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Get more efficient and avoid errors by automating repeatable daily tasks with Ansible.
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Do you spend a good amount of your time at the command line? These terminal emulators will help make it a better experience.
Tips and gears turning

Adapting to change was a major theme in 2020, and throughout all the turmoil, we could count on sysadmins to keep us up and running.
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Running several instances of a service on a single host gets easier with a systemd hack.
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"Everybody is perfect, except you." This toxic thought can creep in and ruin your confidence. Here's how to normalize failure during the learning process and remember that everyone makes mistakes.
People work on a computer server with devices

Anyone—from home users to large-network admins—can access enterprise-grade server management with Cockpit.
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Install, configure, and run HAProxy to distribute network traffic across several web or application servers.
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Cgroups manage resources per application rather than by the individual processes that make up an application.