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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.


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...

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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.


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.

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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...

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Linux resolutions for 2018

New Year's resolutions for Linux admins and users

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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.

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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

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Peeking into your Linux packages

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

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Invaluable tips and tricks for troubleshooting Linux

A guide to some essential commands that can make Linux/Unix admins' lives easier when problems crop up.

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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.

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Linux then, and why you should learn it now

Whether it’s being used to progress technology like self-driving cars, big data or automation, Linus Torvalds’ project that began as a hobby has proved endlessly beneficial. Linux is very valuable and constantly evolving, and it’s...

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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.

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How did Linux come to dominate supercomputing?

After years of pushing toward total domination, Linux finally did it. It is running on all 500 of the TOP500 supercomputers in the world, and who knows how many more after that. That’s even more impressive than Intel’s domination...


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...

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How to build command groups with sudo

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

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5 tricks for using the sudo command

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

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Linux command line tools for working with non-Linux users

If you work within a Linux terminal, working with non-Linux users can be difficult. These tools help with document compatibility and companywide instant messaging.

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Scary Linux commands for Halloween

What Linux commands bring up visions of monsters and ghosts? Let’s look and see!

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More ways to examine network connections on Linux

How to use the ip, ethtool, traceroute, tcptraceroute, and tcpdump commands to see what's up with your network on Linux systems.

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