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All the Linux packaging systems and tools out there can get confusing, but this tutorial for beginners should help clear things up.

Migrating to Linux: Installing Software

With all the attention you are seeing on Linux and its use on the Internet and in devices like Arduino, Beagle, and Raspberry Pi boards and more, perhaps you are thinking it's time to try it out.  This series will help you successfully make the transition to Linux. If you missed the earlier...
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Reviewing Logins on Linux

The last command provides an easy way to review recent logins on a Linux system. It also has some useful options –- such as looking for logins for one particular user or looking for logins in an older wtmp file. The last command with no arguments will easily show you all recent logins. It pulls the...
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Vim is so flexible you can make it do just about anything with a minimum number of keystrokes.

An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins

Why, you ask, should anyone care about Vim? It's complex, it's so old it's a fossil, and you like Kate/Leafpad/Geany/Gedit/Nano/Jed/Lime/Emacs/what-have-you, and the Linux world is cram-full of great text editors, so why bother with Vim? The main reason it is included in nearly all Linux...
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The sudo facility makes it easier to occasionally perform admin tasks from your regular user account. Learn how.

Migrating to Linux: Using Sudo

This article is the fifth in our series about migrating to Linux. If you missed earlier ones, you can catch up here: Part 1 - An Introduction Part 2 - Disks, Files, and Filesystems Part 3 - Graphical Environments Part 4 - The Command Line You may have been wondering about Linux for a while....
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Linux routing
Carla Schroder offers an overview of hardware and operating systems, plus IPv4 addressing basics, in this tutorial.

Linux LAN Routing for Beginners: Part 1

Once upon a time we learned about IPv6 routing. Now we're going to dig into the basics of IPv4 routing with Linux. We'll start with an overview of hardware and operating systems, and IPv4 addressing basics, and next week we'll setup and test routing. LAN Router Hardware Linux is a real networking...
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WSL gives you access to the Linux Bash shell on Windows.

How to Get Started Using WSL in Windows 10

In the previous article, we talked about the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) and its target audience. In this article, we will walk through the process of getting started with WSL on your Windows 10 machine. Prepare your system for WSL You must be running the latest version of Windows 10 with...
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Linux: To Recurse or Not

Linux and recursion are on very good speaking terms. In fact, a number of Linux commands recurse without ever being asked, while others have to be coaxed with just the right option. When is recursion most helpful and how can you use it to make your tasks easier? Let’s run through some useful...
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Learn how to configure DNS and DHCP, using Dnsmasq in this networking tutorial.

DNS and DHCP with Dnsmasq

Last week, we learned a batch of tips and tricks for Dnsmasq. Today, we're going more in-depth into configuring DNS and DHCP, including entering DHCP hostnames automatically into DNS, and assigning static IP addresses from DHCP. You will edit three configuration files on your Dnsmasq server: /etc/...
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If you manage Linux machines in Azure cloud, WSL provides a fine bridge between these two platforms.

Windows Subsystem for Linux: A Bridge Between Two Platforms

Windows 10 accounts for roughly 42 percent of market share, according to the latest figures from StatCounter. It’s also the the most commonly used platform by developers, followed by Linux. That’s a huge market. On the other side of the spectrum are data centers, servers, private and public clouds...
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The Linux Ranger: What Is It and How Do You Use It?

For those of us who cut our technical teeth on the Unix/Linux command line, the relatively new ranger makes examining files a very different experience. A file manager that works inside a terminal window, ranger provides useful information and makes it very easy to move into directories, view file...
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