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Ubuntu->VMware->MINIX 3

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Unix-like Microkernel Open-Source Operating System Meet MINIX 3 a Unix-like, robust and compact operating system that is capable of recovering from drivers crashes. Current MINIX version is stable enough to suit perfectly Real-Time Embedded systems and systems that require stability over long periods of time without restart. Here is the quote from the official MINIX site. What Is MINIX 3? MINIX ...

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Aggregate Installation Tips

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Aggregate Installation Tips One of the reasons I am writing this blog, is to keep “log” for myself on how I resolved issues. In this post I will describe how I installed several basic development tools on a Fedora OS. I want this laptop to be my workstation for out-of-work projects. Almost everything in this post can be found elsewhere ...

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Linux productivity tools for me

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This is the stack/are the tools that keep me productive in my day to day programming experience on linux. Well, first of all let me tell you, that this might not fit your needs , as I’m a full time java programmer so have OS choices open (still I won’t go to my java-related stuff here, to make infos general ...

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The REAL way to make Eclipse run faster on Ubuntu

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If you are still one of those people who are frustrated with the crawling speed of eclipse IDE (especially after the recent clunky releases of Juno/Kepler), then you are in good company! Most of the advice you might have read until now for speeding up Eclipse must have involved tweaking the following parameters in eclipse.ini file:         ...

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How to install Oracle’s Java on Ubuntu the easy way

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Developers on Ubuntu are accustomed to seeing at least two flavors of Java. OpenJDK is an open-source build of the Java runtime and compiler.  The Oracle JDK is built upon this, but adds some closed-source components. In theory, OpenJDK is the official reference implementation of Java 7, and should be perfectly fine for all your needs.  In practice, it is ...

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How to install Couch DB 1.5 on Ubuntu

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A recent task I had to do on my home Ubuntu Linux box running 12.04. LTS was to install CouchDB. I needed it because I wanted to use ACRA as remote error reporting tool for Android Apps. Acra is completely open source ( hosted on GitHub) and an incredible cool tool started by Kevin Gaudin. I used to try it ...

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5 most awesome desktop environments for Ubuntu

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Are you using Ubuntu and bored of using Unity desktop all the time? Then, you should check out other options available that can replace unity for you. I have collected 10 desktop environments that are superbly awesome and you sure would want to use them once you are done with this article. Let me show what i have got for ...

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The power of PROC file system in Linux

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The Linux kernel has two primary functions: to control access to physical devices on the computer and to schedule when and how processes interact with these devices. The /proc/ directory — also called the proc file system — contains a hierarchy of special files which represent the current state of the kernel — allowing applications and users to peer into ...

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Zabbix – Low Level Discovery of cores, CPUs and Hard Disk

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Zabbix SSD Status, configured with Low Level Discovery At home, I’m using Zabbix to monitor my servers, it has plenty of interesting features and can be extended a lot by using User Parameter. In this post, I’m gonna talk about Low Level Discovery (LLD). If you are only interested in the final result, go the Conclusion section, you can download ...

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Common Linux log files name and usage

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If you spend lot of time in Linux environment, it is essential that you know where the log files are located, and what is contained in each and every log file. When your system is running smoothly, take some time to learn and understand the content of various log files, which will help you when there is a crisis and you have to look ...

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