David Both is an Open Source Software and GNU/Linux advocate, trainer, writer, and speaker who lives in Raleigh North Carolina. He is a strong proponent of and evangelist for the "Linux Philosophy."

David has been in the IT industry for nearly 50 years. He has taught RHCE classes for Red Hat and has worked at MCI Worldcom, Cisco, and the State of North Carolina. He has been working with Linux and Open Source Software for over 20 years.

David prefers to purchase the components and build his own computers from scratch to ensure that each new computer meets his exacting specifications. His primary workstation is an ASUS TUF X299 motherboard and an Intel i9 CPU with 16 cores (32 CPUs) and 64GB of RAM in a ThermalTake Core X9 case.

David has written articles for magazines including, Linux Magazine, Linux Journal. His article "Complete Kickstart," co-authored with a colleague at Cisco, was ranked 9th in the Linux Magazine Top Ten Best System Administration...

Authored Content

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Nearly everything can be done from the Linux command line, including remote configuration of Xfce4.
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Here's how I configured a VirtualBox VM to use a physical Windows drive on my Linux workstation.
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Learn to host your own website with Apache, a solid, well-known, and easy-to-configure web server.
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Cgroups manage resources per application rather than by the individual processes that make up an application.
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A sysadmin shares information and advice about putting Ansible into real-world use configuring computers on his network.

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