Yesterday, I wrote about a serious Linux kernel bug and fix. However, few readers like to know about patching running Linux kernel. Patching production kernel is a risky business. Following procedure will help you to fix the problem. Step # 1: Make sure your product is affected First find out if your product is affected […]


From my mail bag: Where can I get free interactive access to HP-UX or Linux distro or UNIX shell access? You can simply grab and try out any Linux / BSD / Solaris Live CD. However, some time you cannot install and use particular UNIX like os. So, if you want to try the latest […]


New Linux user often get this error. Let us say you haved downloaded the RPM file from net and saved to /tmp, you may get error – no no such file or directory – when the file is really downloaded and ls command can show the same. Answer is pretty simple rpm command needs the […]


Almost all new Linux wanna be guru (read as users who want to switch to Linux) asks a question: I want to switch to Linux completely from Windows XP SP2. Which Linux version will be best – Redhat, SuSE, or other? I use my PC for: Browsing Internet Watching DVD / MP3 Writing CD/DVD I’m […]


If you would like to compare FreeBSD and Linux, then keep in mind following points: * SMP support * Portability * Reliability/robust * Performance * Security * Filesystem * Support (community and vendor) * Clean code and well documented API * Amount of software/applications * 3rd party apps support Feature FreeBSD Linux SMP support Good […]