Linux: To recurse or not

Linux: To recurse or not

Some Linux commands recurse without being asked while others have to be nudged with just the right option

02/17/18

What is a Linux 'oops'?

What is a Linux 'oops'?

When the Linux kernel detects something on the system violated the kernel's rules about proper behavior, it will shut the system down and issue an "oops."

02/15/18

It’s launch day for Sylabs: Promoting portable high-performance containers for Linux

It’s launch day for Sylabs: Promoting portable high-performance containers for Linux

Support for container technology deriving from Lawrence Berkeley National Lab is getting a boost in enterprise and commercial markets through the formation of a new company, Sylabs.

02/08/18

The Linux ranger: What is it and how do you use it?

The Linux ranger: What is it and how do you use it?

For those of us who cut our technical teeth on the Unix/Linux command line, the relatively new ranger makes examining files a very different experience. A file manager that works inside a terminal window, ranger provides useful...

02/07/18

Why you should use named pipes on Linux

Why you should use named pipes on Linux

Named pipes aren't used all that often, but they provide some interesting options for inter-process communications.

01/31/18

Get ready to use Linux containers

Get ready to use Linux containers

Joe Brockmeier, a senior evangelist at Red Hat, explains the benefits of containers on Linux, how they work and how to prepare to use them.

01/23/18

2018 state of resilience: The pressure is on

2018 state of resilience: The pressure is on

IT leaders are under increased pressure to ensures systems can withstand natural disasters, attacks, and increasing storage and data accessibility needs.

01/12/18

Improved telepresence: In your face with the new BeamPro 2

Improved telepresence: In your face with the new BeamPro 2

Available this summer, the new BeamPro 2 promises more realistic telepresence visits with colleagues, customers, patients and others.

01/09/18

Red Hat responds to the Intel processor flaw

Red Hat responds to the Intel processor flaw

How are the Linux vendors addressing the recently-exposed Intel processor flaw? I asked Red Hat and got some solid answers. What is the nature of the problem? Discovered some time ago, but only just yesterday brought into public...

01/04/18

Linux resolutions for 2018

Linux resolutions for 2018

New Year's resolutions for Linux admins and users

12/29/17

Squinting at ASCII on Linux

Squinting at ASCII on Linux

ASCII plays a much more important role on our systems than generating techno-art. Let's explore the commands that allow you to see how it works.

12/22/17

How to extract content from compressed files on Linux

How to extract content from compressed files on Linux

Learn how to easily extract content from compressed Linux files — without having to memorize a suite of syntactical options

12/20/17

Peeking into your Linux packages

Peeking into your Linux packages

Some of the most useful commands for gaining insights into the packages installed on your Linux system — Debian style

12/14/17

How to squeeze the most out of Linux file compression

How to squeeze the most out of Linux file compression

Linux systems offer lots of options for compressing files. Here's some advice for choosing the ones best for you.

12/12/17

Linux for the Industry 4.0 era: New distro for factory automation

Linux for the Industry 4.0 era: New distro for factory automation

Helping to usher in the Industry 4.0 era, NXP Semiconductors announced OpenIL, a Linux distribution meant for smart factory automation.

11/28/17

Why Linux can make you feel thankful or merely stuffed

Why Linux can make you feel thankful or merely stuffed

Thanksgiving is tomorrow. While I’m looking forward to turkey, stuffing and pie, I’m also thankful to have been able to spend most of my career administering Unix and Linux systems. So, today’s post is going to focus on some of...

11/22/17

How to build command groups with sudo

How to build command groups with sudo

Creating command groups in /etc/sudoers can make managing user privileges easier and smarter.

11/21/17

5 tricks for using the sudo command

5 tricks for using the sudo command

Some helpful hints for using sudo — the command that allows admins to administer user system privileges

11/13/17

6 IoT skills that will future-proof your career

6 IoT skills that will future-proof your career

To remain relevant — and employed — not only do you have to keep your skills up to date, but you might have to embrace the IoT explosion.

11/03/17

Beam me up and over — test-driving telepresence technology

Beam me up and over — test-driving telepresence technology

Suitable Technologies' Beam telepresence systems elevate remote meetings and interaction with remote staff and customers.

10/31/17

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