• Taking control with the Linux command line

    Linux expert William E. Shotts Jr. wants more Linux users to discover the command line and tap the advanced functionality below the GUI.

  • Upgrading to Ubuntu Server 11.04

    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.

  • Ten command line time-savers for Linux admins

    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.

  • Mastering the Linux history command

    Learning how to take advantage of the Linux history command, as well as the Bash variant, can save Linux admins a lot of time. Discover how the command works, including shortcuts, searching and set...

Introduction to Linux system administration

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  • Pre-loaded Linux = Increased adoption?

    A user asks whether pre-loading Linux will mean an increase in adoption or will users stick with the familiar Windows operating system. 

  • Logging commands as su user

    Ken Milberg recommends using Sudosh, an RPM with the ability to play back enter sessions of commands from logins as su user. 

  • Testing live Linux CDs

    An expert recommends getting started with a Knoppix live CD and experimenting with two other distributions. 

  • Linux and Unix: Integration and interoperability tips

    Is your company using both Unix and Linux, or is it joining those who are switching to Linux? Either way, this Linux/Unix links library has tips for you. 

  • Pre-loaded Linux PCs

    An open source strategies expert tackles the issue of Linux on pre-loaded Linux PCs. 

  • Booting with a Linux Installer

    An expert describes how to boot with a Linux Installer. 

  • Red Hat Enterprise 5, with Xen, launches

    After a slight delay, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 launched with full Xen virtualization support. 

  • LiveDistro

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    High-performance computing (HPC) is the use of parallel processing for running advanced application programs efficiently, reliably and quickly. The term applies especially to systems that function above a teraflop or 1012 floating-point operations pe... 

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    Discover how to set up a dual boot with different flavors of Linux or Linux and Windows on a laptop, as well as where to go for your wireless and printer drivers.