Learning Shell Scripting Language: A Guide from Newbies to System Administrator

Linux is built with certain powerful tools, which are unavailable in Windows. One of such important tool is Shell Scripting. Windows however comes with such a tool but as usual it is much weak as compared to it’s Linux Counterpart. Shell scripting/programming makes it possible to execute command(s), piped to get desired output in order to automate day-to-day usages. In-fact automating these day-to-day task on server is an important task, system administrator has to perform and most of the admins achieve this by writing scripts to be executed as and when required. Read More

Ultrabook you have been waiting for!

LinuxCertified Inc introduced the LC22UltraPlus 14.1" High Resolution, Full HD Display - Exclusive High Performance Linux Ultrabook pre-installed with Ubuntu or Fedora Linux. The LC22UltraPlus is world's first 14.1 inch display with Intel Iris Pro graphics. One of the ultralight, ultrathin, yet powerful Linux Ultrabook designed for legendary performance on the go, whether to another meeting or another country, you sacrifice nothing in return.

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"We are pleased to add the LC22UltraPlus Linux laptop to our highly successful LC series product line," said Rajesh Goyal, vice president of LinuxCertified, Inc. "The laptop offers Intel Iris Pro 5200 Graphics with 128MB eDRAM memory and FHD (1920 X 1080) display."

LC22UltraPlus is ready to provide accelerated system performance. With the 4th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor and up to 16GB dual-channel DDR3 memory, the LC22UltraPlus provides exceptional performance for advanced multi-threaded applications.

How to back up hard drives for disaster recovery with Clonezilla

Hardware failure is a norm rather than an exception. Like any other hardware, a disk drive also fails, for a variety of reasons, such as power loss, manufacturing faults, usual wear and tear, etc. To recover from any kind of disastrous disk failure, you need to clone or back up your hard drives. For example, dd command is one simple option in Linux environment.

Clonezilla is a feature-rich and user-friendly disk cloning and backup software which is under GPL. Clonezilla provides a convenient interface for cloning a disk/partition to another local device, or archiving a cloned image to an external SSH/Samba/NFS server. You can also run Clonezilla on a standalone DRBL server to clone a large deployment of networked computers simultaneously.

In this tutorial, I will describe how to clone/back up hard drives and restore them with Clonezilla in an end-user environment. Read More

UNIX / Linux du Command Tutorial with Practical Examples

From the syntax it is clear that du command expects options and file name as arguments. Though these arguments are not mandatory but are required for getting disk usage of specific files in specific formats. Input file names can also be read from a separate file. Read More

Linux Course for Beginners

This two-day introduction to Linux broadens attendees horizons with a detailed overview of the operating system. Attendees learn how to effectively use a Linux system as a valuable tool. They get familiar with the architecture and various components of the operating system, learn both graphical and command line tools, and learn to do basic networking. This class is scheduled for August 10th - 11th, 2013

Linux Device Driver Development course

LinuxCertified Inc, a leading provider of Linux training and services, today announced its next Linux Device Driver Development Course class to be held in South Bay, CA from August 7th - August 9th, 2013.

International Space Station switches from Windows to Linux, for improved reliability

The United Space Alliance, which manages the computers aboard the International Space Station in association with NASA, has announced that the Windows XP computers aboard the ISS have been switched to Linux. “We migrated key functions from Windows to Linux because we needed an operating system that was stable and reliable.”

In specific, the “dozens of laptops” will make the change to Debian 6. These laptops will join many other systems aboard the ISS that already run various flavors of Linux, such as RedHat and Scientific Linux. As far as we know, after this transition, there won’t be a single computer aboard the ISS that runs Windows. Beyond stability and reliability, Keith Chuvala of the United Space Alliance says they wanted an operating system that “would give us in-house control. Read More

Iron Penguin: First open-source "Iron Man" suit within reach?

Even before Tony Stark, billionaire technology genius, revealed that he was Iron Man in 2008, others were trying to build augmented fighting suits. Now that Stark has shown that Iron Man technology was within the reach of homebrew builders, work has started on the first open-source augmented fighting suits.

This is, of course, work that only the most advanced homebrew inventors will want to try. As the failures of Armand Hammer, Ivan Vanko, and Microsoft with Armor 8 have shown, it's not easy to build your own armor (BYOA). Read More

Android this week

Google’s I/O Developer event is fast approaching and expectations of a showcase new device are riding high. It’s likely that Google’s Nexus 7 tablet will see a refresh at the very least. And based on information of an alleged Samsung road map leak, Google could be introducing a new Nexus 11 tablet. Read More

Top 10 Ubuntu App Downloads for April 2013

Canonical published a few minutes ago, May 3, the regular top 10 app downloads chart, this time for April 2013, extracted from Ubuntu Software Center.

While the Stormcloud weather app is still number one, there are two new entries in the paid apps top: Splice, the fantastic and unique puzzle game that conquered the mobile world, and UberWriter, a beautiful and distraction free writing tool. Read More