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Linux 101: Introduction to sudo

There are two ways to run administrative applications in Linux. You can either switch to the super user (root) with the su command, or you can take advantage of sudo. How you do this will depend upon which distribution you use. Some distributions enable the root user (such as Fedora, Red Hat, openSuSE), while some do not (such as Ubuntu and Debian). There are pros and cons for each.

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Easy Package Creation with CheckInstall

Need a fast way to create a Debian Package, RPM or Slackware package? If you need to install software from source, but don't want to take the time to learn how to create packages, there's an easier way. CheckInstall is your fast ticket to installable packages.

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Weekend Project: Migrate from Direct Partitions to LVM Volumes

Has learning about Linux's Logical Volume Manager (LVM) been on your to-do list for too long?  Then set aside some time this weekend for a little project: migrating a Linux system from traditional disk partitions to LVM's logical volumes.

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Best Practices for Contributors: Getting Started with Linux Distro Development


Want to contribute to your favorite Linux distro, but not sure where to start? Don't worry. It's easier than it looks, and you'll find plenty of help.

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Free Getting Started with Ubuntu Manual Helps Out Linux Rookies [Ebook]

Check out Getting Started with Ubuntu 10.04, the first in a planned series of community-edited manuals that will accompany each successive Ubuntu release...

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