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Contract Killer

Facebook releases its own OOM implementation

Nov 29, 2018

When a Linux system runs out of memory, a special agent, the out-of-memory killer, rushes to its aid. Facebook has now introduced its own OOM killer. What makes it different from its kernel-based counterpart? And what is an OOM killer really?

PDF Types in LibreOffice

Custom Export

Feb 13, 2019

With LibreOffice, you can customize the way you export PDFs.

Data Harvest

Python network data visualization

Jan 23, 2019

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

Pretty Complex

Nov 29, 2018

Modern cyberwarfare and its resulting monetary allocations have significantly impacted the exploit market, but where does that lead?

Custom Linux Installations

Roll Your Own

Jan 22, 2019

Customize your Linux installation and gain working knowledge of your system at the same time.

Spring Cleaning

Deleting the old kernels lost on your hard drive

Nov 29, 2018

When you update the kernel, the old version remains on the disk. If you clean up, the reward is several hundred megabytes of free disk space.

The First Social Network

Usenet

Oct 31, 2018

Before the web as we know it existed, Usenet performed the same tasks now done by web forums and social networks. Despite its declining popularity, Usenet is still employed to publish articles, sustain mailing lists, and even upload files.

Tutorial – Plasma

Pretty (Inter)face

Nov 29, 2018

If you want features, bells and whistles, and configurability in spades, your best choice of desktop is probably KDE's Plasma desktop. Navigating and discovering all that's on offer can be a challenge, though.

Charly’s Column – Sysdig

Alpha Beast

Feb 21, 2018

In this issue, sys admin columnist and tool veterinarian Charly Kühnast invites Sysdig, the jack-of-all-trades among system diagnostic tools, into his surgery for a quick checkup. The project promises to unite the functionality of lsof, iftop, netstat, tcpdump, and others.

Many Branches

Manage and share files with Git

Oct 31, 2018

Software projects often comprise several code branches, some of which exist in parallel. Git supports community code development through remote repositories and code branching.

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