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The 10 Most Important Linux Commands

Brad Yale

I get it. 

You're new to the Linux Command Line and truth be told, you might be a little intimidated. Coming from the comfort of a PC or Mac desktop, the Linux Command Line (CLI) looks nothing like what you normally use. The Linux CLI is dark, it's secretive, it's bare bones minimal and it's anything but friendly to newcomers. And yet, the Linux CLI is highly useful, essential to using your Linux box or virtual machine and can, if done right, provide you with more insight and practical use than the Windows or Mac desktop ever could.

For those reasons, from someone who was also once a Linux newb, I present the top ten Linux CLI commands you need to master for basic Linux CLI comprehension.

This list will not make your a Linux System Admin however it will get you on your way with your foot in the ocean.

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Why Open Source Matters: Musings from OSCON

Brad Yale

With OSCON taking place in Oregon from 7/20/2014 – 7/24/2014, the Open Source community will come together to discuss everything new in the Open Source world. From OSS to Java, Python to PHP, Cloud Computing to Perl and emerging programming languages to mobile platforms, the Open Source community has a lot to chat about.

This said, I wanted to take the time to discuss why the Open Source initiative matters by highlighting a few key elements of the protocol which help to make it so powerful.

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NYCBSDCon 2014 Heats Up a Cold Winter Weekend

Heather Fox

On a Saturday in early February I was fortunate to attend NYCBSDCon, an event organized by the New York City BSD User Group (NYC*BUG), and the 5th such event it's produced since 2005.

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Computer Service is Car Service Part 2

John  Traenkenschuh

Eastern Tennessee is a long and lonely land, now made all that much lonelier as I tried to determine whether I should pull over and try to get help.  Was that a wolf I just heard howling???

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Computer Service is Car Service Part 3

John  Traenkenschuh

If cars are little more than a computer, does that mean they are as hackable as any Windows or Mac OSX or Android system?

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Ready for your Win 8 Experience?

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk is ready, willing, able, and clueless about his coming Windows 8 experience

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Libre Office Update

John  Traenkenschuh

Libre Office musings:  Is this what we've been waiting for?

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InformIT's 17 Days of Giveaways

Rachel Bayless

Get ready for a month full of giveaways. From July 9 through the end of the month, InformIT will be having 17 days of giveaways. Each week has a theme to make sure that there’s something YOU will be excited to win!

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Commodities

John  Traenkenschuh

What are the security implications of Operating Systems being reduced to container commodities that live to give applications life support?


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Is It Really Here?

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk wonders if our journey to a useable Desktop/Workstation Linux is truly over.

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Dennis Ritchie--May He Rest in Peace...

John  Traenkenschuh
Time to Remember a True Computing Pioneer...


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Linux Workstation--Where are you???

John  Traenkenschuh

Traenk wonders what happened to all those promises of Linux and Open-Source goodness eclipsing the Evil Empire...


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