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administrator

Another word for the root user.

AIX

IBM’s proprietary form of Unix that runs on the company’s proprietary hardware, as well as commodity hardware based around AMD and Intel processors. Nowadays, IBM is slowly deprecating AIX in favor of Linux.

alias

Method of creating a user-defined command that, when typed, causes another command to be run or string to be expanded.

Apache

Popular Open Source web server software that runs on Unix, Linux, and other operating system platforms. Considered responsible in part for the rise in popularity of Linux in the late 1990s.

applet

Small program that, in the context of the SUSE Linux desktop, runs as part of a larger program and offers functions that complement the main program. The KDE desktop Panel incorpo-rates several applets in its system tray area.

archive

Any file containing a collection of smaller files, compressed or otherwise (see also tar).




Beginning SUSE Linux from Novice to Professional
Beginning SUSE Linux: From Novice to Professional
ISBN: 1590594584
EAN: 2147483647
Year: 2005
Pages: 293
Authors: Keir Thomas

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