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Linux Top Forums
Learn UNIX, UNIX commands, Linux, Operating Systems, System Administration, Programming, Shell, Shell Scripts, Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, OS X, BSD.
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Unix shell scripting - KSH, CSH, SH, BASH, PERL, PHP, SED, AWK and shell scripts and shell scripting languages here.
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If you're not sure where to post a Unix or Linux question, post it here. All unix and Linux beginners welcome in this forum!
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Expert-to-Expert. Learn advanced UNIX, UNIX commands, Linux, Operating Systems, System Administration, Programming, Shell, Shell Scripts, Solaris, Linux, HP-UX, AIX, OS X, BSD.
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Programming (63 Viewing)
Post questions about C, C++, Java, SQL, and other programming languages here.
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This forum is closed for new posts. Please post beginner questions to learn unix and learn linux in this forum UNIX for Beginners Questions & Answers
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Linux Operating Systems
Learn Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, OS X, BSD, Linux and more operating system commands, system administration, and more!
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Solaris (139 Viewing)
The Solaris Operating System, usually known simply as Solaris, is a Unix-based operating system introduced by Sun Microsystems. The Solaris OS is now owned by Oracle.
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Linux (92 Viewing)
RedHat, Ubuntu, SUSE, Fedora, Debian, Mandriva, Slackware, Gentoo linux, PCLinuxOS. All Linux questions here!
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AIX (118 Viewing)
AIX is IBM's industry-leading UNIX operating system that meets the demands of applications that businesses rely upon in today's marketplace.
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HP-UX (18 Viewing)
HP-UX (Hewlett Packard UniX) is Hewlett-Packard's proprietary implementation of the Unix operating system, based on System V.
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SCO (6 Viewing)
Santa Cruz Operation (SCO) was a software company based in Santa Cruz, California which was best known for selling three UNIX variants for Intel x86.
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OS X (Apple) (4 Viewing)
OS X is a line of Unix-based graphical operating systems developed, marketed, and sold by Apple.
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BSD (1 Viewing)
BSD, sometimes called Berkeley Unix, is a Unix operating system developed by the Computer Systems Research Group of the UC Berkeley.
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Linux Homework and Emergencies
Homework (Special Rules Apply) and Emergency / Urgent Requests
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Students must use and complete the template provided. If you don't, your post may be deleted! Special homework rules apply here.
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Please post your urgent questions here for highest visibility. Posting a new thread to this forum requires Bits. We monitor this forum to help people with emergencies, but we do not guarantee response time or answers. This forum is "best effort" only. Members who reply to posts here receive a bonus of 1000 Bits per reply.
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Linux Special Forums
Read the latest UNIX and Linux news, discuss special topics like disks, file systems web servers, network security, applications and more.
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IP Networking (17 Viewing)
Learn TCP/IP, Internet Protocol, Routing, Routers, Network protocols in this UNIX and Linux forum.
Sub-Forums: Linux Proxy Server
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Hardware (3 Viewing)
Device drivers, hardware compatibility issues, motherboards, disk drives, graphics cards and other hardware related topics.
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Discuss UNIX and Linux software applications. This includes SQL, Databases, Middleware, MOM, SOA, EDA, CEP, BI, BPM and similar topics.
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All Windows and DOS questions should go here as well. Discuss UNIX to Windows (Desktop or Server) here!
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Discuss UNIX and Linux computer and network security, cyber security, cyber attacks, IT security, and more.
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Discuss UNIX and Linux user interfaces like GNOME, KDE, CDE, and Open Office here. All UNIX and Linux Newbies Welcome !!
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Web Programming (6 Viewing)
Discuss Web Programming and Web Server Administration, including LAMP, Apache, MySQL, HTML, SEO, and other Web APIs and topics.
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Forum for Nagios, Zabbix and other network monitoring and management tools.
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Open Source (1 Viewing)
software (OSS) is computer software with source code available with a license. The OSS copyright holder provides anyone the rights to read, modify, and distribute the software for any purpose. Open source software is often developed in a public. collaboration. The open source development model, collaborative development from multiple independent sources, generates a highly diverse scope of design perspectives. The Standish Group (from 2008) stated that the adoption of open source software had resulted in savings of more than $60 billion per year.
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UNIX and Linux related news, links, announcements. RedHat, Solaris, HP-UX, Ubuntu and more.
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Linux The Lounge
Discuss just about any off topic you like, view the Members Only area, browse the job board and more.
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What is on Your Mind? (3 Viewing)
Come inside and relax a while. Discuss whatever is on your mind. New members can introduce themselves. However, technical Q&A should happen in our other forums.
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Tell your work related tech stories and share experiences here. Share your successes and failures and other "war stories" in this forum.
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Linux Contact Us (Leadership Team)
Contact the administrators and moderators of The UNIX and Linux Forums here! (Our Privacy Policy)
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Forum members, please contact us here (not via email or PM).
Bug reports and minor feature requests should be posted here.
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Use this forum if you cannot login to the forums. NO TECHNICAL QUESTIONS - Guest who are not registered or have trouble with registration must post here for admin support.
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Area for tracking forum bugs and to request and track new features and issues.
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Linux UNIX Standards and Benchmarks
Learn about UNIX standards and find UNIX and Linux benchmark software here.
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Information on The Single UNIX Specification, Version 3.
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