• Signs of Life at the Office

    Companies that depend on LibreOffice have a reason to wonder whether the office suite is working on all systems. You can use Python and the LibreOffice API to check.

  • Afterburner

    Flash memory is fast but also expensive. Caching with Flash provides a way out: A smaller and cheaper SSD can speed up the disk.

  • Decentralized

    Many users associate the term P2P with BitTorrent and the (not always legal) exchange of files. But peer-to-peer networks offer an option for anonymously offering websites and other services. We examine five popular alternatives for P2P networking.

  • Blockwise

    Even with all the talk of Big Data and the storage revolution, a steady and reliable block-based filesystem is still a central feature of most Linux systems.

News and Articles

  • OwnCloud Founder Resigns

    Frank Karlitschek will continue to lead the open source ownCloud project

  • Beyond Wallpaper

    The KDE Plasma desktop has so many configuration options, it scares some users away. But if you're patient enough to learn the secrets, you'll find some useful tricks for customizing the Plasma user environment.

  • Ask Klaus

    Klaus Knopper answers your Linux questions.

  • Checkmate

    Powerful and flexible chess programs have been scarce on Linux. But PyChess sees the free operating system checkmate other platforms.

  • Process Finder

    Pgrep is a valuable tool for tracking down processes.

  • Stairway to the Cloud

    As a simple and reliable command-line backup utility that supports popular cloud storage services, rclone makes a perfect tool for maintaining an off-site backup of your data. This article can help you to get started.

  • Print as Print Can

    Cautious administrators will want to make sure a Linux installation is still working as intended after an update. A simple test suite offers that assurance.

  • Fine-tuned

    Solid state drives make everything run faster and more smoothly, but you can squeeze out even more performance with some practical optimization steps.

  • No Detour

    TKperf combines several SSD tools under one roof. You can use TKperf to investigate SSDs before deployment and even to measure performance.

  • On the DVD

    Manjaro Linux 15.12 Xfce Edition and Debian 8.4 Live Image with Cinnamon