Tag Archive: Newbie


Beginning with Vi Editor

Editing configuration files is a routine for Linux system administrators & the equivalent advanced users. Even normal users will at times need to edit configuration files to troubleshoot any problem or tweak occasionally. For those using GUI, Kword or Openoffice Writer can come handy but what if you are on a server system with no GUI or your display is gone bonkers? Fret not guys, let me introduce you to my dear friend, Vi.

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Wouldn’t it be nice if you would be able to try out Linux distro without installing it on your computer? You can do it via virtual machine running under a host OS but that calls for some atrocious system requirements. The process though is simple but still demands a lot of time to get the OS up & running. To remedy this situation, most of the Linux distros offer a Live mode commonly referred as live environment.

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By now, you might have started reading more about Linux. Whatever guide or article you read; I bet most if not all had commands at some point or the other. Being a novice, it is expected that you didn’t get head or tail of the commands. Now you ask, Does knowing commands is so essential to learn Linux. To give a quick answer – Yes & No!

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GNU/Linux : Pros & Cons Dissected

As with all things, GNU/Linux too has pros & cons. Here I will try to give you a rough idea of both the sides of GNU/Linux, so you can decide whether to take the plunge.

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Choosing the right Linux Distro

Which distro is apt for me? This is the question which most of the Linux amateurs ask on forums. The answer to this question is not so straightforward since the its a subjective question. One may find a particular linux distro easy to use while other user may find the same distro tough to negotiate with. Here, I will answer this question from my personal experience & also from the outputs I have received from the Open Source community.

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