I'm writing a large research term paper about the history of linux for a class this semester. I was wondering if someone could point me to some good books/articles that i could use to learn more about its formulation and impact on current tech. that is used by the "not-so-tech-saavy" public. If this isn't the right place to ask this question, could someone help point me to the right place.
Alternatively, if you want to provide me with some information yourself that's cool just let me know where you learned this information.submitted by LeetHotSauce
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typeset +x PS1="[[\033[42;1m][\033[34;1m]TEST[\033[0m]] \u@\h:\w\$ "
example above when placed in .profile sets your prompt to be [TEST] - in green, followed by your username and cwd, useful if you admin a large fleet and want a visual reminder if you're on prod-or non-prod hosts (I set prod to red)submitted by coldbeers
Mozilla, the company behind the popular Firefox Web browser, has been searching for a new CEO since Gary Kovacs, who came on-board in 2010, decided to leave almost a year ago. Mozilla has finally picked a new leader, former CTO Brendan Eich. With him comes change. Mozilla's job number one will not be its Web browser, but its mobile operating system: Firefox OS.
Android seems to be everywhere these days and that includes the desktop. Yes, a version of Android is being developed as a desktop replacement for Windows. LinuxInsider examines Android-x86 RC 1 and finds that it's coming along nicely. But can it really replace Windows? The skeptics will say no, but I think it can...eventually.
I just received this email from LFD,
Time: Mon Mar 24 18:00:11 2014 -0700
New account [root] has been created with uid: gid: login:[/root] shell:[/bin/bash]
Does anyone know how this happen and what the hacker did? I do not see any login attempts on the server, SSH is locked down to a single IP address, random port number and password login is disabled.
I'm unable to find any traces of anyone entering the server or adding an account.submitted by poweredrisers
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Of course, I'm new to this kind of software. My PC originally had Windows 7 pre-installed... would I need to download windows 7 again (which I've done once before, used a serial number on the bottom and was good to go.)
A license is needed for mac too, I take it.
Can any paid OS legally be used over the network, with VirtualBox or anything like it? (does it have to be an install?)
Of course, I still want Linux to be my primary OS.submitted by ForrestTrump
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