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Scheduling Backup Jobs using at and crontab

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Linux
Gentoo
SUSE
Ubuntu

You can schedule a command or a script using two tools. You can use the crontab command to run commands at regular times and at command to schedule a command or script to run a single time.

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Damn Small Linux - NOT

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Linux
Reviews
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Today brings another wonderful development from the world of Linux and open source software with the release of Damn Small Linux - Not. This is a distribution based on the famous Damn Small Linux, but adds welcome features and enhancements making it a more modern and complete operating sytem, yet still weights in at a meager 84mb. Tuxmachines took their alpha release for a livecd test drive and is here to report the findings.

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Boot faster with parallel starting services

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HowTos

If the slow booting time of your Linux box is driving you crazy, consider parallel booting technique. What kind of improvements might you see, compared to your current sequential boot process?

A Bourne Again Daemon

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HowTos

In Unix-like systems, a daemon is a process that runs in the background, usually providing some kind of service. To create a daemon quickly, you can throw one together using the Bourne Again Shell (Bash) scripting language.

Rebuffing Microsoft's Spin About Linux Management

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Linux

Over the last few years, we've seen and heard some pretty visceral reactions from the Linux community to Microsoft-funded reports about Linux. Rightfully so - some of the "facts" in Microsoft's "Get the Facts" campaign have been outright false and most have been misleading at the very least.

Curmudgeon deems SUSE 10.1 "really cool and solid"

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SUSE

This is one really, really cool and solid distribution. OK, before I go any further I should point out that SUSE 10.1 (code name: Agama Lizard) isn't actually released yet. I've been kicking the tires of the first SUSE 10.1 "Release Candidate."

Opera Takes v9 To Beta, Unveils Widgets

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Software

Norwegian browser maker Opera Software on Thursday unveiled the first public beta of its namesake, Opera 9.0. Among Opera 9.0's new features are "widgets," small Web-based applications similar in function to the same-named applets in Mac OS X and to Yahoo's Widget Engine.

More attacks directed at Linux systems in RP in first 3 month

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Security

MORE attacks were directed at Linux systems in the Philippines during the first quarter of 2006, a report from a local security research group revealed.

Dapper beta due tomorrow (well, today)

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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Dapper Drake, originally set for release Wednesday 20 April until it was postponed to 1 June, will instead be released as a beta tomorrow. Tectonic has a look at what to expect from the world's most popular desktop Linux distribution.

Also: Ubuntu v5: Edgy Eft

Quake 4 -- v1.2 patch released

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Gaming

Today idSoftware published a new pointrelease for Quake4. Version 1.2 comes up with a bunch of changes. It includes four new maps, screenshots of which are available at their homepage.

Splitting updatedb into daily and weekly

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HowTos

We all appreciate the locate command when we are such in a hurry we cannot afford a full and in-elegant find. What we like a little less, though, is the updatedb script consuming up all our disk bandwidth at each boot, summoned by anacron.

Released GoblinX 1.3

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Linux

Friends of Tuxmachines.org and goblins, the GoblinX 1.3 is released. The GoblinX 1.3 uses kernel 2.6.15, Nvidia and Ati 3D acceleration, KDE 3.5.1, Xorg 6,9/7,0.

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