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NixOS 21.11 “Porcupine” Released with GNOME 41

Dubbed “Porcupine” and coming six months after the NixOS 21.05 release, NixOS 21.11 is here with a lot of goodies, starting with the GNOME 41.1 desktop environment for its dedicated GNOME edition. It also offers continuing Wayland support for the KDE Plasma 5.23 edition, as well as version 6...

How to Change File Attributes in Linux with Chattr Command

In this tutorial, we’ll be showing you what attributes are there, and how to change them with the chattr command. The command chattr stands for change attribute. File attributes are certain properties that are associated with the file. The attributes allow a file to have some characteristics that are valid for all users. For example,...

AlmaLinux Now Has Mailing Lists for Both Users and Devs

AlmaLinux has opened some doors to make it easier for its community to stay in touch with the Linux distribution, with AlmaLinux mailing lists for both users and devs. Learn more here.

How to Create Organizational Units (OU) and Enable GPO (Group Policy) in Zentyal – Part 3

After my previous two tutorials on installing, basic configurations and remotely accessing Zentyal PDC from a Windows-based node, it’s time to apply some degree of security and configurations on your users and computers that are joined onto your domain through creating Organizational Units (OU) and enabling GPO (Group Policy).

How to Hash Passwords in Linux

Passwords should never be stored as plain text. Whether we are talking about a web application or an operating system, they should always be in the hash form (on Linux, for example, hashed passwords are stored in the /etc/shadow file). Hashing is the process through which, by the use...

Using SlickStack to Install WordPress Automatically on Ubuntu 20.04

SlickStack is essentially a collection of scripts for quickly and easily installing WordPress, with Nginx as a web server, on Ubuntu LTS. It aims at making it easier for users to deploy lightweight, fast and secure WordPress websites, and guides users and helps them secure their server during the installation process. In...

Why PHP’s Foundation Matters

The PHP Foundation is an effort by 10 key PHP-dependent vendors to assure adequate funding to keep the popular scripting language viable.

How to Find the Default Gateway IP in Linux

In this guide, you will learn about routes, static routes, and default gateway IPs. Specifically, you will learn how to find the default gateway IP in Linux.

CUPS 2.4.0 Printing System Released, Check Out What’s New

The Common UNIX Printing System (CUPS) is a cross-platform printing solution used on many different Linux distros. Now the OpenPrinting project has just released CUPS 2.4.0 formed without Apple’s participation, which has since 2007.

Setting up an iSCSI Target and Initiator in Linux

This article will help you learn how to set up/configure iSCSI on Linux/Unix-based systems. iSCSI stands for Internet Small Computer System Interface, which is an industry-standard protocol mainly used to share the storage device over the TCP/IP layer. Unlike Samba or NFS, which work at the file system level,...

How to Install PHP 7.2/7.3/7.4 or 8.0 on Amazon Linux 2

While working with an application, I needed PHP 7.4 and 8.0 on Amazon Linux 2 EC2 and Lightsail instance. Here is how to install PHP version 7.2/7.3/7.4 or 8.0 on Amazon Linux 2 using the yum command.

How to Securely Transfer Files between Ubuntu Systems Using Croc

Croc is an open-source CLI-based tool that allows users to securely transfer files between systems. In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Croc on Ubuntu 20.04 and how to transfer files and folders securely using Croc.

Here are 9 Examples of ‘du’ Commands in Linux

In this article, we will discuss another popular command for the Linux/Unix platform. It is called du, which stands for "Disk Usage". It is a standard command used to estimate space usage (meaning, in the terminal we can find the exact size each directory and file takes up). There...

4MLinux 38.0 Released with New Apps, Basic Support for 32-bit Apps, and a Games Pack

Coming four months after 4MLinux 37.0, the 4MLinux 38.0 release is here to introduce basic support for 32-bit apps, as well as a new downloadable extension called 4MLinux GamePack that includes a big collection of classic Linux games, which you can download from here. It also comes with several new...

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