• Cross-Examination

    People applying for IT jobs should brace themselves for the popular interview question about the sticky bit in Unix operating systems. It certainly pays to know.

  • Ask Klaus

    Klaus addresses problems with Wheezy updates, Adobe Flash, dial-up settings, and mountpoint dates.

  • Heedful Helper

    The Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux free antivirus scanner works unobtrusively in the background and targets mainly server operators and users who exchange files with Windows computers.

  • Get Back

    KDE's Kup tool uses Rsync and techniques from the Git version control environment for sophisticated backup with an easy GUI interface.

News and Articles

  • Qemu Flaw Lets the Guest Escape

    Xen project announces a privilege escalation problem for Qemu host systems

  • Android Bug Threatens Millions of Users

    Attackers can compromise an Android phone just by sending a text message

  • Revamped

    The KaOS Live distro implements new KDE features faster than anyone else, so it is an excellent model for illustrating the state of the KDE desktop environment.

  • On the DVD

    Fedora 22 and Manjaro Linux

  • Fit Without a Pacemaker

    Columnist Charly likes to keep system-critical daemons on two or more servers. If one of the servers fails, the idea is that the service can be started on the other and will be available at the same IP address – a scenario that works with or without the Pacemaker heartbeat.

  • Guess Again

    Even hardened scientists can make mistakes when interpreting statistics. Mathematical experiments can give you the right ideas to prevent this from happening, and quick simulations in Perl nicely illustrate and support the learning process.

  • Tidy Up

    You may not need to defrag your Linux system very often, but the tools are waiting when the need arises.

  • Hacker Kitchen

    The Atom code editor from GitHub is a highly configurable free application. Just one year old, even at this early stage, the mix looks very promising.

  • Heedful Helper

    The Sophos Anti-Virus for Linux free antivirus scanner works unobtrusively in the background and targets mainly server operators and users who exchange files with Windows computers.

  • Quickly Sketched

    Organization charts, UML drawings, breadboard sketches, or plans for the new website – a drawing program is always the first port of call when you need to create a schematic diagram. We present four candidates for the Linux desktop.