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What are the most popular disk partitioning tools for Linux?
fdisk and cfdisk
What three tools were used to create GNOME?
GTK+ Tool Kit, XML, and CORBA
What is GTK+?
a multi-platform toolkit for creating GUI's
What protocol does CORBA use?
IIOP
What advantage does the X Window system gain from its client/server approach?
the client can be local or remote
What is the most common Linux version of X Server?
XF86
What toolkit does KDE use?
QT C++
What is the swapon command used for?
activating an existing swap partition
What does the X Server do?
provides direct hardware support
How does the use of a common protocol enhance CORBA?
it allows any CORBA-based programs to interoperate
What does CORBA stand for?
Common Object Request Broker Architecture
What is an X Client?
software that requests services from an X Server
What are the four components of the X Window System?
X Server, X Client, X Protocol, and X Window Manager
What are the four components of the X Window System?
X Server, X Client, X Protocol, and X Window Manager
What FTP client was created from the ground up to solve problems with the FTP daemon?
ProFTPD
Who can edit crontab?
only the root user
What is cfdisk used for?
disk partitioning
What command can be used to alter the priority of a job before it begins?
nice
What program can be used to alter the priority of a program once it has started?
renice
What file should devices be added to in order to mount them automatically at startup?
/etc/fstab
What does umask do?
defines what permissions are NOT set by default
What must be done before fsck'ing a drive?
it must be unmounted
What is the difference between Open Source and the GPL?
the Open Source Initiative supports Open Source in general, not a particular license
How can corporations participate in Open Source?
use the GPL or write their own license and submit it to OSI for certification
How is Perl licensed?
artistic license
How does Artistic License work?
non-copyright holders can make changes, but the copyright holder must approve them
How does Artistic License work?
non-copyright holders can make changes, but the copyright holder must approve them
Who created Minix?
Andrew Tannebaum
What platform was Linux originally designed to run on?
x86
What three groups worked on the MULTICS project?
AT&T Bell Labs, GE, and MIT
What platform was Linux originally designed to run on?
x86
What platform was Linux originally designed to run on?
x86
Why is the kernel updated so often?
to access new hardware
At what website can all versions of the kernel be found?
www.kernel.org