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How To Setup Email Alerts on Linux Using Gmail or SMTP

Of course, this technique is meant for real servers, but if you’ve got a Linux box sitting in your house acting as a home server, you can use it there as well. In fact, since many home ISPs block regular outbound email, you m…

How To Browse Your Linux Partition from Windows

Ever need to grab a file or two from your ext4 partition?  Maybe you’ve wanted to backup a few important files while you were in Windows.  Here’s how to browse your Linux partition from Windows using a tool call…

What is the Linux Kernel and What Does It Do?

A kernel is the lowest level of easily replaceable software that interfaces with the hardware in your computer. It is responsible for interfacing all of your applications that are running in “user mode” down to the physical h…

Upgrade to the Latest Ubuntu the Easy Way

Ready to jump on the latest Ubuntu, but don’t want to mess up your current Ubuntu installation?  Here’s how you can painlessly upgrade to Ubuntu 10.10, or any later normal release of Ubuntu, directly from the Update Mana…

How to Setup a VPN (PPTP) Server on Debian Linux

VPN-ing into your server will allow you to connect to every possible service running on it, as if you were sitting next to it on the same network, without individually forwarding every port combination for every service you w…
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