Red Hat Linux Training and Certification

rh1Red Hat Training provides classroom-based courses at convenient worldwide locations and in a variety of topics. I’ve just finished my training for RH033 Red Hat Linux Essentials, last week. Among Linux Red Hat training you can get here in Malaysia are:

RH033 Red Hat Linux Essentials
RH131 Red Hat Linux System Administration
RH253 Red Hat linux Networking and Security Administration
RH142 Linux Troubleshooting Techniques & Tools
RH184 Red hat Enterprise Linux Virtualization

… and many more. Just contact your nearest training center.


For Kuala Lumpur, training center below offers Red Hat Courses. The center classroom and facilities are good, and the trainers are well experienced and knowledgable :

Iverson Associates Sdn. Bhd.
Suite T113 – 114, 3rd Floor,
Centrepoint, Lebuh Bandar Utama,
47800 Bandar Utama, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
Tel: 03-77262678


For more info, feel free to check Linux Red Hat courses and certification listings:

Red Hat Training and Certification

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Installing Google Gadgets on Ubuntu 8.10

Google Desktop gadgets are interactive mini-applications that can be placed anywhere on the user’s desktop to show new email, weather, photos, personalized news or other desired information. Google offers a gallery of pre-built gadgets for download on the official website.

To install Google Gadgets on Ubuntu 8.10:

1. Download the .deb package.
2. Install the package using the following command:
sudo dpkg -i google-gadgets_0.10.4-0~getdeb1_i386.deb

3. Run the apps using the command ggl-gtk or from the Applications menu.


1. Add a new entry at System -> Preference -> Sessions.
2. The command entry would be ggl-gtk


Resource: Howto install Google Gadgets in ubuntu 8.10 (Intrepid Ibex)

Upgrading to Ubuntu 8.10

The long awaited Ubuntu 8.10 has been released! I’m upgrading it from my Hardy 8.04 to this new version Intrepid Ibex, 8.10, as I’m writing this post. I’m using the Network Upgrade for Ubuntu Desktops. The method is fairly easy, provided by the Ubuntu website.

1. Start System/Administration/Software Sources.

2. Click on the “Updates” tab and change “Show new distribution release” to “Normal releases”.

3. Start System/Administration/Update Manager.

4. Click the Check button to check for new updates.

5. If there are any updates to install, use the Install Updates button to install them, and press Check again after that is complete.

6. A message will appear informing you of the availability of the new release.

7. Click Upgrade.

8. Follow the on-screen instructions.

I will give a simple review about the new Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex, 8.10 when I’m done upgrading it on my machine. Looking good so far 🙂

GrNotify: Your Google Reader Feeds Notification

I’m addicted to my rss feeds. I go over the feeds for tech news, current affairs, friends blogs, and many more. However, I don’t want to go to each time want to find out what’s new. This is where desktop applications that provides Google Reader notifications comes in.

For Windows: We have Google Reader Notifier for Windows.

For Mac: There’s a desktop application by the same name, for Mac users.

Firefox Extension: There’s even a extension for it.

But what about Linux users?

Enter GrNotify

GrNotify is a simple Python written tray application that will allow you to know when there are new items in the Google Reader.

Here’s a screenshot:

GrNotify Screenshot
GrNotify Screenshot

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Accessing Remote Drive in Linux via SSHFS

There may be a case where you may want to access a certain directory or drive on a remote machine, and mount it to your local PC. For example, I have a headless CentOS box running Apache where all of my web application codes are sitting. Editing those web application codes are a nightmare when there is no Integrated Development Environment (IDE). I can install IDE (like Eclipse) on my Ubuntu box, but I need a way to map the remote /www folder to my local Ubuntu folder. This is very easy in Linux using sshfs.

Install sshfs:
$sudo apt-get install sshfs

Create your local directory and change the permission:
$sudo mkdir /media/directoryname
$sudo chown your-username /media/directoryname

Where “directoryname” is the name of the directory on your local computer where you want to access the files from the remote computer. Let say I want the files on the server to be available at /media/directoryname.

Add yourself to the group “fuse”.
$sudo adduser your-username fuse

To mount the remote directory to your local:
$sshfs your-username@myserver:/www/html ~/directoryname

To unmount:
$fusermount -u ~/directoryname