Charly's Column: ifdata The sys admin’s daily grind – ifdata InfoJan 23, 2013
Script-friendly ifdata from the Moreutils package delivers absolutely precise network interface status information, with no need to extract individual values.more »
Timeline Tools Four timeline tools testedJan 23, 2013
Back in 1962, the threat of a third world war loomed for 13 days, but what happened during the Cuban missile crisis and when? What was the timing of events for the first moon landing? Four timeline tools present complex topics of world history and current affairs in clear context.more »
ngrep: Network Grep Network grepJan 23, 2013
Ngrep is a pattern-matching tool that sorts the wheat from the chaff and doubles as a lightweight packet sniffer.more »
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 »
Version 16 of the popular Linux desktop reveals new tools, edge-snapping, and performance improvements.
Symantec says Linux-Darlioz burrows in through PHP.
Dell renews its quest for the ultimate developer machine.
Innovative back door looks like normal SSH traffic.
One of CeBITs most successful forums opens the new year with a new name. The popular Open Source Forum continues in 2014 under the name Special Conference: Open Source. This year, the forum will be bigger and offer a wider range of possibilities for sponsors.
New release offers better graphics drivers and expands filesystem support.
New mail protocol will shut out the NSA and prevent snooping on metadata.
A new web application helps users visualize distributed denial-of-service attacks.
Ubuntu 13.10 takes a step toward convergence, with lots of mobility, but Mir only partly here.
Galileo board is targeted to embedded developers and educational institutions.