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Linux Command Line: Using Aliases

Working at the command line usually means typing. A lot of typing. Using aliases in Linux will cut down on the number of keystrokes that you use. Don’t know what an alias is? Well, keep reading to find out.

How to Install Kubuntu With Wubi

Installing Linux under Windows was never this easy. With Wubi, you can install Kubuntu by simply inserting the Kubuntu CD in your CD-ROM player. In this article, I will talk you through this installation, and go over what information to provide to a help forum or in a 911 email if things go bad.

What is Fstab? Linux File System Table Demystified

In this article, you will learn to understand fstab (File System Table) and its entries. We’ll show you how to add a new hard drive to fstab and mount the partitions automatically on boot. We’ll also explain some of the terminology used in fstab, and we take a look at the fdisk command.

Partitioning a Hard Drive in Linux with GParted

Partitioning a new hard drive can be a daunting task for a new Linux user. This article explains how to do this, and it will give some insight on how to use GParted for this task. I’ll use a real life scenario and include a lot of screen shots to help out.

Wired Keyboards under attack

Wired keyboards proven to be vulnerable. Someone could be reading the magnetic waves coming from the keyboard as you type. Two students of the EPFL in Switzerland experimented. Using 11 keyboards they concluded that all 11 are vulnerable to at least one of the four attacks tested.