Updates on technologies, trends, and tools

  • Small Supervisor

    Anyone wanting to monitor logfiles could use one of the big dogs like Nagios or Icinga. However, lightweight alternatives can also sniff out threats and take much less time to set up. We put five of these little guard dogs to the test.

  • Start Assist

    Sometimes things go wrong when you are installing an operating system on a hard disk drive or SSD. A boot repair disk gets your boot configuration back on its feet, quickly.

News and Articles

  • GitHub Announces Open Source Friday Program

    They encourage people to take time out and work on open source projects on Friday.

  • System76 Announces Their Own Distro, Pop!_OS

    Pop!_OS is based on Ubuntu and uses the Gnome stack.

  • Finding an Ergonomic Computer Chair

    With an aging population spending hours in front of a computer, ergonomic seating solutions have become as common as ergonomic keyboard choices

  • Welcome

    Politics is everywhere this year. It is hard to get away from the news – and it seems that most of the talking is done by people who aren't too interested in finding any kind of common ground with other viewpoints, which makes it all the more excruciating for the ears. I'm well aware that people read Linux magazines to get away from politics.

  • This Month's DVD

    Ubuntu 17.04 (32-bit Live) and Devuan 1.0 (64-bit Live)

  • Rewrite

    The commercial software tool Master PDF Editor 4 lets you edit the most important portable document format of our times.

  • Alive and Kicking

    Contrary to rumors, OpenStack is far from dead.

  • Type Writer

    Some documents deserve extra attention to design and typographic detail.

  • Free as in Beer

    Columnist Charly looked into so many mash tubs during brewery tours that he wanted to try his own home brew. He did a little research and found some open source projects that could help.

  • Finely Filtered

    The journal is the systemd component responsible for viewing and managing logfiles.