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Setting the system date and time is fairly easy on solaris. Because you can easily set the time from the command line, you can set the time on a server remotely.

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It’s really easy to figure out how long a system has been up and running on solaris. Absurdly easy.

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Solaris includes a command line utility to get basic current system configuration information and output it to the console.

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Getting the exact version of the Solaris operating system running on your system can be useful, especially if you are connected to a remote server.

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It’s easy to get the type of processor that a Solaris box is running on. While this might seem like a silly thing to need to know, if you are connected into a Solaris server at a remote location, you may need to know what type of processor is being used in order to install the correct packages.

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On Solaris, the hostid is similar to the hostname. To determine the hostid of a Solaris box, there are a couple of options to follow.

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With the release of Windows Vista around the corner, I started wondering if my laptop will even run Vista. Thankfully Microsoft provides a utility to examine your system and let you know if you need to upgrade anything.

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Ubuntu linux has a rich set of commands for getting system info. One of the useful pieces of information that a system administrator might need is to know what the overall system load on a server is.

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When building a string for output to a web page, it’s useful to format any currency value in a human-friendly money format. This is extremely easy in C#.

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If you want to quickly restart X Windows on Ubuntu, Debian, or pretty much any version of linux, all you have to do is hit this key combination quickly:

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