I've been administering Linux systems for several years now, and I don't think a single day has gone by without a learning opportunity. One of my favorite parts about the Linux ecosystem is the willingness to share both tools and information. This year's top Linux administration articles are a testament to that culture of top minds sharing their knowledge so that you can progress on your Linux journey.
Linux administration can be very rewarding, including the satisfaction of finding, resolving, and automating a fix to a complicated problem, the thrill of diving deeper into a complex topic, such as Linux namespaces or the Logical Volume Manager, and even the simple pleasure (frustration?) of arguing about your favorite terminal editor. I'm sure if you asked any of our authors about what inspires their articles, their eyes would light up as they describe a problem they solved or a new technology they learned.
Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned Linux engineer, 2021's top articles have something for everyone. You can get started with Linux fundamentals, such as LVM resizing, hashing, databases, and network troubleshooting. When you're ready for a deeper dive, read more about Linux namespaces, BIOS to UEFI migration, and process performance management. Finally, top off your journey with some reflections about terminal editors and the overall future of our profession.
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