Linux administration
  • Linux command line and the kernel

    Learn how to administer Linux straight from the command line with advice on using commands like dd or just test out a new kernel without getting rid of the old one.

  • Linux enterprise applications

    Get the latest how-tos on Linux enterprise applications, like open source database MySQL, and advice on enterprise desktop applications too.

  • Linux servers and networking

    Get the latest advice on Linux networking and Linux servers, with tips on Apache, enterprise redundancy with VRRP and more.

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux administration

    Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) advice, tutorials, tutorials and howtos on applications, administration, RHEL 5, networking and security.

  • SUSE Linux administration

    Get started managing Novell's SUSE with these tips on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, tightening security with AppArmor, a case study on SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 (SLED 10) and more.

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  • Managing high-volume CPU processes with Bash

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    Tip -  Learn how to use and modify a simple Bash script to alert you when CPU processes reach abnormally high levels.

  • Stocking a toolbox for Linux panics

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    Tip -  Steve Best is here to help Linux users and admins find the root of evil Linux crashes and panics. The troubleshooting expert lists his favorite Linux troubleshooting and fix-it tools in this interview.

  • Linux/Unix commands: How to get copy, conversion power with dd

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    Tip -  Learn how to use dd, a Linux command for handling convert-and-copy tasks. An expert shows how to clone your hard drive, create a backup of your Master Backup Record and increase your swap space.


Linux enterprise applications:

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  • Linux business desktops: Open the pod bay doors, HAL

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    Tip -  Find out how HAL opens the pod bay doors for those who want better hardware device integration for Linux business desktops with a little help from another newcomer, PolicyKit.

  • MySQL tutorial: Best practices for securing tables, triggers and privileges

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    Tip -  Take advantage of this set of best practices for MySQL, an open source relational database management system. Learn about the differences between user and local variables, creating triggers to remove users and more in this MySQL tutorial.

  • MySQL: Choosing the most important features

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    Tip -  When choosing a database, an expert recommends making sure it can support the volume of data you expect and retrieve it quickly in a readable format.


Linux servers and networking:

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  • Linux sendfile and Apache servers: How an underused feature can offset overused resources

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    Tip -  The sendfile() system call is an underused tool that can bring surprising performance benefits for an Apache server handling large payload data transfers among multiple clients.

  • Ubuntu Linux: Servers, licensing and installation advice

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    Tip -  Check out this interview with our newest expert, Andrew Kutz, as he gives tips on installation, licensing and how to handle the desktop for Ubuntu Linux.

  • Enterprise redundancy using VRRP

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    Tip -  Get started using Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP), a standard used in enterprise environments where routing redundancy is necessary for host stations. VRRP can provide additional availability to help reduce router failure on your Linux network.

SUSE Linux administration:

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