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Quick Linux Tips and Tricks

Using a Linux terminal is always difficult, especially at the beginning when everything is new to the user. I remember my first contact with a Linux terminal like it was yesterday. After all, I was interacting with a machine that responded to everything I typed. I started learning the basic commands such as ???cd???, ???ps??? ???w??? ???mkdir??? which at the time it was like I entered another world, a digitalized one which I’m just starting to uncover. The excitement I felt back then still hits me when I discover some great combination of commands to ease the server/service administration or configuration.

Linux is an all-present OS in our world. It is an extremely flexible system due to its open source nature which allows anyone to contribute. It’s way faster than Windows out of the box, and unlike Windows, you can get Linux for free. An astonishing fact is that a whopping 96.4% of the top 500 supercomputers in the world are running on Linux. It can be found anywhere, from smart refrigerators to self-driving cars.

If this does not convince you to start learning Linux, just imagine the plethora of available jobs for Linux system and network engineers, kernel developers or any Linux-connected-job for that matter. And the beauty of it is that it’s never too late to start learning.

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