Jan 102009
 

Krsync is a simple GUI frontend for the famous rsync to synchronize files and directories between systems or even two different directories on the same server. Krsync is a Kommander based GUI for rsync. For those who are familiar with rysnc and its advanced options can find this GUI extremely handy as every other option is a click of a checkbox. The most appealing feature is that you can generate a shell script from the last run krsync backup which can be used in a CRON job and schedule it for regular file syncs.

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Dec 262008
 

If you are using Atheros AR5418 Wireless PCI Express Adapter then you can use the Madwifi driver package from the development trunk for the AR5008 family to get your Wireless up and running. Ths madwifir driver package supports the AR5418 chipset. This means you can directly use the Wireless native drivers without having to use ndiswrapper and Windows XP Drivers.

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Oct 082008
 

openSUSE and SUSE Linux sets default values for some of the network related Kernel parameters. While these are certainly not something that reduces the performance on your linux but are set considering optimal across platforms. With Kernel 2.6 (default in recent releases of openSUSE & SuSE Linux), there are some fine tuning you can do to improve Network performance and get that extra out of your system.
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Oct 042008
 

rsnapshot is a filesystem backup utility based on rsync. Using rsnapshot, it is possible to take snapshots of your filesystems at different points in time. Using hard links, rsnapshot creates the illusion of multiple full backups, while only taking up the space of one full backup plus differences. When coupled with ssh, it is possible to take snapshots of remote filesystems as well.

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Sep 272008
 

We recently saw here how to install and use Google Chrome web browser using Wine. Obviously not the best user experience considering the errors that occured or the installation procedure. However, the geeks at Codeweavers have developed CrossOver Chromium based on the opensource Chromium project which is the basis of the Google Chrome browser. CrossOver Chromium uses Wine to run Chromium Browser.

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