Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Broadband speed test with servers

What is is a free broadband speed test with servers located all over the world. Compare your results with others and easily share them.

Monday, April 7, 2008

Mounting NFS Filesystems

Using mount command

# mount servername.domain:/media/export /media/local
# mount /media/local

Note :
servername.domain is hostname of the NFS fileserver. is IP of remote m/c.
/media/export is remote machines filesystem.
/media/local is local machines mount point ( if not exist created using mkdir /media/local)

Using /etc/fstab

An alternate way to mount an NFS share from another machine is to add a line to the /etc/fstab file.

The general syntax for the line in /etc/fstab is as follows:

servername.domain:/media/export /media/local nfs rsize=8192,wsize=8192,timeo=14,intr

Using autofs

Autofs uses the automount daemon to manage your mount points by only mounting them dynamically when they are accessed.

configuration file /etc/auto.master

Refer pages to configure and run autofs

Thursday, April 3, 2008

LaTeX – A document preparation system

LaTeX is a high-quality typesetting system; it includes features designed for the production of technical and scientific documentation. LaTeX is the de facto standard for the communication and publication of scientific documents. LaTeX is available as free software.

Getting LaTeX for Linux:
Your system distribution or vendor has probably provided a TeX system including LaTeX. Check your usual software source for a TeX package.

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

ccPublisher ( )

ccPublisher ( is a tool that does two things: it will help you tag your audio and video files with information about your license and it allows you to upload Creative Commons-licensed audio and video works to the Internet Archive for free hosting. You also have the option of publishing the licensed and tagged audio works on your own site.

ccPublisher is licensed the GNU GPL v2.

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