Unix

Usenet – Great History and even better Future?

December 30, 2011
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In the year 2011 the WorldWideWeb celebrated its 21st Birthday, not with a big bang, but many people will remember the start of the WWW in 1990. 21 years is an impressive age in a time where computers are getting thinner and lighter every year and Smartphones are more powerful than most of the computers […]

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(Fixed) Mac OS X Lion: /etc/hosts stopped working in 10.7.2, being ignored

October 25, 2011
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Besides running this blog, I’m also a freelance web-developer, so I sometimes have a need to modify my local “hosts” file on my Mac, in order to get development/local domains to point to my local web server and also to apply DNS changes before they have propagated through the entire Internet. Usually, you’d do something […]

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What is the Usenet actually?

October 7, 2010
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The Usenet existed even before the world wide web. In 1980 Duke university graduates Tom Truscott and Jim Ellis established the Unix User Network, which later was named simply the Usenet. It is a globlal electronic network which consists of Newgroups dedicated to certain topics. Those newsgroups divide the Usenet and its content into main […]

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10 Unknown Tech Heroes That You Would Not Have Been Without

July 13, 2009
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You know the names Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and other celebrities in the IT industry. None of these IT-celebrities would be making a name if it were not for a bunch of rather unknown tech heroes who made the really big discoveries. Swedish PC World has compiled a list of the ten largest technology heroes […]

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