One of the most important tasks for a system adminstrator is to keep detailed and up-to-date documentation for all the equipment, procedures, and software in use at a site. This is not only useful for co-system-administrators and future system administrators, but also for yourself because eventually, you will forget about a lot of things that you don't have to deal with on a daily basis. Read more »
This article will serve as the root for a lot of other tutorials that I will post. Many important linux programs such as MediaWiki, Request Tracker, Nagios etc. require either a webserver, database, or/and PHP. This tutorial will cover how to install Apache2.2, MySQL5, and PHP5 on a debain based operating system such as Ubuntu. The screenshots used are taken from Ubuntu 8.04 (Long Term Support). Read more »
A package management system is used in order to organize, track, and maintain the thousands of packages or software that exist in an operating system. It contains tools that are used to install, upgrade, remove, configure and create software packages on a computer. Read more »
After you have installed Ubuntu, you'll want to customize it by installing new software. Fortunately, doing that is really very simple contrary to common conceptions. If you are mostly used to Windows operating systems, then you'll see that Ubuntu (and most under modern linux distributions) provide methods similar as well as even simpler ways of installing software. Read more »
This article covers the basic procedure for installing Ubuntu 8.04 LTS (Long term support) on most computers.
The screenshots below from are 8.04 LTS (aka Hardy Heron), but the basic installation procedure is the same even for newer versions of Ubuntu (eg. 9.04). Read more »