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Trying to determine how much memory is free on a Linux machine is not as straight forward as it is on Windows. While Windows attempts to keep as much memory free as possible, Linux trys to keep as much memory used as possible. Here is how to determine how much memory is actually free and in use on your Linux machine.

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If you run a lot of Ethernet cable, it is usually cheaper to build your own. Building Ethernet cables in bulk is easy and inexpensive. All you need is a crimper, jacks, cable, and a pair of scissors or cable cutter/stripper.

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Due to recent storage requirements I have had to upgrade my file server. I wanted a contiguous partition and since these files would be highly critical, I also wanted some sort of recovery capability. With that in mind I chose to use Raid 5. I was also putting together a few other servers at the time, so I ended up “standardizing” the parts which lead to some added expense and overkill.

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