Ubuntu isn’t Linux, What’s a Beginner anyways?

Today Joel Spolsky announced The results of the poll of whether ubuntu SE and unix SE would be merged, they won’t. In short the Unix community was in favor of it but the Ubuntu community was not. Joel had this to say: So, Ubuntu, Linux, I get it, it’s clearly not the same thing. If you love Ubuntu, we have a site for you. If you love Linux and Unix, we have a site for you. Read more →

Some Stack Exchange site’s I’d like to see come to fruition

Unix & Linux: I think it’d be more used than Super User and ServerFault for some questions.Outer Join: A place to ask questions about databases and queriesUser Interface: because this is something we could all do better with. Please consider following/committing. esp the unix/linux one (since I don’t think Ubuntu should get to have its own, while leaving the rest of us in the cold.)– This work by Caleb Cushing is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3. Read more →

Adding a new group to an open shell without logging in and out

Most Unix users believe it’s impossible to add a group that was recently added to your user account without logging in and logging out. If you’re running X and need to give your gui new permissions (like dolphin/konqueoror) this may be true, for the most part. I don’t know how to change it for those processes. However, if you need to change it for a shell prompt it’s easy. You merely execute the command newgrp in an open shell prompt and that prompt will now be loaded with the new group. Read more →