Subversion installation steps – Part 1 (Client installation)

subversionSubversion is a version control system software that is used for effective and efficient quality management of projects consisting of any number of files. It is a substantial alternative to CVS repository and has gained popularity in very short time. Subversion is used in many companies ranging from small/medium scale companies to large scale enterprises because of its ease of use compared to other available products in the market. Continue Reading…


How to create shortcuts in Linux?

SciTE is one of the IDE’s available under Freeware category in the market for PHP/ASP/Ruby/++ scripting. I have used that as an example to answer the above question.

Once the software is downloaded and configured in your system, you might want to create a shortcut for that application in the desktop. Creating a symbolic link would help you in that.

[root@user Desktop]# ln -s /usr/local/bin/SciTE $HOME/Desktop/scite


[root@user Desktop]# ln -s [path-to-executable-file] [TARGET-location-where-shortcut-is-to-be-created]

.htaccess – gzip output content

GZIP compression is used for compressing the content of the web pages by the server before the content (text & images) get passed to the browser. The browser takes this input and decompresses the content before delivering it to site users.

Compressing the content of the pages makes the page size small which in turn will have a positive & significant impact on the page loading. There is a misconception that the larger bandwidth availability or lesser file size is what is needed for faster page loading, which is not. Continue Reading…


Apache server for Programmers – start, stop, restart, reload

apache webserver notes by kurinchi blogger

apache webserver notes by kurinchi blogger

If you are a beginner into Linux, there are chances that you might research on the web to see why your PERL/PHP programs do not execute.

By default Apache service is turned off and a user need to turn it on by issuing the following command with root permissions. Continue Reading…


OpenVPN Linux CentOS installation – Part 2

Part 2 – Making OpenVPN work as a Client

When we want to connect to Office network from an external location or from home, then we need to setup our Linux box to establish communication with the server at the office via a secured link over the internet. In this part, I will list down the steps needed to establish a client communication. Continue Reading…


LINUX – OpenSource World – Highlights

Following are some of the points that gives an edge to Linux

* Available FREE of Cost
* Reduced Hardware cost
* Available in many flavors
* Large community of online supporters
* Millions of web applications hosted on it
* Considered secure compared to other OS’s
* Faster & Better performance


OpenVPN Linux CentOS installation – Part 1

Part 1 – VPN Intro, Setting up the Linux CentOS 5 (RedHat/Fedora) environment

VPN – Short Intro

openvpn_logoVPN is an acronymn for Virtual Private Networks which facilitates extending of networks beyond horizons shortening the gap between remote offices with the head office. It is a private network over internet which is a public medium providing a “virtual” office environment. Continue Reading…

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