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What is Linux and why go for it? [closed]

If some one (Windows User, non-techie) asks you, what is Linux and Why go for it? What would you answer? Need a technical answer.
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Linux rename using parameters and spaces?

Is it possible, in Linux, to rename a file from something without spaces to something containing spaces? I know I can create directories and files with spaces by doing: mkdir "new dir" and: touch ...
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Linux: Advanced Grub Bootloader configuration? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Aesthetically editing grub.cfg Make grub keep its default boot under kernel updates Hello, I want to use the Grub bootloader to boot up my system with my triple boot. ...
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XFS and loss of data when power goes down

Each time electricity goes down, my desktop (without UPS) loses some temporary information. Opera can lose settings, history, cache, or mail accounts (Thanks heavens I was wise to use IMAP). ...
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UnionFS alike on windows, Virtually merge folders

Scenario: You have 10 hard-drives (A...J) across three computers (Alpha Beta Gamma) all running ... say windows 7. Lets say that these drives each have a folder for /Music /Movies etc across them all. ...
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OpenDNS not working from 1 Ubuntu machine

I have OpenDNS set up on my router, however I'm getting a strange situation. The OpenDNS Welcome page confirms that OpenDNS is working on my Windows XP laptop and on an Ubuntu netbook but not on my ...
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Weird noise while scanning, using scanimage and a Canon Lide 35

I'm trying to scan a bunch of images, using xsane's scanimage : scanimage --format=tiff --batch --batch-prompt This command scans the first picture perfectly, but as soon as I press enter, the ...
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CentOS and /dev/midi support

I recently asked earlier about connecting a MIDI controller to CentOS. I've got the same problem, except now I'm backtracing to find a different way at it. I'm talking about the elusive /dev/midi file ...
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Upgrading Ubuntu to 9.04 breaks ATI video card driver, VESA and ati/radeon drivers

I upgraded my Ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04, and it not only broke the ATI proprietary fglrx driver, but also the ability to use the VESA or open-source ati or radeon drivers. I have an ATI RV610 which is an ...
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how to install 'version.h' in ubuntu ?

Just now , I try to install the Jungo WinDriver in the Ubuntu 13.10 . But I am puzzled by the its manual of how to Install version.h : Install version.h: The file version.h is created when you ...
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Linux directory permission inheritance for new files created

ive following folder drwxr-xr-x 7 root root 45056 Nov 25 12:39 data which include sub dirs and files its all 755 , but when i create new file inside these dir its get permission -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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No dual boot option for Windows on my machine

I just installed Kali Linux, dual booting with Windows 7. Problem is that there is no Windows 7 in the boot options and Kali Linux starts automatically. I can not use Windows because there's no ...
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If someone downloaded 600GB , can that be a DOS attack

Last night someone exploited some vulnerability in my site and then upload a PHP script to my images folder. I have an Amazon EC2 server with CentOS. Then the hacker downloaded 600GB and increased ...
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./configure: line 2178 config.log permission denied

I want to install a library libevent . I forgot to su root and run ./configure under my user acount esolve. Then I notice I there are errors after make install with esolve. my root can't modify files ...
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Configure IPTables [duplicate]

We have RHEL 5.0 squid proxy in our office. Our LAN is 172.20.12.0 /24 n/w. Proxy ip is 172.20.12.4 /24 . I want to share Internet through proxy. Most importantly: Suppose I have flushed the ...
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LInux squid proxy

We have RHEL 5.0 squid proxy in our office. Our LAN is 172.20.12.0 /24 n/w. proxy ip is 172.20.12.4 /24 . I want to share internet through proxy. Most importantly: I want to give full access to ...
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Show matched lines for a given regex at Linux

I use that notation at my log files: [something-something] somethings are necessary and variable length characters and numbers. My special log file includes line that has characters explained above. ...
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IP tables gateway

I am trying to make an iptables gateway. I ordered 3 dedicated server from my hosting company all with dual nics. One server has been given all the ip addresses and is connected directly to the ...
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Can a mini PC run PC games? [closed]

I was searching for this intriguing things called "Mini PCS", I have seen some with really high performance, and I was wondering their boundaries. The best ones I have seen so far were: ODROID-X2 ...
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How to find the uptime in Windows? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to find out uptime on Windows? Is there any function like "Linux uptime" in Windows?
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When I select some text, I want it to be copied to clipboard automatically

Let's say you have firefox open on centos linux desktop. Or simply some basic text editor. You select a text. Soon as the mouse button is up. In other words selecting is done. I want it to copy it ...