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Apr
28
comment Multiple Java environment on the same Linux machine
@jldupont: Actually that's one of the things I love about linux...Since there is no registry to get in the way, you can install the same thing a hundred times, and it's not a problem as long as you're making sure to not over-write common files. I know a lot of people who run (for example) multiple different versions of Apache. I myself tend to run multiple versions of Perl and Java.
Apr
28
comment What file types can OpenOffice read and write?
This documentation is readily available to anyone who cares enough to want to know. I don't see any purpose in reprinting it here.
Apr
20
comment How can I boot Dell Vista box headless without a keyboard?
It'll say something like, "halt on all errors, halt on ram errors, halt on no errors"
Apr
20
comment How can I find the program making a harmonica sound?
That's a good idea: search for the sound file, and lock/rename it and see what breaks.
Apr
16
comment Onboard RAID vs Software RAID
@mvid: It is the lesson of bitter experience.
Apr
15
comment AHCI and Memtest86+
@quack quixote: You can't. It won't boot from CD while AHCI mode is enabled. That's the whole point.
Apr
15
comment Bios password protection
+1: Don't screw around with BIOS passwords, or other mickey-mouse crap. Encryption is the right way to keep your files secure.
Apr
11
comment Factors affecting network latency
It's almost always 1492, but it should be in your setup packet.
Mar
25
comment How can I permanently fix my date synchronize problem in linux?
Just do "crontab -e" to open it in an editor. Scripting stuff into your crontab isn't really something you want to do on a regular basis: it makes the file messy and hard to read (as well as potentially over-writing it if you miss your >).
Mar
25
comment How can I permanently fix my date synchronize problem in linux?
+1 Ntpd is what the pros use. Though you can run cron at any time down to the second. The benefit of ntpd is that the time change isn't instantaneous. It changes the time to match the real time over a short period, so things that were scheduled don't get skipped, or run erratically.
Mar
19
comment Ubuntu, user can't write to a directory and I don't see why not
+1 For SELinux. The default configuration of SELinux is extremely protective of mysql.
Mar
8
comment Unix: Overloading Aliases
+1 Right answer. No overloading with the alias command.
Feb
26
comment What is the difference between a fob and a dongle?
That's my understanding as well. I've never seen a dongle that didn't physically connect, but fobs range from RFID to just random passcode generators.
Feb
4
comment How is it possible that I can log into my account with two different passwords?
Hah. I did that once with Solaris...I thought I was being SO secure, and it turned out that my hilariously long 32 character password was only 8 characters long.
Feb
4
comment Moving large files between Windows machines
Yes to both. That stupid little flying document causes all kinds of trouble.
Jan
20
comment How to send a mail by communicating directly with an SMTP server in telnet?
Might as well point out that open mail relays are basically non-existent thanks to spam. It was a cute trick back in the early 90's.
Dec
18
comment CPU not powering up
Sounds like a motherboard problem to me.
Dec
15
comment Storing computers outside?
Be nice if it's clean in there as well. If you can, you should put it in a box.
Dec
11
comment Modern CPU for highly concurrent server applications?
@troggy: You know what's even more disturbing? That's what my WIFE calls me.
Dec
10
comment Modern CPU for highly concurrent server applications?
What's your price range?