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This one is for all you gamers out there. Did you know (I know, you probably did) that World of Warcraft will work on an Ubuntu system? You just need to add a few things to get it going but its really not hard at all. I have been playing for some time now (although I don’t get to as much as I’d sometimes like). Below are instructions for installing and running World of Warcraft on an Ubuntu system. (Thanks goes to this page for original information)

You’ll need to install the latest version of WINE for World of Warcraft to be able to function. You can do that the following ways (depending on your Ubuntu version)

How to install & play World of Warcraft : Ubuntu (5.10 / 6.06.1 / 6.10)

In the Linux file system everything is considered a file–even devices, drives and removable media. It definitely is a bit different than what you might be used to in the Windows world, but after a quick rundown (below) hopefully the organization will make some more sense.

The base (or equivalent of C:\) is called the root folder or “/”. The closest equivalent of “Documents and Settings\User” would be “/home”. The “/home” folder stores each users files, settings, pictures, etc. Most of what you do is held within the /home folder. Below is a quick explanation of the rest:

Explanation of the Ubuntu / Linux file structure : Ubuntu (all versions)

Network File System (NFS), a protocol originally developed by Sun Microsystems in 1984 and defined in RFCs 1094, 1813, and 3530 (obsoletes 3010) as a distributed file system, allows a user on a client computer to access files over a network as easily as if attached to its local disks. NFS, like many other protocols, builds on the Open Network Computing Remote Procedure Call system (ONC RPC).

Samba is a free software re-implementation of SMB/CIFS networking protocol released under the GNU General Public License. As of version 3, Samba not only provides file and print services for various Microsoft Windows clients but can also integrate with a Windows Server domain, either as a Primary Domain Controller (PDC) or as a Domain Member. It can also be part of an Active Directory domain.

Mount Network File systems (NFS,Samba) in Ubuntu

Some time you might find some applications are having only .rpm files but you want a .deb package for your debian,Ubuntu and other debian derived ditributions.If you can’t find .deb debian package in any of the debian,ubuntu repositories or elsewhere, you can use the alien package converter to install the .rpm file.

Alien is a program that converts between the rpm, dpkg, stampede slp, and slackware tgz file formats. If you want to use a package from another distribution than the one you have installed on your system, you can use alien to convert it to your preferred package format and install it.

Install .rpm Files in Ubuntu

If you want to Administer Your Ubuntu Server Remotely in secure manner for your daily tasks or some maintenance for this you need to install SSH server.SSH provides you with the ability to remotely log in to your server and run commandsall over an encrypted channel. Plus, SSH offers a number of advanced functions that can make remote administration simpler.

Install SSH server in Ubuntu

Administer Your Ubuntu Server Remotely

Truerypt is Open Source disk encryption software which uses concept of containers to store encrypted data. It can also encrypt whole partitions. The nice thing with Truecrypt is that the containers (or volumes) can be read transparently under Linux and Windows.

Truecrypt is primarily developed as a Windows software and newest Linux support may be lagging behind. Communicating with the TrueCrypt development team which is difficult because it seems to consider patches and fixes "unsolicited" [1]:

Latest truecrypt 4.2a was released 2006-07-03. Since then kernel 2.6.18 was released (2006-09-19) and 2.6.19 (2006-11-29). The following patch may interest those who want to upgrade their kernels and keep Truecrypt working.

Truecrypt 4.2a and Kernel 2.6.18 and 2.6.19 support

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