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10 Most Popular Linux Distros for 2022
Apr 13, 2022

linux

8 min reading

10 Most Popular Linux Distros for 2022

Since Packagecloud handles management, you can now choose a Linux distribution without worrying about the complicated stuff. Here are 10 of the most popular Linux dist...

5 Best Linux Package Managers
Mar 16, 2022

linux

9 min reading

5 Best Linux Package Managers

Packagecloud supports many types of packages. Its repositories can contain all supported types of packages or have packages for multiple Linux distributions simultaneo...

Illustrated Guide to Monitoring and Tuning the Linux Networking Stack: Receiving Data
Mar 15, 2022

linux

9 min reading

Illustrated Guide to Monitoring and Tuning the Linux Networking Stack: Receiving Data

This post illustrates guides to monitor and tune the Linux networking stack in great detail with the focus on receiving data.

How do I build a package for YUM?
Sep 19, 2021

linux

11 min reading

How do I build a package for YUM?

This article gives us a brief history of YUM and its prerequisites. We shall also learn how to install the package from the RPM file.

What is SUSE and how does it compare to CentOS?
Sep 18, 2021

linux

8 min reading

What is SUSE and how does it compare to CentOS?

This article introduces SUSE and CentOS and shares their major features and comparisons.

10 most popular Linux distributions, and why they exist
Sep 14, 2021

linux

7 min reading

10 most popular Linux distributions, and why they exist

This article introduces the 10 most popular Linux distributions and why they exist. You can manage Linux distros efficiently with Packagecloud.

What Is the APT Package Manager: Why and How To Use It
Aug 29, 2021

linux

10 min reading

What Is the APT Package Manager: Why and How To Use It

A description of what the APT package manager is, why use it, and how to use it.

How is CentOS different from Debian?
Aug 18, 2021

linux

9 min reading

How is CentOS different from Debian?

The differences between CentOS and Debian described in this article will help you to make the right choice of Linux distribution for working with your server.

Linux Distributions and the Timelines of their Systems
Aug 17, 2021

linux

12 min reading

Linux Distributions and the Timelines of their Systems

In this article, we discuss the various Linux distributions and the associated systems—both SystemV or SystemD and the timelines of these systems.

What are the best Fedora Spins?
Jun 13, 2021

linux

7 min reading

What are the best Fedora Spins?

This post introduces the best Fedora Spins that show disparate features and looks.

The 7 best Ubuntu Flavors, and Why They Exist
Jun 11, 2021

linux

7 min reading

The 7 best Ubuntu Flavors, and Why They Exist

There are 7 best Ubuntu flavors that you don't want to miss. Check this post to learn about those flavors and their strengths.

Is Ubuntu better for desktops or servers?
Jun 08, 2021

linux

8 min reading

Is Ubuntu better for desktops or servers?

This comparison post explains the differences between Ubuntu desktop and server and what you should choose.

Attacks against GPG signed APT repositories
Feb 20, 2018

linux

17 min reading

Attacks against GPG signed APT repositories

This article shares attacks against GCP signed APT repositories, their countermeasures, and reproducible codes.

Two frequently used system calls are ~77% slower on AWS EC2
Mar 07, 2017

linux

10 min reading

Two frequently used system calls are ~77% slower on AWS EC2

This article reveals the stats that show two frequently used system calls are 77% slower on AWS EC2 and its causes.

Micro-optimizations matter: preventing 20 million system calls
Mar 05, 2017

linux

11 min reading

Micro-optimizations matter: preventing 20 million system calls

This post explains how micro-optimizations can avoid 20 million system calls and shows sample codes and fix results.

How setting the TZ environment variable avoids thousands of system calls
Feb 20, 2017

linux

10 min reading

How setting the TZ environment variable avoids thousands of system calls

In this article, you can find how setting the TZ environment variable can prevent thousands of system calls.

Monitoring and Tuning the Linux Networking Stack: Sending Data
Feb 05, 2017

linux

134 min reading

Monitoring and Tuning the Linux Networking Stack: Sending Data

This post discusses monitoring and tuning the Linux networking stack in great detail with the focus on sending data.

Monitoring and Tuning the Linux Networking Stack: Receiving Data
Jun 21, 2016

linux

105 min reading

Monitoring and Tuning the Linux Networking Stack: Receiving Data

This post guides you through monitoring and tuning the Linux network stack with the focus on receiving data.

The Definitive Guide to Linux System Calls
Apr 04, 2016

linux

36 min reading

The Definitive Guide to Linux System Calls

This complete guide explains all about Linux system calls with sample codes and results.

How does ltrace work?
Mar 13, 2016

linux

8 min reading

How does ltrace work?

You can learn how ltrace works and compare it with strace and ptrace.

How does strace work?
Feb 28, 2016

linux

9 min reading

How does strace work?

You can learn how strace works in this post that includes all the steps and explanations of parameters.