Top 5 articles of the week on
In this week's Top 5, we highlight two Linux stories, one of theoritical physics and another of the olden days of Linux; and three articles that are part of this week's sysadmin series celebrating System Administration Apprecaition Day (Perl tricks, revision control, and horror stories).
0 comments Posted 29 Jul 2016 by Jen Wike Huger (Red Hat) Feed
5 great talks (that aren't about Linux)
Watch 5 great talks from the past few years that aren't focused on Linux.
0 comments Posted 29 Jul 2016 by Christopher Neugebauer Feed
A guide to scientific computing system administration
How open source enables rapid advancement in scientific computing, and an overview of administering single nodes, clusters, and supercomputers
1 comment Posted 29 Jul 2016 by Marcus D. Hanwell Feed
I've been Linuxing since before you were born
Carla Schroder shares tales from when using Linux was a long hike uphill both ways in the snow. Barefoot.
33 comments Posted 28 Jul 2016 by Carla Schroder Feed
5 tools to support distributed sysadmin teams
The OpenStack global infrastructure team relies on these five open source tools to communicate, and to coordinate our work.
1 comment Posted 28 Jul 2016 by Elizabeth K. Joseph Feed
Poll: How do you abbreviate system administrator?
Friends, I have sad news. This week the editors of decided to make a small—yet painful, at least to me—change to our official style guide. Going forward, we will treat "sys admin" as "sysadmin." I'll admit that a little piece of me died as I updated our style guide, reluctantly... Read more
19 comments Posted 28 Jul 2016 by Rikki Endsley (Red Hat) Feed
Perl tricks for system administrators
Scripting in Perl is quick and easy, and its portability makes your scripts amazingly useful. Here are a few examples to get your creative juices flowing.
9 comments Posted 27 Jul 2016 by D Ruth Bavousett Feed
The largest community FOSS conference you never heard of: OpenWest
OpenWest has reached the size of 1500 attendees without having to import attendees or big name speakers, relying purely on its regional tech communities.
0 comments Posted 27 Jul 2016 by VM (Vicky) Brasseur Feed
Avoiding data disasters with Sanoid
Sanoid helps to recover from what Jim Salter likes to call "Humpty Level Events." 
0 comments Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Jim Salter Feed
How to restore older file versions in Git
How to find out where you are in the history of your project, how to restore older file versions, and how to make Git branches so you can safely conduct wild experiments.
3 comments Posted 26 Jul 2016 by Seth Kenlon Feed