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A Day in the Life of Your Average Linux User: Rails on Ubuntu

Posted 11-18-2009 at 08:02 AM by Murdock1979

*Disclaimer: the following narration is for entertainment purposes only and does not necessarily reflect any real scenarios...or does it?

Let's follow a seemingly "simple" task for an average Linux user:

Scenario: Install Ruby on Rails on Ubuntu System

This sounds simple enough. Anyone familiar with Rails, knows there are 4 easy steps to installing a Rails web model:
1. Install Rubygems
2. Update Ruby Gem system
3. Install...
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Things you can do using Linux, but impossible on Windows

Posted 04-23-2009 at 04:07 PM by Murdock1979
Updated 04-23-2009 at 04:48 PM by Murdock1979

Here is a compiled list from a LinuxQuestion posting (will be update accordingly):

6. Surf the internet, download files, pick up email without fear of the computer becoming infected with viruses, malware, etc. Linux - yes. Windows - it is possible to run as limited user which can limit malmare, but from my experience, it is difficult to use a Windows system as a limited user, and most people probably don't.

5. Ressurect old computer and use it as firewall, server, etc....
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