A Brief History of Android OS

  Facts about Android Android is an interesting subject to discuss because of rapid advancements in technology by software developers, are forcing the corporations evolve and innovate at a fast pace. One proof of the sophistication of technology today is the birth of Android. Android itself is an operating system that is designed primarily intended [...]

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Apply Heartbleed patch to your Hostgator dedicated server

Since you stumbled on this article, you must already be aware of the Heartbleed security vulnerability that affects a large number of internet websites.  The target audience for this article is to administrators of Dedicated servers on Hostgator or any other provider. Identify if your server is affected by Heartbleed Visit the detection tool website [...]

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Insert/Add String to Beginning of a File

In a previous article, I showed you how to append a string to the end of file. Now I will show you how to insert a string to the beginning of a file in Linux. The solution is not as obvious as the former, but I will show you a quick and easy way using [...]

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Create a compressed MySQL database dump/backup (Linux)

This may go without saying, but backing up your database regularly is important. Hard disks can fail at anytime causing you to lose all your data (We recommend using a RAID configuration when possible for data redundancy!) Often times, we may overlook the database and simply make backups of our /www or /public_html folder that [...]

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50% off downloadable PC/Mac/Linux games at Shiny Loot

Shiny Loot is a new digital distribution platform with an Indie-focus and offers no to minimal DRM games.  One of the differentiating factors is their extensive trait system that makes it easier for you to find games. For their beta launch, they are offering a number of games for 50% off. Septerra Core – 50% [...]

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Scripting the Linux ‘passwd’ command easily without interactive prompt

If you are looking for a quick and easily solution to changing your Linux passwd from a script, you have come to the right place. As you already know, the passwd command prompts the user to enter the desired password as well as a confirmation, but I have a solution that will change the password [...]

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How to backup/dump a PostgreSQL database using pg_dump

This article will show you how to use the pg_dump utility that is built-in to PostgreSQL to backup or dump the database to a file. This is a utility I use all the time to quickly make periodic backups of my databases. This tool has the ability to create both compressed and uncompressed dumps of [...]

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Linux ‘find’ to list files less than or greater than a certain size

This article will go through some basic examples on how to list files above or below a certain size in Linux using the find command. There are many use cases for running queries like this, for instance finding small files on your hard drive or finding very large files. So, lets get started with some examples. Using find [...]

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Fetch error installing Java on Ubuntu 11.04. Solved!

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 and was trying to install the Java OpenJDK 6.0 (and 7.0) on my system but I received the following error: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with –fix-missing? I tried installing several different Java packages but all of them failed with the same error. Finally, [...]

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Official Gingerbread 2.3.3 Finally Released for G2x!!!

Finally!! After months of waiting and waiting, LG has released the official Gingerbread 2.3.3 update for the G2x. Go to: http://www.lg.com/us/support/mc-support/mobile-phone-support.jsp Click on the download link and run this Update ool Connect your phone to your PC via USB If Windows does not recognize your phone, click on the Install USB Driver button Disconnect and re-connect [...]

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