NFS (Network File System) Server in Linux

Network File System (NFS) NFS (Network File System) is basically developed for sharing of files and folders between Linux/Unix systems by Sun Microsystems in 1980. It allows you to mount your local file systems over a network and remote hosts to interact with them as they are mounted locally on the same system. With the […]

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Server in Linux

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) Server The File Transfer Protocol ( FTP ) is one of the most common means of copying files between servers over the Internet. Most Web-based download sites use the built-in FTP capabilities of Web browsers, and, therefore, most server oriented operating systems usually include an FTP server application as part of […]

What is a Partition ? and Why have Multiple Partitions ?

What is a Partition? Partitioning is a means to divide a single hard drive into many logical drives. A partition is a contiguous set of blocks on a drive that are treated as an independent disk. A partition table is an index that relates sections of the hard drive to partitions. Why Have Multiple Partitions? […]

Linux Filesystem Hierarchy

Linux File System Hierarchy Linux uses single rooted, inverted tree like file system hierarchy. /                                                                                  […]

History of Linux and Why Linux is so popular ?

History Linux

Brief Information about the Linux History Linux was developed in 1991 by Linus Torvalds and a band of programmers who voluntarily developed the core program of the system, the kernel. That program was originally compatible for another operating system called Minix, but later development made it usable with GNU software. When Linux Kernel combined with […]

What is Logical Volume Management (LVM)? with Examples.

LVM COMPONENTS

Logical Volume Management (LVM) The Linux Logical Volume Management/Manager (LVM) is a mechanism to virtualize the disks. It can create “virtual” disk partitions out of one or more physical hard drives, allowing you to grow, shrink, or move those partitions from drive to drive as your needs change. It also allows you to create larger […]

Getting Started with GNU/Linux and Important Shortcuts

What is GNU/Linux? and GNU Shortcuts. GNU Stands for GNU’s Not UNIX. The other name of GNU is GNP (General Public License). GNU project started in 1984. The Main goal of GNU is to create “Free” UNIX Clone. The main reason behind GNU is to provide Free Software. The Founder of this GNU Project is […]

What is Operating System? and Types of Operating System?

Types of Operating System

What is Operating System? Operating system is an interface between user and the computer hardware. The hardware of the computer cannot understand the human readable language as it works on binaries i.e. 0’s and 1’s. Also it is very tough for humans to understand the binary language, in such case we need an interface which […]