Linux is a popular, open source operating system kernel. Linus Torvalds started development of the kernel in 1991.

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How do programs like subversion detect when a file has been edited as opposed to created/deleted?

This is my first question here so I hope it is not off topic. Although I am using the Linux inotify library to listen for changes to files, and I compare use of that against the Subversion program, I ...
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is it possible for the author to trademark the name of an open-source application? [closed]

I would like to know if the name of an open-source application can be trademarked by the original author and what it means when it comes to distributing it through major linux distros, that is, will ...
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Any basic difference between Unix and Linux in design and other aspects? [closed]

I keep reading this sentence: Linux is a Unix-like system, but it is not Unix. I don't know what's the real difference between the two. I know Linux got a lot of ideas from Unix and the licenses ...
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Who uses GnuSTEP?

This has been a big question lurking at the back of my head. From what I see, GnuSTEP nowadays is primarily a "hobby" project of a small but tightly-knit group of people. However I haven't seen a ...
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Low level Linux graphics

For educational purposes, I'd like to write an application on a Linux environment that can process keyboard events and draw graphics without huge dependencies like X or SDL. I presume that this must ...
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Where do I start in regards to making a Gnome/Unity Form Application

Ok so I am familiar with developing Form and Console applications on Windows using Visual Studio .Net with C#, but where do I start when it comes to Linux distro's like Ubuntu, is there an equivalent? ...
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Ubuntu, OpenSuse, the world of linux for a web-developer

I'm learning web development. My main OS is windows 7 but I've used Linux and currently dual-booting with Ubuntu. My Linux knowledge however, is pretty limited. I can work with the command line on ...
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Minimal linux distro for compiling arm binaries

I have this setup: A windows/x86 development box and a PandaBoard ES for testing with a linux on it. I would like to ask you for recommending a linux distribution that I would run in Hyper-V on my ...
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Best solution to run a Linux sandbox on my Windows machine? [closed]

I'd like to develop some node.js on my windows machine by using a virtual linux server that runs as a program and that I would access through ssh. I'd like this virtual linux instance to access the ...
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How can I develop a Package Manager for Embedded Systems?

I need to develop/use a package manager for an embedded Linux system with the following properties: A master fully controls which packages need to be installed (the slave has no possibility to ask ...
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How can I convert PPT files to PNG in PHP without COM?

I need to convert Powerpoint files to PNG in PHP. I can do the conversion with using COM in PHP but COM is only supported on Windows. I need to do this for both Windows and Linux. I am wondering if ...
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LUA vs Shell scripting vs C for cgi-scripting on embedded devices

I am going to try CGI scripting for implementing a web based Graphical User Interface on an embedded device. What advantages does LUA scripting have over shell scripting or C for implementing dynamic ...
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How to deploy a heterogeneous server application to customers?

We have a bigger application server which customers would like to have deployed locally. It consists of an MySQL server database, a REDIS database, multiple Web servers for sub parts, a NGINX reverse ...
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How To Handle Previously Uploaded Files

I'm new to PHP and MySQL and I've only seen posts related to this on Zend and ASP so I'm looking for some advice to point me in the right direction for a LAMP project. I'm putting together a webform ...
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Comparison of IDEs for C++ and C development on Linux: KDevelop, Eclipse, NetBeans, CodeBlocks and Anjuta [closed]

I'd like to note your experience of full scale IDEs on Linux. I personally work mostly with vim, however other programmers would like to see a real IDE. So I'd like to hear your personal opinion ...
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What are all these license types for applications?

I am thinking of making some applications for Linux (primarily Ubuntu) and I have an intention of selling some in the Ubuntu Software Center and offering a few applications for free. These free ...
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What is the starting point for Ubuntu app development? [closed]

I'm thinking of developing software for Ubuntu and other related Linux-based distros (like Linux Mint). But currently am at a loss for where to start. Would learning Python be enough/good? And what ...
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How to tackle massive Linux/makefile projects effectively?

I have been developing Windows applications in C++ for like 10 years now. And recently I've started digging into some Linux projects, and I can't stand how unproductive I am... I'm a fast learner, ...
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How do I choose a package format for Linux software distribution?

We have a Java-based application that, to date, we've been distributing as a tarball with instructions for deploying. It's mostly self-contained so deployment is fairly straight-forward: Untar on ...
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What and all the areas of Linux a PHP developer should know about? (Like just commands of it or something advanced)

I've developed a website using PHP but I implemented it on Windows OS and hosted it on Windows server. I just searched the PHP job market to know the on-going technology requirement and to keep my ...
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Is it possible to effectively develop PHP applications on Windows that will be deployed on servers running Linux?

Is it fine to code PHP on Windows and host it later on a server running Linux? Can there be any problems in the migration of such a project? I would think that there really can't be any problems, ...
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How was Git designed?

My workplace recently switched to Git and I've been loving (and hating!) it. I really do love it, and it is extremely powerful. The only part I hate is that sometimes it's too powerful (and maybe a ...
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Monitor Process

I have some previous posts talking about how to use python to "do something" when a record is inserted or deleted into a postgres database. I finally decided on going with a message queue to handle ...
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Is an ASP.NET site in a Linux environment possible?

I found some software a while ago that claimed to execute ASP.NET applications on a Linux server, I remember that the information said that takes the code and converts it to Java. I never downloaded ...
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How does a developer set up an environment to hack on an OS like Linux, Plan9 or BSD?

I've always found it daunting and confusing how an OS hacker sets up their workflow. As a web-developer I find it easy to set up a workflow because web-sites run on servers and as such my OS is never ...
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What is the best method to start understanding BIG project source code? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do you dive into large code bases? Sometimes before developing new products we need to understand some existing products or existing source code. Sometimes to write ...
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Interviewing someone for general unix skills [closed]

How would you test a developer that claims to have *nix shell experience (just to be clear, we don't want to test if someone can develop on *nix, only that they know their way around the command line)....
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Do LAMP/Java-based software development teams have SOE's?

As a developer on the Windows/.NET stack, it's pretty normal for the company-supplied machine to come with Windows (usually an ancient, archaic version like Windows XP) and a stack of software pre-...
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Schemes to resolve deadlocks

I am interested in research that detects and recover from deadlocks. In other words the system is able to recover from deadlock faults. I'm interested in shared memory multicore processors. Uptill now ...
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How hard would it be for Microsoft to support deployment of .net apps onto OSX and linux [closed]

Given the announcement of the windows 8 tablet edition and more details on the app store, it would be amazing if this infrastructure could be leveraged for the OSX desktop and or MonoTouch. http://www....
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What is the best idea to put available OS (linux) and Web application to client?

After a year programming a web based business management system, I got my idea divided into two differents ways to do what I'm doing... I will try to explain in follow lines: First I will describe my ...
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Programming your own linux distribution?

So, during the couple of days I've been thinking what it takes to make your own linux distribution. Where should I actually start? I'd like to have some very basic tips for this. I consider myself a ...
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Should we choose Java over C# for a new project? [duplicate]

We have a team of .NET developers (C#) with a range of experience from 2 to 6 years. Over the last few years we have been developing Silverlight, ASP.NET MVC, and WPF applications. However, there is a ...
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Unit Testing For Different Environments

How does one do unit testing for multiple environments that behave differently? Here is my problem. I have a PHP class for which I'd like to create unit tests. The class provides shortcuts for ...
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Is there a technical reason why you can't develop iOS apps on a Linux computer?

I understand why you can't develop OS X apps on a Linux computer, but is there a good technical reason why you can't develop iPhone and iPad apps on Linux? Why isn't it possible to compile iOS source ...
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Can I use Linux/Mono instead of Windows/Visual Studio without any problem? [closed]

I have more than 6 years of experience with .Net (C#/ASP.NET) and Visual Studio. But recently I'm tempted to switch to Linux/Mono. It comes up with some questions: Can I run my old Visual Studio ...
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Program Loaders in Linux and Windows

I was wondering what the loaders in Linux and Windows are called, i.e., their command names? Loaders' definitions are In computing, a loader is the part of an operating system that is ...
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Is Linux a neccessity for learning network?

I'm a web developer interested in learning network. I work on Windows platform. Many of my friends and colleagures believe that to learn netwrok, I should become familiar with Linux platform. Should I?...
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Reading a character from a file stream in c++ (AKA: Why no C++ standard equivalent of old conio.h)?

This is a question of about design decisions. I find that there are so many different things I work on where reading a _kbhit() is amazingly useful but I can't find (read: there isn't) any ...
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How much does a web developer need to know about Linux? [closed]

I was just wondering if a typical PHP developers needs to be very familiar with Linux. I am studying Linux right now and I believe some of linux knowledge is not required for a PHP developer job (not ...
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Distributing my Application inside a Debian Virtual Machine Image— How to meet GPL obligations?

I have a Linux application I've developed, and I have created a standalone VMWare Image that people can download to try out the application without needing to install and configure a Linux Server. I ...
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Embedded Linux Training [closed]

I have been working with an old OS9(not mac) operating system and I have been trying to get my organization to transition to an embedded Linux platform. We have money in the budget for training and I ...
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What is a dedicated Linux box used for?

So this is probably a very basic and obvious question for most people, but my google-fu is failing me and it just seems something is going over my head. I've heard numerous people refer to having a '...
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I need to know the reasons why learning Linux Shell Scripting (BASH) benefits me as a PHP developer [closed]

I have been developing web sites/applications using the LAMP stack for almost 5 years. Currently I am interested to dig more into Linux OS, specifically BASH but from a web developer perspective, not ...
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What is the exact meaning of Platform independence? [closed]

What is the meaning of platform independence? I am taking the case of Java. Can I run a Java application on Linux that built on Windows platform? Or the reverse? Can I use a same (or exact) ...
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Webcam software for both Windows and Linux – possible? [closed]

my visually impaired sister uses a webcam with DIY stand as a digital magnifier to read printed texts. We wanted to initiate a project to create a software - in fact only a modified webcam viewer (...
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What advantages does Linux give me when developing in PHP for the web? [closed]

I'm about to begin a big PHP project with a friend. It's my first time using PHP and I've been wondering wether I should try developing on Linux since it's so popular. I've had some past experience ...
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Most commonly used free-of-charge linux and SQL distributions

I'm looking to reduce the initial costs of starting a business. As much as I like Windows Server 2008 and SQL Server 2008, I think their per-processor sale model is very expensive. Plus, if the ...
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linux script as a service within PHP & JS

Is it possible to create a web application/service in PHP in which the backbone of the application/service is really a linux script and PHP is just relaying the data from the script? The linux script ...
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Need Advice on PHP Search Functionality

I'm coding a Linux/PHP site for an organization. The site has two views, activated by a login $_SESSION variable indicating whether one is logged in as a member or not. I need to provide search ...