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Linux for Starters Part 11: Getting Help

This article explains the main ways you can get help direct from your new Ubuntu system. This is best used in conjunction with help from other sources such as friends, colleagues, forums, and other sources of information.
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Setup Local WordPress Development Environment In Linux

This tutorial defines LocalWP, the benefits of using LocalWP, and how to install LocalWP to deploy and set up a local WordPress development environment in Linux.
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How to Install MERN Stack for JS Based Applications on Ubuntu 20.04

The MERN Stack is made from four components: MongoDB, ExpressJS, ReactJS, and NodeJS. It provides a bundle of JavaScript technologies used for building dynamic JS websites. In this guide, we will show you how to install the MERN stack on Ubuntu 20.04.

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DXVK 1.9.1 Improves Support for Far Cry 5, GTA IV, Risen 3, Roblox, and Other Games

The DXVK 1.9.1 release comes one and a half months after DXVK 1.9 to improve support for various games, including Roblox, which should perform much better on NVIDIA GPUs, Risen 3, which should no longer crash on NVIDIA GPUs, as well as GTA IV, which should no longer break when playing with an NVIDIA graphics […]

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9to5Linux Weekly Roundup: July 25th, 2021

This week has been great for Linux news, as we got new security releases for Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, and CentOS, and new bug fix releases for GNOME 40, HandBreak, VirtualBox, Plasma Mobile, LibreOffice, as well as the NVIDIA graphics driver. On top of that, this week marked the end of life […]

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Top 5 Linux Shells That You Can Use in Your Daily Work

In Linux the shell is the command interpreter in an operating system that executes other programs. There are many shells available for Linux, but in this article, we only include the top five Linux shells and thoroughly discuss their features.
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How to Backup and Restore Files Using Deja Dup in Linux

Deja Dup is a simple and powerful backup tool for Linux operating systems. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the Deja Dup backup tool on Debian, Ubuntu, and CentOS Linux.
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Emulate the Commodore 64 Home Computer with Linux

The Commodore 64 home computer is notable for being one of the first widespread home computers, helping it to expand its collection of games as a result. We recommend the best free and open-source emulators.
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Plasma Mobile 21.07 Released with Improvements for Kasts, Dialer, Shell, and More

Plasma Mobile 21.07 brings updates to the Shell with a much-improved top panel (which makes the Shell more responsive overall), the Dialer with better support for international numbers, support for hardware keyboards, and the ability to display the right contact name when receiving a call, as well as the Qrca QR reader, with support for […]

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VirtualBox 6.1.24 Released with Support for Linux 5.13 and Ubuntu Specific Kernels

VirtualBox 6.1.24 comes almost three months after version 6.1.22 to introduce support for the latest and greatest Linux 5.13 kernel series, for both hosts and guests. As you can imagine, this means that you can now run GNU/Linux distributions powered by Linux kernel 5.13 on virtual machines, or install VirtualBox on a distro running Linux […]

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Researchers Flag 7-Years-Old Privilege Escalation Flaw in Linux Kernel (CVE-2021-33909)

A vulnerability (CVE-2021-33909) in the Linux kernel’s filesystem layer that may allow local, unprivileged attackers to gain root privileges on a vulnerable host has been unearthed by researchers. “Qualys security researchers have been able to independently verify the vulnerability, develop an exploit, and obtain full root privileges on default installations of Ubuntu 20.04, Ubuntu 20.10, […]

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How to Backup and Restore Files using Deja Dup in Linux

Deja Dup is a simple and powerful backup tool for Linux operating systems. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install the Deja Dup backup tool on Debian, Ubuntu, and CentOS Linux.

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5 Essential Soft Skills for Sysadmins Self-Improvement

Your technical skills might be superb, but do you have equally compelling soft skills? Learn more about 5 essential soft skills for sysadmins here.
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Jim Whitehurst Left IBM Because He’d Rather Be CEO

Contrary to what some may have feared, the exec’s departure wasn’t a sign that IBM was trying to make Red Hat more like IBM, reneging on its earlier promise. Learn more about why Jim Whitehurst left IBM here.
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12 Popular Linux Networking Tools and How to Use Them

In this article, we’ve created a list of some of the most popular Linux networking tools, and we’ll try to get you familiar with these tools and their basic usage.
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How to Install Shlink URL Shortener with Nginx on Ubuntu 20.04

In the following guide, you will learn how to install Shlink on Ubuntu 20.04 with a complete Nginx example configuration. Shlink is a free, open-source, self-hosted URL shortener written in PHP that provides both a REST and a CLI interface to interact …

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How to Install Rocket.Chat with Nginx Reverse Proxy on Ubuntu 20.04

Rocket.Chat can be used as an alternative to different communication channels such as Slack, Mattermost, etc. Rocket.Chat comes with different features such as group chats, video conferencing, and integrated live chat with other platforms. In this arti…

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Linux 5.12 Kernel Reaches End of Life, Upgrade to Linux Kernel 5.13 Now

Released about three months ago, Linux kernel 5.12 introduced lots of goodies, including support for Playstation 5 DualSense and Nintendo 64 game controllers, eMMC inline encryption support, support for the Lenovo IdeaPad platform profile and the Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Tablet Gen 2, as well as a new memory-debugging tool called KFENCE. It also introduced initial […]

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How to Install Syncthing on Ubuntu 20.04

Syncthing is an open-source tool used for synchronizing files between two or more computers on a network, using a peer-to-peer architecture. In this guide, we will show you how to install and set up Syncthing server on Ubuntu 20.04.
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Simple Linux Backups with Rsync Command

Having a comprehensive data protection policy in place is now a fundamental practice to help ensure your data weathers all storms that can be thrown at it. Saying that it should be done is the easy part, but actually doing it gets more complex and laborious, depending on the policy in place and what standards […]

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