Selecting A Linux Distribution

There are many different versions of Linux, and unlike other commercial operating systems that are controlled, distributed and supported by only one company, the core of Linux is free to distribute and use.

Linux Text Editors

There are several excellent word processing programs for Linux like AbiWord, KWord, part of the KOffice suite and the OpenOffice.org suite’s word processor.

Linux command: chmod

chmod is a Linux command that will let you “set permissions” (aka, assign who can read/write/execute) on a file.

Linux command: at

There is a little known command in linux that is very handy when scheduling a task. Normally server administrators prefer using CRON for handling all scheduling. However, CRON is primarily designed for setting up recurring schedules and isn’t really the right tool for one time jobs…

Tutorail: Linux useful commands

Now we’re going to talk about a touchy subject. The command ‘touch’ which is used to change the time and/or date of a file. You can use ‘touch’ if your boss yells at you about not having a report ready at lunchtime. You should quickly finish the report, then type:

Tutorial: What is Linux?

Linux is an operating system that evolved from a kernel created by Linus Torvalds when he was a student at the University of Helsinki. Generally, it is obvious to most people what Linux is. However, both for political and practical reasons, it needs to be explained further.