Tag Archive: GNU

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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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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Ever wanted to use your GPRS enabled phone as a modem in Linux? After searching in vain, you thought you cannot do it, but it’s not the case. You indeed can use your phone as a modem in Linux, that too very easily. Here I will guide you step by step as to configure your phone & then use it as a modem in Linux. This guide applies to most of the Linux distro’s like Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE etc.

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Its been two decades since Linux was released as a hobbyist project by Linus Torvalds. Today it has invaded in most of the gizmos & technologies that we use. To celebrate these 20 glorious years from a geek OS to a friendly OS, Linux Foundation has put a great video.

Many congrats to all the linux developers around the world for making it a grand success. Proud to be a small drop in this big ocean called “Linux”.

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