Linux Journal: System Administration Made Simpler, Part 2

Last time we talked, I mentioned that Linux’s great problem
is the perception that it’s just too difficult for the average
person to administer, a perception I hope to change. Several people
have commented that Webmin was really cool and they finally had an
easy way to administer their various Linux and UNIX boxes. That
makes me happy. However, as the saying goes, “there’s more than one
way to do it”. So, let’s look at another way.

“Enter linuxconf. If your system is a Red Hat one, or if you are
running GNOME as your desktop, then you probably already have
linuxconf loaded. If not, you can get it from the source by
visiting Jacques Gelinas’ web site, the official home of

“It is available in a source tarball as well as distributions
for Caldera, Red Hat, Slackware and SuSE. Unlike our previous
contender for simpler system administration, linuxconf is strictly
for Linux (as its name implies).”