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Oct
3
answered How is Linux not prone to viruses, malware and those kinds of things?
Sep
17
comment How OS detects memory access violations
@panic - look up Memory_management_unit in wikipedia and the links from that page. Note that process state includes MMU status. You could spend semesters on MMU design, features, and integration.
Sep
9
comment Is there ctrl-c command in cygwin?
If the process is killed, the port will (eventually) time out and be freed
Aug
22
answered what does the asterisk mean after a filename if you do ls -l
Jun
8
answered strategy /insights for avoiding document content loss due to encryption
Jun
8
comment strategy /insights for avoiding document content loss due to encryption
Actually, from the OP's standpoint, it's less secure, since if either of the two people are unavailable you can't recover the key.
May
28
comment How to alias a hostname?
That's in DNS, not in the hosts file.
May
25
comment What is the size of an empty MS Word 2003 (.doc) document?
@pelms: what do you get if you "save as" your new Word 2007 doc in Word 2003 .doc format?
May
25
answered What is the size of an empty MS Word 2003 (.doc) document?
May
24
comment What do the different times mean when using UNIX's “time” command?
real time, here, is sometimes called "wall clock time."
May
20
comment Setting Linux environment variables
Bourne shell requires VARIABLE=value; export VARIABLE
May
20
answered Non-Windows, non-Unix-like OS's?
May
20
comment How to rename everything matching a certain string in a folder
@drewk: tried that (and repeated after your comment) -- works for inserting backtick in normal text, but loses the <code> insert
May
20
answered Remove a file on linux using the inode number
May
20
answered How to rename everything matching a certain string in a folder
May
19
comment What is the big tree, and where is it located?
@smwikipedia: That scheme is very common. Disk partitioning and allocation ranges from two big slices (for file system and swap) to multiple partitions on each local disk. Note that network pseudo-disks are also mounted in the "big tree" -- you may want to try "man hier" or "man hierarchy" for an introduction into the general layout. Basically, you can separate out any directory and below as a mount point for another disk.
May
19
answered How to use “edit” command via telnet
May
17
comment Block p2p downloading in my office?
Lots of techie info here and in other posts on various ways to accomplish the blocking you describe. However, you really need to get management support and policy behind you or people will just keep finding ways around it. Make sure the policy is general with respect to personal use, not limited to a particular tool or even protocol.
May
17
comment Computer Components
Nor is a "motherboard" necessary for a computer.
May
17
comment Fast Ways of Cd'ing on *nix?
You can also use globbing while typing out the paths. Asterisk (*) is particularly useful -- like using a tab complete without having to pick alternatives (as long as something further down the path makes it unambiguous).