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Welcome to Open Source Software and Linux Blog.

Hi, everyone!. I just created this blog to share knowledge about open source software and Linux. If you all have knowledge and info related to open source / Linux, please share or send me an email. Thanks ^_^

Friday, November 14, 2008

How to install OpenOffice 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10

There are some links for installing OpenOffice 3.0 on Ubuntu 8.10.


Thursday, July 24, 2008

How to bridge your NIC on OpenBSD

Firstly, I'm very sorry because not posting in this blog for along time. This is because I'm quite busy for the ISO preparation in my company.

This is the how to for NIC bridging on OpenBSD:

1. Make sure you know what is your ethernet card by your OS such as eth0, em0 or etc. To look just use this command

ifconfig -a

2. For example you NIC is em0 and em1.

3. Create the file name hostname.em0, hostname.em1 and bridgename.bridge0 in /etc directory

4. Put word up in hostname.em0 and hostname.em1. Put sentence add em0 add em1 up in bridgename.bridge0.

5. restart you network by command

sh /etc/netstart

6. Finish

Easy right? Enjoy!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Fedora or CentOS?

Some say "which one is better?". This is my opinion and suggestion. There are base on Red Hat Linux. For my experience its easy to get the purpose or objective for this Linux to be implement. More peoples and websites suggesting the server purpose to be using by CentOS because it is an enterprise level OS based on Red Hat and for Fedora it is mostly for testing bed and more on user Desktop purpose. Fedora is bleeding edge and potentially unstable by design. For this reason, now you can easily define what is the best choice for you desktop or server.


Fedora main website:

CentOS main website:

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Good stuff from

Here is some stuff from amazon related on information technology. You can direct shopping from here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

How to: Easy Intrusion Detection System (IDS) setup with EasyIDS

Last day, my boss ask me to install one IDS for our office. He just say "Please install the open source product". After seek on the internet for whole day, I found the EasyIDS. I have tested on my office's PC with details:

Pentium 4 2.8ghz
40GB Hard disk
2 Network interface card (10/100baseT)

This is the way I do it:
1. Download from the EasyIDS website

2. The download file is on ISO type which mean you can burn it to CD.

3. After burn on the CD, I just install the software with the CD-ROM boot first. You can setting the CD-ROM boot first in your BIOS setting.

4. I just follow the step by step until finish.

5. After it restart and update the patches, it display tty1 as the default with the black and white screen. You can login as root here.

6. After the EasyIDS properly setup you can go to another PC and open the browser. Type http://youreasyIDS. Its will popup the username and password. The default login is admin and the password is password.

7. After login, you see the interface base on ACID which some people call php-acid. This interface is easy to administrating the EasyIDS. I'm so glad this kind of software have develop by open source community. Thanks.

You can go to EasyIDS website for more details.

EasyIDS Features:
Base on Centos 4.5

Thanks for EasyIDS team for develop this tools. Keep it up! :-)

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tomboy: The easiest Note-taking Program in Gnome

Relatively new application that has found its way into recent versions of almost all Linux distributions is Tomboy. It is in cross-indexing tool and a quick publisher all rolled into one. Tomboy is also very addictive and easy to use, and does away with the hassle of naming files and remembering the directory paths. It is an evolving application and the latest release is still at version 0.6.

To start:
1. Go to Application --> Accessories --> Tomboy Notes, which lunched Tomboy as an applet on your panel. Once lunched it remains active and you can access your note quickly from the applet icon till you log out or quit the applet.

2. To give automatic lunched Tomboy every time you boot the system; you can use this guide (for gnome):
- right-clicking on an empty space on the panel and selecting the 'Add to Panel' option. Once you have 'Add to Panel' window up, select the Tomboy Notes application and click the 'Add' button to add it in your panel.

Many feature Tomboy can do. For more infomation about Tomboy please visit

Friday, October 19, 2007

How to block root to access ssh to your server (CentOS 5)

1. First open your terminal
2. vi /etc/ssh/sshd_config
3. Find PermitRootLogin yes
4. Change PermitRootLogin no
5. Save and exit
6. Restart your sshd by type /etc/init.d/sshd restart

That's all.