Byobu Byobu, a session manager for the command lineJun 21, 2012
The Byobu session manager extends the shell, adding a range of useful functions, such as splitting the screen, running programs in the background, or organizing programs in tabs. In particular, administrators who rely on SSH will appreciate Byobu.more »
Fabric Python Library Stitching together a crazy sys admin world with PythonJun 21, 2012
The Fabric Python library makes it extremely easy to create repeatable scripts of commands over SSH to any number of servers.more »
Workspace: DAM with Glom Building a simple digital asset management solution with GlomMay 29, 2012
Desktop databases are perfect for keeping tabs on miscellaneous data – from links and text snippets, to tasks and invoices – but building databases from scratch can be a daunting proposition, unless you use Glom for the job.more »
Security Lessons: Admin Automation Deploying with confidenceApr 24, 2012
Combining Puppet, Foreman, Pulp, Candlepin, and Katello lets you deploy software and servers automatically and securely.more »
System Diagnosis Tools Tune in to your system with these popular diagnostic toolsApr 24, 2012
To check on the health of a Linux system, administrators can turn to vmstat, iostat, netstat, and ifstat. Or, you can just use the versatile dstat, which combines the features of several tools in a single package.more »
Monitoring Logfiles Monitoring logs with Logcheck and LogsurferApr 24, 2012
Logfiles contain records of what happens on a Linux system and the services it runs. Tools like Logcheck and Logsurfer filter out the most important events for the administrator, and they can even trigger an appropriate reaction automatically.more »
Glogg Searching in large logfiles with GloggApr 24, 2012
Programmers and Linux administrators appreciate the benefits of event logs. The Glogg tool is the perfect choice for searching even large logfiles.more »
Pacemaker Automated monitoring with Pacemaker resource agentsApr 24, 2012
When a cluster node fails, the Pacemaker high-availability tool launches the services on another node. A lesser known feature is Pacemaker’s ability to put failed services back on their feet in the cluster manager.more »
Richard Stallman calls for the W3C to remain independent of vendor interests.
The new release supports nine architectures, 73 human languages, and zero non-Free components.
Fedora developers release the first alpha version of Fedora 19, known as Schrödinger’s Cat, for general testing. The final release is expected in July 2013.
ack is a grep-like, command-line tool that has been optimized for programmers to search large trees of source code.
New features in SUSE Studio 1.3 include enhanced cloud integration, VM platform support, and lifecycle management.
The Linux Foundation recently announced that the Xen Project is becoming a Linux Foundation Collaborative Project.
Open source version of LiveCode is now available for developing apps, games, and utilities for all major platforms.
OpenDaylight is an open source software-defined networking project committed to furthering adoption of SDN and accelerating innovation in a vendor-neutral and open environment.
The new Gnome release includes privacy and sharing settings, allowing more user control over access to personal information.
Mozilla is collaborating with Samsung on a new web browser engine called Servo.