Poll

Poll: How do you abbreviate system administrator?

Friends, I have sad news. This week the editors of Opensource.com decided to make a small—yet painful, at least to me—change to our official style...
Vim or Emacs?

It may be 2016, but among many developers and system administrators, the editor war is still alive and well. Vim (and vi) or Emacs : Both have strong...
Containers

Linux containers are definitely attracting a lot of attention as cloud-native alternatives to virtual machines for application isolation and...
Do you code with Python?

Python is one of the most popular programming languages for beginners and professionals alike. Are you using it?
Arduino or Raspberry Pi?

So you want to get started with hobbyist electronics? The world is rich with options, two of the most prominent being the Raspberry Pi and the...
Where do you back up your data?

Nobody loves performing backups: they're often the last thing on your mind, an annoying task you think you can put off until tomorow. Even automated...
Virtual machines

Most people who use computers understand at least the basics of how they work. There's the hardware, that actually does the computing; an operating...
IoT Devices

The Internet of Things (IoT) is rapidly changing the way we interact with the world around us. A whole host of devices are becoming smarter, more...