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Is Linux as Vulnerable to Virus attacks as is Windows

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In the past few years i read and heard many times that the reason for Windows' vulnerabilities and specially virus attacks is simply because much more computers are running it and it could have been the same for Linux (aka GNU/Linux)!.

First of all i'm glad that this kind of discussions are pupping up so often these days, because it means that Linux's user base is increasing and it attracts more attention everyday. However this point of view also shows its authors' limited understanding of how GNU/Linux and Open Source community work. GNU/Linux is NOT WINDOWS, yes they're both operating systems but they have many fundamental differences. Lets highlight some of these differences  and see how they affect the main topic of this article.

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Another way to mirror two folders under Linux & Windows

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Windows

There are many tools and utilities for syncing files and folders, and yet there are even more. In this tutorial i'll introduce you to several reliable free command line and visual utilities for mirroring a folder into another folder.

This tutorial was originally part of another article but i came up with a much better solution for that one and there was no longer any need for this part so i decided to publish it as separate tutorial. It's not unique but all the same some people may find it useful.

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Importing SVG to Photoshop, OpenSource is here to help

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SVG is a standard format for vector graphics, Most modern browsers support SVG out of the box. But there is a problem! How to make and edit SVG files?!

Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) is a family of specifications of an XML-based file format for describing two-dimensional vector graphics, both static and dynamic (i.e. interactive or animated).

The SVG specification is an open standard that has been under development by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) since 1999.

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Sync development and production files via a simple customizable bash script

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Linux

Uploading website to the production sever is usually a time consuming task specially when you have to do it many times a day. Since the developmers working under my supervision do not have access to the online server i have to upload many websites many times day! and for addressing this issue while ago i decided to write a simple customizable bash script.

It syncs the remote server with local server and only uploads the files which have changes since the last update. I used the mighty lftp and the bash script mostly simplfies the usage.

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Moving Users, Document and settings, or Home folder to another partition or disk

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Windows

System partition (Where operating system is installed) is usually target for viruses, bad sectors, out of disk space (Which is quite common in Windows Vista and the next versions due to the winsxs folder's uncontrolled size increase) specially in Windows. You may need to re-install or even format your entire system partition, in situations like this the main problem is how to backup your data if your haven't lost it already!! Although it's possible but it's not easy, Unlike Linux , Windows does not have any official live CD so you would have to use command line or connect your disk to another system and wait until it backups your data and then you can start re-installing Windows, it's a very time consuming process and not every one has multiply OSs or PCs.

Using a different disk for users' data can also improve performance in Multi Tasking. Also If you're a Linux user there is another advantage. Using another partition for users's data allows trying other distributions - which is quite common among Linux users - without having to be worried about data loss.

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How Microsoft makes Internet Explorer W3C compatible

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Summer is comming, and better air flow is critical!

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Personal

Summber is getting closer everyday and it's impossible to ignore it considering the hot air now days!. Another which is noticable is the noise of my computer's cooling system (Fans).

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Some tips about writing Resume

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After reading over 200 hundred resumes in the past three years and rejecting most of them before and after interview and test due to the fake information, It seems that most people believe that putting everything they even though of into  their resume really helps, but does it?

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Drawing organization charts easily with OpenOffice Draw

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I don't know whether you've heard of OpenOffice or not. OpenOffice is perhaps the best alternative to Micro$soft Office currently available. It's a collection of applications that work together closely to provide the features expected from a modern office suite. Many of the parts are designed to be alternatives to those available in Microsoft Office.

But what's the different between these two popular office applications ?

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How to backup in-use/locked files

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Windows

Making your favorite backup software compatible with WindowsVolume Shadow Copy

 

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft\VSSSDK72\Tools\VSSReports\vshadow.exe" -p -nw -script=SETVAR1.cmd D:

call SETVAR1.cmd

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft\VSSSDK72\Tools\VSSReports\vshadow.exe"  -er=%SHADOW_ID_1%,vss_d

pause

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft\VSSSDK72\Tools\VSSReports\vshadow.exe" -ds=%SHADOW_ID_1%

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