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May
4
comment Why is linux boot sequence in sh and not in c
@grawity: We could call the text files "scripts" and the C code "the shell" and then -- oh wait, that's how it's set up now. Seriously, what sort of speed up do you think you might get? Bear in mind that the shell will already be read into RAM, the other reasons for keeping it that are mentioned on this page, and the very small performance gain with lots of admin pain...
Mar
16
comment Second root account
Does SE Linux support two-person control? That is, sys admin (root) actions don't take effect until approved by the security admin?
Mar
15
comment Why can't we understand the content of a binary file after compiled?
Compilation or assembly removes lots of human-significant information like variable names, branch labels, etc. Dissasembly get the instruction stream, but you still have a lot to figure out.
Dec
27
answered How can I tell if I can increase RAM from 4 GB to 8 GB on my FSC Amilo XA 3530 Laptop?
Dec
23
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Oct
20
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Jul
25
comment Is there a version of Linux that looks exactly like Windows?
Which version of Windows do you want to look like? That is, Windows doesn't look like Windows.
Jun
10
comment How can I know if a given file has finished uploading from another location?
Check if the receiving process still exists.
Jun
10
comment Does All LAN Traffic Travel Through A Router
If you only have two computers, you don't need a switch. A crossover cable can serve as your network infrastructure.
May
3
answered How can I convert a PostScript file into a PDF where text can be selected?
Apr
28
comment Computer failed to restore itself to factory condition; now won't do anything
Try shutdown, open it up and ensure all seatable connectors are re-seated. That's at least memory and your disk. If and when you get it working, MAKE RECOVERY DISKS. If you have valuable data on the drive, MAKE BACKUPS.
Apr
28
answered Excel cannot open the file “filename.xlsm” because the file format or file extension is not valid?
Apr
24
comment Is NAS limited to the speed of my internet connection?
Data transfer between a NAS and a host occur over a network, and speeds are typically limited by that network. Thus, answering your question relative to the data transfer rate limits of the network between the NAS and the host (your LAN) is a reasonable answer to your question.
Apr
19
comment In ls, how can I remove bg color for sticky bit
What happens with the command LSCOLORS="" ls -ltr?
Apr
10
answered how to create a file and delete a file using “-” symbol
Mar
1
answered Descending list ordered by file modification time
Mar
1
answered How to draw diagrams in Open Office?
Feb
27
answered How can I create a formula in Excel that uses DATES?
Feb
27
comment Moving a File While It's In Use — How Does it work?
"References" are both processes with an open handle to the file and hard links (including the first file name) to the file. The data blocks are not marked free and available for reuse until the reference count goes to zero.
Feb
25
comment Lock users in a directory
Do you want the same username to have a different home directory if they login via shell versus login via ftp?