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Cloning Disks in Linux using dd & cat commands

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 08:00:00 PM

It always wise for a System Administrator to be prepared for the worst situation & having a backup/clones of servers

Using Linux Basename Command in Bash Scripts

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 07:00:00 PM

The basename command in Linux prints the final component in a file path.

DHCP + PING = DHCPING - Testing DHCP Server Availability

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 06:00:00 PM

Learn how to send DHCPREQUEST or DHCPINFORM packets from the Linux command line to your networks DHCP server to test availability of the service.

How to Create a Windows 10 Installer USB from Linux

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 05:00:00 PM

It is easy to create a Windows 10 installer USB on a Windows machine, but if you want to do it on Linux, here's how you can do so.

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Daily Build ISOs Are Now Available to Download

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 03:00:00 PM

The Ubuntu 20.04 LTS operating system will hit the streets next year on April 23rd

Raspberry Pi 4: Chronicling the Desktop Experience - Week 1

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 02:36:59 PM

How to Install Cockpit Web Console in CentOS 8

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 02:11:14 PM

The sysadmin workplace: 10 lessons on how to deal with your boss

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 02:00:00 PM

Never assume that just doing your job well is enough to satisfy everyone.

Moving OpenStack containers from docker.io to quay.io

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 12:00:00 PM

Learn more with this short example on how to move container images from the docker.io registry to quay.io.

DHCP + PING = DHCPING - Testing DHCP Server Availability

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 10:55:20 AM

How to Create a Windows 10 Installer USB from Linux

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 10:12:55 AM

It is easy to create a Windows 10 installer USB on a Windows machine, but if you want to do it on Linux, here's how you can do so.

How to Stress Test a Graphics Card on Linux

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 10:11:13 AM

How To Record Everything You Do In Terminal

Wednesday 23rd of October 2019 02:00:00 AM

ostechnix: The script command creates a typescript of everything you do in the Terminal.

How to Find Syntax Errors in the Apache Configuration file on Linux

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019 10:00:00 PM

2DayGeek: This tutorial allows you to find syntax errors in the Apache configuration file on Linux.

10 Useful IP Commands to Configure Network Interfaces

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019 09:00:00 PM

How can i install SNAP on Linux (CentOS/Ubuntu)

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019 08:00:00 PM

Snap is containerized software packages that are simple to create & install.

Open source database use is a growing trend

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019 07:00:00 PM

Study shows that more users are using open source software for data management, with most organizations using more than one technology to help meet different needs.

Ignoring Files and Directories in Git

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019 06:00:00 PM

The .gitignore file specifies what untracked files Git should ignore.

Samsung Does Not Say Why It's Dropping DeX, But the ASUS EEE Story Might Offer Clues

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019 05:00:00 PM

techrights: What's behind Samsung's move away from Linux?

Apply Tags To Linux Commands To Easily Retrieve Them From History

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019 04:00:00 PM

Apply tags to lengthy and complex Linux commands to easily retrieve them from Bash history.

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Thermostats, Locks and Extension Add-ons – WebThings Gateway 0.10

Happy Things Thursday! Today we are releasing WebThings Gateway 0.10. If you have a gateway using our Raspberry Pi builds then it should already have automatically updated itself. This new release comes with support for thermostats and smart locks, as well as an updated add-ons system including extension add-ons, which enable developers to extend the gateway user interface. We’ve also added localisation settings so that you can choose your country, language, time zone and unit preferences. From today you’ll be able to use the gateway in American English or Italian, but we’re already receiving contributions of translations in different languages! Read more

A technical comparison between the snap and the Flatpak formats

Since we’ve already discussed the snap layout and architecture in greater details in the previous weeks, let’s start with a quick overview of Flatpak. Much like snaps, Flatpak packages come with necessary components contained inside standalone archives, so they can be deployed and maintained with simplicity on a range of Linux distributions. Runtime and image components are bundled into a single file using the OCI format. In general, Flatpak applications are built against runtimes, but they can also contain additional libraries inside their own bundles. A Linux system with the Flatpak binary (primary command) installed and configured can then run Flatpak applications. At the moment, there are 21 distributions that offer Flatpak support. Furthermore, applications are sandboxed using Bubblewrap, which utilises kernel security and namespace features to set up unprivileged containers. Communication outside the sandbox is possible through a mechanism of portals, which allows granular access to system resources. Flatpak packages are available to end users primarily through Flathub, an app store and build service that is (semi)-officially associated with the Flatpak project. Submissions to Flathub are done as pull requests through GitHub, and require approval from the store admins. Similarly, publishers of proprietary software have to manually request inclusion of their applications. Flatpak applications are also sometimes available as manual download links. There is no automatic update mechanism available by default. Read more

Zorin OS vs Linux Mint

There are some specific linux distros out there that specially target the new and casual Linux users, most notably, Linux Mint and Zorin OS. In this article we will compare them.

Zorin OS vs Linux Mint

Both of these distros have earned a solid reputation from the community for being two of the most user-friendly distros of all. Both of them use Ubuntu as the core. Thus, both of them offer similar functionality at the core. However, the real magic is how each of them builds up on top of it. Both Linux Mint and Zorin OS comes up with different feel and vibe. While both of them are extremely user-friendly and robust, there are some key differences between them. That’s the beauty of Linux. Read more