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WTF Is a Hostname?
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Everyone has a name right?  It’s how we identify each other.   As a kid, if a teacher yelled “John go to the principal’s office,” I knew I was in ...

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11 Reasons To Avoid Linux
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A few days ago I talked about why you should try Linux.  Today, to the chagrin of Linux fanboys everywhere, I will explore the other side of the issue with 11 ...

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Warning: It Isn’t Called Linux… Technically
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Most of the world calls it Linux.  Linux is a short but strong name.  It sound’s like a Roman emperor.  “All hail Emperor Linux!”  But according Richard ...

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WTF Is a Disk Partition?
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You took the plunge. You painstakingly taught yourself to select, download, and begin installing a Linux distribution. You were proceeding through the ...

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WTF Is a Boot Loader? WTF Is GRUB?
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Let me ask you a question.  What happens when you press the power button on your computer? Yes, HA HA… It starts.  Very funny.  That’s not what I meant. ...

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WTF Is Booting? Why is It Called Booting?
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You’ve heard it before. Booting. It’s a strange term.   I’m going to boot my computer. My computer needs rebooting. Damn piece of junk ...

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Who Is Root? Why Is He In My Computer?
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A flamethrower!  That’s it! Take your computer outside.  Grab your Churchill Crocodile flamethrowing tank (everyone has one of those right?).  And unleash ...

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Linux Power User Secrets: The Lazy Law
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In a remote corner of our world, there is a cavern. Inside this cavern is a winding stone staircase that plunges deep towards the core of our beloved ...

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Linux Distro Spotlight: Mageia 4
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Linux distributions generally fall into one of two categories.  User friendly or pure. User friendly distributions “just work” on as many devices as ...

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WTF Is A Shell? Why Is It Important?
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How many times have you heard the term shell? Do you wonder what the hell everyone is talking about when they say it?   I know I did.  It must ...

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