Linux is the best operating system, and it's free!


Obstacle Course

Lead Image © Pavol Stredansky We test two candidates for viewing and converting video DVDs and Blu-ray discs, HandBrake and MakeMKV, and point out legal hurdles.

Painting by Numbers

Lead Image © Gino Santa Maria, Create intuitive and meaningful visualizations of storage performance values with a "TIG" stack: Telegraf, InfluxDB, and Grafana.

Block Graphics

Lead Image © yemelyanov, The Browsh command-line browser displays web pages with text characters and thus supports true-to-layout browsing at the command line.

Secure Paths

Lead Image © Sergejus Bertasius, The new DNS over HTTPS standard from the Internet Engineering Task Force is meant to eliminate some of the known vulnerabilities of the Domain Name System.
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Mass Production

FAI automatically and non-interactively deploys Linux systems on servers.
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Arithmetic Artist

The free R programming language and software environment for statistical computing and graphics is well supported, has great flexibility, and is easily automated.
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Something Else

Many admins consider Kubernetes the obvious choice for managing containers; however, don't ignore the highly efficient alternatives just because they are less prominent.
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In Range

RFID technology can help you keep track of data center inventory if you can support the up-front costs.
Lead Image Photo by Filip Mroz on Unsplash

Stable Future

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is the flagship Red Hat operating system and the basis for many other company products; therefore, much is at stake with version 8.
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Happy Coincidence

Build a continuous integration pipeline by linking Git, Jenkins, Docker, and GitHub into a build chain that can be flexibly extended and modified.
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Battle of Generations

The Linux world has different implementations for integrating multiple network cards: kernel old-timer ifenslave and the younger libteam.
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Data Dance

SQL Server runs on Linux now. We'll show you how Microsoft developers made their massive database system Linux ready, and we'll help you get started with setting up SQL Server on your own Linux system.
Photo by Damon Lam on Unsplash

Connected Mesh

The VyOS Linux distribution puts network routing, firewall, and VPN functionality together and presents a fully working dynamic multipoint VPN router as an alternative or addition to a Cisco DMVPN mesh.
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Directory Outgroup

Large and distributed enterprises that use Active Directory will find ADManager Plus easy to use, adaptable, and appropriate for non-IT users.