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60 Commands of Linux : A Guide from Newbies to System Administrator

by alan
Published on: August 8, 2013
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http://www.tecmint.com/60-commands-of-linux-a-guide-from-newbies-to-system-administrator/

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5 Intriguing New Features in Linux 3.10

by alan
Published on: July 3, 2013
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Categories: Open Source

https://www.linux.com/news/software/linux-kernel/726896-5-intriguing-new-features-in-linux-310

Remove unofficial debian-multimedia.org repository from your sources

by alan
Published on: June 13, 2013
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Categories: Open Source

http://bits.debian.org/2013/06/remove-debian-multimedia.html

Backups using rsync and duplicity

by alan
Published on: October 11, 2012
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Categories: Open Source

Slide Deck from a UUASC meeting.  Easy to follow along.

 

http://www.slideshare.net/antichason/backup-uuasc-9612

Oracle Makes More Moves To Kill Open Source MySQL

by alan
Published on: August 19, 2012
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Categories: Open Source

http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/18/oracle-makes-more-moves-to-kill-open-source-mysql/

HP-VUE Lives!

by alan
Published on: August 6, 2012
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Categories: Open Source

I just saw this on the OpenIndiana mailing list.

HP-VUE (Visual User Environment) was a Graphical User Interface created by Hewlett Packard.

After a while it was adopted by Sun and others as the default GUI for a Unix Environment.

A lot of money and time was poured into it’s development.

While VUE was renamed the Common Desktop Environment another GUI project was started as an open source program.

That was Gnome version 1.0.

Gnome 1.0 could be compile in a day or two and worked fairly well.

Then came Gnome 2.x which replaced CDE as the default GUI environment for both Unix as well as Linux.

And some Linux distros now support Gnome 3.x while Solaris still uses 2.x.

And now CDE has come back as an Open Source Program.

As Alan Coopersmith (Solaris X Windows God/Programmer) wrote:

Holy water … check.
Wooden stakes … check.
Silver bullets … check.
Chainsaw … check.

Okay, all ready here, we’ll make sure it can’t get back in.

For the rest of you head on over to:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/cdesktopenv/

and prepare to relive the horror.

The Wiki is here:

http://sourceforge.net/p/cdesktopenv/wiki/Home/

Sudo insults — what a fun feature!

by alan
Published on: August 2, 2012
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Categories: Open Source

http://prefetch.net/blog/index.php/2012/08/01/sudo-insults-what-a-fun-feature/

Painless OpenStack Deployments Using Puppet SlideDeck – UUASC

by alan
Published on: July 6, 2012
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Categories: Open Source

http://www.slideshare.net/aedocw/painless-openstack-deployments-powered-by-puppet

http://uuasc.org/ Presentation.

UUASC – LA – Openstack Presentation Slide Deck

by alan
Published on: June 8, 2012
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Categories: Open Source

http://adrianotto.com/2012/06/openstack-presentation/

How to compile C code has been updated

by alan
Published on: April 28, 2012
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Categories: Open Source

I’ve updated my web pages on How to compile C code.

Most of the updates revolve around Solaris 11 Release version as well as cmake.

It looks like cmake will become more entrenched over time and I don’t see it going away so I’ve added a web page on how to use it.  It’s a lot like configure and attempts to ease the process of creating Makefiles on a whole bunch of different Operating Systems.

It’s used in notable projects such as Oracle’s own MySQL database.  It’s not that hard to learn and you should be able to pick it up in less than an hour if your sleeping alot.

I also added a link to an Oracle article on how to make an iPKG file so as you transition from Solaris 10 to Solaris 11 you can redo your Solaris 10 packages as Solaris 11 ipkg’s.

I’m not aware of any tool that will migrate from Sys V to ipkg so you’ll probably have to just install your old package first and then redo it again as an Solaris 11 ipkg.  Oh well.  Keeps you employed and gives you something to do.

https://www.ilkda.com/compile/

I’ll add any new RFC’s to the IPv6 pages and then redo the RBAC pages for Solaris 11 as well.  I don’t anticipate much if any changes to the sendmail pages since sendmail hasn’t changed much in the last few months.  And then somewhere in there I’ll add some more stuff to the Networking Tutorial section of the blog as well.

 

alan

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