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Traffic Watch

Analyzing Network Traffic with iftop

May 01, 2013

Sluggish network connections can be nerve-wracking. Checking live statistics about network traffic can help pinpoint the problem. Iftop is a command-line system monitoring tool that can help you identify bandwidth hogs and keep traffic moving.

Real-World Raspberry Pi

Exploring the Raspberry Pi through real-world projects

Apr 19, 2013

The single-circuit-board Raspberry Pi computer, only as big as a credit card, makes it easy to gain experience with embedded Linux systems. We’ll show you some hands-on examples of how to use the Raspberry Pi in an everyday environment.

Lightweight KDE Desktop Project

KDE Gets a Refit

Apr 19, 2013

An openSUSE project called KLyDE plans to streamline the KDE desktop.

Coping with the UEFI Boot Process

New Sheriff

Apr 07, 2013

The UEFI boot specification offers new capabilities – and new headaches if you aren’t ready for it. Learn how one Linux user came to a truce with the new sheriff.

Exploring KDE 4.10

Just Before 5

Apr 07, 2013

KDE SC 4.10 was released six months after KDE 4.9, adding many new features. In the background, work is in full swing for the next generation, KDE Frameworks 5: a KDE based completely on Qt5 and QML.

Defragmenting Linux

Optimizing data organization on disk

Mar 25, 2013

Defragfs optimizes files on a system, allowing videos to load faster and large archives to open in the blink of an eye.

Is Wayland the New X?

Looking into the Future of Display Server Protocols

Mar 25, 2013

Display server expert Daniel Stone explains what is really happening with the future of graphical display protocols on Linux.

Gaming with Steam

Valve’s Steam for Linux beta

Mar 11, 2013

Steam for Linux finally brings current games to the Linux desktop. Valve has put a lot of energy into the project, but the first steps on the new terrain still look a little shaky.

Kernel Rootkit Tricks

The Spy Within

Mar 11, 2013

Rootkits allow attackers to take complete control of a computer. We describe the tricks intruders use to gain access to the Linux kernel and provide guidelines on hardening the kernel against such attacks.

Documenting the OpenDocument Format

An Interview with Jean Hollis Weber

Feb 24, 2013

We talk with Jean Hollis Weber, a volunteer with ODFAuthors, the LibreOffice Documentation team, and the Friends of OpenDocument Inc.

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