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by Rudd-O published 2008/12/07 07:20:18 GMT+0, last modified 2016-05-24T14:26:11+00:00
Get to know the wonderful world that Linux and free software enthusiasts have created!
The history meme
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

This is what my bash history file contains.

dpkg is braindead. Jason, you're wrong.
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

A flamefest has erupted between the PackageKit developers and the dpkg developers. All because dpkg has a technical deficiency that needs to be solved right away, yet the dpkg developers refuse to.

Monitoring Dirvish backup servers using Nagios
by Rudd-O — last modified Jun 26, 2013 03:24 AM

Dirvish is an excellent disk-based rotating backup application. Nagios is a fabulous service monitor. Combine the two using this Nagios plugin and you will know, at all times, the status of your latest backup run.

How PulseAudio works
by admin — last modified Jun 26, 2013 04:41 PM

In an effort to better understand how each of the PulseAudio components interact with each other, I’ve done a small diagram that roughly shows how each component connects and interacts:

The myth of the thousand updates for Linux, debunked
by admin — last modified Jun 26, 2013 04:00 PM

For the last six months, I’ve been reading article after article spewing the same bovine manure: Look at how many updates Distribution X issued! How can it be more secure than Windows? Let’s bury that stupidity under a ton of facts:

The ultimate Linux audio hack
by admin — last modified Jun 26, 2013 04:00 PM

Hang on to your hats, because what I’m about to show you, you just don’t see every day. As a matter of fact, I’m positive you haven’t seen it in your life, and let’s hope you don’t have to.

A cursory look into KDE 4 file management: Dolphin beta
by admin — last modified Jun 26, 2013 04:00 PM

Windows has Explorer. Mac OS has Finder. GNOME has Nautilus. And KDE had, up to a number of months ago, Konqueror. Now, together with the up-and-coming KDE 4, a simple file manager named Dolphin takes on file management. So how does Dolphin stack up?

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