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  • An introduction to Udev: The Linux subsystem for managing device events

    Udev is the Linux subsystem that supplies your computer with device events. In plain English, that means it's the code that detects when you have things plugged into your computer, like a network card, external hard drives (including USB thumb drives), mouses, keyboards, joysticks and gamepads, DVD-ROM drives, and so...

  • sysget – A Front-end for Every Package Manager in Linux

    Linux comes in many flavors and many of us like to test all kind of distributions until we find the perfect match for our needs. The problem is that based on which major distribution... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and...

  • Why Your Server Monitoring (Still) Sucks

    by Mike Julian Five observations about why your your server monitoring still stinks by a monitoring specialist-turned-consultant. Early in my career, I was responsible for managing a large fleet of printers across a large campus. We're talking several hundred networked printers. It often required a 10- or 15-minute walk to...