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Linux needs to be more (new) user friendly.

Posted 12-01-2008 at 02:06 PM by Another Unixnoob

After seeing the new GUI based Linux offerings, I was a bit skeptical. Having once tried Mandrake, I found Linux to be too different compared to Windows and the requirement for a lot of technical knowledge just to do simple tasks was too great.

Well, times have changed and the differences between Linux GUI's and Windows grows smaller. Now, it's quite easy to adjust to using something different but with enough similarities to make life easier.

What has not changed is...
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Rej's First Post

Posted 12-01-2008 at 02:02 PM by Rejean

I am Rejean Clement from Cornwall, Ontario, Canada.
This is my first post to get the feel how it works.
My e-mail address
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send sms messages to your cell phone when someone logs in as root

Posted 12-01-2008 at 12:55 PM by jkzfixme
Updated 01-20-2009 at 09:44 AM by jkzfixme (PS)

Hi my name is Jesse and although Ive been a constant on this forum and try to answer questions when I can , Ive never been much of a blogger. However I found this trick to be pretty useful, so here it goes. You can also use the sms portion in may different contexts.
Since this is my first entry , comments and or constructive criticism would be much appreciated.

vi .bash_profile
in the root dir

add the following at the end

echo 'ALERT
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Posted 12-01-2008 at 12:14 PM by SrDorothy

A short time ago, we bought a new computer for our New Membership Director. Got it at a place that installed Win XP for us, and then I asked the leader of our OMUG GNU/Linux SIG to help me install Ubuntu 8.04 alongside XP. Both he and I were surprised to see Splashtop on booting the computer--he had to explain to me that Splashtop is a very small version of Linux that works in the BIOS: so as soon as the computer is turned on and the Splashtop screen appears, you can browse the Internet or check...
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And so the blog begins ...

Posted 12-01-2008 at 12:12 PM by Tinkster

Not that I really know what to write about

Today will be a day of little productivity as I'm attending a security symposium rather than going to work. Am very curious, though, since this really is part of my work.
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