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Cron, crontab example reference and how to run things periodically in GNU/Linux and Unix

Cron is a job scheduler found in most Unix-like operating systems. “Chronos”, which is the Greek word for “time”, is where the name cron comes from. Cron makes it possible to schedule jobs, which can be commands, a series of commands, or scripts, that you want to run periodically. Common uses are backups, notifications, periodic …

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Fixing missing menu entries of Opera and Skype in Debian GNU/Linux

Unfortunately the third-party packages of Opera and Skype do not contain menu entries for the Debian menu system. Not very surprisingly one might think, but I just think it’s sloppy. If you, like me, like the Debian menu system and want Opera and Skype available in it, do the following to solve that, until the …

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A revised opinion on apache2-mpm-prefork and apache2-mpm-worker, and php5 and php5-cgi on Debian, regarding performance

It’s now over a year since I wrote about “Exchanging apache2-mpm-prefork for apache2-mpm-worker, and using php5-cgi on Debian to improve performance“. Since then I have re-evaluated my opinion about running apache2-mpm-worker and php5-cgi on a low memory machine, specifically a virtual machine running under Xen, running Debian.

An introduction to Asterisk, The Open Source Telephony Project

Asterisk is software that turns an ordinary computer into a voice communications server. Asterisk is the world’s most powerful and popular telephony development tool-kit. It is used by small businesses, large businesses, call centers, carriers and governments worldwide. Asterisk is open source and is available free to all under the terms of the GPL. That …

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Installing Debian Lenny on an Asus EeePC 900, part one

On Friday I got an Asus EeePC 900 that I had ordered a few days earlier. Now after having looked at the Xandros system that is installed on them when they are sold, it’s time to install Debian on it and become happy. I’m following the instructions on http://wiki.debian.org/DebianEeePC/HowTo/Install and will install by booting from …

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