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Apt-Cacher-NG - HTTP download proxy for software packages

Posted 02-24-2009 at 01:37 AM by sridhar11

Apt-Cacher-ng is a software package that keeps a cache, on the disk, of Debian/Ubuntu Packages and Release files.When an apt-get like client issues a request for a file, Apt-Cacher intercepts it and if the file is already cached it serves it to the client immediately, otherwise it fetches the file from the Internet, saves it on the cache, and then serves it to the client. This means that several Debian machines can be upgraded but each package need to be downloaded only once.

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Howto install nginx webserver in Debian

Posted 02-24-2009 at 01:36 AM by sridhar11

Nginx (pronounced “engine x”) is a free, open-source, high-performance HTTP server and reverse proxy, as well as an IMAP/POP3 proxy server. Written by Igor Sysoev in 2005, Nginx now hosts between 1% and 4% of all domains worldwide .Nginx is known for its stability, rich feature set, simple configuration, and low resource consumption.

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Favorites released: sidux, Debian Lenny, antiX and SimplyMEPIS

Posted 02-23-2009 at 04:55 PM by masinick

I am a Debian software fan, no doubt about it. 1995 was the first year that I used GNU/Linux software, (1982 was my UNIX software debut), so when I wanted to spread out, Debian was one of the first areas I read about that would probably satisfy my software itch, and indeed it did.

In 2001, I had a broadband network, but I was not yet burning my own CDs. In fact, I took a few years before I got to that point. My first Linux systems were ones that I bought, either in books or in...
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How did we live before the internet?

Posted 02-23-2009 at 03:19 AM by bitpicker (Bitpicker's Blog: Random musings and rants)
Updated 02-23-2009 at 03:23 AM by bitpicker

This isn't so much about Linux today as about the internet. Just yesterday I had one of those moments where I wondered how I ever got through life when there was no internet.

Last November I decided to take up learning Russian. I went for the traditional approach first, got myself a couple of books for self-teaching and took off. Only the books wouldn't get me very far, and they did not quite fit my style of learning, which is more geared towards immersion and using a language rather...
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Linux From Scratch rebuildathon: 64-bit edition.

Posted 02-21-2009 at 09:24 AM by Seph64 (Seph64's Lair)

Every year or so, after the last variation of LFS was wiped from the system (it's just something I do for fun, so I do not keep important files on the partition I am building it on), I decide to rebuild Linux From Scratch so I can try to force education on my ignorant self. The main reason why I wipe LFS is because of problems that prop up from time to time and my lack of motivation to solve them (mostly something to do with GNOME, so I am going to avoid using it this time around).

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