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How to configure NFS Server and Client Configuration on Ubuntu 15.04

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NFS was developed at a time when we weren’t able to share our drives like we are able to today — in the Windows environment. It offers the ability to share the hard disk space of a big server with many smaller clients. Again, this is a client/server environment. While this seems like a standard service to offer, it was not always like this. In the past, clients and servers were unable to share their disk space.

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Vivaldi – A Chromium based web browser

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Vivaldi is a freeware web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies, a company founded by former Opera Software cofounder and CEO Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner.The browser is aimed at staunch technologists, heavy Internet users, and previous Opera web browser users disgruntled by Opera’s transition from the Presto layout engine to the Blink layout engine, which removed many popular features in the process.[ Vivaldi aims to revive the old, popular features of Opera 12 and introduce new, more innovative ones.
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Compare PDF Files on Ubuntu

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If you want to compare PDF files you can use one of the following utility

Comparepdf

comparepdf is a command line application used to compare two PDF files.The default comparison mode is text mode where the text of each corresponding pair of pages is compared. As soon as a difference is detected the program terminates with a message (unless -v0 is set) and an indicative return code.
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VirtualBox 5.0 released and ubuntu installation instructions included

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VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. Not only is VirtualBox an extremely feature rich, high performance product for enterprise customers, it is also the only professional solution that is freely available as Open Source Software under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL) version 2.
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LuckyBackup – Backup & sync your data with the power of rsync

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luckyBackup is an application that backs-up and/or synchronizes any directories with the power of rsync. Its main features are: backup, safety, synchronization, exclude/only include options, allows custom rsync options, remote connections, restore and dry-run operations, scheduling, profiles and command line mode.
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Citadel – Open source email and collaboration

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Citadel is a highly integrated Groupware Platform with a AJAX-powered “Web 2.0” interface, but also providing SMTP, IMAP, POP3 and GroupDAV access to its content.
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Forkstat – A tool to show process fork/exec/exit activity

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Forkstat uses the kernel proc connector interface to detect process activity. Proc connector allows forkstat to receive notifications of process events such as fork, exec, exit, core dump and changing the process name in the comm field over a socket connection.
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Bsign – Embed and verify secure hashes and digital signatures

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The goal purpose of bsign is to verify and authenticate data files,especially executables and other binaries.The program reads all of the options and FILENAMES from the command ine and then begins to operate on the input files. In one invocation in can only one of either hash files, sign files, check hashes, or check signatures.
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Install Ganglia on Ubuntu 15.04 Server (Vivid Vervet)

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Ganglia is a scalable distributed monitoring system for high-performance computing systems such as clusters and Grids. It is based on a hierarchical design targeted at federations of clusters. It leverages widely used technologies such as XML for data representation, XDR for compact, portable data transport, and RRDtool for data storage and visualization. It uses carefully engineered data structures and algorithms to achieve very low per-node overheads and high concurrency. The implementation is robust, has been ported to an extensive set of operating systems and processor architectures, and is currently in use on thousands of clusters around the world. It has been used to link clusters across university campuses and around the world and can scale to handle clusters with 2000 nodes.
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Install Tomcat 8 on ubuntu 15.04 Server

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Apache Tomcat (or simply Tomcat, formerly also Jakarta Tomcat) is an open source web server and servlet container developed by the Apache Software Foundation (ASF). Tomcat implements the Java Servlet and the JavaServer Pages (JSP) specifications from Oracle, and provides a “pure Java” HTTP web server environment for Java code to run in. In the simplest config Tomcat runs in a single operating system process. The process runs a Java virtual machine (JVM). Every single HTTP request from a browser to Tomcat is processed in the Tomcat process in a separate thread.
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