Best Linux distro and Desktop Environment Combinations.

Are you searching for the best Linux distro (distribution) and DE (Desktop Environment) combination? What better way to increase your familiarity with Linux servers than running Linux on your laptop and/or workstation. Best Linux distros As mentioned previously, the first rule to keep in mind is that there’s no “best” Linux distro. But rather there’s a best […]

Memcache PHP Extensions for Memcached Caching Daemon

Memcached (Memcache Daemon) is a caching daemon designed especially for dynamic web applications to decrease database load by storing objects in memory. It is commonly used to speed up dynamic database-driven websites by caching data and objects in server memory to reduce the number of times the data source must be read. Memcached is free and open-source software, […]

OpenSSL Security Updates – Severity: High

A new set of security updates for OpenSSL were just released this morning to address various security vulnerabilities, some of which are considered to be “high” severity. Please update as soon as possible. To update keep an eye open for Linux distro updates via package managers such as yum, apt-get, etc. Control panel updates for cPanel and others will be released over […]

TrueAbility Linux Showdown 8

Want to flex your scripting skills? Also want a chance to win awesome prizes?  If so, you should compete in Linux Showdown 8: “The Assembler” that TrueAbility is hosting! TrueAbility was built with tech professionals in mind and has a vast community of Linux members. Everything from Linux challenges and self-assessments, to blog posts and […]

My.cnf tuning – Avoid this common pitfall!

Disclaimer: The article below does not contain any new or ground breaking my.cnf advice, but rather is a reminder of MySQL’s very own guidelines and recommendations. That said, be careful and don’t rewrite your entire my.cnf at once. It took me some time to decide the title for this article. MariaDB has been fast replacing MySQL as a growing number […]

Raspberry Pi 2 Overclock

Updated: 09/22/15 – After 6 months of testing with OpenElec, ArchWipi and Arch LEMP I’ve made some optimizations to the recommended config changes below. These have proven more stable. Also, now even with force_turbo enabled you shouldn’t experience freezing or resets. Enjoy! Some of you may remember my old overclocking post for Raspberry Pi. I’m still obsessed […]


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