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BackSlash Linux - A new Cool Looking Distro in the Community

  BackSlash Linux ​is an Indian Linux Distribution based on Ubuntu and Debian and uses a Modified version of Cinnamon as it's Default Desktop Environment. It also includes many Drivers and applications pre-installed out of the box. The Latest Release for the Operating System is BackSlash Linux "...
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How to Generate a Strong Password from the Linux Command Line

Having a strong password is one of the most important things you need to have in order to secure your Linux system. There are a lot of methods for generating a strong password. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to generate a strong password via the Linux CLI. If you don't already have a strong...
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Nonprofits Can Live Patch Kernels for Free, Even Fix the Dirty Cow Issue

In light of the recent Dirty Cow exploit, said by experts to be the “Most serious” Linux privilege-escalation bug ever, CloudLinux has decided to push forward their prior plans to offer KernelCare for free for nonprofit organizations so that they can protect themselves from critical vulnerabilities...
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Collabora's Devs Add Acoustic Echo Cancellation, Enhanced AC-3 to GStreamer 1.10

(As originally published on Softpedia, November 3, 2016) Today, November 3, 2016, Collabora informs us about the contributions done by its multimedia team on the release of the powerful, free, open-source and cross-platform GStreamer 1.10 multimedia framework. We reported the other day the release...
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Top 10 Reasons Why Node.js Is Next Big Thing in Web Application Development

Node.js is an open source, cross platform, java script runtime environment for developing a different variety of tools and applications.  There are many excellent reasons to use node.js, regardless experience level. We are here presenting some points why node.js will be very big thing in Web...
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How to Install Rocket.Chat Server with Nginx on Ubuntu 16.04

In this tutorial, I will show you how to build your own chat server using Rocket.Chat. I will use the latest Ubuntu LTS 16.04 server for the installation and Nginx as reverse proxy for the Rocket.Chat application. Rocket.Chat is a free and open source online chat solution for team communication, it...
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How to Check Bad Sectors or Bad Blocks on Hard Disk in Linux

Let us start by defining a bad sector/block, it’s a section on a disk drive or flash memory that can not be read from or written to anymore, as a result of a fixed physical damage on the disk surface or failed flash memory transistors. As bad sectors continue to accumulate, they can undesirably or...
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Iotop – Monitor Linux Disk I/O Activity and Usage Per-Process Basis

Iotop is an open source and free utility similar to top command, that provides an easy way to monitor Linux Disk I/O usage details and prints a table of existing I/O utilization by process or threads on the systems. Iotop tool is based on Python programming and requires Kernel accounting function...
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How to Secure Network Services Using TCP Wrappers in Linux

In this article we will explain what TCP wrappers are and how to configure them to restrict access to network services running on a Linux server. Before we start, however, we must clarify that the use of TCP wrappers does not eliminate the need for a properly configured firewall. In this regard,...
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Vim Tips and Tricks That You Probably Never Heard Of

The most common file editor in Linux is Vim. Even if there is no other editor installed in the system, you can still use it in its most basic form, Vi and Vim are similar in many ways, with the exception that Vim (VI IMproved) was later developed and adjusted to the more modern Linux systems. The...
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