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How to Fix the Docker and UFW Security Flaw

If you use Docker on Linux, chances are your system firewall might be relegated to Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW). If that's the case, you may not know this, but the combination of Docker and UFW poses a bit of a security issue. Why? Because Docker actually bypasses UFW and directly alters iptables,...
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Linux Fu: Custom Bash Command Completion

If you aren’t a Linux user and you watch someone who knows what they are doing use Bash — the popular command line interpreter — you might get the impression they type much faster than they actually do. That’s because experienced Linux users know that pressing the tab key will tend to complete what...
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How to Install Software Applications on Linux

How do you install an application on Linux? As with many operating systems, there isn't just one answer to that question. Applications can come from so many sources—it's nearly impossible to count—and each development team may deliver their software whatever way they feel is best. Knowing how to...
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Working with Vi/Vim Editor: Advanced Concepts

Earlier we have discussed some basics about VI/VIM editor but VI & VIM are both very powerful editors and there are many other functionalities that can be used with these editors. In this tutorial, we are going to learn some advanced uses of VI/VIM editor. To open multiple files, command would...
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Raspberry Pi, Linux on ARM Users: Now You Get a New Browser Option with Vivaldi

Raspberry Pi users now have one more browser to choose from besides Chromium, Firefox, and Midori, with the newly-announced availability of an experimental version of power-user-focused Vivaldi. The Blink-based browser from former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner is expanding beyond Windows, macOS, and...
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The Politics of the Linux Desktop

If, as I do, you believe in open source, and particularly if you work within the open source community or are employed by an open source organisation, I struggle to see why you would even consider not using Linux.  I've spoken to people about this (of course I have), and here are the most common...
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Migrating to LInux
Installing and using Linux on your main desktop will help you quickly become familiar with the methods and tools you need.

Migrating to Linux: Disks, Files, and Filesystems

This is the second article in our series on migrating to Linux. If you missed the first one, you can find it here. As mentioned previously, there are several reasons why you might want to migrate to Linux. You might be using or developing code for Linux in your job, or you might just want to try...
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Take Linux and Run With It

"How do you run an operating system?" may seem like a simple question, since most of us are accustomed to turning on our computers and seeing our system spin up. However, this common model is only one way of running an operating system. As one of Linux's greatest strengths is versatility, Linux...
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5 New & Powerful Dell Linux Machines You Can Buy Right Now

The land of powerful PCs and workstations isn’t barren anymore when we talk about Linux-powered machines; even all of the world’s top 500 supercomputers now run Linux. Dell has joined hands with Canonical Inc. to give Linux-powered machines a push in the market. They have launched five new...
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Top 10 Linux Tools

One of the benefits to using Linux on the desktop is that there’s no shortage of tools available for it. To further illustrate this point, I’m going to share what I consider to be the top 10 Linux tools. This collection of Linux tools helps us in two distinct ways. It serves as an introduction...
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