Linux

Four primary principles of success of Linux

Jim Zemlin at TEDx: What We’ve Learned from Linus Torvalds article tells that Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin was recently invited to speak at TEDx about what the technology industry has learned from Linux, and specifically its creator Linus Torvalds, and how some of those lessons can be applied to a variety of efforts

Linux system monitoring

Need to monitor Linux server performance? Try these built-in commands and a few add-on tools mentioned in 20 Linux System Monitoring Tools Every SysAdmin Should Know article. Most Linux distributions are equipped with tons of monitoring.

Free and Open—and Their Opposites

Free and Open—and Their Opposites article gives a a linguistic look at some tenets of Linux. I found it interesting reading because I have written articles to magazines on open source software to magazines and I have needed to think about the right words to use for writing. Here are some information picked from that

How to Deploy A Server

How to Deploy A Server article discusses the current state of the art when it comes to deploying servers. Through the years, the ways that sysadmins have installed and configured servers has changed as they have looked for ways to make their jobs easier. The Beginning: by Hand First Generation: Images Second Generation: the Post-Install

Enterprise Network Firewall trends

2013 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Network Firewalls give a view to current firewall markets: Gartner states, “Advances in threats have driven mainstream firewall demand for next- generation firewall capabilities. Buyers should focus on the quality, not quantity, of the features and the R&D behind them. This market includes mature vendors and new entrants.” Palo

Open Source versus Business Models

Network World is running a guest article Open Source Software Licenses versus Business Models by Outercurve Foundation’s technical director Stephen Walli discussing how FOSS license choice can affect a company’s business model. In Open Source Software Licenses versus Business Models article Walli disagrees that a FOSS license dictates the business model or that the business

Ubuntu now fits in your phone

My earlier blog posting Ubuntu Linux for Smartphones from 2011 reported Ubuntu Linux heads to smartphones, tablets, and smart TVs. Canonical plans to compete against Android, iOS and Windows on the smartphones. Now Canonical has something to tell on smartphone sector: Canonical unveils Ubuntu phone OS that doubles as a “full PC”. Ubuntu now fits

Convert DOS Newlines CR-LF to Unix/Linux Format

HowTo: UNIX / Linux Convert DOS Newlines CR-LF to Unix/Linux Format article tells how you do that conversion with command line tools. Sure editors like Notepad++ can do it also (Edit-EOL Conversion-UNIX/OSX format), but there are cases where you don’t have such tools on hand when you need the conversion most. One of the simplest

How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free

iFixit.org article How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free tells an interesting story. The problem? An underfunded school needed computers for the classroom. Budget? $0. How One Teacher Built a Computer Lab for Free article tells how just one sixth-grade teacher got those computers at that budget. In 2007, Robert acquired 18 donated