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12/24/12 Gil's LotD: Signals and syscalls

http://lwn.net/Articles/528935/ Al Viro on how signals are handled during syscalls in Linux.

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5/11/12 Gil's LotD: The Debian Administrator's Handbook

http://static.debian-handbook.info/browse/stable/ The Debian Administrator's Handbook is an ebook now available for free on the web.

Yesterday's Gil's LotD was caught by Google's spam filter. If you didn't get an email you can always read it on the website.

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10/14/11 Gil's LotD: Software complexity

http://mjg59.livejournal.com/136274.html A rant on the desire to create "lightweight" open source software replacements. I'm linking this in particular because "To a first approximation, when someone says "Lightweight" what they mean is 'I don't understand the problems that the alternative solves'." is an excellent quote and summary of the issue.

9/8/11 Gil's LotD: Blueprint

http://devstructure.com/ Blueprint figures out your server's configuration so you can reproduce it later.

8/31/11 Gil's LotD: North Korean Linux

http://codemonkey.org.uk/2011/06/01/red-star-kernel/ North Korea has released its own Linux distribution. I'd love to see the source.

7/20/11 Gil's LotD: Linux packaging

http://checkinstall.izto.org/ CheckInstall wraps up standard GNU makefiles and creates packages for various package managers.

5/14/11 Gil's LotD: Ubuntu Linux

https://10.cloud.ubuntu.com/ Try out the server version of Ubuntu Linux for free on a VPS.

4/6/11 Gil's LotD: Recover deleted images

http://www.debian-administration.org/article/Recovering_deleted_images_from_flash_cards Photorec can help you recover deleted or damaged photos off a digital camera memory card.

11/28/10 Gil's LotD: Linux on Windows

http://www.andlinux.org/ A port of Ubuntu Linux to Windows. This is a direct port and does not include any type of emulation.

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