Tune Your Hard Disk with hdparm Disk Inspector: Retrieving and setting hard drive parameters with hdparmDec 16, 2012
Hdparm is the tool to use when it comes to tuning your hard disk or DVD drive, but it can also measure read speed, deliver valuable information about the device, change important drive settings, and even erase SSDs securely.more »
Sudo and PolicyKit Assigning privileges with sudo and PolicyKitNov 26, 2012
If you give users who are usually supervised more scope to help themselves, they will need additional privileges. The sudo tool and the PolicyKit authorization service can control who does what on Linux.more »
WebIssues Tool Issue tracking and collaboration with WebIssuesNov 26, 2012
The WebIssues tool offers more than just bug tracking; it can help you manage complex multiuser projects as well.more »
Git 101 Not just for source code – Versioning with GitNov 26, 2012
When several people collaborate on source code or documents, things can get messy fast. Git provides a quick cure: The distributed versioning system reliably ensures the integrity and consistency of data with minimal effort.more »
Script Dialogs Automating tasks with SSH, Zenity, Yad, KDialog, PuTTY, WinSCP, and Rex Secure AgentNov 26, 2012
Starting a script on a Linux server with just a few mouse clicks sounds more complicated than it really is. If you want to create attractive and interactive dialogs for your desktop users, all you need is a small utility called SSH and a little Bash know-how.more »
When I was thinking about ways you could rescue your system with Linux, the thought occurred to me: Why not rescue your life? Because that’s what Linux can do for you.more »
The PowerTOP tool developed by Intel helps you save power. In version 2.0, it can also handle GPUs and offers advanced tracking features.more »
Cloning Hard Disks Four tools for cloning hard disksJul 24, 2012
Is your hard disk making strange noises? Do you intend to make some major hardware changes? Maybe it’s high time to clone your disk. Four tools help Linux users and system administrators move their data and create one-to-one copies.more »
But if you are not using the latest Linux kernel, your system is insecure.
Home routers will give room for custom firmware but still comply with FCC rules
Frank Karlitschek will continue to lead the open source ownCloud project
“Xenial Xerus” comes with a new packages format and several improvements for the enterprise.
Linux users can now download and install the Windows code editor
New initiative will address security and interoperability concerns around container technology.
Developers can use RHEL as a development platform without a subscription fee.
Windows users will soon have native access to the Bash shell.
Improvements to SMTP will provide better guarantee of confidentiality
Graphics vendor embraces new reality in Linux graphics