Dusting Off the Archives - compiling software from scratch

Installing software on Linux, or any Unix system from the source code is something that is difficult to pick up straight away. Nowadays, the chances you'll need to actually do this are lower, but sometime it's good to know how.

Back in September, I showed you how most source applications can be compiled and installed.

Installing software. It’s something that you do quite a lot if you ...

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Dusting Off the Archives - Linux terminology jargon buster

With the upcoming release of Ubuntu Hardy Heron, it's likely there will be an influx of complete Linux newbies that are trying the operating system (in its shiny, new Ubuntu incarnation) for the first time.

Just under a year ago, I put together a Linux terminology jargon buster, designed to explain some of these new Linux terms to those who are just starting out. That post is still very ...

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