Resources, online or offline, that contain information relevant to specific subjects or would provide context for understanding Unix and GNU/Linux.

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best powerpoint presenter for linux [closed]

I am using Linux Mint 17.1 rebecca. I need to use a powerpoint presenter in my laptop. Are such Powerpoint presenters are OS dependent? If so what can I use on my Linux? I am using Beamer class to ...
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Official [beginner friendly distro] reference for actual beginners [closed]

Is there official documentation for any distro accessible to complete *nix beginners? That is, aimed at the 95% least technical computer users: Assumes an already installed desktop system with ...
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Check compatibility with Linux before installing

I have a new computer, more precisely an Asus N750J, and I would like to check the compatibility of the hardware with Linux before installing (dual boot is the plan), to be prepared and prevent ...
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Cross Unix Command Reference

I am looking for a website that contains a reference between how to do things on the command line in different unix OSs. I have seen such site before, I am just unable to find it. I know such site ...
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Is there a tool/website to compare package status in different Linux distributions?

I am currently looking for a website or a tool that would allow me to compare the package state of a particular software in different Linux distributions. For instance, which version of gimp is ...
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/etc/hosts file refer to another configuration file

How can I get the /etc/hosts file to refer to another configuration file for it's list of hosts? Example /etc/hosts: ## My Hosts 127.0.0.1 localhost 255.255.255.255 broadcasthost #Other ...
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Unix dictionary add-on for Mac OS “Dictionary” app?

I've seen there's other dictionaries you can add to OS X's Dictionary app, but all I can find is spoken languages. It'd be nice to, while reading a software book, be able to right click a unix ...
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Best resources to learn bash scripting?

I've programmed in a number of languages for two years now, I mean that I know how to design and implement a decent solution for a given problem. However, bash is being a major headache to me, just ...
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Resources for portable shell programming

What resources exist for portable shell programming? The ultimate answer is to test on all targeted platforms, but that's rarely practical. The POSIX / Single UNIX specification is a start, but it ...
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EXT3 file system pre digest material

I am looking for understanding EXT3 filesystem source code. I think I need a little pre-digestion to fully understand the code. Can anyone please suggest some material(blog etc.) where I can get some ...
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How do I find a command if I don't know its name?

As a Unix beginner, I often find myself wanting to know the name of the command that achieves a particular function I'm after. How can I go about finding out the name of the command, given a ...