Ubuntu tip - retheme sudo

Oftentimes on your Ubuntu system you will need to launch applications using sudo (or a graphical form of it) if you're changing critical system settings or doing other tasks that need special privileges.

However, once you have opened up a GUI tool under sudo, it can be difficult to tell the difference between an application running with normal privileges and one running at the root level.

Lifehacker have a ...

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Command line reference for Linux newbies

Remembering all those esoteric command names and all the crazy switches when you're messing around with the command line interface underneath Linux can be a pain.

If you're new to the whole thing, but keen to learn your way around the CLI, it can be useful to have a quick cheat sheet around for when you inevitably forget something.

LXpages have a nice command line reference page which ...

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FOSS, money, patents and Microsoft

CNN have a very interesting article about Microsoft, FOSS and all of the controversy surrounding their claim that Linux infringes upon Microsoft's patents. Apparently, Ballmer reckons the exact number of violations is at 235.

Microsoft counters that it is a matter of principle. "We live in a world where we honor, and support the honoring of, intellectual property," says Ballmer in an interview. FOSS patrons are going to have ...

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