Why use SUDO instead of SU?

Nice article on why we should use sudo instead su. Actually it’s one of “must read” articles. GNU/Linux distributions use the “su” model to elevate user priveledges. SU (or Substitute User) is a simple command which allows you to assume another identity on your pc. It’s most-often use is to become the root or administrative user. Both GNOME and KDE provide graphical tools which perform the same task, allowing you […]

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7 "must read" Linux tutorials

If you’re going to have long relations with Linux operating system and use it as efficiently as possible I suggest to read the following howtos and guides that will help you on the way to advanced Linux user status

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Run Photoshop with Ubuntu (or any other Linux)

Adobe Photoshop (or simply Photoshop), is a graphics editor developed and published by Adobe Systems. Currently it’s market leader for commercial bitmap and image manipulation, and is the flagship product of Adobe Systems. Unfortunately it’s available for M$ Windows and Apple OS X users only. Thanks to heaven (and Wine’s developers of course) there is Wine allowing to execute M$ Windows applications (from simple executables to M$ Office and Adobe […]

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Mandriva tutorials for system administrator

Below is the list of tutorials that might be useful for Mandriva sysadmin newbies.

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Open XML Explained e-book available for free [corrected]

Here is a downloadable copy of book “Open XML Explained“. As you can see, initially this post provided link to e-book for Microsoft’s Open XML (actually there is nothing open there except empty word in it’s name) format developers. But due to righteous criticism the link was removed. ODF format specifications are available here and here. If it happened so that you have to use M$ Office (in this case […]

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