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  • How To Install Chromium Web Browser on Debian 10 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install the Chromium Web Browser on Debian 10. For those of you who didn’t know, The Chromium project covers two utilities such as Chromium and Chromium OS, which are the open-source projects of the Google Chrome browser and Google Chrome OS. Chromium has been developed as an open-source browser project whose critical mission is to offer a more secure, faster, and more stable way to navigate the web where threats are constant at every minute.

    This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you through the step by step installation of Chromium Web Browser on a Debian 10 (Buster).

  • How to Install Discord on Ubuntu Linux (GUI & CLI Methods)

    Want to install Discord on Ubuntu? You are not alone. This popular messaging platform is ballooning in popularity on all systems for two reasons: it’s free, and it’s good.

    In this post we show you how to install Discord on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, or higher as a Snap app.

    And if Snap apps aren’t your thing? Well, that’s cool too as we show you how to install Discord’s Linux app using the terminal and a couple of commands.

    Whichever way you choose to install Discord you’ll be able to create a new account (or log in with an existing one); join your favourite channels; send messages, gifs, and media; take part in audio chats with other users; or create your own private Discord server.

  • How to back up your music files on Linux

    If you’re a music fan who uses Linux, you’ll no doubt have dozens, if not hundreds of music files on your Linux PC. However, if these music files are not backed up, you could lose them if something happens to your system.

  • How to temporarily mitigate SAD DNS for Linux servers and desktops - TechRepublic

    Jack Wallen walks you through the process of putting in place a temporary fix against SAD DNS for your Linux servers and desktops.

  • Different ways to schedule and list CRON jobs in Linux

    Cron is a built-in Linux utility used to run different processes within the computer system at a particular scheduled time.

    Crontab i.e. the Cron Tables are used for reading the scripts that are predefined within a system and by using a syntax, users can do the configuration of a Cron job for scheduling the commands. Cron is a daemon for managing that enables you to manage task execution at prescribed time. These activities are referred to as cron jobs and may be scheduled to run by a minute, hour, month day, month, week day, or any combination thereof. If the task were to be carried out manually, this could be an incredibly difficult task for a user, since the user would have to be present every interval to perform the task. This tutorial will assist you through several techniques to schedule and list Cron jobs in Linux.

  • Run ASCII Globe In Terminal With globe-cli Utility - OSTechNix

    Feeling bored at work? Let's have some fun! The other day I stumbled upon a cool utility named globe-cli. As the name says, globe-cli is a command line ASCII globe generator to render an ASCII globe in your Terminal. You can rotate the globe in all direction, zoom in and zoom out a specific region in the globe using the mouse or keyboard. The globe-cli is written in Rust programming language and its source code is freely available under GPLv3. Without further ado, let us go ahead and run ASCII globe in Terminal with globe-cli utility in Linux.

  • Monitor Network Traffic with vnStat on Ubuntu 20.04

    vnStat is a free, open-source and console-based network traffic monitoring tool for Linux operating system. With vnStat, you can monitor network statistics over various time periods. It is simple, lightweight and consumes a small portion of your system resources. vnStat allow you to generate the network traffic data in an hour, day, month, week and day.
    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and use vnStat to monitor network traffic.

  • The accidental forkbomb: How a *nix script goes bad | Enable Sysadmin

    When brilliant strategies go wrong, they can really go wrong and your opponent has to come to your rescue.

  • 5 Different Ways to open the terminal in CentOS 8 GNOME Desktop

    The terminal in Linux is a software that takes the commands from users, gets them executed from the OS, and returns the output to the users. They are also called shell and console.

    This article focuses on different ways of opening the terminal in CentOS 8.

    There are following five ways. I will demonstrate it to you one by one.

  • VirtualBox 6.1 on Fedora 33/32, CentOS/RHEL 8.2/7.8

    Oracle VirtualBox is a powerful x86 and AMD64/Intel64 virtualization product for enterprise as well as home use. VirtualBox is a general-purpose full virtualizer for x86 hardware. Targeted at server, desktop and embedded use, it is now the only professional-quality virtualization solution that is also Open Source Software.

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Linux 5.10.8 Kernel Released - Finally Fixes That Btrfs Performance Regression

Linux 5.10.8 is out today as the latest stable release for the Linux 5.10 LTS series. Making this point release notable is that it finally addresses the 5.10 Btrfs performance regression. As noted back on Christmas, Linux 5.10 was seeing significant slowdowns on Btrfs. For simply unpacking a Linux kernel source .tar.zst file it could easily take multiple times longer on this stable kernel version. While patches for addressing this poor Btrfs behavior on Linux 5.10 were floating around since before the end of the year, it's taken until now to get them tested and queued up for mainline integration. Linux 5.11 meanwhile has a plethora of Btrfs improvements. Read more Also: Better Microsoft Surface Support Is On The Way With Linux 5.12

Youtubedl-gui: New Graphical YouTube Downloader based on Youtube-DL

Youtubedl-gui is a simple new graphical interface for the popular command-line YouTube downloader youtube-dl. The tool is quite simple to use, just paste the video URL, select audio quality and format, video resolution and format, and click download! And of course, there’s an option to change the destination folder of your downloads. Once you click download, a small dialog will pop up with the process bar. Read more