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October 13, 2008  12:48 AM

Two Linux utilities you should always have

Posted by: Xjlittle
aria2, aria2c, bittorrent command line, Linux, linux screen, Lotus Domino, screen, screen utility

Those two utilities are aria2 and screen. Quite often as administrators we have to download large files. We may start this work from a workstation at work or over the VPN to a server at work. The best way that I've found to handle this task is using...

October 11, 2008  12:38 AM

Fedora 10 almost ready for release

Posted by: Xjlittle
Fedora, fedora 10, libvirt, Linux

Fedora 10The developers over at Fedora are...

October 10, 2008  10:54 AM

Netbooks: Will they or won’t they boost the adoption of Linux

Posted by: Xjlittle
Linux, netbook, red hat, suse

A few days ago we had this quote from all over the Internet regarding Netbooks;

"They start playing around with Linux and start realizing that it's not what they are used to," MSI's Director of U.S. Sales Andy Tung said in the Laptop mag interview. "They don't want to spend time to...

October 9, 2008  1:15 AM

Open Source products that add to the bottom line

Posted by: Xjlittle
alfresco, blackberry, Linux, open source, Open source applications, smartphone, zimbra

I have often wondered when the thought processes of people would shift from equating Linux and Open Source as one and the same. I need not wonder any longer as that time is here. And this is a good thing. In the past people, more often than not, spoke of Linux and Open Source in a way that...

October 8, 2008  2:31 AM

What?! No Big Name Backers of Linux and Open Source?

Posted by: Xjlittle
Linux, open source

I really can't believe this guy Michael Tan said this about Linux and Open Source:

The problem with Linux is that the backers of Linux distributions tend to be small little companies or at...

October 6, 2008  9:09 PM

My Comments on 5 Things I Wish Linux Had

Posted by: Xjlittle
centos, desktop, gnome, Linux, open source, paravirtualization, red hat

I ran across this post from Ken Hess today. I usually hesitate to openly question what other people write and believe but I felt compelled to respond to this one. Ken says (paraphrased)

1. Built-in Paravirtualization - I...

September 30, 2008  1:12 AM

Using tune2fs to tune your ext3 file system

Posted by: Xjlittle
dumpe2fs, ext2, ext3, journaling file system, linux file system, tune2fs

Linux has the capability to use a large number of file systems. Generally you will find the ext3 file system on the Red Hat style operating system as the default. The ext3 file system is a journaling file system. Journaling is process by which a file system logs changes to the file system...

September 19, 2008  7:47 PM

Convert your dpkg, rpm, tgz and slp applications to another package with alien

Posted by: Xjlittle
alien, centos, convert, deb, debian, Linux, linux package conversion, package conversion, red hat, RPM, slackware, solaris, sun, sun solaris

alien is software that allows you to convert an rpm package to dpkg or vice versa. It can also convert a .tgz package to the rpm or dpkg format allowing...

September 15, 2008  8:28 PM

VIM Shortcuts

Posted by: Xjlittle
editor, Linux, text editor, vi, vim, windows

I like the VIM text editor. Yes, VIM took some getting used to. Yes, VIM requires that you use a keyboard although there is now a graphical VIM for Windows and Linux which is pretty...

September 13, 2008  8:46 PM

Netbooks, Notebooks, Windows and Linux

Posted by: Xjlittle
Linux, netbook, notebook, windows

Most of us have heard of the Netbook. You know, the small 7" screen Linux powered EeePC from ASUS. Of course Dell, Acer and MSI have joined in the fray. That's fine. Competition is a good thing. For one reason or another, probably because ASUS did not set reasonable expectations about what a...

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