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Discovering Ubuntu 9.10, a Free Linux OS
By Eric Geier
Jan 29, 2010
Eric Geier tells you all you need to know about this nifty Ubuntu upgrade.
Do it Yourself Embedded Linux
By Marcel Gagné
Sep 14, 2001
Embedded systems are all the rage, especially the Linux-powered devices on the market. Marcel Gagné tells here why Linux's open-source model, easy customization, and popularity with developers make it an ideal choice for embedded systems.
DragonFly BSD: UNIX for Clusters?
By David Chisnall
Jun 15, 2007
David Chisnall looks at DragonFly BSD, the fourth major BSD.
Duct Tape and Design: Applying Extreme Programming to System Administration
By Pat Eyler
Jul 13, 2001
Just as system administration isn't all duct tape and chewing gum, extreme programming (XP) isn't just for cowboy coders, says Pat Eyler.
E-Mail Encryption for Linux: A Startup Guide
By A. Lizard
Jan 27, 2006
Do you ever send confidential/extremely personal information or documents via e-mail? Encryption technology works better than trust, says Alizard. In this article, learn how to use GPG, the encryption software built into most Linux distributions.
Embedded linux Primer: Bootloaders
By Christopher Hallinan
Dec 15, 2006
Christopher Hallinan examines the bootloader’s role in a system, followed by an introduction to some common features of bootloaders. He also takes a detailed look at a popular bootloader used for embedded systems, and introduces a few of the more popular bootloaders.
Encrypting E-Mail Data
By Aron Hsiao
Aug 27, 2001
The GNU Privacy Guard's quick-and-dirty encryption capabilities have made it an international success with many popular e-mail clients. In this article, Aron Hsiao teaches you how to use this tool for encrypting e-mail.
Enterprise Quality of Service (QoS): Part I - Internals
By Sun Microsystems
Mar 22, 2002
This two-article series works to clear the confusion surrounding QoS by explaining what it is, how it is implemented, and how to use it in an enterprise. This month's article details the basics surrounding the "what" and "how" of implementation, as well as the internals of QoS.
Establishing a Solaris OE Architectural Model
By Sun Microsystems
Apr 5, 2002
This sample chapter introduces an architectural model as a framework for designing platform-independent ISP architectures, based upon expertise and Sun best practices for designing ISP architectures.
Even Nastier: Traditional RootKits
By Ed Skoudis
Sep 28, 2001
When attackers get root access on a machine, a RootKit allows them to maintain that access by implementing a back door and hiding evidence of system compromise. Ed Skoudis shows how to avoid being RootKitted in this article.
Examining Alternative Linux Distributions
By A. Lizard
Nov 3, 2008
A. Lizard runs down the good, the bad, and the ugly about three of the best-known alternatives to the "big" Linux user distros.
Examining the Legendary HURD Kernel
By David Chisnall
Mar 14, 2008
David Chisnall takes a look at the GNU Project's infamous HURD kernel.
Fedora Quick Start
By Andrew Hudson, Paul Hudson
Jun 9, 2008
This chapter introduces the fundamentals of working with Fedora.
Finding and Installing Ubuntu Applications
By Benjamin Mako Hill, Jono Bacon, Amber Graner, Matthew Helmke, Kyle Rankin
Aug 16, 2012
This chapter discusses some of the useful programs available for your Ubuntu system, how to find more, and how to install them.
Functions and Aliases in bash
By Pat Eyler
Jul 13, 2001
Addicted to aliases? Maybe you should be investigating functions instead, says Pat Eyler.
Getting onto the Unix System and Using the Command Line
By Dave Taylor
Nov 19, 2015
In this chapter from Unix in 24 Hours, Sams Teach Yourself: Covers OS X, Linux, and Solaris, 5th Edition, learn how to log in to and log out of the system, change your password with the passwd command, choose a memorable and secure password, find out who the computer thinks you are, find out who else is on the system, find out what everyone is doing on the system, and check the current date and time.
Getting Started with the Linux Kernel
By Robert Love
Jul 21, 2010
This chapter introduces some of the basics of the Linux kernel. It then goes over the differences between the kernel and user-space programs and common programming constructs used in the kernel.
Getting Your Software onto Linux
By Stephen B. Morris
Apr 13, 2009
Stephen Morris describes an easy process for getting a development environment set up on Linux.
Getting ZENworks Desktop Management 6.5 Working in Your Environment
By Brad Dayley, Ron Tanner
Nov 4, 2005
This chapter provides a step-by-step walk-through of how to get ZENworks Desktop Management up and running quickly in your environment.
Getting ZENworks Desktop Management 7 Working in Your Environment
By Brad Dayley, Ron Tanner
Jan 20, 2006
This chapter provides a step-by-step walk-through of how to get ZENworks Desktop Management up and running quickly in your environment.

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