Introduction to Linux system administration News
November 02, 2009
Linux jobs rank third in Dice.com job posting but demand is growing, unlike Windows. Virtualization is the most sought-after additional skill.
December 15, 2008
Sun's OpenSolaris 2008.11 update seeks to lure Linux users back with Linux-like commands and simpler tools.
June 23, 2008
How can you best prepare for the Linux+ certification exam? Certification authority and Linux Certification Passport author Michael Jang discusses a strategy for success.
October 03, 2007
When the number of Linux servers became too much for the University of Maryland's Windows-centric administrators , the IT department turned to Centeris and Active Directory.
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A new video training series gives Linux administrators the classroom experience they need while training for the RHCE and RHCSA certifications. Continue Reading
The Linux server platform is fundamentally open. Admins migrating from Unix will run into a lot of misinformation when they start out. Continue Reading
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To manage Linux servers, administrators need a set of basic commands to view and start processes, as well as utilities that make life a little easier. Continue Reading
Windows administrators often find themselves with a few Linux servers to manage. Learning the basics of Linux distributions will make it easier. Continue Reading
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When a process fails, go for the kill. You know how to start and stop Linux services, but what happens when you need to kill one? Continue Reading
Upgrading to Ubuntu Server 11.04 may not be necessary, as you may want to wait for the April 2012 release of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. Learn about why to upgrade now, and how to do it. Continue Reading
Quick command line navigation and execution is the key to easy Linux system administration. Learn these 10 command line tricks to increase your proficiency and speed in Bash or other Linux shells. Continue Reading