10 Books for Operations Engineer

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Professional literature – one of the most important parts in engineer education. Junior Ops (as a developer too) feels lack of knowledge and experience which needs to be removed. Every found useful book improves your subject insight and professional mindset at all. It’s worth to get out from rest and spend a couple of hours to get to the subject bottom.

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Cheatsheet: Linux shell

Linux terminal includes myriad of opportunities by default. But sometimes we can’t figure out how to execute any operation easier. From scratch we tried to parse enourmous logs by eyes or use graphical instruments when it’s not necessary. Another problem – we’re forgetting how to type any helpful command we need. Thus there is one way to scroll Google and read the same forum branch we did before. So, it would be better to have a petty prompt with command syntax we really need. It’s useful as on the tab of your document application as well as pinned to the wall in your room.

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How to connect HP printer to Linux

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In some experiences of Linux customization printing is a sore point. Frankly, I still can’t figure out about Canon printers, where is no one official Linux driver. Here I want to share my experience about what to do with HP printers. In my example I used HP Laserjet 1020 and Fedora 23. So, I used DNF for some packages installation. You’re in your own at this case.

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Pimp your GNOME! How to upgrade desktop environment

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Compared any Linux-distro with Windows or OS X, it was counted that Linux is worse by desktop part. End-users said Linux DE`s can’t provide opportunity to make your desktop interesting and beautiful. DE is an acronym of “Desktop Environment” term. Of course, that’s not true. Now almost any Linux environment seems like a huge canvas where you can design a desktop of your dreams. You can make your own environment – just pick some applets you paid attention. Or play a developer role – create new applications for DE improvement.

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Windows + Linux: how to fix the dual boot problem

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Even you hate Windows operating system and Microsoft company in particular. But sometimes you have to use software based only on Windows.  The first reason – special software subject. Of course, we all know about Wine, but it doesn`t work always. And it shouldn’t work always, because Windows, Linux and OS X system conceptions is too different. The second reason – usage necessity in work for accordance to corporate policy. There could be LDAP question or a strange desire of your employer. In short, there are many reasons to setup Windows and use it for a while. The best way will be dual boot installation.

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