How to Check Disk Space on Linux from the Command Line | Linux.com


Quick question: How much space do you have left on your drives? A little or a lot? Follow up question: Do you know how to find out? If you happen to use a GUI desktop (e.g., GNOME, KDE, Mate, Pantheon, etc.), the task is probably pretty simple. But what if you’re looking at a headless server, with no GUI? Do you need to install tools for the task? The answer is a resounding no. All the necessary bits […] Continue Reading…

5 Commands for Checking Memory Usage in Linux | Linux.com


The Linux operating system includes a plethora of tools, all of which are ready to help you administer your systems. From simple file and directory tools to very complex security commands, there’s not much you can’t do on Linux. And, although regular desktop users may not need to become familiar with these tools at the command line, they’re mandatory for Linux admins. Why? First, you will have to work with a GUI-less Linux server at some point. Second, […] Continue Reading…

KDE Plasma 5.13 Is Here » Linux Magazine

The KDE Project has announced the release of Plasma 5.13, the latest version of its desktop environment. KDE is known for its modular design and under-the-hood customization. However, at times these benefits come at the cost of resource efficiency. But as KDE is targeting mobile devices, this release takes advantage of that work and has been optimized to run smoothly on under-powered ARM laptops, high-end gaming PCs, and everything in between. Resource efficiency also […] Continue Reading…

GitLabs Drops Pricing After Microsoft, GitHub A… » Linux Magazine

As the news broke that Microsoft was acquiring GitHub, panicked users started to move their accounts to GitLabs, a fully open source implementation of Linus Torvalds Git.While many leading figures of the open source world argues that GitHub is actually now in a more accountable and reliable position compared to earlier, because Microsoft will be treading carefully so as to not stain the positive image the company has been building with the open source […] Continue Reading…

How Erasure Coding is Evolving


Data resiliency is at a crossroads. Traditional SAN storage solutions than run on Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) are creaking under the strain of new data demands. While striping, mirroring, and parity in RAID implementations provide various degrees of protection, the cost of resiliency, recovery timings, and RAID’s recovery process vulnerability issues are all paving the way for alternatives.

One option is erasure coding , which is distinctly different than other hardware-based systems. EC is an algorithm-based implementation […] Continue Reading…