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hings I Wish I Knew When Becomming A Linux Admin
hings I Wish I Knew When Becomming A Linux Admin
Ten years ago I installed Linux for the very first time. To be exact, it was Slackware 7, the best distribution at the time in my opinion. Since then I’ve come to favor Debian Linux as my favorite version…at least for my Linux servers. I like to have a solid core system installed that I can build from scratch, but this is for another time. This article is for you new Linux admins; here are the ten things I wish I knew when starting my Linux admin journey.
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List of special bash parameters and there expansions ?
List of special bash parameters and there expansions ?
Many of us use bash script for doing housekeeping and other stuff but occasionally and not much aware of special bash parameters. When I was new to bash shell and Linux and looking on some already written bash script I used to get baffled with special bash symbols like $@, $_, $1 etc.
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UNIX turns 40
UNIX turns 40
The systems world will shortly be celebrating a major anniversary milestone. UNIX is turning 40 years old! Most of us know the story of how UNIX was born, but what about why? Was it born strictly because its founders wanted to play a computer game on a different platform? And why does UNIX continue to thrive 15 years after an (in)famous Byte Magazine article that asked: Is UNIX dead?
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Google Earth in Linux
Google Earth in Linux
Many people do not know that there was Google Earth for Linux.Watch this video to learn how to install it.
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Learn UNIX in simple steps
Learn UNIX in simple steps
Learning UNIX was never so easy before. Learn UNIX in simple steps using this tutoral.
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The Lean green eco-friendly Linux machine
The Lean green eco-friendly Linux machine
Green IT is one of the hottest of today's technology trends, and the GNU/Linux community has risen to the challenge. Along with several corporate partners, the GNU/Linux operating system provides solutions for dealing with power consumption, carbon emissions, and e-waste. See the eco-friendly advances of the GNU/Linux and FLOSS communities with green computing practices and how you can help the cause.
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Building A Linux Computer
Building A Linux Computer
So you would like to build your own custom Linux box? Great! In this article we will be discussing hardware components. It doesn't take a genius to build your own computer from scratch, just some knowledge and elbow-grease (umm..wash your hands before touching the hardware!).
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From parallel SCSI to serial SCSI
From parallel SCSI to serial SCSI
SCSI (Small Computer System Interface), often called Parallel SCSI, is almost 30 years old and can hardly keep up with the demands of today’s IT environment. Serial Attached SCSI (SAS) was developed to address the limitations inherent in SCSI. This article highlights the differences between these two interfaces and points out the attributes that account for the increasing popularity of SAS.
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Scale your file system with Parallel NFS
Scale your file system with Parallel NFS
The Network File System (NFS) is inadequate for the demanding input- and output-intensive applications commonly found in high-performance computing—or, at least it was. The newest revision of the NFS standard includes Parallel NFS (pNFS), a parallelized implementation of file sharing that multiplies transfer rates by orders of magnitude. Here's a primer.
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Secure Your Mac From Harmful Viruses
Secure Your Mac From Harmful Viruses
Up until quite recently, a Macintosh user was able to remain mostly free from harmful worms and viruses on their computers This is partially because of the fact that as Mac OS X is Unix-based, the operating system is relatively secure against such attacks
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Learn Perl By Example
Learn Perl By Example
PERL is a powerful scripting language, very popular among UNIX/Linux admins. This tutorials will try to cover everything you need to know in order to program in Perl. Perl stands for Practical Extraction an Report Language, it was first used as text processor, it borrows features from C, shell scripting (UNIX sh), sed, awk, Lisp, Pascal. It can be used also for developing dyamic web applications as CGIs.
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Install WAS CE V1.x on Linux
Install WAS CE V1.x on Linux
IBM WebSphere Application Server Community Edition (WAS CE) is an open community application server based on the Apache Geronimo open source application server. Learn how to install the WAS CE V1.x on Linux x86 environments for use by multiple users, or a Windows environment as well.
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Syncing with NTP Time Server Redhat GUI Version
Syncing with NTP Time Server Redhat GUI Version
This guide will explain how to sync to an NTP Time Server using the Redhat ES GUI tools. This was setup and created on Redhat ES4.
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Setup a mail server using Postfix, Mysql, SSL and Courier-IMAP
Setup a mail server using Postfix, Mysql, SSL and Courier-IMAP
If you want to create a Mail Server with Virtual Users using Postfix, MySQL, SSL, IMAP and POP3 this is all you need. Tutorial was created for FreeBSD but the configuration is the same on Linux.
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Burning CDs Over the Network with webCDwriter
Burning CDs Over the Network with webCDwriter
Most home and small offices really don't need more than one CD burner. Even many large companies only need one, or maybe two. Yet it only takes a few frustrating episodes to convince you that a few extra burners would be a good idea, especially if one of them was in your machine. Before you run out to purchase this new equipment, consider taking an older machine and setting it up by itself, with no other purpose than to be a CD burner.
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