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Download gOS, the operating system of Wal-Mart’s $199 PC

Download gOS, the operating system of Wal-Mart’s $199 PC

This week Wal-Mart started selling a $199 PC with a Linux based operating system called gOS pre-loaded. A lot of websites mistakenly reported that the "g" stands for Google, because this stripped down operating system has direct links to a bunch of Google services like YouTube, Docs & Spreadsheets, and Blogger. But gOS is actually a stripped [...]

HOWTO: Grammar Check For Open Office

HOWTO: Grammar Check For Open Office

So you are trying to drop that MS Office habit but find yourself struggling thanks in part to features missing from Open Office (Oo) such as a solid grammar check feature. As it turns out, there is a solution for Oo users looking for this kind of functionality, be it about as ‘craptacular’ as the one for MS Office. The problem is [...]

Backup files from dead Windows using Linux

Backup files from dead Windows using Linux

Here is how you can backup files from dead Windows using either SLAX, Knoppix and Ubuntu. (more…)

Automating backups with tar

Automating backups with tar

I suggest that you set this script up and run it at the beginning of the month for the first time, and then run it for a month before making major changes. In the example below I do the backup to a directory on the local server BACKUPDIR, but you could modify this script to do it to a tape on the local server or via an NFS mounted file system. [...]

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