August 2007

Finstall is a modern installer for a modern FreeBSD system, with support for advanced features not present in sysinstall: => More information about project.

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Linux and Unix like operating systems comes with z* commands. These commands allow you to read gzip compressed text files using zless, zcat, zmore and friends commands. The gzip command reduces the size of the files using Lempel-Ziv coding (LZ77). Whenever possible, each file is replaced by one with the extension .gz, while keeping the same ownership modes, access and modification times. z* commands has some cool usage too; such as display the current time in different zonename.

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This is an interesting filesystem comparison. If you are looking to build cheap storage for personal use file system decision is quite important: This is my attempt to cut through the hype and uncertainty to find a storage subsystem that works. I compared XFS and EXT4 under Linux with ZFS under OpenSolaris. Aside from the […]

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A LiveCD is an operating system along with useful apps stored on a bootable CD-ROM / DVD disk. You can run complete operating system without installation on a hard disk. I often use Knoppix Live CD for troubleshooting, fixing computers and testing new hardware. This article talks about generating your customized Linux distribution using NimbleX […]

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Earlier today someone in IRC chat room pointed out me an easter egg (hidden feature or message in a game or software or sound track) for Ubuntu Linux. apt-get command easter egg Open your terminal and type the command: apt-get moo (__) (oo) /——\/ / | || * /\—/\ ~~ ~~ ….”Have you mooed today?”… […]

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I was just wondering why this feature wasn’t included in X from the day one. Ubuntu Xorg maintainer Bryce Harrington recently demonstrated the BulletProof-X feature that is planned for inclusion in Ubuntu 7.10: This specification describes a new failsafe mode that will be used if X fails to start up. It will be in a […]

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Lifehacker has published an interesting interview with Ubuntu Founder Mark Shuttleworth: Founder of Ubuntu Linux Mark Shuttleworth took time out of his busy schedule to talk with us about email, productivity, travel, web applications, Ubuntu, free software and much more. We asked Shuttleworth what you wanted to know and he gave us the full scoop. […]

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