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The Illustrated TLS Connection

Every byte of a TLS connection explained and reproduced. In this demonstration, a client has connection to a server, negotiated a TLS 1.2 session, sent "ping", received "pong", and then terminated the session. Click below to begin exploring. Client Hello   The session begins with the client...
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Chrome OS Stable Channel Gets Linux Apps

After months of user testing in developer and beta channels, the Crostini project at Google finally delivered the goods, Linux apps for most users of Chromebooks in the stable channeldefinitely worth the wait. While this still is aimed primarily at developers using Chromebooks, I think there's a...
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Open source offers everything you need to monitor your desktops and servers; Jack looks at four tools you should try.

4 Must-Have Tools for Monitoring Linux

Linux. It’s powerful, flexible, stable, secure, user-friendly… the list goes on and on. There are so many reasons why people have adopted the open source operating system. One of those reasons which particularly stands out is its flexibility. Linux can be and do almost anything. In fact, it will (...
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Jack looks at a few tools to help you mine the depths of your log files.

Open Source Logging Tools for Linux

If you’re a Linux systems administrator, one of the first tools you will turn to for troubleshooting are log files. These files hold crucial information that can go a long way to help you solve problems affecting your desktops and servers. For many sysadmins (especially those of an old-school sort...
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Linux Guide: How To Easily Create A Bootable Live USB Using Ubuntu

I've been writing frequently about Ubuntu and have come across a bunch of people who've dipped their toes into Linux desktop waters as a result. Perhaps they referenced this guide to create a bootable Live USB on Windows, allowing them to test drive something like Ubuntu without making any changes...
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Netrunner
Whether you prefer a stable, bleeding edge, or minimal distribution, Netrunner has you covered.

Netrunner Builds on KDE for a Unique Linux Spin

Most every Linux distribution is based on another one. Many are based on Ubuntu or Debian, some are based on Fedora, while others are based on Arch Linux. And, even when a distribution offers different types of releases (stable vs. rolling, or various available desktops), they are generally based...
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Deepin Linux
The Deepin Linux distribution has plenty of “wow” factor; read Jack's review for details.

Deepin Linux: As Gorgeous As It Is User-Friendly

Deepin Linux. You may not have heard much about this distribution, and the fact that it’s often left out of the conversation is a shame. Why? Because Deepin Linux is as beautiful as it is user-friendly. This distribution has plenty of “wow” factor and very little disappointment. For the longest...
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How to List Repositories on Linux

A Linux repository is a storage location from which your system retrieves and installs OS updates and applications. Each repository is a collection of software hosted on a remote server and intended to be used for installing and updating software packages on Linux systems. When you run commands...
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Linux For Beginners: What's A Desktop Environment?

As I continue my journey into the world of Linux, I've realized that one of its most distinct advantages over Windows and macOS can also be one of its most confusing hurdles for beginners. Choice has a tendency to be overwhelming, and Linux is all about choice. Let's say you've set your sights on...
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2 Ways to Re-Run Last Executed Commands in Linux

One of the greatest features of Bash is the command history, which stores all commands a user runs, in a history file within his/her home directory (typically /home/$USER/.bash_history). This allows the user to easily recall, edit and rerun previous commands. In this article, we will demonstrate...
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