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EZ file extraction on Unix

Put all the commands you need for extracting from archives in a script and you'll never find yourself scrambling for the right syntax

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Microsoft PowerShell goes open source and lands on Linux and Mac

Sysadmins, rejoice: PowerShell is coming to Linux. Microsoft announced that its automation and scripting system is breaking out of the confines of Windows and going open source.

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It's time to say goodbye to Linux 4.6

If you're using a version of Linux based on the 4.6 series of the Linux kernel, the software's lead maintainer has a message for you: It's time to upgrade.

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$39 for 54 Hours of Training with the Linux Essentials Bundle - Deal Alert

These 5 courses will take you from newbie to Linux pro. Complete with two classes designed for Linux beginners, the Linux Essentials Bundle is the first step to a system administrator career, or to making a lateral move to your IT...

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1.4 billion Android devices vulnerable to hijacking thanks to Linux TCP bug

8 out of 10 Android devices vulnerable to spying since they are vulnerable to the Linux TCP bug.

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Windows vs. Unix: Those pesky line terminators

Easy ways to keep petty differences from spoiling your day

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66% off CrossOver, and Run Windows Apps On Your Mac - Deal Alert

It’s no secret that Windows, Mac, and Linux are the three major operating systems dominating the market today—and that their incompatibility often creates issues for users. For the inevitable moments when you need to use a Windows app...

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Use the internet? This Linux flaw could open you up to attack

A flaw in the Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) used by Linux since late 2012 poses a serious threat to internet users, whether or not they use Linux directly.

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Periodic password changes -- good or bad?

The pros and cons of periodic password changes -- the things we need to consider.

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Making plans for SysAdmin Day 2016

Some ideas on how to celebrate

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Gain access to an ARM server running Linux OS, through the cloud

If you want to play with an ARM-based server, you can now apply to gain access to one online through the Linaro Developer Cloud.

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Puppet and Chef make way for Docker

Docker’s rapid adoption has resulted in more than 460,000 containerized applications. Does that level of container-based penetration signal the beginning of the end for the Puppet and Chef IT automation platforms? I believe so.

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Skype sets a course for the cloud, ditching some apps on the way

Skype is leaving behind its peer-to-peer roots and going all in on the cloud. While the popular messaging app made it this far by facilitating connections between computers for video calls and other communications, it's moving to a...

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Can you name these Linux distributions?

Linux has over 250 distributions. Here are 25 of them -- can you ID them given a couple clues?

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Unix tip: Arranging data and running commands with xargs

Useful things that you can do on the command line with xargs

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Packed with over 100 hours of instruction, this bundle will help you dive into Linux, the popular open-source operating system, and is currently on sale over 90% off its typical price.

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Microsoft launches new Skype for Linux and Chrome

Linux and Chromebook users now have new versions of Skype to play with. Microsoft launched an alpha version of a new client for Linux on Wednesday morning, in a push to get users of the open source operating system video calling and...

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Happy Birthday! Linux turns 25

Linux reaches the age of 25 with more than ten times that number of distributions to date. Can any of us wrap our brains around where it has gone and what it has become?

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