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Linux and Microsoft Windows Future

Posted 03-19-2009 at 06:55 PM by Lsatenstein

I work with both Linux and Windows XP. The latter software, in a Microsoft software based organization.

On the Linux based forum web sites that I visit, the subscribers cheer every time a Linux system displaces a major Microsoft one. The converse is true in the Microsoft camps, because of the argument “How can you make money with free software?”

In the minds of these Linux forum subscribers, Microsoft is the enemy. Then we read about Microsoft’s reactions. Microsoft...
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Avant Window Navigator

Posted 03-19-2009 at 05:58 PM by unixfool

I'm going to try to make my Dell Mini's desktop look more like the OS X desktop. I'd rather not install OS X to do this...

I've installed Avant Window Navigator, and it is running but there is also already a taskbar on the bottom of Ubuntu's Gnome. I'd kill it but I don't know if I can get it back later. I'd also like to add more widgets to it (for every widget showing on my Ubuntu install, I'd like a comparable and functional AWN widget).

I'll post my findings here,...
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proxy server configuration

Posted 03-19-2009 at 04:09 PM by am_it_wild

many of us on a college campus or office network access the internet through a proxy server .how do you set the proxy server details in your shell environment?you can set the proxy for different protocolsas follows-
$ export http_proxy="";//http proxy
$export ftp_proxy="";//ftp proxy
you can add your proxy server ip sddress instead of and your port numbers
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want to change your mac address

Posted 03-19-2009 at 03:50 PM by am_it_wild

1. you can obtain your original mac address by going to the terminal and type the
~ $ifconfig
output is:-
eth0 Link encap:EthernetHWaddr 00:1C:23:FB:37:22
now lets change the last part of the mac id forom 22 to 23
$ifconfig eth0 hw ether 00:1c:23:FB:37:23
now type again
you will get
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my Linux blog

Posted 03-19-2009 at 11:09 AM by sarin
Tags blog, blogger, linux

This post is just to let you guys know that I am currently maintaining a Linux blog at
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