Mastering APT

Chances are, if you use Debian, Ubuntu, or Freespire, you've heard of it: APT. But what is it?

APT stands for Advanced Packaging Tool, and was developed for the Debian Linux distribution. Basically, it allows you to install anything supported on your system with one line in the terminal.

Most people prefer to use a GUI for this type of thing. Many APT-based distributions also have a GUI for ...

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Unix fundamentals - mount points

Today, I'm going to introduce the concept of mount points. Mount points are, in essence, folders in which external filesystems are mounted (their contents are dropped into that folder). We'll be going into that in a bit more detail in just a second. First of all, the obligatory Wikipedia definition:

A mount point is a term used to describe where the computer puts the files in a file ...

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The differences between the GPL, LGPL and the BSD

There are a lot of different open source licences out there, and it can sometimes be a bit confusing if you're not intimate with the details of each one. So here's a quick roundup of three of the most popular licenses and the difference between them.

Just a quick disclaimer - I'm not a lawyer, so don't depend on my explanations on the licences here. All the ...

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