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Linux in a Nutshell review

Posted 12-02-2009 at 08:46 AM by jaymarting (The messy world of technology)

Users of free Unixes won't agree with the title of Linux in a Nutshell. The fact is much of the book is actually focused on GNU or BSD utilities and not specifically Linux. The book begins with just over 100 pages of general user commands. Next you get info on bash and csh/tcsh, on emacs and vi/ex, on sed and gawk, and on gcc, gdb, and the like. A perl quick reference is followed by an overview of system administration commands and a final chapter on ways of booting Linux. Here's the odd part, it's...
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Ubuntu Package Pinning

Posted 11-19-2009 at 01:08 PM by pereb

A few weeks back I upgraded my Kubuntu installation to Karmic kaffeine version 1 came with it. Personally I would rather have kaffeine 0.8 so I decided to attempt to block updates to the package in order to use accomplish this.

The first step was to check the current version on the machine. So I needed to know the exact name of the package. In order to locate the name of the package I used the search function in apt. This returns matching packages with exact name and a short description...
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Linux is a lost cause!

Posted 11-14-2009 at 06:40 AM by jaymarting (The messy world of technology)

This is the quote I was told earlier this week by a colleague. "Linux is a lost cause."

HAS LINUX LIVED UP TO ITS PROMISE?

I don't for a second agree that Linux is truly lost but I do certainly agree with my friend and colleague that the promise Linux fortune tellers made has not come to pass. As we close in on 2010, I harken back 10 years to promises of a nearly dead Microsoft and a world run almost entirely by Linux. Good, bad or otherwise that just has...
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LPI certification study material

Posted 11-09-2009 at 08:56 AM by anand.arumug
Updated 12-23-2009 at 11:43 PM by anand.arumug

In LinuxQuestions.org's Linux Newbie forum I posted the following question to know what other people with experience in Linux administration or people who has got their certifications has done. Since it might be of use to all who are in the same stage as mine, I am posting the replies in a blog post:

This is what I asked:

Quote:
hi all,

i'm looking for a good study material - either online resource or a book - to prepare for LPI certification. I have
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Windows 7 - the gap is closing

Posted 09-19-2009 at 05:52 AM by AGer (Void cries or bashing time)

When Windows 2000 was out I had poisoned some thread with the observation that the window of opportunity for Linux was closed since MS finally had an OS that worked. Looking at the "Linux desktop" years later, was I correct? Not totally wrong for sure. Now we have Windows 7 and my impression is that the gap between Linux and Windows is closing together with another window of opportunity.

Windows 7 is a new Windows. Trivial, but undervalued. Any change is a great recommended...
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