Category Archives: Ubuntu Linux

Managing shell command history in OS X/Linux

One of the many benefits of using the command line shell in OS X or Linux (or any *nix or similar OS) is that the operating system keeps a history of all the commands you use, storing them in a … Continue reading

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Encryption with Ubuntu, Two Looks

There are tons of reasons to use encryption on your computers, especially if you store sensitive information on them. But I won’t go into that stuff right now. I will point you to a couple of how-to pages that explain … Continue reading

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Snapshot backups in Ubuntu, with Timevault

Here’s a good one from HowtoForge: Creating Snapshot Backups Of Your Desktop With Timevault On Ubuntu 7.10. From the TimeVault UbuntuWiki entry: TimeVault is a simple front-end for making snapshots of a set of directories. Snapshots are a copy of … Continue reading

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Doing DVDs with Linux

DVDs are kind of a problem, sometimes, in Linux because DVD players are supposed to be "licensed" to "decrypt" the "encryption" that most DVDs use for "protection". All those quotation marks are meant to signify that DVD "encryption" is really … Continue reading

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Walmart's Ubuntu PC: Bait and Switch?

With all the attention Linux has been getting recently, especially in the form of attention from major hardware vendors, the impact of Walmart’s decision to bring to market a $200 Linux PC (Everex TC2502 Green gPC w/ Via C7-D Processor) … Continue reading

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How to Install Ubuntu, With More of What You Want

Writing an article about "how to install Linux" is easy, because the basic installation of just about every Linux distribution I’ve ever seen is easy: choose your language, keyboard, time zone, choose the disk/partition to install it on, choose your … Continue reading

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Ubuntu 7.10 Is Almost Here!

Just two more days til Ubuntu Linux 7.10 goes live; I jumped the gun and installed the release candidate last week. Not sure how happy I am–perhaps I installed the wrong add-ins, perhaps it’s just too early. But I still … Continue reading

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