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Benchmark graphics card (GPU) performance on Linux with glmark

Graphics performance - measure it Recently when I added a new nvidia graphics card to one of my desktops, I was curious to measure and compare the power of this graphics card with whatever it was before. One way to do this is with benchmark tools which would run a series of "drawing" tests to measure the graphics processing capacity of the ...

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr) released and its time to upgrade

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS Ubuntu 14.04, codenamed Trusty Tahr has been just released a few hours ago and its time to upgrade to get the latest Ubuntu. Its the first release of this year and is an long term release that shall get support till April 2019. To learn about what's new in 14.04 check out the release notes. Ubuntu 13.10 and 12.04 ...

Setup mail forwarding in postfix on Ubuntu or Debian

Postfix mail forwarding Postfix is a commonly used MTA (Mail Transfer Agent) program that can receive, deliver or route emails. So if you have your own domain and a server then using postfix you can setup emails on the domain like myname@mydomain.com. Setting up a full featured mail server with postfix is a lengthy process requiring quite some effort. Furthermore, using ...

How to configure vsftpd to use SSL/TLS (FTPS) on CentOS/Ubuntu

Securing FTP Vsftpd is a widely used ftp server, and if you are setting it up on your server for transferring files, then be aware of the security issues that come along. The ftp protocol has weak security inherent to its design. It transfers all data in plain text (unencrypted), and on public/unsecure network this is something too risky. To fix the ...

Setup Apache 2.4 and Php FPM with mod proxy fcgi on Ubuntu 13.10

mod_proxy_fcgi The module mod_proxy_fcgi is a new one and it allows apache to connect to/forward requests to an external fastcgi process manager like php fpm. This allows for a complete separation between the running of php scripts and Apache. Earlier we had to use modules like mod_fcgid and mod_fastcgi which all had some limitations. Mod_fcgid for example did not properly utilise ...

Install Virtualbox 4.3 on Ubuntu / Debian / Fedora

VirtualBox VirtualBox is a free virtualisation software for x86 based systems and is available for most of the popular OSes like linux, mac and windows. It runs on a host system and supports running other OSes as guest. It earlier belonged to Sun and now to Oracle. At the time of this post, virtualbox 4.3.2 is the latest version and was released ...

Install Apache web server on Ubuntu 13.10

Install Apache Web server A while back I updated my ubuntu to 13.10 and then the apache php installation got messed up. So I had to reinstall it quickly to continue working on my php projects. Apache is there in the ubuntu repositories so can be installed without much effort. Here is the quick command you need to fire at the terminal. $ ...

Install the Pantheon desktop on Ubuntu

Pantheon desktop environment Pantheon is a new desktop environment that comes with elementary OS. It has a mac like look and feel and has been designed very well. It looks superb specially on laptops and can give you a cool looking desktop that you want to show off. It can be installed on Ubuntu if you want to get the elementary OS ...

Install virtualbox guest additions on elementary OS 0.2 luna

Elementary OS Luna Elementary OS is a great distro in the Ubuntu family of linux distros that offers a mac like look and feel on the desktop. It features a completely new desktop environment called Pantheon that is built atop GTK libraries. The desktop itself looks very stylish but very user-friendly and intuitive at the same time. And it looks great ...

Setup a chroot environment on Ubuntu with debootstrap

Chroot Chroot provides a way to setup an isolated environment inside an OS, where specific applications can run without interacting with the rest of the system. It is also called a jail and is often used to create a test environment for applications which may not be directly installed on the system due to various concerns like stability or security. Running 32 ...

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