Linux is the best-known and most-used open source operating system. As an operating system, Linux is software that sits underneath all of the other software on a computer, receiving requests from those programs and relaying these requests to the computer’s hardware. Learn more on our what is Linux resource page.

4 open source tools for Linux system monitoring

Linux system monitoring tools
David Both shares his favorite system monitoring tools for understanding what is going on in any Linux environment: top, atop, htop, and glances.Read more

Building a culture of more pluggable open source

Building a culture of more pluggable open source
Instead of packing in a bunch of extra features users don't want, a solid, customizable system lets them build the best solution for their needs.Read more

An open source fix leads to a new career in IT

When plans to move to Los Angeles with his band fell through, Linux and open source software helped jumpstart Tim College's IT career.Read more

A love for technology leads to Linux and open source

Ashutosh Narayan's love of technology started in school and blossomed into a career as a Linux system administrator.Read more

Linux and open source are the future

Carlos Agauyo shares how he learned Linux and why he believes open source is the future of technology.Read more

Sink or swim is one way to learn Linux

Brian Rogers tells us how he got started with Linux when his brother-in-law got a hold of his laptop.Read more

Green LAMP: Save energy and the environment by optimizing your website

In this article, Mike Gifford shows us how to optimize your server to save energy and time.Read more

Using strace to track system calls in Linux

Strace for Linux
To learn more about strace, we got in touch with Alex Juarez, who will be giving a talk at SCaLE 14x : Your system calls and you: A brief exploration...Read more