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File permissions on Unix and Linux are one of the most ubiquitous stumbling blocks for even regular users of those operating systems. The intricate structure of which users on a system are allowed to do what is one of the foundations of Unix, providing security and interoperability, but at times it can make working with the system a pain. Here’s a look at how permissions work and how to work with them. How to read a directory listing When you run “ls -l” from the Unix command line, the resulting file listing shows data about each file:
Click to view Apple has convinced millions that they can make the switch from Windows to OS X, but those curious about Linux have to see for themselves if they can work or play on a free desktop. The short answer is that, for most halfway tech-savvy people who aren't hardcore gamers, yes, you can. There are positively addictive productivity apps available for Linux, along with tools to make switching between Linux and other systems easy, or just running Windows programs themselves if you need to. Today we're detailing a Linux desktop that helps you move quickly, work with Windows, and just get things done; read on for a few suggestions on setting it up. Setting up your system If you're dual-booting with Windows, there's no reason to build a wall between the two systems.
Help home > FAQ home Getting Started ¶ How do I use AIM, MSN, Yahoo!, Google Talk/Jabber/XMPP, ICQ, or any other protocol? ¶ Use the Account Editor (Accounts->Manage Accounts) to add the account of the appropriate messaging service.
by Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols (May 19, 2006) I want an audio player that will do everything that Apple's iTunes does -- including working with my iPod -- and do it natively on Linux. That's a tall order. I've tried many fine Linux programs -- KDE's amaroK , RealPlayer 10 for Linux , Xine , etc. -- but none have scratched my itch. So, I've been running Windows iTunes 4.9x running atop CrossOver Office 5.01 .