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An Introduction to Linux Virtual Interfaces: Tunnels

Linux has supported many kinds of tunnels, but new users may be confused by their differences and unsure which one is best suited for a given use case. In this article, I will give a brief introduction for commonly used tunnel interfaces in the Linux kernel. There is no code analysis, only a brief...
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NFV
In anticipation of the upcoming Open Networking Summit, we talked with Thomas Nadeau, Technical Director NFV at Red Hat, about the role of open source in innovation for telecommunications service providers.

How Open Source Is Accelerating NFV Transformation

Red Hat is noted for making open source a culture and business model, not just a way of developing software, and its message of open source as the path to innovation resonates on many levels.   In anticipation of the upcoming Open Networking Summit, we talked with Thomas Nadeau, Technical Director...
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How to Monitor Disk IO in Linux

iostat is used to get the input/output statistics for storage devices and partitions. iostat is a part of the sysstat package. With iostat, you can monitor the read/write speeds of your storage devices (such as hard disk drives, SSDs) and partitions (disk partitions). In this article, I am going to...
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Linux Desktop News: Zorin OS 15 Gets New Touch Interface, Android Sync And Native Flatpak Support

One of the things I love about using Linux is how connected you feel to the community. That's especially true when the actual creator and CEO of a Linux desktop OS reaches out and personally invites you to give it test drive. And after reading what's in store for Zorin OS 15 (currently in beta),...
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A Musical Tour of Hints and Tools for Debugging Host Networks

Shannon Nelson from the Oracle Linux Kernel Development team offers these tips and tricks to help make host network diagnostics easier. He also includes a recommended playlist for accompanying your debugging! Ain't Misbehavin' (Dinah Washington) As with many debugging situations, digging into and...
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Printing from the Linux Command Line

Printing from the Linux command line is easy. You use the lp command to request a print, and lpq to see what print jobs are in the queue, but things get a little more complicated when you want to print double-sided or use portrait mode. And there are lots of other things you might want to do — such...
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BPF: A Tour of Program Types

Notes on BPF (1) - A Tour of Progam Types Oracle Linux kernel developer Alan Maguire presents this six-part series on BPF, wherein he presents an in depth look at the kernel's "Berkeley Packet Filter" -- a useful and extensible kernel function for much more than packet filtering. If you follow...
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Linux Desktop News: Solus 4 Released With New Budgie Goodness

After teasing fans for several months with the 3.9999 ISO refresh, the team at Solus has delivered  "Fortitude," a new release of the independent Linux desktop OS. And like elementary OS did with Juno, it seems to earn that major version number. Perhaps the most notable upgrade is the appearance of...
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Welcome to Mageia
The Mageia Welcome App is a boon for new Linux users.

Mageia Linux Is a Modern Throwback to the Underdog Days

I’ve been using Linux long enough to remember Linux Mandrake. I recall, at one of my first-ever Linux conventions, hanging out with the MandrakeSoft crew and being starstruck to think that they were creating a Linux distribution that was sure to bring about world domination for the open source...
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Chasing Linux Kernel Archives

Kernel development is truly impossible to keep track of. The main mailing list alone is vast beyond belief. Then there are all the side lists and IRC channels, not to mention all the corporate mailing lists dedicated to kernel development that never see the light of day. In some ways, kernel...
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