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Today we have finalised for ourselves that Windows 7 is definitely a “better” operating system than Ubuntu 12.04 when it comes to desktop environments. Now,… Read More »Windows 7 is better than Ubuntu 12.04 on desktop!
Firstly let’s just note that crontabs are read in the following way: Your current crontabs can be viewed on your linux setup by typing in… Read More »How to Comment out a line in a Crontab on Linux