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“Linux interoperability has been enabled through work across Microsoft”

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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...

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