White House. But many who would like to use it hesitate because they fear loss of assets now managed by their current site's platform, or expect the procedure to transfer those assets to be prohibitively difficult. This paper examines scenarios for migrating from other Content-Management Systems (CMSes) such as Vignette, Jive, FatWire, ColdFusion, and Joomla. It evaluates reasons for migration, describes migration methods and tools, and suggests best practices.
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Aug 162011
 

The indispensable start-to-finish troubleshooting guide for every Linux professional.
Long Description: Now, there's a systematic, practical guide to Linux troubleshooting for every power user, administrator, and developer. In Self-Service Linux®, two of IBM's leading Linux experts introduce a four-step methodology for identifying and resolving every type of Linux-related system or application problem: errors, crashes, hangs, performance slowdowns, unexpected behavior, and unexpected outputs. You'll learn exactly how to use Linux's key troubleshooting tools to solve problems on your own--and how to make effective use of the Linux community's knowledge.
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Aug 012011
 

Few frontline system administrators can afford to spend all day worrying about security. But in this age of widespread virus infections, worms, and digital attacks, no one can afford to neglect network defenses.

Written with the harried IT manager in mind, Open Source Security Tools is a practical, hands-on introduction to open source security tools. Seasoned security expert Tony Howlett has reviewed the overwhelming assortment of these free and low-cost solutions to provide you with the “best of breed” for all major areas of information security.
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