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VI...making newbies scream since 1976

Posted 01-19-2009 at 10:38 AM by rocket357 (Musings on technology, philosophy, and life in the corporate world)

There's a discussion going on here:

claiming that VI is ruining chances of Linux adoption among new users.

The basic argument is that VI is too hard to support...many users get a taste of VI's alienish nature and go screaming back to their Windows machines.

Ok, I'll give you a few points here...

a) VI is not a newb-friendly editor. I've been using VI for years now, and I still learn something...
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Need to know how to install Oracle 10g, but threw Linux.

Posted 01-18-2009 at 04:46 PM by Detroit5

Hello Everybody, I am very to new Linux well I lose all my knowledge after leaving college over 12yrs ago. Now my questions is Im working on Oracle Cert 10g. However, I am having issues trying to install 10g, but I need to setup everything threw Linux 1st. I created my groupadd user everything. But I dont know if all the files and directory are in place. I download differenct but having isses open I am running into is the unzip packages. How do I install packages "like this rpm -q make gcc...
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Kdenlive - Free opensource video editor in openSUSE

Posted 01-18-2009 at 02:28 PM by rbkumaran

Kdenlive free open-source non-linear video editor for KDE. Kdenlive is an intuitive and powerful multi-track video editor, including most recent video technologies. Read more
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Aspire One Linpus for Christmas

Posted 01-17-2009 at 02:47 AM by jryoung

Well, I have been a member of LinuxQuestions for a few years, and the forum was invaluable to help me get going and sort out all those issues we used to get with earlier versions of Fedora, etc.
Well we are 100% Linux in my house - I prefer Fedora as it is similar to RedHat, which is often a prerequisite for Server Software (used in my job).

I got an Aspire One (110, Linpus version) for Christmas. This is an amazing PC, boots in 15 seconds and runs effectively a version of...
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'/' root filesystem is read-only! YaY no more useradd requests!!

Posted 01-16-2009 at 12:32 PM by mike47
Updated 01-20-2009 at 10:49 AM by mike47

Interesting and frustrating problem, well 2 problems...

I seem to have somehow caused the '/' partition to become read-only
AND my /etc/vfstab entry for '/' has this error:
the mount point is /dev/dsk/c1t0d0s0, and
mirror /dev/md/rdsk/d0 is set as the 'filesystem to fsck'.

After much hunting, searching, and thinking, I believe I've found a solution:
Did I mention that my root (/) partition is mirrored?

This is how my mirror...
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