15 command-line aliases, sysadmin container guide, top Raspberry Pi blogs, VPN and monitoring tools, and more

15 command-line aliases, sysadmin container guide, VPN and monitoring tools, top Raspberry Pi blogs, and more

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Top 10 (August 27-September 2)

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Some aliases are included by default in your installed Linux distro.
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What you need to know to understand how containers work.

If you're planning your next Pi project, these blogs might help.
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Want to try your hand at building your own VPN but aren’t sure where to start?
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Here's what you need to know about time-series data and metrics aggregation tools.
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The commands you use can tell us something about where your work, or perhaps you passion, drives you at the terminal.
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GitHub's recent acquisition has caused some users to explore alternatives to the popular code repository. Here are some to consider.
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Streamline and tighten automation processes in complex IT environments with these Ansible playbooks.

In the first of a new series focusing on DevOps monitoring tools, we review the various types of system observability tools.

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Rikki Endsley - Rikki Endsley is the Developer Program managing editor at Red Hat, and a former community architect and editor for Opensource.com. 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...