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Small Console Menu Utilities
One of the great strengths of Linux is the whole raft of weird and wonderful open source utilities. That strength does not simply derive from the functionality they offer, but from the synergy generated by using them together, sometimes in conjunction with applications.

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Linux for Non-Geeks: A Hands-On, Project-Based, Take-It-Slow Guidebook
by Rickford Grant: for any home user who has switched or is thinking of switching to Linux. Based on Red Hat's Fedora Core, Linux For Non-Geeks avoids geeky subjects like server and network setup and concentrates on the subjects of interest to the average home user: Installation, the Internet, playing CDs and audio files, desktop customization, games, downloading software and fonts, USB storage devices, printing, and more

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  • Application Servers
    An application server is computer software which provides the business logic for an application program. It offers services such as management of large distributed systems, data services, load balancing, transaction support, and network security.
  • Configuration Management Databases
    A configuration management database (CMDB) is a repository of information related to the various components of an information system detailing an organisation's IT services and the relationships between those components. The purpose of a CMDB is to catalog and track all of the information that an IT department needs to keep.
  • Configuration Management Tools
    Configuration Management software enables administrators to automatically manage the entire configuration of one or multiple computers.
  • Data Recovery Tools
    Data recovery is the process of retrieving data from corrupted or damaged storage media when it cannot be accessed.
  • Disk Cloning Software
    Disk cloning software is not simply helpful for system backups. It has a wide range of other uses such as provisioning new computers in the workplace, restoring computers from a master image, and system recovery.
  • Lightweight Web Servers
    A web server is computer software that delivers web pages on request to clients using the Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP). It serves the files that form web pages to web users; the content is in the form of HTML documents, images, style sheets, and scripts.
  • Log Analyzers
    The purpose of this article is to identify the best open source software for collecting, parsing, storing, and making sense of logs. The applications featured in this article are ideal for organisations of any size.
  • Logfile Viewers
    The trusty logfile viewer; a small utility which filters out extraneous information generated in logfiles, identifying specific strings in real time. Logfile viewers used in conjunction with logfile analyzers make a powerful combination.
  • Mailing List Managers
    An electronic mailing list offers the ability to efficiently distribute information to many internet users. It is similar in some ways to a traditional mailing list.
  • Partitioning Tools
    Disk partitioning is the means of dividing a hard disk drive into multiple logical storage units referred to as partitions. A partition is a contiguous set of blocks on a drive that are treated as an independent disk.
  • Server Provisioning Tools
    Server provisioning is a set of actions to prepare a server, taking it from bare metal to a functioning system complete with an operating system, data and software.
  • System Profilers
    A system profiler is a utility that presents information about the hardware attached to a computer. Having access to hard information about your hardware can be indispensable when you need to establish exactly what hardware is installed in your machine.
  • System Recovery Software
    The software featured in this article includes high quality standalone tools which help users to recover data in a range of circumstances. There are dedicated Linux distributions which provide lots of useful system administration software including data recovery tools.



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