Setting up a subversion server

This article shows how to set up a subversion server that will allow local and remote access.

In this article we’ll set up a subversion server that will allow remote access. We will use Ubuntu, but the process isn’t that different if you are using a different distro.

First of all install the subversion package. In ubuntu thats:

sudo apt-get install subversion

Create a directory where you will store the subversion repositories. (we use /var/repos in this example.) Then, add a user for the svn (we’ll use the username svn), and give it ownership of the repos directory.
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Desktop Applications for GNU/Linux – Part 3: Office/Productivity

There are plenty of office suites as well as a whole host of other productivity software freely available for GNU/Linux. Here you will find an overview of the best free office suites and individual productivity applications.

There are plenty of office suites as well as a whole host of other productivity software freely available for GNU/Linux. Most of these provide the average user with all the functionality they need from a word processor, desktop database or spread sheet application. Some will even open documents created in Microsoft Word or Excel with varying degrees of success. There will be some issues when it comes to Continue reading “Desktop Applications for GNU/Linux – Part 3: Office/Productivity”

Desktop Applications for GNU/Linux – Part 2: Music, Movies & TV

There are plenty of applications in GNU/Linux for playing music or watching movies and TV, and many of them will work perfectly fine on old computers that choke on the simplest of tasks in Windows XP.

There are plenty of applications in GNU/Linux for playing music or watching movies and TV, and many of them will work perfectly fine on old computers that choke on the simplest of tasks in Windows XP. Continue reading “Desktop Applications for GNU/Linux – Part 2: Music, Movies & TV”

Desktop Applications for GNU/Linux – Part 1: Web Access & Communication

As linux gets more popular, people are asking which applications they can use for browsing the web, office productivity and graphics and video editing etc. Part 1 covers applications Web access and communication.

Despite of being around for years, adoption of GNU/Linux based operating systems in the mainstream desktop has been slow. But now it is getting more coverage thanks to distributions such as Ubuntu, and for being included with some new computers from manufacturers such as Dell.

More people are asking what can I run on it, and what do I use for writing documents, editing photos etc. In this series of articles I will cover a number of common use applications that should be relevant to most people. I’ll start with the mostly used applications in todays average computer. Continue reading “Desktop Applications for GNU/Linux – Part 1: Web Access & Communication”