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  • Quest extends Unix Sudo tool

    Reflecting the growing need for automation tools in the enterprise, Quest Software has released a software package that could help Unix administrators better manage policy files that determine which users can access privileged material and programs on Unix and Linux systems.

    Written by Joab Jackson16 Dec. 11 00:08
  • Usenix: Dartmouth expanding diff, grep Unix tools

    With some funding from Google and the U.S. Energy Department, a pair of computer scientists at Dartmouth University are updating the venerable grep and diff Unix command line utilities to handle more complex types of data.

    Written by Joab Jackson08 Dec. 11 21:40
  • Red Hat RHEL 6.2 boosts storage capabilities

    Red Hat has updated its flagship operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, with new technologies designed to cut the cost and improve performance of enterprise storage, the company announced Tuesday.

    Written by Joab Jackson07 Dec. 11 05:53
  • Need Linux skills? 12 places to learn online

    As more and more companies turn to Linux for mission-critical operations, making sure IT staff have the necessary skills is becoming more important than ever.

    Written by Katherine Noyes11 Nov. 11 08:17
  • Programming in Lua

    I haven't talked about programming languages for a while so here goes: We start this week with the free, <a href="http://www.networkworld.com/subnets/opensource/">open source</a> (<a href="http://www.opensource.org/licenses/mit-license.html">MIT License</a>) <a href="http://www.lua.org/">Lua</a> language.

    Written by Mark Gibbs10 Nov. 11 04:38
Tutorials about non-Windows
  • Prepare your PC for future data disasters

    Reformatting and restoring a PC is not fun--in the way spending 2 hours in the dentist's chair is not fun. You have to back up all your data (and pray that you haven't forgotten anything), reformat the hard drive, install Windows, track down missing drivers, find and reload all your software, restore your data, and pull out clumps of hair over the things you inevitably neglected to save. (Firefox plug-ins, anyone?)

    Written by Rick Broida05 Feb. 11 01:51
  • Switching to desktop Linux? 6 ways to ease the migration

    With all the many compelling reasons for a company to switch to Linux on the desktop, it's no wonder that businesses large and small are increasingly relying on the free and open source operating system.

    Written by Katherine Noyes27 Jan. 11 06:52
  • Overclock your smartphone, if you dare

    WARNING: Overclocking is not for the faint of heart. Do not attempt to hack your phone unless you understand and accept the risks of turning it into a useless "brick."

    Written by Keir Thomas05 Jan. 11 12:56
  • Is your business compliant with open source licenses?

    There are many ways that vendors of proprietary products try to scare business customers away from open source software, and one of the more commonly heard examples involves vague fears about compliance with open source licenses. There's nothing like the specter of a good lawsuit to scare a company back into a paid vendor's welcoming arms.

    Written by Katherine Noyes05 Nov. 10 10:49
  • How to choose a desktop Linux distribution

    With all the many reasons to use Linux today -- particularly in a business setting --it's often a relatively easy decision to give Windows the boot. What can be more difficult, however, is deciding which of the hundreds of Linux distributions out there is best for you and your business.

    Written by Katherine Noyes28 Aug. 10 04:20
Features about non-Windows
  • For an old or slow PC, try Puppy Linux 5.2

    There's no doubt Canonical's popular Ubuntu Linux distribution gets the majority of attention in the Linux world these days, but there are myriad others equally worthy of consideration.

    Written by Katherine Noyes12 Jan. 11 08:58
  • Motorola Atrix hints at a virtualized, cloud future

    Motorola announced the Atrix smartphone at the Consumer Electronics Show, and while many have been concentrating on its 4G connectivity and clever desktop dock that lets it run a cut-down Linux desktop on a full-sized monitor, nearly everybody has missed something very important.

    Written by Keir Thomas08 Jan. 11 08:07
  • 5 things Linux does better than Mac OS X

    Were it not for Windows' long-standing installed base and overwhelming market dominance, it seems unlikely that anyone would argue seriously for the merit of the operating system, plagued as it is by high prices, security problems and vendor lock-in.

    Written by Katherine Noyes01 Oct. 10 09:15
  • Galaxy Tab will soar on Android's key strengths

    As the details of Samsung's Galaxy Tab are gradually revealed, it's becoming increasingly clear that many of the tablet's most desirable features derive from its use of Android--or Linux, that is--which, after all, is the basis for Google's winning mobile operating system.

    Written by Katherine Noyes18 Sept. 10 23:58
  • Chrome patches show the power of open source--and Google

    Google's patching of vulnerabilities in its open source Chrome Web browser last week wasn't so much notable in itself; Microsoft, to be sure, is forever issuing patches for the many bugs that afflict its products.

    Written by Katherine Noyes25 Aug. 10 04:47

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