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“Linux interoperability has been enabled through work across Microsoft”

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Players in the Linux community often find Microsoft and open source technology not quite in sync. Ironically, Microsoft is one of the major contributors...

Are Distro Release Cycles Too Short?

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We bring you the thoughts of the open source community on this hot topic The regularity with which different flavours of the Linux distributions keep...

Top 10 Open Source security tools

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This article covers popular Open Source security tools which are used as a layered approach for securing your network. The layered-security approach centers on maintaining...

Grub 2 Demystified: A Complete Perspective

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Grub, also known as GR and Unified Bootloader, has been the main boot loader for many Linux distributions. Grub was initially released as a...

Linux on POWER

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Anyone familiar with GNU/Linux will not be surprised by the fact that this operating system runs on almost all known processors. However, very few...

Backups and More with rsync

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Learn how to use this powerful utility that almost all experts use in their day-to-day work, to perform tasks like back-ups, and much more. The...

Spicing up the Console for Fun and Profit, Part 1

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Command-line terminals and the shell have been an integral part of all *NIX systems from the beginning. The shell is the universal interface between...

Igelle for the Masses: A First Look

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There are hundreds of different Linux distributions worldwide. However, almost all of them are based on Debian, openSUSE, Slackware or Red Hat. But is...

Debian 6.0 ‘Squeeze’: What’s New?

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With its extremely long release cycle (this one took two years), Debian 6.0 Squeeze was rolled out on February 6th, amidst jokes like, "See...