What is Docker (and Linux containers?)

A while ago, around the release of the Linux kernel version 3, the concept of namespaces and containerization was introduced through a module called lxc (Linux containers). The idea behind a container is sort of […]

80 Linux Monitoring Tools for SysAdmins

Have a look at this excellent list of tools for monitoring your Linux servers! We could add the same list, but it would just be downright thievery, it’s the most comprehensive list of its kind […]

How to setup a KVM server the fast way

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This is a very short quick setup on how to get KVM (The Linux Kernel Virtual Machine hypervisor) server up and running. Why KVM? KVM is a hypervisor, just like VmWare ESX, Microsoft’s Hyper-V and […]

How to use Apple’s iMessage in Linux (sort of)

RemoteMessages web browser window at work.

This tip requires Jailbreaking your iPhone or iPad, so if you don’t want to Jailbreak then look away now. Jailbreaking is a method of expanding the iPhone beyond it’s parameters set by Apple, so you […]

How to tar (compress) files up, excluding certain files or directories

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If you’ve ever been making a backup of an entire Linux system, or maybe just a number of folders but there were certain folders or files that you didn’t want to have in the backup […]