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Half a dozen ways to look at Unix processes

Gain insights into the processes running on your Unix servers with familiar and unusual commands.

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Linaro touts go-to Linux-based software stack for ARM servers

Linaro is pushing a new open-source Software Reference Platform that will provide easy access to firmware and common software tools for easy integration of ARM servers in data centers.

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Digging into your Linux system's hardware

The dmidecode command can tell you a lot more about your Linux server's hardware than you'd ever want to know

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IBM's Power systems biz is growing again

A few years ago, you wouldn't have bet on IBM Power systems having much of a future. But a new strategy to embrace Linux and open up the platform is starting to pay off.

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Sending data into the void with /dev/null

The inside scoop on the infamous "bit bucket". Maybe even something you don't already know.

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Linux kernel flaw endangers millions of PCs, servers and Android devices

A three-year-old vulnerability in the Linux kernel could allow attackers to take full control over Linux-based PCs, servers, Android phones and other embedded devices. Patches will be available this week.

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Third time is no charm for failed Linux ransomware creators

Researchers found a flaw that allows them to decrypt files affected by a new version of Linux.Encoder, a file-encrypting ransomware program that infects Linux Web servers.

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Review: 7 data recovery tools for every data disaster

From resurrecting lost photos to recovering RAID arrays, these utilities can bring your data back from the dead.

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The Endless Mini $79 PC: A desktop for the masses

The $79 Endless Mini is a Linux desktop that assumes you don't have an Internet connection -- so it tries to store as much of it as it can on the box itself.

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10 offbeat, odd, and downright weird places you'll find Linux

Why worry about the desktop when you've conquered everything else?

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Linux Grub massive flaw: Was it made by NSA in 2009?

GNU/Linux has a massive flaw in Grub, its ubiquitous bootloader. Just by hitting a few keys, you can completely pwn a Linux box—including many embedded devices...

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Grub2 bootloader flaw leaves locked-down Linux computers at risk

Pressing the backspace key 28 times can bypass the Grub2 bootloader's password protection and allow a hacker to install malware on a locked-down Linux system.

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Changing how bash behaves

Using the shopt built-in, you can change the nature of bash

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Microsoft continues to embrace Linux with new Azure certification

Microsoft and the Linux Foundation have teamed up to offer a certification for managing Linux systems in the Azure cloud.

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Red Hat pursuing Java-Node.js connection

Red Hat envisions a world in which the two environments co-exist, and the company wants to drive the integration

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What's so special about 2147483648?

We might just run out of time!

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Review: 5 memory debuggers for Linux coding

When you're working in Linux, manually debugging memory-related errors can be difficult and time consuming. These five tools can help.

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Red Hat delivers more container love in its latest Linux update

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.2 is now generally available, with new additions focusing on containers, security, networking and system administration.

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