Top 10 Stories About Compute Engines, Linux in 2023

ITPro Today’s most-read articles about compute engines covered Linux best practices, open source software, industry developments, security, and more.

ITPro Today Staff

December 18, 2023

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This year raised concerns about the continued popularity of open source software, and what the future might look like in open source. Readers also enjoyed several comprehensive guides on various aspects of Linux.

Find out more by reading ITPro Today’s 10 most-read articles about compute engines and Linux in 2023.

1. The Best Linux Commands: A Comprehensive Guide for All Users

Linux has many terminal commands that allow users to interact with the system at a basic level. Read this comprehensive overview of Linux’s essential terminal commands for everyday use.

Continued Reading: Linux Commands Cheat Sheet

2. Are We Approaching the End of Open Source?

While open source software is at the peak of its popularity, several threats could tip the balance against it. Contributor Christopher Tozzi discusses the threats, from paywalls to generative AI.

3. How to Use AppImage in Linux

In this video tutorial, Tozzi explains how to use AppImage to run a Linux application across all Linux distributions.

Continued Reading: AppImage vs. Snap: How To Choose the Right Linux Software Package Tool

4. How To Check Linux Disk Space Usage: Classic SysAdmin Tips and Commands

This how-to guide explores how users can use Linux commands and utilities for checking disk space and usage.

Continued Reading: The Best Linux File Managers for Managing Your Files

5. Advanced Linux User Management: A Guide for IT Pros

Contributor Grant Knoetze offers a comprehensive guide on how to set up well-orchestrated Linux environments, introducing and examining fundamental concepts and principles of user management in Linux.

Continued Reading: How To Remotely Manage Linux Users and Groups

6. What To Know About the Open Enterprise Linux Association

Learn about the Open Enterprise Linux Association, set up in 2023 as an alliance between CIQ, Oracle, and SUSE, in response to the changing accessibility of Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux source code.

Continued Reading: How To Install and Use the Cockpit Linux Management Console

7. An In-Depth Overview of the Linux File System Hierarchy

This explainer provides an overview on the hierarchy of Linux operating systems, including the importance of directories within the root directory.

8. How To Set up a Secure VPN Connection in Linux

Looking to stay safer online? This guide explains how to set up a secure VPN connection on Linux operating systems.

Continued Reading: Linux Malware: What To Know About the Linux Malware Threat

9. Active Directory: What Is It and How Does It Work?

In this technical explainer, tech expert Brien Posey explains Microsoft’s Active Directory for identity management, authentication, and access control.

Continued Reading: Azure Active Directory: The Center of Your Microsoft Azure Identity

10. How To Learn Linux: A Comprehensive Guide for Beginners

Grant Knoetze details Linux’s origins, benefits, and offers up beginner tips for using the operating system.

Continued Reading: How To Create a Linux Virtual Machine in Hyper-V

What are the big changes your organization made around compute engines and Linux in 2023? Let us know in the comments below!

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