Ansible guide, Raspberry Pi, Node.js, Python, the Linux desktop, and more

Ansible guide, Raspberry Pi, Node.js, Python, the Linux desktop, and more

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a checklist for a team

There are many ways to automate common sysadmin tasks with Ansible. Here are several of them.
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Follow these step-by-step instructions to build your own Raspberry Pi-based network attached storage system.
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Recommendations and reviews from our writer community of their favorite books for admins.
Programming keyboard.

Use Node.js to build a command-line interface that creates a file based on your needs.
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New Linux tool, curt, uses the perf command's Python scripting capabilities to analyze system utilization by process, by task, and by CPU.
Scissors cutting open access to files

New open source tool extracts complex data from PDF docs, no programming skills required.
Several media players

Change audio and video file formats from one type to another with these easy-to-use tools.
Red suitcase with container outline

Package managers play an important role in Linux software management. Here's how some of the leading players compare.
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Software isn't always born ready-to-install. A package maintainer does the work to make sure each release works with your Linux distribution.
Globe up in the clouds

In the third installment in this series on common pitfalls of moving to the cloud, learn how to figure out which applications you shouldn't migrate.

About the author

Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is the Developer Program managing editor at Red Hat, and a former community architect and editor for In the past, she worked as the community evangelist on the Open Source and Standards (OSAS) team at Red Hat; a freelance tech journalist; community manager for the USENIX Association; associate publisher of Linux Pro Magazine, ADMIN, and Ubuntu User; and as the managing editor of Sys Admin magazine and...