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Disable Screen Blanking In Linux Console A Setterm Command

I often run network monitoring programs on my Ubuntu powered server from the console (click for the article:  Six Free Linux Network Monitoring Tools For Your Home Network). Having the screen blank every 5 minutes on my Ubuntu server as it enters a power-saving mode is more than a bit annoying.  I also don’t want […]

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Linux and Unix File Permissions

What Do You Mean I Can’t Do This? If this hasn’t happened to you already, it surely will:  On your Mac or Linux computer, you attempt to load, save, copy, paste, or delete a file, and you receive a message on your screen that your request has been canceled because you do not have the […]

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SOME THINGS TO CONSIDER BEFORE YOU INSTALL LINUX

Some Background: The Linux operating system kernel was released by Linus Torvalds in 1991. From its inception, the software is very Unix-like, and shares many command line entries with Unix as well.  Linux is open source software (basically, this means the source code license allows the user to freely change, improve, and distribute the software). […]