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The Impersonator

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Use the FOG imaging server to image and rollout several installations with a single click.


Puppy Love

Like its predecessors, this ultralight OS is fast and versatile with an easy-to-use interface.


The Bookkeeper

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Take charge of your installation’s logfiles with logrotate.


Class Reunion

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Intranets with multiple servers and services require careful configuration. With Karoshi Linux, even complex structures can be set up in no time at all.



What cannot be measured cannot be improved. Netdata lets you measure almost anything – at least as long as it's about the performance and health of a Linux computer.


Inside Job

The kernel supports performance analysis with built-in tools via the Linux performance counters subsystem. perf is easy to use and offers a detailed view of performance data.


Data Harvest

The Scapy packet manipulation program lets you analyze and manipulate packets to create incident response reports or examine network security.


In the Design

Elementary OS is an elegant Linux with a long-term vision and a focus on good design.


Do It Yourself

The lean MiyoLinux is aimed at System V lovers who aren't afraid to customize.


Alarm Clock

Systemd can start timers that automatically perform tasks at specified times. The configuration files are known as timer units.


Programming Snapshot – Python Gambling

Can 10 heads in a row really occur in a coin toss? Or, can the lucky numbers in the lottery be 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6? We investigate the law of large numbers.


Programming Snapshot – Probability

At a party with 23 guests, having two guests with the same birthday in more than 50 percent of cases may sound fairly unlikely to amateur mathematicians. Armed with statistical methods, party animal Mike Schilli sets out to prove this claim.


Bit Trip

Bash is known for admin utilities and text manipulation tools, but the venerable command shell included with most Linux systems also has some powerful commands for manipulating binary data.


Install Firefox in a Snap on Linux

Mozilla has picked the Snap package system to deliver its application to Linux users.

Issue 230/2020

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