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Linux newbies and given commands --ADVICE

Posted 08-31-2021 at 07:21 AM by zeebra

So, you're new to GNU/Linux and you have been asked by someone to try to solve something by typing a command. First of all, WELCOME, second, should you just do it?

No! Although most people on Linuxquestions are nice and just trying to help, for your own sake you should not just do it. Command lines with options and arguments are way more powerful than GUI tools, and it's very easy to not understand what you are doing. There are two main reasons you should always CHECK the command...
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Intel is about the best friend "we" have

Posted 08-23-2021 at 03:18 AM by zeebra

...and by "we", I mean the nix community and in particular the GNU/Linux community.
...and by "friend", I'm talking about for profit corporations related to software/hardware.

Ofourse, there are also GNU/Linux based companies, like Redhat, Canonical, SUSE, System76, Tuxedo etc etc, who are even better friends. But looking at other companies it seems that Intel is our best friend.

Just an example could be a Linux problem area like graphics....
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"The Framebuffer is dead, Long Live the Framebuffer" xorg-x12

Posted 08-16-2021 at 01:39 PM by zeebra
Updated 08-16-2021 at 02:14 PM by zeebra

the framebuffer
The title is taken from the xorg x12 page, but it was a fitting title after days of going down a dark path of "the framebuffer". It might be mysterious to some, "the framebuffer", the "linux console", some might even try to hide it alltogether and try to deny its existence. Others display it proudly.
"splash" "quiet" is probably something alot of people have seen, but yet might not know what it means. If you are one...
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Learning "Linux", new to "Linux" how to learn etc etc

Posted 11-17-2020 at 07:15 AM by zeebra
Updated 11-17-2020 at 07:56 AM by zeebra

So, I see this question popping up quite often, and it is a fair question. If someone is migrating from say Windows or Mac over to a "GNU/Linux" system, how do you go about learning it? Because, let's realize it, it is not the same as Windows or OSX or those systems.

I think the first and best thing to start learning "Linux" is to 1) start learning "what Linux is", or more correctly what GNU/Linux is. Most likely the system you are on is not Linux, but...
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In regards to GNU/Linux security modules, tools and models - notes to self

Posted 10-10-2020 at 04:01 AM by zeebra
Updated 10-10-2020 at 06:11 AM by zeebra

Is GNU/Linux inherently an unsafe system since so many different security modules, tools and models exist, or is it merely an extension that makes it possible to harden a GNU/Linux system beyond comprehension and basically lock down everything, control everything and see and log everything?
Some distroes say that KISS (keep it simple stupid) provides a better security, and they might be right.. It should minimize potential holes, errors and reduce the attack surface. While others include...
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