While working with Ubuntu and other Debian-based distros, I've noticed that packages in the software repos often contain the major version number. For example, Apache: apache2 Tomcat: tomcat7 PHP: ...
I normally use machine A, and I make backups of A onto a fileserver B. Sooner or later, I will lose machine A for one reason or another. Its hard drive wears out, or it gets hit by lightening, or some ...
We have some new hardware in our office which runs its own customized Linux OS. How do I go about figuring which distro it's based on?
Often times I will ssh into a new client's box to make changes to their website configuration without knowing much about the server configuration. I have seen a few ways to get information about the ...
I typed the command uname -a into my college's server and got this: 2.6.18-274.3.1.el5 #1 SMP Tue Sep 6 20:14:03 EDT 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux Are they trying to hide the version of Linux that ...