Simple (I hope) question: I'm thinking that in the next year I might buy a Mac. I'm also interested in Linux, though, and I've thought about buying a "white box" PC to run Linux and open-source apps. I don't really understand the relationship between OSX and 'nixes all that well. Does OSX run Linux-type programs too? (TIA)
Looking for a new inbound-/outbound- SMTP virus scanning solution on Linux (SLES, to be exact). [more inside]
Any good guides on getting up to speed with Linux? Specifically Ubuntu, but also general things like filesystem, permissions, installing/uninstalling software, etc. [more inside]
Help in making the switch from linux to Mac. [more inside]
How do I set up point-and-click filesharing in a heterogenous home network (Linux and Windows XP) [more inside]
Wireless for Linux? [more inside]
What's the best Linux distribution for deploying Tomcat applications? [more inside]
Where can I buy an inexpensive small form factor Linux server with a hard drive? [more inside]
How many programmers are capable of contributing to Linux? Of those, how many have contributed, since Linux began?
Recommendations for a good, reliable Linux Virtual Server host? Any good experiences? Any really bad ones? things to look out for? Root access and ability to install custom software is a must as is serving multiple domains. Price is definitely a factor, but reliability is more important. [more inside]
Can I expect problems if I try to install linux on a home-rolled system with only two SATA drives? [more inside]
Can I just copy a Linux system from one disk to another and expect it to work? [more inside]
I've got a ~40G filesystem on a Linux machine. I'm looking for a solution that will let me backup to 4.7G DVD blanks - e.g., fill one disc, tell me to put in another, etc, until all of the data is copied to disc(s). I can do this easily with Dragon Burn under OSX with its "Span discs" option, but I'd like to find something similar for Linux. I know about cdrecord/proDVD, but last time I checked it didn't offer anything like this. Any suggestions?
Can anyone advise a non techy person of an open source OS that I can use? I want it to be reliable, easy to use and intuitive. I know I am asking a lot but it needs to suit all the family. I currently use XP.
I know nothing about Linux but would like to try it on my spare laptop... [more inside]
I am investigating search programs for a website. Which have you installed and/or used? [more inside]
How to organise my music collection on my MP3 player with linux. [more inside]
I switched over from my Windows desktop to a Mac, and I loved it. Unfortunately the Mac had to go back to it's original owner. I've tried various distros of Linux and none of them seem to satisfy my OS X addiction. Can anyone recommend an OS that will tide me over until I can get the money for another Mac?
I will soon be acquiring a Linux box as an alternate (and, one hopes, eventual replacement) for my main Windows machine. I have open-source replacements for most of my main software applications -- except for vector-based drawing. I currently use Corel DRAW (and have used Freehand and Canvas in the past), mostly for RPG-related drawings. What /good/ vector programs are there in the Linux world? Does the choice of GNOME/KDE make a difference (I know KDE has a vector program with it, but don't know a thing about it)?
How does redhat make money? In wading through previous related AskMe posts as well as this Wiki article, I'm more confused now than when I started. [more inside]
So I saw the second episode by Kevin Rose on www.systm.org but they only seem to mention setting up your linux box with your "cable provider" without any mention of Dish or Direct TV....does anyone know whether Myth TV or specifically KnoppMyth will work with dish TV type providers?
Our linux server got invaded and the intruder scrambled the superblocks, probably to cover his tracks. Not realizing what had happened, we (gulp) cycled the machine without first attempting any backups. Do we have any options? [more inside]
I'm posting for a friend who was using an old laptop running win95. One day it wouldn't boot, so they took it to "Geek Squad" at compusa or wherever, and they said they couldn't help. [more inside]
I'm getting an OSX laptop Monday after the keynote, and I'm trying to figure out how to get to place nice with my XP desktop. [more inside]
I have a nice wide screen display (Sony P234) on a linux box. It's usually beautiful but on many applications there's a font problem. When it happens all the fonts appear as boxes. [more inside]
Lords of Linux! Demigods of Debian! I beseech thee. I inadvertently apt-get installed etherconf, and it nuked my ethernet interface! [more inside]
how do i print a tab character [more inside]
I an not a complete newbie to Linux having done some linux programming, shell scripting and kernel hacking for school but I have huge gaps in my basic linux knowledge. What is the best way to fill them in? [more inside]
One of my clients is running a linux firewall. (FC3, Kernel 2.6.10-1). Occasionally, the firewall box will stop passing packets on the internal interface for what seems to be no reason at all. [more inside]
My laptop is basically toast. I guess I need a new laptop. I was heading toward an iBook/Powerbook, but it suddenly occured to me that a Thinkpad with Linux or BSD might be good. Whatchall think?
Can I record outgoing phone calls with an external modem in Linux? [more inside]
Free server-oriented Linux distribution with GUI config tools? [more inside]
I am trying to break into the Linux Server Administration field so I have been doing quite a bit of studying lately. I figured while I am studying the subject I might as well work towards a related certification. I am leaning towards the Linux Professional Institute Certification. Other certifications I am considering are CompTIA’s Linux+ and Red Hat’s RHCE. So which Linux certification is the best? I would say Red Hat is the most reputable of these three but I am concerned that their certification might be too Red-Hat-centric, and I don't want to be locked into one distro. Which one is the easiest/cheapest to obtain? Which is the mostly highly regarded in the industry? Are there others that I missed?
So I upgraded from warty warthog to hoary hedgehog and something broke PHP on my box. Any ideas as to where I should look to fix this. I already have:
DirectoryIndex index.html index.htm index.shtml index.cgi index.php
AddType application/x-httpd-php .php
AddType application/x-httpd-php-source .phps
in my httpd.conf file.
My FAT32 Windows partition melted the other day; attempting to boot it now results in errors citing "nonvalid links" for most files on the system, unspecified errors, and a reboot. Fortunately a Linux partition on the same disk was unaffected and I've been able to use it to back up my data. Since the data is still accessible (nothing I've checked so far seems to be corrupted) I'm wondering if there is a way to rebuild the index/toc/whatever it is that's resulting in "nonvalid links" from Linux rather than having to reinstall everything. I've never really used Linux for anything other than playing Tuft Racer and growing disillusioned about the promise of open source, but my guess is that the solution involves fsck. My efforts in that vein have been stymied by the error:
fsck: fsck.vfat: not foundand I don't know how to rectify that. Thank you AskMe I love you all in advance and I was just kidding with the open sores jab. Please, I am writing this in emacs, send help
Help needed with linux (re)install. Managed to somehow kill my slackware 10.1 box, so I reinstalled - now it's not networking because it can't properly reference the hardware auto-detect features. Any help would be appreciated... [more inside]
The Fedora Core 3 installation crashes on my Red Hat 9 PC, and posting to Bugzilla has yielded zero results. Is there any way to get my system up to date without upgrading? [more inside]
A very silly Linux question: How do I get a window back after minimizing it? [more inside]
My elderly PC boots up into either Win98SE or (preferably) Linux. I'm thinking of buying an MP3 player, such as the 20GB Rio Karma or Archos GMini XS200. I've just sent off for a USB2.0 controller card, as it seems this is the interface of choice for peripherals these days. Will I have any issues seeing the MP3 player? Will it show up as a removeable drive, or will I have to install extra software? Do I need to check which MP3 players are compatible with linux?
I want to try Linux. [more inside]
DUMPEL from the Win2K Resource Kit takes .EVT (Windows Event Viewer) binary log files and outputs plaintext. I've searched high and low, and can't find a Linux/UNIX equivalent that I can use to process these saved log files. Any suggestions?
Color in the Linux command line. My slackware 10 system uses contextual color for directory browsing, my RedHat 9 system uses it for vi. Both uses of color make life easier for me, but the difference between the two systems does not. Is there an easy way I can get both computers to use these colors? [more inside]
This may be more of a Slashdot question, but as those super geeks would rip me to ribbons; I am asking yall instead. I have recently become enamored with the idea of running MK Linux or PPC Linux on an old beige Macintosh. What is the best distro to use? What is the ideal beige Macintosh model (Performa 5200CD?) Have any of you actually done this? Is ALL the hardware supported? Any horror stories? Thanks!
Linux music-playing application with specific features needed [moencide]. [more inside]
How do I set up a Linux server to receive and store email? (+) [more inside]
Laptop from the late silurian period, want to run linux. Specific problems inside.[+] [more inside]
LinuxAdminFilter: is there a program that can scan a server hard disk looking for vulnerable web apps? [more inside] [more inside]
Small Operating System: A ship that I work on has a VERY old computer (running Win 98) that is used as a public terminal. It's likely a P120, or some such thing. [MI] [more inside]
What PC games don't require any installation whatsoever? Or put another way, what PC games could I burn to CD/DVD and play on a system that I don't want to copy any files to? Linux-plus-games-on-a-DVD suggestions are also welcomed, although I would prefer games that would run on an existing XP installation.
802.11g cards that work well in Linux. What has worked for you (and under what kernel)? Is there any advantage in getting a card with a native driver instead of using ndiswrapper? Do they speak successfully to both G and B access points? Even better if the card is available in both PCMCIA and PCI.