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First used UNIX 6th edition in 1975 at the University of Waterloo and first used Linux 0.99pl12 in 1993. I remember getting X with twm runnning using a socket emulator package that used UNIX pipes to simulate network sockets.


Feb
4
comment How to install from a Linux live CD that does not support installing?
CD's don't use hard drive filesystems so dd is never going to work well. I have edited the answer to use tar instead of dd for copying. And that is the beauty of using Virtualbox to test this stuff beforehand.
Feb
4
revised How to install from a Linux live CD that does not support installing?
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Feb
4
comment Processing bash variable with sed
Learn a scripting language like Python, Ruby, maybe even PERL, so that you don't have to force the shell to do everything for you. You can even get Javascript (Rhino) to run on a UNIX system and almost everyone needs to know some Javascript.
Feb
4
answered How to install from a Linux live CD that does not support installing?
Feb
4
answered How do I suppress dd output?
Feb
4
answered I'm moving up from managed hosting to a VPS. What do I need to know?
Feb
4
comment What does dd stand for?
It was definitely Dataset Definition. Dataset was the IBM term for File. In JCL you needed to write a DD record to define the file that you wanted to use and give a 2 character unit number code to reference in your Open statements.
Feb
4
comment What does dd stand for?
Disk Dump is correct. Back then it was normal to use DD to backup a hard drive partition to tape. Most of the other options were related to things that people wanted to do with tapes, such as convert EBCDIC to ASCII.
Feb
4
answered Best way to remove bytes from the start of a file?
Feb
4
answered How to specify where files are transferred to using ssh
Feb
4
answered Linux Distro for use as Wireless Infrastructure Basestation