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    Wireless keyboards functionality at grub screen

    I'm curious about non-bluetooth wireless communication with mice/keyboards at the grub screen. Is it standard for grub to support it? As an example of the type pf technology im talking about: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FVV4GC0/
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    In today's article, you'll learn how to change your hostname...

    okay, so here is one thing you could do differently: with the "<new_hostname>" argumemt, remove the <>, because using those just generates a syntax error if you are like me and "stupid enough" to think that should be typed :D but otherwise, thanks that's cool, i can choose something other tham...
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    Closest experience to original Unix?

    Wow, I wonder if that works with virtual box
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    Be carefull - emails and passwords captured before submit button clicked

    It's best to stay away from anything McAfee
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    Microsoft Warns Rise in XorDdos Malware Targeting Linux Devices

    Simplicity/security are pretty related. My laptop worked for 5 years before it broke a couple days ago, and I'm not getting a new one. I've already got two desktops and an android, there's no need.
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    Microsoft Warns Rise in XorDdos Malware Targeting Linux Devices

    they're throwing shade in a particularly clever way too, aren't you glad you know about this?! Nobody will argue that MS is more secure than linux overall, all devices have vulnerabilities, the important thing to know is either a) how to exploit them b) if a vulnerability matters and why...
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    Microsoft Warns Rise in XorDdos Malware Targeting Linux Devices

    You mean i can't do what the internet tells me to do anymore?!
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    How to automate tasks on a Linux system

    How funny...i was literally just trying to figure out how to properly configure a cron job on my system since i had a practical reason to back up certain files, and it took me over an hour to get it to work because: -instead of scripting, i tried putting the commands in the crontab file instead...
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    How to i become the superuser ?

    sudo gives you privileges (given you remember your password and your system works properly) to do whatever you want. To BECOME the superuser, you can* create a password for su by pulling up a terminal and typing "sudo passwd root". After hitting enter, it will ask you for your password, then ask...
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    So Many OS's to Choose From - which one?

    ubuntu and mint are both pretty awesome [which are both branches of debian], i'd recommend back up your data and fooling around with formatting your computer...or, install OracleVirtualBox, even though VMs tend to be worse in terms of performance in my experience. Don't have any expectations...
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    What the heck is the "-a" option for cp?

    that's the impression i got from my searches, however, there's not much mention of which metadata isn't preserved with the normal cp. I would think that "archive", based on the word alone, would do the same thing as "- -backup" which basically just allows to create slightly modified copies of...
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    What practical applications does teletype and interactive shell have for modern computers?

    Good to know that teleyping means now adays means using using secure shell and telnet, i will have to research ANSI protocols when i have time.
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    What practical applications does teletype and interactive shell have for modern computers?

    I was trying to figure out what what exactly an interactive shell is, and somehow teletype came into it during my search. For those of you who do not know, teletype machines are neworked computers from the 70s/80s that would be used to send messages to people in other buildings, to put it...
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    Been trying to get a Linux install working today

    It was a GIGABYTE motherboard with DDR3 ram slots and an LGA 1151 socket, i would look up the order and tell you which one but Newegg erases order histories after a certain number of years. I've been doing a lot of boot device stuff [where i have to keep switching it] with the newer ROG...
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    Been trying to get a Linux install working today

    it's looking like the BIOS is an issue here, so try to adjust it as others recommend. Not every BIOS is very good...the last motherboard i had had an "award winning BIOS", but for some reason it was not flexible in terms of letting me run separate windows and linux hard drives: if i switched to...
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