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Environment (KDE), 87 command names, 188 configuration files, 529 diald settings, 115-118 gimprc files, 143 kernels, 319-322 membership in groups, 250-251 network cards, 359-361 network settings, 104-105 ownership of files and directories, 249-250 package archive sources, 35-36 screen size, X servers, 77-78 video cards, 358-359 -editor EDITOR option, 149 editors, 566-571. See also text editors edlin line editor, 180 edquota command, 252-253 Effects button, ImageMagick, 147 egrep command, 189...

Choosing adequate media

Every system and every environment requires different considerations when choosing a medium on which to back up its data. A person with a single computer has different needs than a company with several machines containing mission-critical data. Therefore, choosing how to back up these systems involves considering your needs. Several forms of backup media are commonly used. Table 18-1 lists and compares the more commons forms of backup media. Following the table, I explain each medium type in...

Image Magick

Another powerful graphics manipulation program is ImageMagick. This program limits you to creating simple graphics as compared with Gimp. However, ImageMagick does enable you to make changes to existing graphics, which is its real power. If all you ever need to do is manipulate images by cropping, resizing, rotating, or other such procedures, then look no further. To install ImageMagick, use dselect to find and select the program named imagemagick for installation. The package installs the...

Lynx

With today's Web pages becoming more graphical all the time, a text browser may not be very useful. So why bother mentioning it I include it in this discussion for the simple reason that a graphical browser is useless when used through a terminal session. You'd be surprised the information you can glean from the text on a Web page. For instance, the Debian Web page contains numerous references, tidbits, and morsels buried in the page's text. Tip Lynx is a full-fledged browser, so you can also...

Finding Linux Compatible Laptops

One comment that echoes from Linux users of all distributions is the difficulty of configuring the hardware on a laptop. Laptops are an unusual beast in that most of their hardware is integrated together video, sound, and modems. Other devices include infrared IR port PCMCIA devices like network adapters SCSI and modems. In some cases, these components may be slightly different from the desktop models. For example the video card on a laptop may use a different clock circuit or have limited...