Tune Your Hard Disk with hdparm Disk Inspector: Retrieving and setting hard drive parameters with hdparm

Dec 16, 2012

Hdparm is the tool to use when it comes to tuning your hard disk or DVD drive, but it can also measure read speed, deliver valuable information about the device, change important drive settings, and even erase SSDs securely.

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Sudo and PolicyKit Assigning privileges with sudo and PolicyKit

Nov 26, 2012

If you give users who are usually supervised more scope to help themselves, they will need additional privileges. The sudo tool and the PolicyKit authorization service can control who does what on Linux.

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WebIssues Tool Issue tracking and collaboration with WebIssues

Nov 26, 2012

The WebIssues tool offers more than just bug tracking; it can help you manage complex multiuser projects as well.

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Git 101 Not just for source code – Versioning with Git

Nov 26, 2012

When several people collaborate on source code or documents, things can get messy fast. Git provides a quick cure: The distributed versioning system reliably ensures the integrity and consistency of data with minimal effort.

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Script Dialogs Automating tasks with SSH, Zenity, Yad, KDialog, PuTTY, WinSCP, and Rex Secure Agent

Nov 26, 2012

Starting a script on a Linux server with just a few mouse clicks sounds more complicated than it really is. If you want to create attractive and interactive dialogs for your desktop users, all you need is a small utility called SSH and a little Bash know-how.

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Rescue Me

Nov 19, 2012

When I was thinking about ways you could rescue your system with Linux, the thought occurred to me: Why not rescue your life? Because that’s what Linux can do for you.

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Saving Energy with PowerTOP2.0

Oct 19, 2012

The PowerTOP tool developed by Intel helps you save power. In version 2.0, it can also handle GPUs and offers advanced tracking features.

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Cloning Hard Disks Four tools for cloning hard disks

Jul 24, 2012

Is your hard disk making strange noises? Do you intend to make some major hardware changes? Maybe it’s high time to clone your disk. Four tools help Linux users and system administrators move their data and create one-to-one copies.

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