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How to be a good (and lazy) System Administrator Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, June 02 2008 @ 03:42 PM EDT
Contributed by: sde

As a good System Administrator, you want to get the job done right, but as a lazy System Administrator, you don't want to work too hard to get it done. In this article, I'm going to share a few simple things you can do to make your job easier.

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Migrating to ext4 Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, May 07 2008 @ 03:38 PM EDT
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Ext4 is the latest in a long line of Linux® file systems, and it's likely to be as important and popular as its predecessors. As a Linux system administrator, you should be aware of the advantages, disadvantages, and basic steps for migrating to ext4. This article explains when to adopt ext4, how to adapt traditional file system maintenance tool usage to ext4, and how to get the most out of the file system.

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Make any PC your own with Linux on a USB key Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Wednesday, April 23 2008 @ 02:19 PM EDT
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It's easy to carry around useful files on a USB key, but it's even better to carry around a complete OS and set of apps, customised to just how want them. In this guide, Andrew Spode Miller shows how to install the tiny 25MB Slitaz Linux OS onto a USB key so that you can make any PC feel like your own.

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Linux Users Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Saturday, April 19 2008 @ 02:10 PM EDT
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Switching to Linux can be very daunting, most seasoned Linux users experienced that first hand. After all, at some point they were also “noobs”. However, the Linux community has excelled in making the switch for beginners as easy as possible by providing guides, howtos, tweaks, and general advocacy articles.

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Plug-in development 101, Part 2: Introducing rich-client applications Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, April 03 2008 @ 01:14 PM EST
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Learn the basics about plug-in development and rich-client applications.

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Rapid time-to-evaluation -- a key goal for silicon providers Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Friday, March 28 2008 @ 02:43 PM EST
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This article was contributed by an embedded product development consulting firm that often works with Linux. It outlines the role that chip vendor-supplied evaluation kits play in determining time-to-evaluation and ultimately time-to-market, with a candid appraisal of the kits available from three specific chip vendors.

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Better Linux Sound Management With ALSA Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, March 03 2008 @ 02:59 PM EST
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Today we're going to dig into ALSA, the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture, because I think it's the best tool for managing your Linux sound devices. It's good for managing multiple sound devices, and it works in all Linux environments including other window managers, or no X Windows at all.

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Hands on: Inside the Eee Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, March 03 2008 @ 01:53 PM EST
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Every so often a new product comes along that fires up almost everyone who sees it.

Such products quickly gain a cult following among early adopters who try out an array of modifications, comparing notes and results on internet forums.

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Just what makes Linux tick Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Thursday, February 21 2008 @ 02:36 PM EST
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Last time, we spoke about the Linux process scheduler and how it runs in the shadows swapping processes in and out of a running state so everyone gets a stab at the CPU. Today we’ll go over how the kernel keeps track of time and just what it means to do something in a jiffy.

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The nuts and bolts of the Linux process scheduler Email Article To a Friend View Printable Version 
Monday, February 18 2008 @ 04:58 PM EST
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One distinction between the genders, allegedly, is the ability to multitask. Now, depending on who you speak to either women possess this or men do but I’m not bold enough to join that debate. What I can tell you, however, is that Linux definitely does. And, in fact, many systems may not be taking full advantage of it. Here’s why.

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