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March 10, 2017
by sjvn01
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New and improved Samba file server released

Do you have a network-attached storage (NAS) device holding your accounts payable, document archives, or just your baby photos? If so, you’re running Samba, the open-source file and print server. Now, with the Samba 4.6 release, the program has been … Continue reading

March 10, 2017
by sjvn01
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Deftly Pulling Your Servers’ Strings with Puppet

If all you’re doing is running a single server instance, you don’t need DevOps tools such as Puppet. But, if you’re setting up and managing multiple servers, you need Puppet. Oh, you could run dozens of servers using shell scripts. … Continue reading

March 7, 2017
by sjvn01
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Dell doubles down on high-end Ubuntu Linux laptops

CEO and founder of Dell, Michael Dell, has long been a Linux supporter. By 2007, under his guidance, Dell became the first major OEM to offer a laptop with pre-installed Linux. His Linux of choice? Ubuntu Linux. Ten years later, … Continue reading

March 6, 2017
by sjvn01
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Amazon shows why you shouldn’t put all your tech eggs in one cloud basket

When Amazon’s S3 cloud storage service at Amazon’s US-EAST-1 data centers went down, things went bad. Very, very bad. How bad? Popular sites such as Quora, Business Insider, Netflix, Reddit and Slack either crashed entirely or were broken. By SimilarTech’s … Continue reading

March 3, 2017
by sjvn01
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16 Linux server monitoring commands you really need to know

Want to know what’s really going on with your server? Then you need to know these essential commands. Once you’ve mastered them, you’ll be well on your way to being an expert Linux system administrator. 16 Linux server monitoring commands … Continue reading