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sixtwoten
Posted on: Jun 30 2005, 07:53 AM


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My research has shown a few package managers in Linux being used extensively. They are rpm, dbpkg, yum, and apt-get. A person new to Linux (like myself) gets confused on what to learn to use to install software and applications. Is there any resource that can help determine the solution to this dilemma? I want to remain as vendor-neutral and as close to standards as possible.
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Posted on: Jun 29 2005, 05:05 PM


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When you say "base system", is it a bloated system like Fedora or all the things that are absolutely necessary? I am looking to learn Linux from the very beginning so am looking for a minimal install. Is netinst what I am looking for, that is, a minimal install that makes me do everything and resultantly makes me learn all the good stuff?
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Posted on: Jun 29 2005, 10:52 AM


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There are so many CDs to download in Debian 3.1 so which ones are really needed to get the system up and running? I don't want to waste download time and CDs for those that are not needed.
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Posted on: Jun 19 2005, 11:23 AM


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"Like previous versions of Windows based on the NT kernel (Windows NT variations and Windows 2000), Windows XP uses a service model to accomplish its various tasks. A service is a small program that runs in the background that lets Windows do certain things." ( Source: http://tinyurl.com/dkrmz )

Does Linux also work on services?
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Posted on: Jun 17 2005, 02:09 PM


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So if not VNC, which application can allow all these things?
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Posted on: Jun 16 2005, 05:53 PM


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I am having some troubles with YUM on Fedora Core 3. Whenever I type yum [option] [package] on the command line, it seems to just hang there and do nothing. Similarly acting is tar [option] [package]
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Posted on: Jun 16 2005, 05:10 PM


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Is Linux truly multi-user? Is the following scenario possible in Linux?

There is one computer with about 4 users. These four users want to connect to the computer remotely using remote desktop technology such as VNC.

Can all of them simultaneously use the same computer from remote locations, all of them seeing their own desktops? Also, if they log in to the computer simultaneously using putty, can they do it?
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Posted on: Jun 15 2005, 01:24 PM


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The Linux from Scratch project teaches how to create your own Linux distribution. However, the project is done on a hard drive. What if someone wanted to create a distribution to be installed from a CD, just like the commercial ones? How is an installation CD for a customized distribution made?
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Posted on: Jun 9 2005, 12:31 PM


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Is there any firewall in Linux similar to Sygate or ZoneAlarm? I am looking for one that allows the user to open ports for applications and services AND notifies when a program wants to access the network/Internet and then the user decides whether to grant permission.
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Posted on: Jun 7 2005, 06:29 PM


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As Linux is open source, is the source code for various distributions available? For example, I recently tried out the Ubuntu Live CD and found it interesting. Now if someone wanted to see the source code for say the utility they have called the "System Monitor", would the guys making the distribution have to release it? I am interested in the programming side of Linux as well and I am curious as to how can one find the source code for the various (smaller) utilities.
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Posted on: Jun 6 2005, 05:58 PM


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Is there a universal (central, general) uninstall routine in Linux, just like in Windows? Or the different package managers like YUM, APT, and RPM have their own? So like if I install using RPM, then I can uninstall only using the RPM system. Is it possible to install using one manager and uninstall using another?

I want to express my appreciation for all the help received to date.
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Posted on: Jun 5 2005, 11:50 AM


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When making a GUI-based program such as OpenOffice, is the GUI made for a specific desktop environment such as GNOME or KDE? Or can I make a standard GUI that works on all standards-based environments (if there are any such standards)?

Is it possible to create programs that run from the terminal or act as services and then add GUI to it? So that now we can run the program in both terminal and desktop mode.
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Posted on: Jun 1 2005, 01:32 PM


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The idea is to copy all the files and just copy them to another disk and have created a clone to the first system. Now if the original disk has some problems or something, we just copy the file from the clone back to the original: we now have a functioning system on the original disk... is this possible for system files as well as files for the programs installed? In Windows just by copying the files doesn't install a program. I wanted to know if Linux allows us to install programs by manually putting files where they ought to be. Just a thought because I know installing from RPM or other tools is easier than this.
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Posted on: May 30 2005, 02:17 PM


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Is it possible to copy files that a program needs to run and then put these files in the required folders on another computer making a new installation? In another scenario, can an installed program's files be backed up so that if we reinstall Linux, all we have to do is copy the backup files to the correct location for the program to be installed and ready to go?
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Posted on: May 23 2005, 09:08 AM


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I am looking to completely move from Windows to Linux but there are some questions before I do that.

1. How can I find out disk information, such as total space, used space, free space, disk health?

2. Is there any good way to rename multiple files according to various criteria? The criteria may include dates, name, location, author, or other such attributes. So for example if I want to change the names of files in a particular folder that were created on a particular date, how can I do it easily?

3. Is there some way to have a script or shortcut to enable, disable, start, and stop services? How else can the services be modified? In Windows I usually go to the Computer Management part of the Administrative Tools.

4. Windows has Documents and Settings for user settings and Program Files for all software files. Plus it stores settings in the registry and shares software code called Dynamic Link Library. What is the mechanism in Linux?

5. Is there some way to specify which programs should open files of particular types by default? For example, a txt file opens with a text editor of the user's choice and an mp3 file opens with her favorite media player? Also, please explain the concept of file extensions in Linux. Is it the same as in Windows?

6. In Windows, executable files have the extension of exe. Which files are considered executable in Linux?

I am sure as I explore more of Linux, I will have more questions smile.gif
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