Archive for September, 2009

Dell launches Lattitide Z laptop with wireless charging technology

September 29, 2009
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Dell launches Lattitide Z laptop with wireless charging technology

Dell is launching a new laptop Lattitude Z which is capable of charging the battery wirelessly. All you have to do is to place the laptop on top of the charging dock and the battery charges through induction. This means there is no connectivity between the dock and the laptop. Dell claims that it...
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Robocopy GUI makes copying files across the network easy with the click of the mouse.

September 28, 2009
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Robocopy GUI makes copying files across the network easy with the click of the mouse.

Sometime ago I had written an article about using robocopy to copy files across the network. It is a reliable way to copy files with all the attributes intact. Robocopy can withstand interruption to the network connectivity and will pick up from where it stopped copying. It can also be used to replicate files...
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Deleting a large file does not free up space in Unix.

September 24, 2009
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The root file system on my Solaris Unix server was low on free space, it was 98% full. Upon investigation I found out that there was a very large file 1.8 G in size. This file nohup.out was created by the Tivoli backup job. I could tell that it was created by Tivoli by...
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Changing the NTP server in Solaris or Linux.

September 21, 2009
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Here is how you can change the NTP server’s information on your Solaris server. Edit /etc/inet/ntp.conf add the below line server ntp.paris.hilton.com You will now need to restart the NTP service. /etc/init.d/xntpd stop /etc/init.d/xntpd start The last thing you need to do is to check to see if the client is communicating with the...
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