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Linux – Getting the Correct Time

Ensuring a computer is not only displaying the correct time but that it is being maintained accurately is not as straight-forward as it first sounds. Most Linux systems have two clocks. The hardware clock, also known as the CMOS of Bios clock, is usually a simple crystal oscillator with battery back-up that maintains time when […]

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Linux Training for People New to Linux – How to Use Linux Command Options

Most Linux distributions (versions) have Graphical User Interface (GUI) utilities that you can use to do Linux administration. However, these “point-and-click” Linux utilities are slow and cumbersome and they are different from one Linux distribution to another. Therefore, to learn how to use Linux, don’t spend time learning Linux GUI utilities. As part of your […]

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Data Recovery After System Crash Using HP-UX Based Unix Server

The servers like file servers, application servers, database servers, mail servers, domain controllers, Web Servers and NAS (Network Attached Storage) devices create the backbone of modern corporate record storage. Such server setups generally use multiple hard drives configured together in disk arrays. Due to continual operation and large volume of user requests, such hard drives […]

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Dual Boot Windows and Linux: Single and Multiple Hard Drives

The internet is full of technical articles, many of which are way too complicated for the average computer user who just wants to solve a simple problem. If you pay close attention, the internet is also a place where the “gurus” spend a lot of time yelling for help in discussion boards and forums. So […]

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Linux Training for People New to Linux – How to Use Linux Command Names

There are over 130 Linux distributions (versions) and they can be administered (managed) by Linux Graphical User Interface (GUI) utilities – or by using Linux commands. Linux GUI utilities give you a “point-and-click” interface for doing Linux administration tasks, like working with the Linux file system (to make directories and copy files), and to create […]

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The Ubuntu Network Remix – Linux For the Beginner

Many people are interested in Linux, but still find themselves feeling intimidated by what they think of as a “geek” or “technical” operating system. Thankfully, times have changed and Linux has come a long way. You can jump in and test the power of Linux quickly, easily, and safely. There are different varieties of Linux, […]

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Linux Server Survives Total RAID Failure

It looks like a perfectly normal day, until I hear the screaming RAID failure alarm blaring out of the server room as I walk past. My pace picks up considerably… “Hey, who’s screaming in the server room?” I shout as I get to our office area. “Ah that’s Strawberry – Joan thinks its RAID controller […]

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Installing Linux on WRT54g Wireless Router

The WRT54G is a wireless router made by linksys. A few years ago linksys released its WRT54G firmware source code giving the open source community the ability to make its own versions. Installing Linux on your wireless router has many benefits and in my opinion few risks. The one risk you do face is turning […]

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OS 101: Suggestions for Choosing an Operating System

An operating system (abbreviated OS) is essentially the path through which a computer accesses files, games, the Internet, and all vital stored information. The OS is the most important program on a computer because it runs all of the other programs. The major operating systems are Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, and Unix. The […]

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Linux Su Command Training Example – How to Get to Work As the Linux Root User – Debain Ubuntu

When working at a Linux desktop as a “regular” Linux user, many times you will need to go to the command line prompt and run System Administration commands. And to run many of the these commands, you need to work as the user named root (a.k.a. Superuser). Linux Commands Training Tips: The Superuser name is […]

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