Bash offers any number of simplifications, especially when it comes to pesky individual steps in installation routines for larger software packages. Some caution is advisable, though, if you need to handle database and application passwords, which can easily be compromised.
Linus Torvalds’s Git more or less conquered the version management scene overnight. For collaboration in a team, you can easily set up your own Git server to store your repositories. We describe two approaches in this article.
ownCloud's new commercial venture lets you manage risk and data exposure in a bring-your-own-device age.
Steer around errors and save yourself some typing by adding autocompletion to your Bash scripts.
A complete introduction to the shell for novices and masters alike.
Debugging the kernel of a running operating system has always been tricky, but now the Qemu emulator supports cross-platform kernel and module debugging at the programming language level.
TestDisk and its cousin PhotoRec will help you recover the data you thought you’d lost.
Like it or not, DevOps is here to stay, and the demands of cloud and distributed computing are bringing a host of new tools to help coders and admins manage these ever-changing systems.
In the beginning was the double pound sign and the exclamation mark – or at least shell scripts always start this way. The inventor, Dennis Ritchie, really didn’t know how much pain this was going to cause users.
The Anonymous Hacktivist group has been in many headlines this past year. Who are they? What did they attack? How do they communicate?
Xen project announces a privilege escalation problem for Qemu host systems
Attackers can compromise an Android phone just by sending a text message
PC vendor will pre-install Ubuntu on portables in India.
More embarrassment for Adobe's embattled multimedia tool
Mozilla’s script blocker add-on could be putting malware sites on the whitelist.
The Internet community officially banishes the notoriously unsafe Secure Sockets Layer protocol.
Popular desktop environment continues the Gnome 2 legacy – with new support for the Gnome 3 toolkit.
The Obama White House has issued a memorandum telling all US government agencies they must use HTTPS for all websites and web communication.
New program will dial up security for the Firefox browser.
Red Hat's community distro embraces the cloud.