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  • How to Install HTTP Git Server with Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04

    Git is a free and open-source versioning system developed by Linus Torvalds. It is used by millions of developers around the world. GitHub also offers free code hosting service. However, the free service doesn’t allow private hosting of the code. In this case, you can host your own code hosting server with Git HTTP server. This will give you full control on the server.

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install and configure Git HTTP server with Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04.

  • How To Install Virtualmin on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Virtualmin on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Virtualmin is a powerful and flexible web hosting control panel for Linux and BSD systems. With Virtualmin, you will be able to manage Apache, Nginx, PHP, DNS, MySQL, PostgreSQL, mailboxes, FTP, SSH, SSL, Subversion/Git repositories, and many more.

    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 Virtualmin on Ubuntu 20.04 (Focal Fossa). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 18.04, 16.04, and any other Debian based distribution like Linux Mint.

  • How To Use A Keyboard Shortcut To Toggle Always On Top On GNOME, KDE, MATE, Xfce and Cinnamon Desktops

    This article shows how to use a keyboard shortcut to set a window to be always on top, on GNOME, MATE, Xfce, Cinnamon and KDE Plasma desktops, as well as a generic shortcut that works with any EWMH/NetWM compatible X Window Manager (so this generic solution doesn't work on Wayland).

  • How to Check What GPU You Have

    If you have Linux, there are several ways to check the GPU it uses. Take a look at them in the next section.

  • How to install Go [golang] on Ubuntu Linux - nixCraft

    How do I install Golang on Ubuntu Linux for developing apps in Go?

    Go programming language (also known as “Golang”) originated at Google by Ken Thompson, Rob Pike, and others.

  • How to Install Node.js on Ubuntu 20.10 & 19.10 – TecAdmin

    Node.js is the popular language for frontend programming. A number of JavaScript frameworks available for quick build mobile and web application development.

    NVM is a Node Version Manager tool. Using the NVM utility, you can install multiple node.js versions on a single system. You can also choose a specific Node version for applications.

    This tutorial described you to how to install node.js on Ubuntu 20.10 and 19.10 system using NVM.

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