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Bootable USB drives are a great way to try out a new Linux distribution to see if you like it before you install. While some Linux distributions, like Fedora, make it easy to create bootable media, most others provide the ISOs or image files and leave the media creation decisions up to the user. There’s always the option to use dd to create media on the command line—but let’s face it, even for the most experienced user, that’s still a pain.

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Tiny tweaks for PowerShell perfection

Tiny tweaks for PowerShell perfection

I’m in love with PowerShell. It’s the perfect blend of feature-richness and readability in scripting (power) and laconism in the command line (shell). But a rant on the cross-platform open-source awesomeness of PowerShell is best saved for another article (which I’ve already written and which you must read if you want your life to have meant something).

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Building your team's culture of shared responsibility

Building your team's culture of shared responsibility

Effective leaders delegate. Because healthy teams learn and grow when challenged with new tasks—and in order to take on new work without a change in staffing—teams must find ways to be more efficient and productive (or stop doing something that is no longer as important as it once was). If you’re a manager or other leader in an open organization, you’ll need help meeting all your strategic priorities. Delegating is a great way to get it.

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whowatch – Monitor Linux Users and Processes in Real Time

whowatch is a simple, easy-to-use interactive who-like command line program for monitoring processes and users on a Linux system. It shows who is logged on to your system and what they are doing, in...

The oldest, active Linux distro, Slackware, turns 25

a big flag flying in a sea of other flags, teamwork

Patrick Volkerding didn’t set out to create a Linux distribution. He just wanted to simplify the process of installing and configuring Softlanding Linux System. But when SLS didn’t pick up his improvements, Volkerding decided to release his work as Slackware. On July 17, 1993, he announced version 1.0. A quarter century and 30-plus versions later, Slackware is the oldest actively maintained Linux distribution.

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Why Sinclair’s Bid to Buy the Tribune Company Might Die

FCC Chair Ajit Pai, long seen as supporting the deal, suggests sending it to a judge–often a graveyard for merger proposals.

Strikes, Boycotts, and Outages Mar Amazon Prime Day

Workers in Europe, upset by talk of cuts in pay and benefits, plan walkouts during one of the retailer’s biggest promotions.

Sysadmin guides, open source email clients, MacOS apps, SELinux, Firefox extensions, and more

Looking back with binoculars

Reader favorites from last week included articles for sysadmins, Linux games, tool round ups, and more.

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Machine Learning — How to Get Started the Easy Way

Machine learning is one of the most popular topics today. It is also not beginner-friendly, rather the opposite. It is one of those subjects that are hard to start with. This article will give you

Juul’s Lobbying Could Send Its Public Image Up in Smoke

Maker of e-cigarettes is trying to convince regulators that it wants to push away the teens that made it famous, just as its trying to raise billions.

65+ WordPress Keyboard Shortcuts for Writing, Gutenberg + More

It might not seem like it takes very long, but every time you need to move your hands away from your keyboard to use your mouse, …

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Deprecated Linux Networking Commands and Their Replacements

In our previous article, we have covered some useful command line networking utilities for Sysadmin’s for network management, troubleshooting and debugging on Linux. We mentioned some networking commands that are still included and supported...

How to configure a FreeBSD Jail with vnet and ZFS nixCraft

How do I install and configure a FreeBSD jail with vnet? How do I create FreeBSD jail with /etc/jail.conf without using iocage command or ezjail command line tool?Introduction: Jails were introduced in FreeBSD 4.x by

Alacritty – A Fastest Terminal Emulator for Linux

Alacritty is a free open-source, fast, cross-platform terminal emulator, that uses GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) for rendering, which implements certain optimizations that are not available in many other terminal emulators in Linux. Alacritty is...

Amazon Kinesis Video Streams Adds Support For HLS Output Streams

Today I’m excited to announce and demonstrate the new HTTP Live Streams (HLS) output feature for (KVS). If you’re not already familiar with KVS, Jeff covered the release for in 2017. In short, Amazon Kinesis Video Streams is a service for securely capturing, processing, and storing video for analytics and machine learning – from one […]

OSINT investigation based on GAO report about firearm sales in Dark Web + Bitcoin tracking with…

TL;DR Introduction In November, last year, GAO (Government Accountability Office) and ATF (The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) released report about firearm sales in Internet. Investigation has consisted of covered attempts to purchase

How to Use Fiverr to Reduce Business Busywork

Fiverr gets a bad rap—especially from freelancers. The platform has a somewhat negative association with this group because they feel pressured to create services that can …

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Microsoft Calls For Federal Regulation of Facial Recognition

“Facial recognition will require the public and private sectors alike to step up—and to act,” says Brad Smith, the company’s president.

Why Congress Needs to Revive Its Tech Support Team

To tackle real issues, legislators first need to understand them—and they need help. That means it’s time to reboot the Office of Technology Assessment.

A Linux Sysadmin’s Guide to Network Management, Troubleshooting and Debugging

A system administrator’s routine tasks include configuring, maintaining, troubleshooting, and managing servers and networks within data centers. There are numerous tools and utilities in Linux designed for the administrative purposes. In this article, we...