Linux and Open Source

If you're a Linux administrator or you are integrating Linux into your IT department then you won't want to miss the latest tutorials, news, and updates on various Linux distributions and open source

  • Take the plunge with Linux 101 how-tos

    Take the plunge with Linux 101 how-tos

    Browse the Linux 101 series for beginning-level tutorials that you can download.

    Selena Frye · July 12, 2007, 5:52 AM PST

  • Get your Google Chrome on in Linux

    Get your Google Chrome on in Linux

    The Google Chrome developers have released a developer version of their browser for the Linux operating system. Although they warn not to install it yet, the intrepid Jack Wallen has already made the ...

    Jack Wallen · June 6, 2009, 11:03 PM PST

  • 10 Red Hat Linux tips for system admins

    10 Red Hat Linux tips for system admins

    Get tips and tricks for Red Hat Linux from Red Hat Certified Engineers, courtesy of Global Knowledge.

    Selena Frye · February 25, 2009, 2:50 AM PST

  • My solution for Linux adoption

    My solution for Linux adoption

    I have been involved with the Linux community for over a decade. It's taken me that long, but I think I've found the solution to serious Linux adoption. Read on to find out what it is.

    Jack Wallen · February 13, 2009, 12:44 AM PST

  • Linux Guru Exchange

    Linux Guru Exchange

    Jack Wallen has proposed to the powers that be a new idea that could really kick the open source community up a notch or two. The proposal? A Guru Exchange program. Read on and let us know what you th...

    Jack Wallen · February 8, 2009, 8:11 AM PST

  • Use Makefiles for more than handling source code

    Use Makefiles for more than handling source code

    The make command is not just for programmers. Vincent Danen shows you other handy tasks that you can perform with this versatile command.

    Vincent Danen · June 29, 2009, 7:01 AM PST

  • Will Microsoft threaten open source C# implementations?

    Will Microsoft threaten open source C# implementations?

    Richard Stallman warned the Linux community that it should remove any free implementation of the C# language for fear of patent backlash from Microsoft. Is he getting soft in his later years or does h...

    Jack Wallen · June 28, 2009, 11:29 PM PST

  • Go-to open source tools for every task

    Go-to open source tools for every task

    Whether you're editing the Windows Registry (ugh!), trying to recover data, or looking for a file-synching service, open source tools come to the rescue. Here are some of the most popular tools we've ...

    Selena Frye · July 2, 2009, 4:58 AM PST

  • Petabyte storage in a Linux distributed file system

    Petabyte storage in a Linux distributed file system

    Learn more about the Linux Ceph project, which seeks to provide a petabyte-scale distributed file system with high performance and solid reliability.

    Selena Frye · May 7, 2010, 6:20 AM PST

  • Songbird has sung its last song...on Linux

    Songbird has sung its last song...on Linux

    Songbird on Linux is no more. Will the newly forked Nightingale succeed? And SHOULD it? Find out what Jack Wallen thinks by reading on.

    Jack Wallen · May 15, 2010, 11:31 PM PST

  • DNS querying with dig

    DNS querying with dig

    Vincent Danen explains how to get the information you need from a DNS query using the command line-tool dig.

    Vincent Danen · June 7, 2010, 10:00 PM PST

  • MeeGo mobile OS is on the move

    MeeGo mobile OS is on the move

    This week's Computex technology show in Taipei featured some exciting announcements, including Novell's Suse MeeGo release for netbooks and several more votes of confidence for the future of Linux on ...

    Selena Frye · June 4, 2010, 2:44 AM PST

  • Linux hardware woes

    Linux hardware woes

    Jack Wallen finally experienced the frustration of a piece of hardware not working in Linux. Read on to find out exactly what that means to him as well as Linux in general.

    Jack Wallen · June 5, 2010, 11:53 PM PST

  • The application of Linux simplification

    The application of Linux simplification

    Have you taken a shortcut in Linux that only resulted in more work? Jack found one that caused a client to spend more money thanneeded. Read on to find out why simplification is sometimes a bad idea i...

    Jack Wallen · May 29, 2010, 11:25 PM PST

  • Monitoring MySQL with mytop

    Monitoring MySQL with mytop

    Vincent Danen tells you how to use mytop to monitor MySQL threads and database performance. Here are a few pointers about configuration and getting started.

    Vincent Danen · May 24, 2010, 10:00 PM PST