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CentOS is essentially RedHat Enterprise with the stuff they can't include (i.e. RedHat specific stuff that isn't licensed for free redistribution) removed. CentOS tends to be closer to RH Enterprise as it is based fairly directly on it, where Fedora tends to be a bit more leading-edge.
Create a file named ~/.ssh/config and put this in there: Host h User christopher HostName my.domain.top Now you only have to type ssh h and it does the same thing! You can also use a wildcard: Host * User christopher
As others already noted, bare sudo apt-get install package will install latest available version, replacing the older one if needed. But with some software (among which is Python) the situation is somewhat different. Some major, very- and incompatibly-different versions get their own packages. For instance, Python 2.6, Python 2.7, Python 3.1 all live in ...
Ubuntu is a good choice. One of the features about it that I really like is what I call the "desktop swap" feature. It's basically like an alt + tab of sorts, but instead of going through applications, you have 4 (I think) desktops to play with. So you can have a dev desktop, a gaming desktop, a correspondence desktop (email, doc writing, etc.). At least ...
In Debian: /etc/debian_version In Ubuntu: lsb_release -a or /etc/debian_version In Redhat: cat /etc/redhat-release In Fedora: cat /etc/fedora-release
What you are searching for is called ttylinux. Major Components Kernel Glibc Iptables Dropbear (scp, ssh, sshd) GPM Bash Busybox E2fsprogs
If you're used to Ubuntu, then use Ubuntu. Also, any distribution that's modern and up-to-date are pretty standard in what they offer. The big thing that sets them apart however, are the package managers. Red Hat based distros use RPM packages and Yum-based repositories, and Debian/Ubuntu based distros use deb packages and apt. Personally, I prefer Debian ...
Becoming root for one session: In Ubuntu you can become root for the remainder of the session by typing: # old-school method sudo su # new hotness, comes highly recommended sudo -i More information and related reading. Permanently enabling the root account: Further, you may permanently enable the root account by typing: sudo passwd root and ...
You might try this article from Novell. If you are the owner of the system, then you know which Linux is installed and running. This article will help you to understand how to determine which Linux distribution is installed. You can incorporate this into your application to detect Linux distro.
You might want to read the Filesystem Hierarchy Standard; it's a useful reference. Your home directory is where most of that should go. Pretend you're not the sysadmin; pretend you're yet another person with an account on the system. Within your home directory, e.g. /home/pufferfish, you can do whatever you want. /home/pufferfish/bin, ...
Since you mention specifically for a server, I would suggest the following go into the decision process: Stable vs. Bleeding Edge Releases There are a lot of folks that love "Bleeding edge" releases (such as ArchLinux or Fedora). What that means, however, is that they are essentially the continual Beta Testers for Linux releases. Of course, there can ...
Check out these sites: http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/ http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/7233
Why not just use ubuntu itself? There's even a utility in the Administration section to create the USB setup for you from an iso file. Make sure you set an area for your persistent data though.
If you are looking for Red Hat Enterprise Linux . thats not free. Fedora is a Linux-based operating system that showcases the latest in free and open source software. Fedora is always free for anyone to use, modify, and distribute. (http://fedoraproject.org/) The Fedora Project is a Red Hat sponsored and community supported open source project. Its goal is ...
I think two main difference is Package management Default Window Manager (Gnome, KDE, XFCE) Just pointing to these two big difference will somewhat change your behaviour in doing task. For example you could easily install a package on Ubuntu using apt but not so simple when using rpm. Having a difference in Window Manager can also change how you interact ...
/dev/hdc is the third IDE hard drive - Secondary Master. /dev/sr0 is the first SCSI CD-ROM device in the system. This may be misleading as SCSI and SATA are interchangeable in Linux terminology. There is also SCSI emulation of ATAPI devices in some Unix systems (in FreeBSD it's called ATAPICAM) which makes ATAPI CD-ROM devices appear to be SCSI. Some ...
You could create a second user, c, with the same UID. From here: The UID is the actual information that the operating system uses to identify the user; usernames are provided merely as a convenience for humans. If two users are assigned the same UID , UNIX views them as the same user, even if they have different usernames and passwords. Two users with ...
Centos is basically RHEL recompiled from scratch, and i believe their version numbers are identical to their RHEL counterparts - Its commonly used as a replacement for RHEL. You might also want to consider scientific linux, which is another RHEL derivative, and is almost identical. RHEL has archives of quite a few versions in the 5.x family, while SL has ...
If Python 2.3 or later is installed, this will work with many distributions: python -c "import platform; print platform.dist()"
Ubuntu is by far the best choice especially if you are a Windows user. You can also try the LiveCD before you install, for compatibility with your hardware. Once you have it installed, these resources will be useful to lookup. The Linux Documentation Project has lots of HOWTOs and guides The Ubuntu guide is a good place for references Once you get a ...
Wikipedia has a good comparison table of Linux distributions. Also, DistroWatch has an overview of the top ten distributions.
Ubuntu is the best given the amount of searchable Ubuntu content on the internet. If Google is your guru till you get one, then Ubuntu is the way to go. Having said that, i strongly advise using VirtualBox - so that you can test any of the distributions you want to inside your base distro. Since you want to learn command line operations, using ...
It's very simple to run Linux over Windows with VirtualBox. See this tutorial on installing Ubuntu over Windows XP (7 should be similar) with VirtualBox. It worked great for me, installing Ubuntu 9.10 just over the last weekend. Everything works great so far.
well, they both run the same apps- the difference is in the desktop environment. However UIwise, i found that KDE is more 'windows like' than gnome. 'Basic Sql Server 2005 database administration' and 'Organizing millions of files' i'm unsure about with both though, the latter cause i don't have millions of files
Well, you should start by mastering Linux From Scratch.
The Sugar desktop is plain and simple, used for the OLPC program.
These days ubuntu is definatly the way to go for starting with linux, it has the best support community for new users, and some of the best hardware support (ubuntu aren't too fussy about including stuff that other distros wouldn't consider free enough) You don't mention how much ram you have, but the machine doesn't sound that powerful, so I'd consider ...
Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) is an enterprise-class Linux distro whose goal is long-term API/ABI stability. Fedora Linux (Fedora) is a developer-class Linux distro whose goal is to test and showcase new technologies. Every few years a new version of RHEL comes out, containing stabilized forms of the technologies previously used in Fedora.
If you are wanting to try Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) check out CentOS. It's exactly the same as RHEL but with copyrighted RedHat logos removed. Basically it boils down to: RHEL = CentOS = Oracle Unbreakable Linux - Server OS, with stable packages and 'certified' to run certain proprietary enterprise software. Has ancient version of most packages (by ...
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