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Install and Use the gFTP Client on Ubuntu Linux

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Using ftp from the command line can get tedious after a while. There’s a client for Ubuntu called gFTP that gives you a GUI based ftp experience. Much easier.

Network interface operations for IPv4 and IPv6 on AIX version 5.3

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This article is for developers on AIX® Version 5.3 with an interest in network-level operations for both Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4) and the Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6) stack. Learn more about the socket I/O control (ioctl) commands and how to use them to perform various network-related operations.

Linux Isn't Just For Grownups Anymore

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It looks like the education space could be the first, real place where Linux could grab beachhead in the desktop PC market. Take a look at Indiana, for example. In about a year State of Indiana education officials have moved at least 22,000 students from Windows-based desktops to Linux-based desktops. I wanted to find out for myself so I put Linux to the test with the two most demanding public school students I know -- my own kids.

The Tao Of Linux

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Free of the hustle of the daily work life, Nat Friedman meditated in a Californian Buddhist monastery, clearing his mind of worldly clutter. For 10 days, he opened his consciousness to new ideas, new ways of thinking and new realms of possibility. No code. No e-mails. No meetings. No deadlines or work orders. Just simple serenity.

Ubuntu Networking for Basic and Advanced Users

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The basics for any network based on *nix hosts is the Transport Control Protocol/ Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) combination of three protocols. This combination consists of the Internet Protocol (IP),Transport Control Protocol (TCP), and Universal Datagram Protocol (UDP).

Mysterious lockups

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Of all computer problems, the unresponsive hang is the most annoying and most difficult to trace. There's no crash, no panic: everything just stops dead. The keyboard is useless, telnets just time out - you have no choice but to power cycle the machine.

Running Kubuntu Edgy Eft

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About a month ago I first installed Kubuntu Dapper Drake (6.06) on one of my home office machines. I really liked it. Last week, I decided to ditch the old version of Mandriva I've been running for about 18 months on my primary machine, a Toshiba laptop, and give Kubuntu a try there too. This time using the latest version, 6.10, otherwise known as Edgy Eft.

Ubuntu Linux Is an Ideal Windows Replacement

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Having been raised on DOS and the early generations of Windows, I rediscovered that sense of excitement in a pure computing experience when I first tried other Linux versions over the years. However, they required a steep learning curve and caused too much frustration with setup and obscure command-line options. Not so with Ubuntu Linux.

Novell, FOSS activists go head-to-head

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The growing fallout over the Novell-Microsoft deal has prompted Novell to roll out its big guns for the first face-to-face debate on the merits of the deal and the implications for the free software community.

Good and Bad in XFCE

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Since XFCE 4.4 will not no longer be able to advertise its low system requirements, I suppose we're entitled to expect more of it, right? There is an "official" Xfce Wish List, but here are my own annoyances with Xfce.

Jono Bacon: Post Ubuntu Open Week Shazaa

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My friend and yours, AusImage, has tidied up the Ubuntu Open Week logs into this nice collection of formatted logs. There is some incredible content, help and tips in there about all aspects of contributing to Ubuntu.

Handling Microsoft 101

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As Ron Hovsepian approaches the six-month mark as Novell’s CEO, it’s difficult not to be impressed with his leadership of what had been a floundering, faltering fiasco under the stagnant watch of former CEO Jack Messman. And nowhere has that leadership been demonstrated more impressively than in the technology collaboration agreement Novell reached with Microsoft last month.

CLI Magic: Making HTML, manpages from plain text with AsciiDoc

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AsciiDoc is a handy program that can produce formatted HTML documents and manpages from plain text files. With it, you can produce general purpose documents or specialized output such as mathematical formulae and musical notation.

Also: Winning 'Sysadmin of the Year' is not quite like becoming Miss America

Linux vs. Catamount running ocean modeling application

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This chart provides an example of the performance gains one can achieve using an HPC-tuned operating system vs. a full-blown operating system on compute nodes.

TCI Min pursuing Persian Linux Project

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ICT Ministry announced here Saturday its support for Persian Linux Project. Emphasizing that many of the main services of the ICT are Linux-based, he reiterated, “That ministry is determined to migrate towards Linux.”

Investors lose faith in SCO's Linux crusade

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SCO Group shares plummeted by nearly 40 per cent to $1.20 on Friday after a judge upheld an earlier ruling throwing out most of the company's legal case against IBM.

Fightgear

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A few years back I stumbled across Flightgear. It is a free flight simulator, and seems to offer a pretty compelling experience. Although it intrigued me, I had no interest in learning to fly, so it washed right over me. Well, recently, I have been considering learning to fly, so I started looking into Flightgear. You know, its a stunning project.

Ubuntu begins its transformation

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Next April, the Ubuntu Foundation will complete three years and six releases of its GNU/Linux distribution. It will also be the point at which the project begins to acquire a distinctly commercial hue.

Windows vs. Linux vs. OS X

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For three months, Halamka ditched his Windows laptop. He replaced it first with a MacBook running OS X. Then he spent a month using a Lenovo ThinkPad X41 running a dual-boot configuration of Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation and Red Hat Fedora Core. Finally, he took up a Dell D420 subnotebook running Microsoft's Windows XP. After evaluating all three to determine which worked best for him, he plans to begin testing his preferred setup with users, most of whose desktops currently run Windows.

The Novell-MS Deal: What Happens *After* the 5 Years?

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A friend asked me a question yesterday that I couldn't answer, so I did some research to see if I could find one. The question was: In the Novell-Microsoft deal, what happens at the end of the 5-year term? If you as an individual programmer write code, contribute it, and it's covered by the patent agreement during the five years, what happens to it afterward? Is that contributed code still covered? Are you?

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