Command line tips - seeing how much disk space is left with df

It's time for another command line tip today - and that is how to see how much disk space you have left overall on a particular partition.

It's always good to know how much space you have left, especially when you're about to leap into a backup, wget a big file or do some other process which needs a lot of space.

For this reason, there's a ...

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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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Linux tip - booting multiple desktop environments

If you just can't choose between GNOME and KDE, or you just want a change of scenery every now and then, it's really easy to install multiple desktop environments and seamlessly switch between them.

It's really easy to install them - just use your distribution's package management system to add your desktop environment of choice.

It's not always clear, however, how you actually go about choosing ...

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