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How to reduce server load by MySQL caching and optimization

How to reduce server load by MySQL caching and optimization

As the web traffic starts growing, the CMS based websites take more time to load and therefore MySQL server needs to be optimized or at least it should utilize available server resources judiciously in order to meet the future traffic demands. Database caching can significantly improve your CMS performance during peak hours. Although the main factor that affects database performance is how queries have been written but still significant performance boost can be achieved by tweaking MySQL settings. Lets learn how to tweak MySQL settings to optimize and improve its caching in order to get optimum performance and reduce server load.

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Network tools to monitor internet data usage on Ubuntu 10.10

Network tools to monitor internet data usage on Ubuntu 10.10

Most of the high speed internet broadband providers do not allow unlimited bandwidth usage and we often have to wait for our service providers to update and tell us our daily/monthly data usage. But there are some network tools that we can install on Ubuntu system to keep check on internet data usage. Here are few light and easy to use network monitoring graphical tools or applets that can monitor and display internet connection speed and monthly data usage.

 

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How to create backup of MySQL databases using command line on linux server

How to create backup of MySQL databases using command line on linux server

In this post we will show you how to backup your databases in MySQL on your linux server. You must be thinking why is this important? The reason is that most websites make use of a content management system (such as Drupal, Joomla!, Wordpress, phpBB). Content management Systems need databases to store content, articles or posts along with all the necessary settings. Generally these content management systems are written in PHP/Perl and use MySQL as their data backend, so it is very important to create backup of the database at regular intervals.

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How to receive files via Bluetooth on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

How to receive files via Bluetooth on Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick

By default you cannot receive files via Bluetooth on Ubuntu 10.10. It is strange that you can browse the paired Bluetooth devices from Ubuntu but you cannot receive files from a paired or any other Bluetooth device. In order to enable file sharing on Ubuntu you need to install Personal File Sharing software from Ubuntu software center. Go to Applications -> Software Center, and search for Personal File Sharing and install it. Ensure that you are connected to the internet. 

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How to configure Network IPv4 DNS or DHCP using terminal on Ubuntu server

How to configure Network IPv4 DNS or DHCP using terminal on Ubuntu server

In this post we will show you how to configure your network IPv4, DNS or DHCP using terminal in Ubuntu Linux. Nowadays almost every network gateway uses DHCP based IP address for establishing network connection. The default setting of Ubuntu network interface is for DHCP only. So your network card is automatically detected and configured for automatic DHCP during Ubuntu desktop installation and you rarely need to change it. But sometimes specially on Ubuntu server you will need to manually configure the IP address, DNS or other network options. We will show you how to do this.

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How to install GNOME shell on Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition

How to install GNOME shell on Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition

GNOME shell is a part of new generation GNOME 3.0 desktop UI. It is going to be launched in March 2011. Its a total make over of conventional GNOME desktop UI for Linux. GNOME shell uses metacity and mutter for theming and effects respectively. In fact mutter has replaced Compiz for desktop effects. Before we discuss it further, let's learn how to install and test GNOME shell.

 

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How to install Unity on Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition

How to install Unity on Ubuntu 10.10 desktop edition

Unity is going to be the default UI for future Ubuntu desktop editions, starting from Ubuntu 11.04. I decided to install Unity on my system, which already has Ubuntu 10.10 desktop OS, and test the mystical Unity UI. You can easily download Unity via internet and I bet it is going to be a quite amazing desktop experience on Ubuntu, but may be not as good as GNOME Shell, I will tell you why. Lets first start with Unity installation.

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Ubuntu 11.04 to use Unity UI and not Gnome shell

Ubuntu 11.04 to use Unity UI and not Gnome shell

A few days back, during Ubuntu Developer Summit (UDS) at Florida, Ubuntu founder Mark Shuttleworth broke the news that new Ubuntu verisons will use Unity user interface over Gnome shell for its future Desktop releases, starting from Ubuntu 11.04 'Natty Narwhal'. It was kind of a heart breaker for Gnome shell developers and also for avid Ubuntu users, until Mark himself decided to clear out the doubts involving such a drastic change, keeping in mind that Unity itself is under development. 

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How to install Wallpaper Clock on Ubuntu 10.10

How to install Wallpaper Clock on Ubuntu 10.10

Wallpaper clock for Linux displays real time system date and timings on the desktop wallpaper itself. I tried wallpaper clocks when Ubuntu did not have Ubuntu software center and it was really cumbersome to actually make it work using terminal. But now with Ubuntu software center, you can easily get one of these Wallpaper Clocks for your new Ubuntu, without a glitch.

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How to install nVIDIA driver and Compiz on Ubuntu 10.10

How to install nVIDIA driver and compiz on Ubuntu 10.10

Ubuntu is an open source operating system and contains open source softwares maintained by Canonical. If you want to enable the Compiz for advance desktop effects then you also need to install third party graphics card drivers. nVIDIA GPU binary drivers are not maintained by Ubuntu team but provided by the nVIDIA and you can install it on your own. To enjoy the cool desktop effects like 3D desktop, rain drops, fire, etc - all you need to do is install the driver and Compiz. 

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How to setup Tata photon plus on Ubuntu 10.10

How to setup Tata Photon Plus on Ubuntu 10.10

If you are new to ubuntu 10.10 and don't know how to setup Tata photon plus, then this small tutorial will help you to configure Tata photon plus on Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat".

Note: This tutorial is for new Ubuntu 10.10 "maverick meerkat". In case you have installed Ubuntu 10.04 read our previous tutorial.

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Install new Ubuntu Font family on Windows

Install new Ubuntu Font family on Windows

The new Ubuntu font family is really cool and I thought why not install it on Windows and use it in Photoshop, MS Word and Chrome. The new Ubuntu font family is known as Libre font released and licensed under the Ubuntu Font Licence. Ubuntu font was released for the new Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat". 

Ubuntu font truely deserves five out of five. I have made a small photoshop image using the new Ubuntu font family. It looks neat and I think I'm going to use this new font extensively. 

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Review: Ubuntu 10.10 Server on Amazon's EC2 Cloud

Review: Ubuntu 10.10 Server on Amazon's EC2 Cloud

We have successfully tested the Ubuntu 10.10 server at Amazon's EC2 Cloud. Ubuntu Server on Amazon's Elastic Computing (EC2) cloud allows you to build on-demand virtual systems on almost any scale with minimal in-house hardware requirements. Amazon EC2 is a public cloud service, which can be accessed by anyone to virtually setup Ubuntu 10.10 server in a few minutes without a glitch. At the moment Canonical allows us to setup and test the Ubuntu 10.10 server with Wordpress or MoinMoin Wiki, for one hour trial, at their own expense. 

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Top 10 Games for Ubuntu Linux

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 Is Gaming the only reason which is stopping you from making a switch from the Windows world to that of the Linux? Stop no more! The open source community has been actively developing a number of games for the Linux platform, and all of them are as fun to game-on on a Linux system as on their Windows counterparts.

Here is a list of Top 10 Ubuntu Linux Games and perhaps the best Games available for Linux. You can even download these Linux Games for free.

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Beautiful Desktop Wallpaper Collection for Ubuntu 10.10

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The new Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" is packed with amazing and beautiful desktop wallpapers contributed by the Ubuntu community. You can now adorn your desktops, laptops and notebooks screens with the latest Ubuntu Wallpapers available. This is a collection of beautiful desktop wallpapers for Ubuntu 10.10 which includes Default Ubuntu 10.10 Wallpaper, Community Contributed Wallpapers and some random Wallpapers from Ubuntu ArtWork group pool on Flickr. 

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Review - Ubuntu 10.10 " Maverick Meerkat " released

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The latest Ubuntu news: The release stable version of Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" is now available for download [free] on the official Ubuntu website. Ubuntu 10.10 is an updated version of Ubuntu 10.04 and it was released on October 10, 2010. The Ubuntu 10.10 has come up with a few appealing changes in addition to Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. There are exciting news for Ubuntu geeks who are eagerly waiting for the final release of Ubuntu 10.10. 

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How to change window button layout left to right in Ubuntu 10.04-10.10

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You can use Ubuntu tweak to change the ubuntu wondow button layout in Ubuntu 10.10 or 10.04. From the top panel go to Applications-> Software center and search and download the Ubuntu tweak software. Ubuntu tweak as the name suggests let you tweak Ubuntu settings. Now open the Ubuntu tweak from Applications->System Tools->Ubuntu Tweak and  from the left column select Window Manager Setting, it will give you options to customise window button layout.

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How to configure TATA PHOTON+ EC1261 on UBUNTU 10.04 Lucid Lynx

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The new Tata Photon+ EC1261 Modem is not included in default list of USB Broadband modems in Ubuntu 10.04 Network Manager. One of the Geeks found a working solution and would like to share with those in need. It is assumed that you know how to tweak things using command line.

The idea is to make the network Manager automatically detect the USB modem device, which is the new Tata Photon+ EC1261. When you plug-in your device sometimes it wouldn't appear in the list of Mobile Broadband Modems in your network manager and might leave you frustated. Now here is a working solution, where you need to install two .deb files and add your modem in a file which contains the modem list.

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How to request a free Ubuntu 10.04 CD-DVD

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Hey folks, did you know, if your net connection speed is slow or you don't have time to download the latest version of Ubuntu 10.04  then Ubuntu team is more than pleased to deliver a CD loaded with Ubuntu, to your door steps. It might take a few weeks to reach your destination.

All you need to do is create an account on ubuntu website, fill in you details and wait for it. And yes "Patience is a virtue my friend".

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How to RECOVER your UBUNTU PASSWORD 10.04 10.10

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If you have forgotten your Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10 password, then here is a way to reset or recover superuser password, provided you have physical access to reboot the system. All you need to do is just reboot the system and then follow these instructions.

Before the Ubuntu splash screen, a GRUB menu appears with different mode of booting the Ubuntu Linux. We can follow two ways to reset the password starting from the grub menu.

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