Just got a tweet about BOSS (Bharat Operating System Solutions) which is a Indian flavor of Linux developed by C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) for enhancing the use of Free/ Open Source Software throughout India. This Indian GNU/Linux distribution is currently localized for Indian languages such as Hindi and Tamil. The main aim [...]

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We have been using Putty to access Linux servers for quite some time, and we have shared several Linux Tips in the past, here is another tip that should be useful for many users. If you used cd to change the directory in Linux you can easily go back to the previous directory by using [...]

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Viewing your IP configuration in Windows is quite easy and you can do it with a simple command like ipconfig, you can also view all connected applications and services using ipconfig /all. Linux on the other hand also has a similar command that shows you the IP configuration of the machine. To view the IP [...]

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Windows users should be quite familiar with shortcuts, which allow them to launch programs by creating a link to the executable. Linux users too can create shortcuts, to quickly launch files and folders. The shortcuts in Linux are also known symbolic links. Creating shortcuts definitely saves you a lot of time, if you have several [...]

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Not everyone has system administrators running around them, to take care that no one hacks their servers and ensure all the updates are up and running. We talked about securing a system by disabling direct root access/login for a Linux based system, but we would like to continue it by helping you know, how you [...]

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The root or super user is the most powerful user in a Linux operating system, it has power to cripple you system to a piece of crap if it lands in the wrong hands. Root user is also synonymous with the Windows Administrator for Windows based system. In the past we have seen many system [...]

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It’s been a long time since I have talked about Linux, so here is something to get started again. This post talks about a common problem, Corrupted Zip Filewhich people face while downloading zip files from the Internet. Not all the zip files can be recovered but using a few simple commands, you can try [...]

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I have been using Linux for quite some time and have been using flavors such as Red Hat, Fedora, Solaris and Ubuntu so thought it as a good option to give useful tips to my readers who are trying to learn Linux or have been using it for some time. The first tip I wanted [...]

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