Category Archives: Computers

How to know what version of Linux is being used (Red Hat)

Some commands to find out what version of Linux is running on a system, along with kernel and CPU types. Note: These commands have only been tested on a Red Hat environment. 1) Get Linux version: # cat /etc/issue e.g. … Continue reading

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How to save the layout of Desktop icons (Windows 7 and XP)

(Updated to include Windows 7 solution) We’ve all been there. Your Desktop icons have been lovingly and painstakingly placed into specific locations –  work spreadsheets top-left, links to cat videos bottom-right – then BANG, your screen resolution gets changed and … Continue reading

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Eclipse: Workspace Unavailable

Eclipse isn’t known for it’s helpful error messages at the best of times – and here’s one example… “Workspace in use or cannot be created, choose a different one.” Unfortunately, Eclipse doesn’t offer any suggestions on how to fix this, … Continue reading

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How To Rename a Series of Files (MS Windows XP)

I’m amazed that I never knew about Windows XP’s built-in function to rename a series of files.  It’s limited (with other available applications giving you more control over the renaming style), but it’s fast and easy. Open My Computer/Windows Explorer … Continue reading

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Keyboard layout shenanigans (MS Windows)

Every now and then, I used to suffer the problem of having my keyboard layout change seemingly for no reason. For example, my @ key would change to Shift+2 instead of Shift+’ – and vice versa with the ” key. … Continue reading

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