operating systems

Mono project offers .NET compatible set of tools, including among others a C# compiler and a Common Language Runtime. It runs on Linux, *BSD, Windows and other operating systems. From the article: The FastCGI Mono Server was developed as part of the 2007 Google Summer of Code (http://code.google.com/soc/2007/) with the goal of increasing the availablity […]

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If Operating Systems allowed to ran airlines. Absolutely hilarious, here is an an excerpt from post: Everyone brings one piece of the plane along when they come to the airport. They all go out on the runway and put the plane together piece by piece, arguing non-stop about what kind of plane they are supposed […]

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My previous article related to iSCSI storage and NAS storage brought a couple of questions. An interesting question from my mail bag: I’ve 5 Debian Linux servers with HP SAN box. Should I boot from SAN? No, use centralized network storage for shared data or high availability configuration only. Technically you can boot and configure […]

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In order to write DVD/DVD-RW from shell prompt you need to install a package called dvd+rw-tools. DVD is another good option for backup, archiving, data exchange etc. You can install dvd+rw-tools with following commands. Also note that this package works under *BSD, HP-UX, Solaris and other UNIX like operating systems. Debian installation: # apt-get install […]

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smartd is SMART Disk Monitoring Daemon for Linux. SMART is acronym for Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) system built into many ATA-3 and later ATA, IDE and SCSI-3 hard drives. The purpose of SMART is to monitor the reliability of the hard drive and predict drive failures, and to carry out different types of […]

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