Debian/Ubuntu Linux apt-get vs. aptitude

Being an Ubuntu/Debian user (yes, I use and advocate both), I have fallen in love with the Advanced Packaging Tool, also known as apt. Before Ubuntu, I played in the world of RPM hell, with distros such as Red Hat itself, Mandrake (as it was called back then), and even SuSE. I would find some piece of software, try to install it, only to find that it would choke, saying […]

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Popular Linux bittorrent clients comparison

Two the most popular in Linux community bittorrent clients are compared in the following article. BitTorrent is popular peer-to-peer sharing communication protocol used for transferring all kind of files over the Internet. Two of the most popular BitTorrent clients for Linux are Azureus and KTorrent. If you’re looking for a robust, fast, simple, and powerful BitTorrent client, you will probably go with KTorrent. If you want a Java-based client that […]

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EV-DO Internet access with Ubuntu Linux

The following manual is applicable for 32bit Ubuntu 6.10 (Edgy Eft) and 7.04 (Feisty Fawn) and Verizon Motorola v3 EV-DO enabled phone connected via USB cable as well as number of other EV-DO cards like PC5750. Make sure your device is activated by service provider and if possible test on other OS to which you may have software and drivers. Open terminal window and type: sudo -i and enter your […]

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Desktop Linux distributions popularity 2007

Which Linux distros do we use on our home or office desktop system(s)? And what is the most popular one? Congratulations, Ubuntu! More information is here.

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Secure shell (ssh) session timeout

I’ve noticed that when I keep ssh sessions that I opened before untouched for some period of time (like 30 minutes) they become frozen and as a result I have to close ssh terminal and start a new connection. To prevent such situation I found several tips: 1) Start some utility updating the screen before leaving ssh session untouched. I usually use watch -n 1 ‘date’ that shows current date […]

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