Update: Many issues mentioned in linked articles are no longer true. This post was originally written way back in 2006. Nathan Willis has some good information on this topic. From the article: So you just bought and assembled a brand-new AMD64 workstation. The only decision that remains is whether to install a 64-bit Linux distribution, […]


Hardware and software failures are part of life. And that is why you need to have a backup plan. I have already written about backing up files and MySQL databases. There is no need to backup all installed binaries and software programs. The following tip will not just save your time, but both Debian and RHEL based distro can be updated instantly.


As a Linux system administrator, you will need to find files in directories all over the file system. Especially those coming from a Windows background, often lost themselves while navigating file system. Linux and other UNIX (BSD) OS offers an excellent collection of utilities, which can be use to finding the files and executables, remember […]