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Ubuntu on my work desktop

Posted 06-16-2009 at 07:21 AM by bitpicker (Bitpicker's Blog: Random musings and rants)

I have been using Ubuntu as my main OS at work; I'm the only employee doing so, but as I am the sum total of our IT staff I can pretty much do what I want.

Up until yesterday I was using Ubuntu 7.10, but as it recently met the end of its life cycle and Add/Remove wouldn't find packages anymore I decided to install 9.04 in parallel at first.

Installation of the basic system too about half an hour; it imported my Firefox settings from 7.10 but not my Thunderbird profile,...
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The Hugo Awards, 6: 1960, Starship Troopers

Posted 06-15-2009 at 09:03 AM by chexmix
Updated 06-17-2009 at 01:17 PM by chexmix

... and so we come to Heinlein again (and not for the last time, either), and a book that has come to be known as "controversial," Starship Troopers.

Given what I'd read about this novel, and my mixed feelings about some of Heinlein's work (and especially the really doctrinaire stuff), I expected to be utterly revolted by Starship Troopers. And it didn't happen.

There is actually plenty to like about this book: the narrator, Johnny Rico, is a likable enough...
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Introduction

Posted 06-15-2009 at 04:16 AM by mudherm

LQ should be a good place to record my challenges with Linux. I'm starting out with Slackware 12.2.

I've setup software RAID and installed Firebird as the SQL database.

I've also installed Tomcat. Next step is to link Appache and tomcat but I'd really like to try Slackware64 so am wary about doing too much before that.
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Upgrade multiple debian systems with Approx

Posted 06-15-2009 at 02:29 AM by sridhar11

Approx is an HTTP-based Debian archive server. It fetches packages from remote repositories on demand, and caches them for local use.Approx saves time and network bandwidth if you need to install or upgrade Debian software for a number of machines on a local network.

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Screen – Manages multiple sessions on one terminal

Posted 06-15-2009 at 02:28 AM by sridhar11

Screen is a program that allows you to have multiple logins on one terminal. It is useful in situations where you are telnetted into a machine or connected via a dumb terminal and want more than just one login.screen-profiles includes a set of profiles for the GNU screen window manager. These profiles are quite useful on server machines which are not running a graphical desktop.

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