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Aug
27
comment Linux (All distributions) completely freeze
Hardware failure is not excluded just because Windows works. That merely means the failure is in some hardware feature that Windows does not use or that windows can detect and work around.
Aug
17
comment spectrum analyzer that shows 'live' input from the microphone
If you really want spectrum analysis then there is a trade-off between using a large window for the FFT (which gets precision and wide band at the cost of delay) and responsiveness.
Aug
16
answered Why do printers require drivers?
Aug
13
comment Asterisks on Password for Bash Shell (or ssh?)
@grawity: As that is directly responsive to one part of the question you should probably make it an answer.
Aug
12
comment Asterisks on Password for Bash Shell (or ssh?)
A quick troll through the man pages stty (1), tty (4), getpass (3), and readpassphrase (3) seems to confirm this.
Aug
10
comment Cleaning and housekeeping Linux computer hard disk
And for other who come along later, most package manager have some equivalent functionality.
Aug
1
comment What is the max. capacity of RAM in 32-bit machine? Why it is not 16GB?
The confusion here is between the size of the processor word (32 bits in this case) and the size of the addressable memory unit (in the case of current general purpose machines that is 1 byte = 8 bits). So yes, the processor can load four addressable memory units at a time.
Aug
1
comment Shell starts in incorrect directory in OS X Lion Terminal
On a vanilla unix system I would be instantly suspicious that you were logging in as root. I've never tried that on a Mac OS box, but if you I would advise you to quit doing so.
Jul
30
comment What is the meaning of kill %1
"I've just sucked one year of your life away"
Jul
30
comment Graphical File Browsing
@paranoid: There are always hardlinks.
Jul
28
comment Parallel processing slower than sequential?
::sigh:: Per-core caches kinda kill this idea.
Jul
28
answered Parallel processing slower than sequential?
Jul
28
comment Is storage hierarchy the path of data flow?
This covers it all pretty well, but I will note that there have been strict load-store architectures in the past which required to be explicitly loaded into a register before it could be acted on. As far as I know those are few and far between these days. I suspect that all full service OSes restrict direct to secondary access, but we used to do that on the Apple ][+ back in the day.
Jul
26
comment Mac osx — view contents of a symlink?
Or ls -l if your shell is configured the usual way.
Jul
25
answered Is there a distribution or a way to completely lockdown Linux from the get go?
Jul
23
revised What is the difference between “Shell” and “Terminal”?
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Jul
23
comment What does terminal refer to when using Linux?
Also related: question on Shell and terminal.
Jul
22
comment Can some software physically damage hardware?
possible duplicate of Can a virus melt the CPU?
Jul
22
answered emacs --no-window-system
Jul
22
comment Unix command history — finding a command fast
Note that this is a function of your shell (bash, tcsh, zsh, fish ...) not of "unix" in some general sense. If you don't have a clue what I'm talking the bash related answer below will probably work for you. Or try printenv SHELL.