Archive for August, 2008

GNU/Linux Distro Timeline

August 27th, 2008 No comments

Andreas has produced a cladogram (tree diagram) showing the timeline and relationship of probably every known Linux distribution. You can see the latest version of the diagram (v7.6) here, or visit the homepage

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Linux Outlaws Podcast

August 26th, 2008 No comments

Linux Outlaws is a weekly podcast, primarily about Linux, but also covering other open source goodness. The hosts of the show are Fabian Scherschel in Germany, and Dan Lynch in the UK. The show is presented in a humorous, laid-back manner, and fills the gap left after the demise of LUG Radio.

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Remotely shutdown a Windows PC from Linux

August 25th, 2008 No comments

A remote Windows PC can easily be shutdown, assuming you have Samba installed on your Linux box, and you have a user account on the Windows PC that has the necessary rights.

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Linux is Not Windows

August 25th, 2008 No comments

OneAndOneIs2 has an article that gives some reasons on why ‘Linux is Not Windows’.

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How to mount an ISO file in Linux

August 25th, 2008 No comments

Sometimes burning an ISO file to a CD-ROM just to access its contents is overkill, but there is another way.

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Inside the Linux Boot Process

August 15th, 2008 No comments

The IBM developerWorks website is filled with many interesting articles. Tonight’s pick is ‘Inside the Linux boot process’. This article guides you from the initial power on through to the user-space being available. However if you really want to get down and dirty with the boot process, then I would suggest having a go at Linux From Scratch.

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