Ubuntu Desktop
Desktop Training - Ubuntu 8.04

  • Load Balancing With Apache

    Apache makes for a great load balancer, with the help of mod_proxy and mod_proxy_balancer. If you use Apache as the back end, this makes deploying new back ends very easy, as everything in the cluster will use the same software load out.

  • How To Migrate A LAMP Stack

    Sooner or later, your operations are going to need to scale out to bigger and better servers. You'll have to migrate your application to new hardware. Here's how to do it.

  • nginx Load Balancing

    nginx Load Balancingnginx is well known for being a front-end load balancer. It often sits between the client accessing the web site, and the PHP back ends that process your dynamic pages. While doing this, it will also perform admirably as a static content server. Here's how to get this going.



The graphical interface of Ubuntu opens to the Desktop. This is where everything will start for the user. Desktop icons provide shortcuts to programs that are commonly used and the bar across the bottom of the desktop includes minimized programs, a place to change to another workspace, minimize all programs and a trash can. On the top of the Ubuntu  desktop you will see another grey panel that includes a full Gnome main menu to the left broken up into three sections Applications, Places, and System. The main menu contains access to most of the applications computer locations and system commands that are needed with Ubuntu. Also on top are icons that link to Firefox 3.0, Evolution, and help. To the right of the top panel is a clock and numerous shortcut icons including a red power icon which allows the user to log out, lock screen, switch user, hibernate, restart or shutdown. Ubuntu includes Gnome which offers a sleek environment to operate in along with many new features.