A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.
the process of having two (or more) operating systems installed on a computer, allowing one to be chosen during the boot process.
a Unix operating system originally developed by Sun Microsystems (currently owned by Oracle) as a rebranding of SunOS 4.1.x in 1991.
In computing, memory refers to the state information of a computing system, as it is kept active in some physical structure.
the process of making copies (a backup) of data which may be used to restore the original after a data loss event.
a service that provides the resolution of host names to IP addresses. Use the [tag:dns] tag when you are troubleshooting DNS issues, configuring a DNS resolver or server, …
A permanent data storage device used for storing and retrieving digital information using rapidly rotating discs (platters) coated with magnetic material in a rigid form factor (as opposed to floppy d…
the process of logging in: from the login prompt, through user authentication, to session startup
Low-cost single-board computer the size of a credit card. Also check the Raspberry Pi SE: http://raspberrypi.stackexchange.com/
a guest Operating System running in a completely isolated environment within a normal host operating system. Modern virtual machines are implemented with either software emul…
a name used to identify a file uniquely on given file system.
typically delimited by quotes, which raises the problem of dealing with strings that include quotes.
Questions regarding password-based authentication and password management
a terminal multiplexer: it enables a number of terminals (or windows), each running a separate program, to be created, accessed, and controlled from a single screen. tmux may be detached from …
The tar archive format and/or the command-line utility for working with tar files.
refers to the action of giving a different name to either an existing file or to a copy of a file as part of some other operations (.e.g. remote copy, backup). Use this tag as well for …
General keyboard topics, including keyboard hardware and keyboard functionality in software.
A special type of file that references an inexistent or existing file or directory. The contents of a symbolic link consist of an arbitrary string that is the path to the file that the symbolic link p…
a name, if correctly chosen with a symbolic meaning, that holds a value or values. Use this tag if your question is specific on the use of variables on shell scripting (if you want to as…
Questions about the IP protocol and IP addresses. For Linux ip utility related questions, use iproute tag instead.
to replace a piece of hardware or software with a better, and usually newer, version or component.
A lightweight desktop environment for UNIX-like operating systems.
is used to classify questions about date/calendar/time manipulation, visualisation, conversion... on Unix-like systems.
hardware (or its representation by software) that connects a computing device (host) to a computer network (net)
A general purpose operating system built on top of the Linux kernel, developed by the community-supported openSUSE Project.
used for question particular to the nVidia range of graphic boards/chips and their drivers. Use it only if you know for sure the problem is not a general graphics board issue (in that case u…
Globbing means matching files by name patterns containing wildcards.
a package management system intended primarily for Linux distributions.
for questions about loading, configuring, or compiling them. See also /drivers for questions about which modules to use for specific hardware. A kernel module is a bit of code that can be…
a widely-used, general-purpose scripting language that is especially suited for web development. Use this tag when you are dealing with a PHP script, installing PHP, or configuring a PHP insta…
A free software re-implementation of the SMB/CIFS networking protocol, which provides Windows file and print services. Use this tag when your question involves Samba shares, mounts, or printers.