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for questions about running Linux on laptops.
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the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), a protocol used for modifying and querying items stored in directory services
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computer low-power mode, including suspend-to-RAM and suspend-to-disk
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Everything that includes the source code of Unix programs for example compiling, installing or how to retrieve the code for studying.
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the latest version of the Internet Protocol (IP), the communications protocol that provides an identification and location system for computers on networks and ro…
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a filesystem designed for use on CD-ROMs. An “ISO image” is a file that contains an ISO 9660 filesystem and can be burnt to a CD.
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LXDE (Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment) is a lightweight desktop environment for resource-limited systems.
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Questions about either the shell builtin or `/bin/echo`. This tag should not be used if your question is simply about printing to the terminal, only apply it if your question is specific to the `echo`…
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Something related to visual data files
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a lightweight stacking window manager. It is ICCCM and EWMH compatible and can be used alone or inside other desktop environments such as Gnome.
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a directory holding configurations regarding programs to be started at boot time by the `init` process. For questions regarding the `init` process itself, use [init].
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a cross-platform framework for creating graphical user interfaces.
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usually defined as the actual value passed to a function, procedure, or command line program.
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Conversion between file formats.
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Computer monitors (i.e. screens or displays). For system/application monitoring, please use the /monitoring tag.
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a device often found integrated in laptops as replacement for a mouse (which would require additional workspace to be moved around upon). Use this tag for touchpad (driver) specific ques…
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a standard (RFC 5424) for message logging. Use this tag for syslog logging related messages. For generic logging messages use [logging] instead
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Questions about text editors in general (i.e. programs used for editing plain text files).
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a command-line utility that provides disk partitioning functions.
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Shrinking (compressing) and restoring (decompressing) of data.
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An open source telnet and SSH Client for the Windows and Unix platforms.
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a temporary storage, mostly related to text, from where contents can be pasted to a new/other location. Use this tag for questions that specifically involve problems with putting materi…
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A technique for scheduling tasks to be run at a specific time or on a specific event.
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A data storage device that supports reading/writing data in fixed-size blocks, sectors, or clusters.
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ACL stands for access control list. ACLs extend permissions on files beyond the traditional user-group-others triple.
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the official file manager in GNOME.
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a userspace interface for operating system-level virtualization features in the mainline Linux kernel, such as kernel namespaces and control groups (cgroups). These allow mul…
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a protocol built upon TCP/IP, used for outgoing email transmissions, and email relaying. It uses ports 25 (clear) and 465 (SSL) by default.
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a shell for Unix-like operating systems and an enhanced, but completely compatible version of the Berkeley UNIX C shell (csh).
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A GNU/Linux based firmware program for embedded devices such as residential gateways and routers.
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test the reachability of a given host, either on the internet or in a local network.