J-3 : Solutions Linux 2009 in Paris

Exhibition and conferences March 31th , 1st and 2nd April 2009 – Porte de Versailles, Hall 2.2

Opening hours:
31st March 9 am to 6 pm
1st April 9 am to 8 pm
2nd April 9 am to 6 pm
Linutop Booth D1 
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February 2007 : First customer

The sales started in Paris on Solution Linux trade show February 2007.

Solutions Linux 2007

10 months after the start of the Linutop project we decided to present the Linutop 1 on solution Linux en february 2007. Frederic Baille, co-founder of the Linutop company, presents the first product.

February 2007 : Gauvain Pocentek

Gauvain Pocentek is one of the key person in the success of the Linutop. He is in charge of the Linutop software based on Xubuntu. The video was taken in Paris February 2007 at our first meeting.

April 2006 : the start

The Linutop project started in Tallinn (Estonia) en April 2006. Martin-Eric Racine (one the left) was in charge of the prototype of the first Linutop.

Firewalling Linutop with Firestarter

Even the most basic routers these days offer the NAT feature and firewall capabilities which protect your machines on the local network. But there are situations when you have to connect your Linutop directly to the Internet, or bypass the router’s firewall (for example, if you want to use Linutop as a server accessible from the outside). In this case, a decent firewall tool is essential. The problem is, though, that many firewall applications are not particularly user-friendly and you really have to know what you are doing when configuring them.

If tweaking a firewall via the command line is not your cup of tea, then you’ll appreciate Firestarter, a graphical application which significantly simplifies the process of setting up and configuring a firewall. To install Firestarter, run the sudo apt-get install firestarter command, or use the Synaptic package manager.

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March 31st Solutions Linux in Paris

Exhibition and conferences

March 31th , 1st and 2nd April 2009
Porte de Versailles,
Hall 2.2

Opening hours:
31st March 9 am to 6 pm
1st April 9 am to 8 pm
2nd April 9 am to 6 pm
Linutop Booth D1 

See you there!
(Get a badge)

Turn Linutop into a Nifty Server Server with XAMPP

Being small and silent, Linutop makes a perfect server machine. But installing all the desired server packages such as Apache, MySQL, and ProFTPD manually and then tweaking their settings requires both skills and time. There is, however, a better way to turn your Linutop into a LAMPP (Linux+Apache+MySQL+PHP+Perl) server: the XAMPP solution comes with pretty much everything you need as a single neat package. Better yet, you can install and configure XAMPP in a matter of minutes.

To install XAMPP, download the latest .tar.gz archive from the project’s Web site. Use then the following command to unpack the archive and copy all the components to the /opt directory:

sudo tar xvfz xampp-linux-1.7.tar.gz -C /opt

That’s pretty much it. You can then start all the servers using the sudo /opt/lampp/lampp start command. To make sure that everything works as it’s supposed to, point your browser to http://localhost and you should see XAMPP’s default page.

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Concise Linux Part 2: Tweaking Your Desktop to Your Liking

You may be forgiven for thinking that tweaking your Linux desktop requires some arcane command line skills. Any Linux distro with a graphical desktop environment provides a central place for all graphical tools which you can use to customize your desktop. Case in point: Linutop OS — the customized version of Ubuntu that powers your Linutop machine. Linutop OS uses the lightweight Xfce graphical desktop environment which you can tweak to your liking using the Xfce Settings Manager. It contains configuration applets that let you modify specific aspects of the desktop. To launch the Xfce Settings Manager, choose Settings -> Settings Manager from the Applications menu. Let’s take a look at what the Xfce Settings Manager has to offer.

Autostarted apps This applet allows you to specify applications that start automatically on boot. Adding an application to the list is easy. Click on the Autostarted apps applet and press the Add button. Provide a name and short description of the new entry in the appropriate fields, then specify the command in the Command fields. For example, if you want to start the Gwibber microblogging client (provided it’s installed on your system), enter the gwibber command. Press OK to save the entry, and you should see the created entry in the list of autostarted applications.

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Green Computer

Paris, March 1st, 2009

Linutop meets the specification of green computer :

Power Saving:

Linutop implements the latest computer power saving technologies.

With less than 8 watts of power consumption it is one of the most energy efficient on the market.

Sustainable development:

The Linutop life cycle is increased and its maintenance cost is reduced because no mobile parts nor weak components are used inside.
Hence the waste generated is limited.

Its small size makes it easier to recycle and its light weight (580gr) (20 oz) reduces the environmental cost of shipping.

Linutop was awarded the TIC21 price for sustainable innovation 2007

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