January 2007

Anil ask a question (via email):

What is umask and how is it determined on a Linux system?

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Linux Kernel hacker Greg is offering free help for Linux driver development. From the announcement: Yes, that’s right, the Linux kernel community is offering all companies free Linux driver development. No longer do you have to suffer through all of the different examples in the Linux Device Driver Kit, or pick through the thousands of […]

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Finally Windows Vista is here (no I am not going to use Windows vista). There are many users out there running open source software such as Firefox and OpenOffice. I see upgrade option available at my work place and many co-workers are upgrading to Windows Vista. Microsoft has published a checklist of the most common […]

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So how do you find out share name from Linux command line? Let us say you’ve few more servers running: => Windows 2000 server => Redhat Enterprise Linux 4.0 How do you list or look for available share on a server? Linux comes with command called smbclient. It is a ftp-like client to access SMB/CIFS […]

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Computer Business Weblogreporting interesting news – Oracle has suggested it will offer support for the MySQL code, undercutting the company, According to Mickos, MySQL’s chief executive officer , the database giant is planning to repeat its October 2006 Unbreakable Linux plan, which saw it undercut Red Hat with enterprise Linux support. To be frank, I […]

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Call it a philosophy, a movement, or a methodology. Call it what you like, but open source has revolutionized the software economy, changing the way software is being built, sold, and used around the globe. If a rising tide raises all boats, then open sourcing is the next big tide in the world of technology. […]

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This blog post has some valid points: I firmly believe in updating server software only when you need to. If you don’t need new features, and things are working, why change anything? If you update anything you will undoubtedly need to update configuration files. You will need to fix things that break in the upgrade […]

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