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No chlorine needed in the Linux gene pool!

Posted 11-09-2010 at 06:52 PM by rich_c

After reading Paul Hudson’s article entitled 24 things we’d change about Linux, I exchanged a few emails with him. As I understand it, his underlying point is that all the lovely diversity between Linux distros makes it hard for an experienced Linux user to provide advice/support to newer users. This, amongst other things, presents a barrier to wider adoption.

From my point of view, I came to the conclusion that the answer is to RTFM. Fortunately, ‘the fine manual’ is something...
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Almost that time of year.

Posted 11-09-2010 at 06:00 PM by peonuser

Ordered more temp sensors. Might as well since they are free. The first set should be here tomorrow.

Reluctantly, set up a mswinxp machine as a home automation controller. Had to recompile some control code. The web side was pretty much plug and play.

An old ladder and some dead motherboards are about to make a maybe geeky xmas tree?

It's turkey chili night!
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Format output to columns

Posted 11-09-2010 at 04:08 PM by jere21
Updated 10-09-2011 at 08:08 AM by jere21

Format output, e.g. postings of iptables output or /etc/mtab with column -t

Thanks to http://www.df7cb.de/blog/2010/column_-t.html
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Interesting Linux Commands.

Posted 11-08-2010 at 10:47 PM by pinga123

Index:

1)Command to find the Installation date of O.S.
2)How to find Most Used Linux commands of your machine?
3)Blink LED of Network Card to find physical port
4)Command to scare people.
5)Prevent accident Play safe use Echo.

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1)Command to find the Installation date of O.S.

Still dont remember last time you have installed an OS.
Dont worry Following command can...
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Upgrade to Ubuntu Maverick Meerkat

Posted 11-08-2010 at 12:54 PM by bhupendra

The upgrade to Maverick went smoothly. I quite like the Meerkat. Following all the excitement about Fedora 14 Gnome, I installed it in the Virtual Box. The problem was that it kept crashing after installing the guest additions. It seems there is a bug somewhere. So I have trashed it for now. Ubuntu is just fine. I have managed to install peppermint 2010 on some friends' pcs and laptops, to replace winxp. They are not computer literate but were quite impressed. If they keep on using Linux, I shall...
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