Best Linux Distro 2018, for desktop

Searching for the best Linux distro in 2018 for your desktop computer or laptop? This article will probably be most useful to those who don’t know what /etc/fstab is used for. Also, this post does not cover Linux server distributions, but instead focuses on the best Linux desktop distros (distributions). One great way to increase your familiarity with Linux […]

100 Server and Application Performance Monitoring Tools

Last Updated: Oct 11th 2018, 100+ – Fixed 11 broken links. (including defunct, mergers, acquisitions, or changed links) December 1st 2017 update: 70 100 Top Server Monitoring & Application Performance Monitoring Tools. August 6th 2017 update: 50 70 Top Server Monitoring & Application Performance Monitoring Tools. Back in 2014, I compiled a list of the top 20 server performance monitoring solutions. Largely because I […]

Linux: ncdu and mc to manage large directories

Creating, modifying and deleting files are common tasks performed in any operating system. Even more so by Sysadmins, Developers and Programmers. For the most part, these tasks are fast enough when managing a handful of files. However, on Linux and especially with servers, you may at sometime have to manage millions or even billions of […]

Choosing the Best Linux Server Distro

Are you trying to decide on a Linux server distro (distribution)? This article will help guide you based on the strengths of the Linux server distributions available. If you are looking for desktop advice, have a look at Choosing the Best Linux Distro for Desktop.   Best Linux Server distro The first rule to remember when […]

ATOP for Linux server performance analysis (Guide)

We’re all familiar with top, a real-time system monitor. Some prefer htop and previously I mentioned iotop for disk read/write monitoring. Lets looks at another popular tool for Linux server performance analysis: atop. Advantages of atop Atop is a ASCII full-screen performance monitor which can log and report the activity of all server processes. One feature I really like […]

Kali Linux non-root install w/ screenshots

NOTE: If you are here for a penetration testing install guide of Kali Linux, this guide is NOT for you. The default install of Kali Linux contains many tools which can only run with root privilege. You should instead follow Kali’s default install method for root install and understand the risks. This guide will walk you […]

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 […]

Temporary change #ArchLinux to #Debian

Update: I’m back on Arch Linux. Debian was great, but Arch is better IMO. Plus, between the front page news, Wiki and the official forum, nothing is impossible to solve or find an existing solution to, fast. I use Terminator (windows can be split as many times as needed) for ssh access to servers (and sometimes use drop-down […]