The Kernel Newbie Corner: "initrd" and "initramfs"--What's Up With That?

This week, I'm not going to write a formal column so much as just free associate a bit regarding an exchange we had recently on the Kernel Newbies mailing...
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Why, When, and How To Use a Virtual Machine

I must admit I haven't been a huge fan of virtual machines for personal use until recently. As a Linux advocate who would take pains to convert users to...
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How to Install Linux on an Acer C720 Chromebook

Chromebooks are amazing little machines. They are a marvel of speed and simplicity. The Acer C720 Chromebook is certainly near the top of the list of...
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Writing a Simple Bash Script

The first step is often the hardest, but don't let that stop you. If you've ever wanted to learn how to write a shell script but didn't know where to start...
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Understanding PAM

Author: JT Smith Pluggable Authentication Modules (PAM) is an oft misunderstood, and in at least this admin's opinion, underutilized mechanism on *nix systems...
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Linus Torvalds

Video: Linus Torvalds Explains How Linux Still Surprises and Motivates Him

Hear about Linux development directly from Linus Torvalds in this video from our archives. Linus Torvalds took to the stage in China for the first time Monday...
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Installing Android Apps on Linux with ARChon

I’ve spent a lot of time on the Google Play Store. During that time I have discovered plenty of really useful apps that would be great on the Linux desktop....
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