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

  • Selena Frye // May 7, 2009, 1:07 AM PST

    Will Linux own the cloud?

    Many people have strong opinions about the efficacy of cloud computing and what it all means. The battle intensifies along the lines of proprietary vs. open source technology. Will cloud computing finally declare a winner?


  • Vincent Danen // May 4, 2009, 1:07 AM PST

    Store passwords with pwsafe

    If you have way too many passwords to keep track of -- and especially if you actually create individual, strong passwords for your many accounts -- then you probably need a little help managing them. Vincent Danen suggests pwsafe to securely store your passwords.


  • Jack Wallen // May 2, 2009, 11:12 PM PST

    Tech evangelists and open source

    Evangelism is part of every day life for the Linux user. Why is this? Jack Wallen addresses this topic with the idea of opening the eyes of all tech camps. Read on to see if you fall prey to the same evangelism Jack is guilty of.


  • Selena Frye // April 28, 2009, 5:14 AM PST

    The state of Linux according to Linus Torvalds

    Linux Magazine has published a wide-ranging, two-part interview with Linus Torvalds, asking him questions about everything from his take on continuing development of the kernel to the quality of Linux security to the impact of new hardware, and lots of things in between.


  • Vincent Danen // April 27, 2009, 4:38 AM PST

    Get a handy multi-item clipboard with Glipper

    Vincent Danen introduces a handy productivity application called Glipper. This clipboard manager allows you to store and re-use clipboard contents and save your clipboard history across sessions.


  • Jack Wallen // April 26, 2009, 10:47 PM PST

    Ubuntu 9.04: Wow

    Jack Wallen installs Ubuntu 9.04 and is so impressed he can hardly talk tech about the release. See what he has to say about the newest release and if his take on Jaunty Jakalope is enough to make you switch.


  • Vincent Danen // April 20, 2009, 5:48 AM PST

    Install OpenVZ on CentOS to create a virtual container

    Vincent Danen shows you how to install OpenVZ on CentOS. OpenVZ is an OS-level virtualization product that allows you to completely isolate processes from each other, increase security by keeping bits separate, and tightly control resource utilization.


  • Jack Wallen // April 19, 2009, 10:43 PM PST

    What IS the relevance of an operating system?

    The cloud is coming and it threatens to make the operating system irrelevant. Or at least that's what many would like you to think. Jack Wallen has a different take on the idea. Surprised?


  • Selena Frye // April 13, 2009, 6:28 AM PST

    Get up to speed with OpenSSH basics

    OpenSSH is a popular connectivity protocol that encrypts traffic. Learn to use OpenSSH with a quick seven-step tutorial from Global Knowledge and check out more specific tips from TechRepublic contributors.


  • Vincent Danen // April 13, 2009, 5:31 AM PST

    Dodge the challenges of a dual-head display setup with Fedora 10

    Vincent Danen found a few things that were different than he was used to in setting up a dual-head display with Fedora 10. Using his new Lenovo laptop, he soon had it up and running.


  • Jack Wallen // April 12, 2009, 11:51 PM PST

    Eeebuntu: The perfect netbook OS

    Jack Wallen has the answer for the so called Windows domination in the netbook market. It's all about the OS, and from Ubuntu the perfect netbook operating system has been spawned. Listen up Asus, this has your name written all over it!


  • Vincent Danen // April 6, 2009, 12:51 AM PST

    Use encrypted filesystems with Linux Logical Volume Manager

    Vincent Danen favors the Logical Volume Manager (LVM) for easy partitioning in Linux and tells you how to take advantage of its volume encryption feature.


  • Jack Wallen // April 5, 2009, 11:47 PM PST

    Open source depends upon your bug reports

    Jack Wallen explains why it is important for open source users to participate in the process of filing bugs and supplying important information to developers.


  • Selena Frye // April 2, 2009, 6:31 AM PST

    Linux basics: Finding the right applications

    If you're new to using Linux, you'll want to find applications that help you do all the things you used to on your former OS. Are you still missing a few? Here are some resources to help you track down just the application you're looking for.


  • Vincent Danen // March 29, 2009, 11:30 PM PST

    Get a stable and secure server setup with CentOS, RPMForge, and Utter Ramblings

    CentOS is a great server operating system that is completely compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. Vincent Danen tells you how to optimize CentOS setup with RPMForge and Utter Ramblings repositories.