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Kids on Computers
For success in open source, find your community and connect with them on a regular basis, says Avni Khatri, president of Kids on Computers.

Engineer Finds Passion and Community With Kids On Computers

If you love technology, you can find a space for yourself and connect with others around mutual interests, according to Avni Khatri, president of Kids on Computers (KoC), a nonprofit that sets up computer labs using donated hardware and open source software in areas where kids have no other access...
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5 Essential Skills for Becoming a Mobile Application Developer on Linux

As more and more people rely on their cellphones for conducting all kinds of business, mobile app development will only continue to increase in importance. Although they share quite a few similarities with desktop applications, mobile apps present their own set of challenges and particularities....
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What To Do When People Start Hacking Your Culture

I've previously written about the fact the Apache Software Foundation offers an exemplar of large-scale open source governance. Even with those supreme qualities, things can still go wrong. Apache offers some of the best protections for open source contributors but its mature rules can be...
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How to Perform Pattern Search in Files using Grep

In our first article on the grep command, we covered quite a few features the tool offers, including how you can use it to search only for words, search for two words, count lines containing matched word, and more. Aside from these, the tool provides some more easy-to-understand and useful features...
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How to Install and Configure FTP Server in Ubuntu

FTP (File Transfer Protocol) is a relatively old and most used standard network protocol used for uploading/downloading files between two computers over a network. However, FTP by its original insecure, because it transmits data together with user credentials (username and password) without...
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How to Install pandom: A True Random Number Generator for Linux

This tutorial explains how to install pandom: a timing jitter true random number generator maintained by ncomputers.org. The built-in Linux kernel true random number generator provides low throughput under modern circumstances, as for example: personal computers with solid state drives (SSD) and...
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Zorin OS 12 Review | LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week

Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distro that seeks to stand out amongst the many Linux distros around. It is touted as “a replacement for Windows and MacOS, designed to make your computer faster, more powerful and secure”. So what’s the deal with Zorin? Is it worth your attention in the sea of...
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How to Install PowerDNS DNS Server on Ubuntu

PowerDNS is a powerful DNS server like Bind9. But PowerDNS is much more flexible because PowerDNS uses a database such as MySQL, PostgreSQL, SQLite etc to store it's DNS entries. So it's very flexible and you can easily write custom web apps with PHP, Python, Node.js, Ruby etc to add, remove, and...
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New to Programming? Check out these Outstanding Open Source Programming Books

Computer programming offers a fascinating career path. It’s full of challenges, a great way of collaborating, teaches you how to think, and most importantly offers a way to improve your life. Become more productive, efficient, and effective in life by learning the discipline of coding. Anyone...
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How to Create a New sudo User on Ubuntu Linux Server

In Linux (and Unix in general), there is a SuperUser named root. The root user can do anything and everything, and thus doing daily work as the root can be very dangerous. You could type a command incorrectly and destroy the server.   By default, the root account password is locked in Ubuntu. This...
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