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Linux Starting Process

The Linux startup process is the process by which Linux based operating systems initialize. It is in many ways similar to the BSD and other UNIX style boot processes, from which it is derived. Overview of Typical Process In Linux, the ...

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Linux Partitions

Inroduction Most computer users are aware of the existence of their hard drive, even if they're not familiar with how it works. It's hard not to be, since the first things people tend to ask when you get a new computer are how much hard dr ...

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Introduction To Linux

Linux is an operating system that was initially created as a hobby by a young student, Linus Torvalds, at the University of Helsinki in Finland. Linus had an interest in Minix, a small UNIX system, and decided to develop a system that exceeded the Mini ...

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Basic Unix|Linux Commands Part 6

Other useful commands contd... type The best and fastest way to know the location of a program that will execute is to use this command. It finds the command for you and tells you the location. % type mkdir mkdir is /bin/mk ...

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Basic Unix|Linux Commands Part 1

Starting Terminal Look for the terminal icon or you can find it in the system menu. Start it. You should have something like this on your screen. <img src="/img/00000162_01.gif" alt="A terminal window at the Unix/L ...

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Basic Unix|Linux Commands Part 2

Copying Files cp (copy) cp file1 file2 is the command which makes a copy of file1 in the current working directory and calls it file2 What we are going to do now, is to take a file stored in an open access area of the file ...

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Basic Unix|Linux Commands Part 5

Other useful UNIX commands quota All students are allocated a certain amount of disk space on the file system for their personal files, usually about 100Mb. If you go over your quota, you are given 7 days to remove excess files. To ...

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Basic Unix|Linux Commands Part 3

Redirection Most processes initiated by UNIX commands write to the standard output (that is, they write to the terminal screen), and many take their input from the standard input (that is, they read it from the keyboard). There is also the st ...

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Create GUI dialogs for GNOME and KDE

Basics Because Linux developers have made great strides in improving  Linux's desktop interfaces and GUI applications, users have had no  reason to focus on the command line. New users especially tend to be  wary of the Command-Line ...

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Linux is NOT UNIX

&quot;If you are talking about very large, massively symmetric multiprocessing systems, systems with greater than eight CPUs, you do need a full-blown Unix,&quot; says Jeremy Allison, Samba Team Lead at Fremont, Calif.-based VA Linux Systems.&qu ...

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Linux Command Reference

(Only Available for Download ) This linux command reference provides a easy hand guide for linux users. Whether they are beginners or professionals, this would give them a good headstart ...

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Basic Unix|Linux Commands Part 4

File system security (access rights) In your unixstuff directory, type % ls -l (l for long listing!) You will see that you now get lots of details about the contents of your directory, similar to the example below. <p ...

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Comparison of LINUX GUI Toolkits

So Twenty years ago, having a feature-packed application with no GUI  was tolerable – but this is no longer the case nowadays. GUIs are  especially important for Unix programmers, with Linux trying to gain an  upper hand on the desktop. If t ...

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Mounting in Linux

Mounting is the Linux phrase for getting the operating system to access your disks. This disk can be a floppy, a cdrom or a hard disk partition. To mount a disk, there are two necessary conditions: The disk (device) must be one ...

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Working of the Linux Kernel

The Oxford Dictionary defines a kernel as "a softer, usually edible part of a nut" but offers as a second meaning: "The central or most important part of something." (Incidentally, it's this first definition that gives rise to the contrasting name 'she ...

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IP Addressing and Configuration in LINUX

Assigning an IP address Computers may be assiged a static IP address or assigned one dynamically.   Static IP address assignment Choose one of the following methods: Command Line: /sbin/ifconf ...

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Linux Myths and Reasons to Use

The other day I got into a somewhat heated discussion about why Linux is a viable alternative desktop OS. Despite my best efforts, I was unable to move the other side past the rhetoric and myths that seem to surround Linux. It is because of this dis ...

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The Linux GUI - Application Windows

Most desktop applications are surrounded by an application window  consisting of thin borders on the right, left, and bottom sides and a  thicker area containing the titlebar at the top. The application window  allows you to manipulate the applicati ...

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Linux Startup Commands

S.No. Command Example Description 1. cat Sends file contents to standard output. This is a way to list the contents of short files to the screen. It works well ...

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