Quick tip - recover a failed download using Wget

GNU wget is a brilliant tool for downloading. Whether it's from the web, FTP or elsewhere, wget is a very powerful and useful tool.

Unfortunately, internet connections are often far from completely stable and if you're downloading something and that download subsequently fails, it can be quite frustrating (especially if it's a big file).

In the vast majority of cases though, there's no need to go ...

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Getting acquainted with GNU screen

GNU screen is a very neat tool that's included in most Unix-like operating systems. It's a utility that acts as a basic command line window manager, so you can maintain several open terminal sessions within one physical terminal.

You may ask me at this point why you need to do that when most graphical terminal programs have tabs for multiple sessions, but there are many occasions where GNU ...

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Ubuntu 8.04 name announced - Hardy Heron

Ubuntu logoUbuntu Community Manager Jono Bacon has announced on his blog what the name of the Ubuntu 8.04 release will be - Hardy Heron. This version of Ubuntu, coming after Gutsy Gibbon (7.10) currently planned for October, will be a Long Term Support (LTS) release with 5 years of desktop support, not unlike previous LTS release Dapper Drake (6.06).

I am delighted to have the pleasure of announcing the ...

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