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Dealing with NIST's about-face on password complexity

NIST's new guidelines for password complexity have reversed many of rules on what defines a good password


The complexity of password complexity

Password complexity settings on Linux systems is a lot more interesting -- and complex -- than it might appear.

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Who's hogging the network? Bandwidth usage on a Linux system

How to get a clear view of network bandwidth usage on a Linux system.

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39% off Exploring Raspberry Pi: Interfacing to the Real World with Embedded Linux, Paperback - Deal Alert

The innovators guide to bringing Raspberry Pi to life. This book favors engineering principles over a 'recipe' approach to give you the skills you need to design and build your own projects. You'll understand the fundamental...

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HPE offers an escape from the aging HP-UX OS -- with containers

Hewlett Packard Enterprises' HP-UX OS has been around for more than 30 years, and users may be looking to move on from the Unix-based OS.

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Health tips for Unix systems

Things to watch and tools to use to make sure your Unix/Linux systems maintain their health and vigor

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Book Review: Practical Packet Analysis: Using Wireshark to Solve Real-World Network Problems

The 3rd edition of this book will have you confidently using Wireshark to solve the kind of problems you're likely to run into. You'll be capturing and analyzing packets, understanding network protocols, and gaining important insights...

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The beauty of links on Unix servers

Symbolic and hard links can save both time and disk space. In this post, you will see how they are different and how they are created and used.

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Nine ways to compare files on Unix

There are lots of ways to compare files on Unix systems and some of the choices are going to be just right for you

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Windows as a service? Now, there’s an argument for Linux

Microsoft wants to control your Windows 10 desktop. Now are you ready to try a Linux desktop?

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The secrets of password aging on Unix systems

It's not quite as hard as it sometimes seems


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Humble Bundle and No Starch Press have pulled together to offer a really sweet deal on digital books on Python.

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How to learn Unix/Linux

Some tips for how to get started and how to stay on track for learning how to be a command line pro.

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Lesser known but still handy Linux commands

Some of the less obvious Linux commands might still come in very handy from time to time


Unix tip: Using bash on Windows

The relatively new bash on Ubuntu on Windows brings some new possibilities to Windows users

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Which Linux distros should newbies use?

A fresh look at some of the more popular Linux distros (plus one non-Linux OS), and an impression of their ease of use.

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UNIX: Computers and art meet face-to-face

What do art and Unix have in common?

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There's more than one way to kill a Unix process

There are even more ways to kill a process on a Unix/Linux system than there are ways to skin a cat.

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