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FreeBSD 9.1 on Thinkpad T420

Very recently I was thinking of trying FreeBSD operating system on a laptop as a desktop system. FreeBSD is an excellent UNIX class of operating systems primarily used as a server on internet. Among other things the operating system posses … Continue reading

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Creating a DEB package for Oracle Java

Linux based operating systems comes by default with Open JDK installations. Often it is necessary for various developmental needs to install the Oracle Java. Oracle only supplies two installations of Java for Linux based operating systems – a rpm and … Continue reading

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Installing Mutt on Mac OS X

Apple’s Mac OS X has a beautiful graphical user interface, but under that there is a solid unix foundation. OS X is based on FreeBSD. This unix foundation has allowed OS X to have a native unix command line interface … Continue reading

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DeleGate – A Multi-platform, Multi-purpose Proxy Server

Introduction A proxy server works as an intermediary for requests from clients seeking resources from other servers. There are various types of proxy servers. In this article we will be breifly discussing some of the capabilities of DeleGate. DeleGate is … Continue reading

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Enable Apache mod_rewrite module on OpenSuSE

OpenSuSE has mod_rewrite installed, but it is not loaded by default. Check if mod_rewrite is actually loaded by default or not: # grep “^APACHE_MODULES” /etc/sysconfig/apache2 APACHE_MODULES=”actions alias auth_basic authn_file authz_host authz_groupfile authz_default authz_user autoindex cgi dir env expires include log_config … Continue reading

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