Get a daily overview of your system with Logwatch

Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise and CentOS systems (and possibly more distributions too) ship with a tool called Logwatch. Logwatch is absolutely invaluable if you're running a server of any kind as it allows you to stay up-to-date with what's going on inside your system.

As the name suggests, it watches the system's log files. Every day it will send you a digest email containing bits of information ...

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Using Ubuntu’s software update

In a sort of follow-up post to my post about installing software with Ubuntu's Add/Remove Packages feature, I'm now going to look at how to use the software update system.

The graphical incarnation of the software update mechanism is really easy to use. But how do you know if you need any updates?

Ubuntu is pretty pro-active about checking to see if new software updates are available ...

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Introducing Ubuntu’s Add/Remove Packages

Last week, my fellow FOSSwire blogger Jacob introduced you to APT, the powerful package management system that is underneath Ubuntu.

The command line interface is the most powerful way to manipulate the software installed on your system, but to users who aren't familiar with a command line interface, it can be a bit daunting.

Thankfully, though, Ubuntu includes a very nice graphical Add/Remove Packages tool which you can ...

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