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

  • Jack Wallen // September 6, 2009, 11:23 PM PST

    Open source camera could pave the way for open source hardware

    Open source isn't just for computers. There are industries taking advantage of this model and Jack Wallen thinks it is time for open source to become the standard.


  • Vincent Danen // September 3, 2009, 11:00 PM PST

    Save time on downloads with delta RPMs in Fedora 11

    Vincent Danen introduces a new feature in Fedora 11 that creates delta RPM packages. A delta RPM will only download the files that have changed compared to the previous RPM package.


  • Vincent Danen // August 30, 2009, 11:00 PM PST

    Mirroring Web sites with wget

    Vincent Danen demonstrates the basics of wget for mirroring entire Web sites. It can be used for HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP sites either anonymously or with authentication for all of these protocols.


  • Jack Wallen // August 30, 2009, 10:41 PM PST

    Free Software Foundation cites Windows 7 'sins'

    The Free Software Foundation has started a new campaign, "Windows 7 Sins." Is it FUD or is it Truth?


  • Selena Frye // August 28, 2009, 7:11 AM PST

    Putting your best foot forward with open source projects

    It's not all about the tech, if you're working on open source projects. Learn how to generate some good buzz about what you're working on with a few tips about dealing with the IT press and blogosphere.


  • Vincent Danen // August 23, 2009, 11:00 PM PST

    Monitor your system for threats with rsec alerts

    Vincent Danen gives an overview of the monitoring and reporting tool rsec, which can help you keep a close eye on your system's security without having to pore over log files.


  • Jack Wallen // August 23, 2009, 10:47 PM PST

    All Linux needs is a good commercial

    Jack Wallen thinks that what Linux needs is some good marketing. Could a really good commercial finally put Linux on the desktops of mainstream users?


  • Vincent Danen // August 17, 2009, 1:42 AM PST

    Tweeting from the command line

    Vincent Danen shows you a simple script that will allow you to send tweets from the command line. Whether you're sharing your personal thoughts or project announcements, the script gives you the convenience of automation.


  • Jack Wallen // August 16, 2009, 10:43 AM PST

    Virtualization p0wns emulation

    Jack Wallen has used just about every possible technology when it comes to Linux - even those that help run Windows applications. Recently he has been on a quest to discover which is superior, virtualization or emulation. He's found his answer. Do you agree?


  • Vincent Danen // August 10, 2009, 5:39 AM PST

    How to use Virtual Machine Manager on Fedora 11

    Vincent Danen covers the basics of virt-manager, a user interface for managing virtual machines in Linux. KVM and virt-manager will be the default virtualization solution in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6, so it will be solid and well supported. Here's how to get started.


  • Selena Frye // August 10, 2009, 4:42 AM PST

    Poll: Which area of Linux could use the most improvement?

    Is there a particular area of Linux that you think could have the greatest impact on Linux adoption if it were improved or changed? Look at the choices in this poll and pick just one, and let us know why you picked it.


  • Jack Wallen // August 9, 2009, 10:39 PM PST

    Is too much choice getting in the way of Linux' acceptance?

    During a conversation with a member of the Linux foundation, Jack Wallen had the seed of an idea planted. The idea germinated very quickly, leaving behind the realization that the grand scheme of Linux is being hindered by one of its best "features" -- choice.


  • Vincent Danen // August 4, 2009, 12:26 AM PST

    Secure remote firewall administration via SSH

    Most firewall systems contain a Web-based component that allows you to configure the firewall, but it's not very secure. Vincent Danen shows you a method via SSH that has the advantage of authentication and strong encryption.


  • Jack Wallen // August 2, 2009, 11:27 PM PST

    Five reasons why your company should hire open source developers

    Many companies are ambivalent, if not actually fearful, when it comes to hiring open source developers. In this article Jack Wallen gives five reasons why your company should hire open source developers.


  • Vincent Danen // July 27, 2009, 11:00 PM PST

    System monitoring with Conky

    Vincent Danen explains how to use the monitoring tool Conky to get crucial information on system performance. This system monitoring tool can operate in window-less mode, so it persistently anchors to the desktop, preventing it from being moved or closed.