Tuning MySQL my.cnf? Avoid this common pitfall!

It took me some time to decide on the title of this article. MariaDB has been fast replacing MySQL as many Linux distributions now default to MariaDB over MySQL. MariaDB is an enhanced drop-in replacement for MySQL. Therein lies my predominantly self-made conundrum, MySQL or MariaDB? The MySQL tuning advice below applies to MySQL, MariaDB […]

SCP Linux – Securely Copy Files Using SCP examples

This post includes SCP examples. SCP or secure copy allows the secure transferring of files between a local host and a remote host or between two remote hosts. It uses the same authentication and security as the Secure Shell (SSH) protocol from which it is based. SCP is loved for its simplicity, security, and pre-installed […]

Must-Have Devices to boost your Linux skills (2024)

Are you ready for a transformative journey that will elevate your Linux skills in ways theoretical learning alone can’t? The devices mentioned in this article offer a great way to get hands-on experience and change how you understand and use Linux skills in practical, everyday scenarios. 4 Linux Devices for Hands-On Learning Boosting your Linux […]

How to direct-install Debian SID rolling release using mini.iso (w/ screenshots)

In my tech journey, I’ve always had an affinity for the cutting-edge, the untested waters of the Linux world. Rolling release distributions like Arch, Fedora, or even a custom-installed Kali Linux have been my go-to choices for a Linux desktop experience that’s always up-to-date. But today, I’m venturing into a different territory: Debian Unstable, affectionately […]

How to Kill Inactive SSH Sessions

Managing server connections efficiently is crucial for maintaining a smooth and secure IT environment. One such common challenge is dealing with inactive SSH sessions. These sessions can clutter your server, consuming resources and potentially posing security risks. In this article, we’ll explore practical methods to identify and terminate these idle connections. We’ll delve into the […]

htop and top Alternatives: Glances, nmon

In this article, we explore alternatives to htop and top, namely, Glances and nmon. These tools present unique approaches and functionalities, potentially serving as replacements or supplements to the classic top and htop duo. Join us as we uncover the features and benefits of Glances and nmon, and whether they could be the next staples […]

Linux Commands frequently used by Linux Sysadmins – Part 1

What are some Linux commands used by Sysadmins and power users daily? In this article, I’ve listed 10 such commands frequently used. Suggestions and feedback are welcome. Also, see Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5. Some people consider Linux a complicated operating system geared toward expert users only. However, as a free and […]

Blockchain & Linux: Exclusive Interview with Hyperledger’s Daniela Barbosa

In this exclusive interview with Daniela Barbosa, Executive Director of the Hyperledger Foundation and General Manager of Blockchain and Identity at The Linux Foundation, we delve into the dynamic and evolving world of blockchain technology. Her leadership in the Hyperledger Foundation illuminates the interplay between blockchain, identity management, and the Linux ecosystem. Readers will gain […]

CES 2024: Live coverage and highlights for Linux enthusiasts.

Greetings, Linux enthusiasts, from the heart of Las Vegas, where innovation is buzzing in the air. I’m your guide for Linux coverage, and I can hardly contain my excitement to bring you the latest and greatest from the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) which officially begins tomorrow. (Jan 9th to 12th, 2024). As you may know […]

Install AI Models on Linux: Discover LLMs and Chatbots for Linux

Hello, fellow Linux enthusiasts! I’m excited to embark on this journey with you, exploring the fascinating realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on our favorite operating system: Linux. Whether you’re setting up a home lab or home server, running Linux on a gaming laptop, or leveraging Linux in the cloud, this guide will highlight some of […]

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