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Setting up multiple Ubuntu computers to share files and users

I'm very new to the *nix world and only vaguely have heard of things like YP/NIS, LDAP, Kerberos, etc. If I have several machines that I want to toss Ubuntu on to and share users and files/mounts ...
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How to have many Ubuntu workstations centrally managed?

I have about a dozen Alienware workstations that are used for CUDA development and for execution of MPI jobs. What is the best way to manage them? I'd like to have something like an apt-get but for ...
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What are the options for managing multiple Ubuntu installations together and keeping them in same state

Recently I got in charge of managing 2 computer labs (currently 35 workstations, could double in a month or two) in university with total control over software stack as long as I install a bunch of ...
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Multiple wallpapers in Gnome-Shell

I know this has been asked to death, but I can't get it to work. I'm trying to have multiple wallpapers (one different wallpaper per workspace) and I've done the whole Compiz Wallpaper plugin set the ...
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How to synchronize multiple mail (thunderbird) accounts?

I was wondering if the following setup is possible using Ubuntu (server) and Ubuntu (workstation): I have two workstations with Thunderbird as mail client I have one server On both workstations I ...
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Can't drag window into workspace ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I just installed Ubuntu 11.10 yesterday alongside Win 7 to try it out (and maybe get rid of Win). I liked the workspace concept a lot, dragging a window into another workspace form the ...
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I need help on setting up my work environment

I'm having trouble planning how I should store and access my files! I need a good way to ensure that I always have backups (which are browseable) and access to my files from different computers. My ...
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Single server, multiple users, each with his own virtual machine

Our school system has a low budget to update our computers, so I've thought maybe I could buy only one server (a powerful one) and hookup 30 students to one server. On the server should be 30 Ubuntu ...
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Software for free netcafe (so computer tracking software)

I'm working in a small council. Here is some Ubuntu (with GNOME - no KDE) based workstations in our library. Using the computers is free now, before it was only /hour, what is not a high cost. I'm ...
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How do I set up a server for SSH?

At my workplace (a university) we have two Ubuntu servers. One is a teacher server and the other is a student server. I am currently setting up a new server to replace the existing teacher server. ...
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How can I divide processes amongst multiple computers

I have a spare computer that has Ubuntu server edition (10.04.1) installed on it and was wonder if there was a way to use my server to help processes data on my Ubuntu desktop (same release). I would ...
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Common Desktop Login via Network (like AD for Windows)

One of the reasons we use Windows in the office at work is Active Directory. It makes it a piece of cake to bring up a new workstation and have a new or existing user login and do their work. Once all ...
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Keeping multiple workstations in sync

I work with multiple computers for various reasons. I want to keep those computers in sync configuration wise. I already have a VCS based setup that allows me to manually update configurations on ...