Linux terminology jargon buster

Something that can often confuse people who are new to Linux is all the terminology. For people who have been using Linux for some time, we often forget that a lot of this stuff can sound really really confusing.

The idea of this post is to provide a list of some of this terminology and to clear up all the confusion surrounding it. Obviously we'd be here forever if ...

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Eben Moglen leaving the FSF

Eben Moglen, the Free Software Foundation's top lawyer and the guy who oversees the writing of the legal code of the GNU General Public Licence and other GNU licences, has announced on his blog that he is leaving the FSF:

The release of Discussion Draft 3 has been greeted as warmly as I dared hope: all the recorded outrage has been emitted by Microsoft or its surrogates, which is ...

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Four great Thunderbird extensions

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Thunderbird 2.0 has been with us for about a whole week now, and I have to say, it's a very nice upgrade to an already very usable email client.

XYZ Computing have a nice article documenting four great extensions for Thunderbird 2.0. Yes, you might not be aware of it, but like its browser counterpart Firefox, there are many fine extensions available for Thunderbird.

The recent upgrade ...

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Command line tips - listing with ps

Listing processes is quite a common task you might have to perform if you're messing around with your command line interface.

There are actually two great command line tools for listing processes, but in this tip post, I'm going to focus on ps.

If you run the command just on its own, you won't get all that many processes show up:

$ ps
  PID TTY          TIME CMD

3475 ...

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