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A while back I was introduced to mRemoteNG which is a great tool for the admin that works on several platforms and yet wants a tabular interface to manage all of his various connections and best of all its Free! The product allows you to manage RDP, VNC, SSH and Telnet via Putty to name a few. A very useful tool to keep up with all the servers one may manage on the daily basis as well as their Admin web portals, as well as giving you the option to group like products or application servers together in Folders.
Last but not least if you don’t save passwords in it, you can use it to share connection information to other Admins if needed by a simple export/import process.
The URL to this fine tool is: http://www.mremoteng.org/
I’d highly recommend it to any admin.
So I’ve been playing around with Linux off and on for a while now. But coming from a Microsoft background the names used for the file systems has always puzzled me. So I went out and found a really nice list of what each file system is used for over at Siva Mulpuru’s Blog. I’m re-posting it here for personal reference.
|/boot||This folder contains important files to boot the computer,
including the bootloader configuration and the kernel.
|/dev||Each device on your system (such as sound cards, Webcams,
etc.) has an entry in this folder. Each application accesses the device by
using the relevant items inside /dev.
|/etc||Systemwide configuration files for the software installed
on your system are stored here.
|/home||Each user account on the system has a home directory that
is stored here.
|/lib||Important system software libraries are stored here.|
|/media||Media devices such as CD drives and USB sticks are
referenced here when they are plugged in.
|/mnt||Other devices can be mounted, too.|
|/opt||Optional software can be installed here. This folder is
usually used when you want to build your own software.
|/proc/sys||Information about the current running status of the
system is stored here.
|/root||This is the home directory for the main superuser.|
|/sbin||Software that should be run only by the superuser is
|/usr||General software is installed here.|
|/var||This folder contains log files about the software on your