Quick Command Line Tip - Whois from the Command Line

A very quick command line tip today, for users of pretty much any Unix-based operating system, including Linux distributions.

When you're looking up information on a certain web site or domain name, you might be used to using whois functions on websites such as DNS Tools to see who owns a domain.

However, in most cases there is a much quicker way to get the same information, which is ...

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Ext4 - a new filesystem

The filesystem used in the vast majority of Linux (and to a lesser extent on other Unix) distributions is the ext3 filesystem, which stands for extended filesystem.

Slashdot recently pointed to an article on IBM DeveloperWorks discussing the new ext4 filesystem currently in development, and some of its new features.

So what is a filesystem really? And why is the development of ext4 and the new features it brings to ...

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BeleniX 0.7 released

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BeleniX is a distribution of OpenSolaris, designed as a live CD that is meant as a general purpose operating system. OpenSolaris, for those who don't know, is an operating system dervied from Sun's proprietary Solaris OS for servers and high-end workstations.

BeleniX combines many of the open source applications used on desktop Linux with the core of OpenSolaris to make a complete operating system. Right now, all of ...

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