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OpenLDAP
In part one of this short tutorial series, Jack Wallen explains how to install OpenLDAP.

How to Install OpenLDAP on Ubuntu Server 18.04

The Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP) allows for the querying and modification of an X.500-based directory service. In other words, LDAP is used over a Local Area Network (LAN) to manage and access a distributed directory service. LDAPs primary purpose is to provide a set of records in a...
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Linux Desktop News: Solus 4 Released With New Budgie Goodness

After teasing fans for several months with the 3.9999 ISO refresh, the team at Solus has delivered  "Fortitude," a new release of the independent Linux desktop OS. And like elementary OS did with Juno, it seems to earn that major version number. Perhaps the most notable upgrade is the appearance of...
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Welcome to Mageia
The Mageia Welcome App is a boon for new Linux users.

Mageia Linux Is a Modern Throwback to the Underdog Days

I’ve been using Linux long enough to remember Linux Mandrake. I recall, at one of my first-ever Linux conventions, hanging out with the MandrakeSoft crew and being starstruck to think that they were creating a Linux distribution that was sure to bring about world domination for the open source...
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Tuxedo InfinityCube v9 Linux PC Review: Small Size, Big Possibilities

The InfinityCube v9 has a small footprint (22 x 28 x 26 cm, not quite a cube!), making it ideal for several use-cases. It has the makings of an awesome living room PC (just add Steam Big Picture and Kodi), a developer / professional video workstation or a fantastic 1440p gaming rig. Or in the case...
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BackBox
BackBox Linux makes penetration testing easy in various environments.

BackBox Linux for Penetration Testing

Any given task can succeed or fail depending upon the tools at hand. For security engineers in particular, building just the right toolkit can make life exponentially easier. Luckily, with open source, you have a wide range of applications and environments at your disposal, ranging from simple...
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Best Linux Gaming Distros That Might Be Helpful

There are plenty of Linux operating systems available for the various purposes. Some of them are also available for the gaming purposes. There are plenty of beautiful Linux operating systems available for the gaming purpose. 1. SteamOS Let’s start with SteamOS for your gaming desire. It is...
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PureOS: One Linux for both PCs and Smartphones

There are quite a few people out there who want the same Linux on both their smartphone and their PC. Perhaps the best known of them is Canonical's Mark Shuttleworth. He tried for years to ignite a market for Ubuntu Linux running on tablets, smartphones, and PCs. It didn't work. After years of...
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MiyoLinux
The lightweight MiyoLinux distribution is based on Devuan, which means it doesn’t use systemd.

MiyoLinux: A Lightweight Distro with an Old-School Approach

I must confess, although I often wax poetic about the old ways of the Linux desktop, I much prefer my distributions to help make my daily workflow as efficient as possible. Because of that, my taste in Linux desktop distributions veers very far toward the modern side of things. I want a...
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Curly braces
We continue our tour of Bash basics with a closer look at curly braces and how and when to use them.

All about {Curly Braces} in Bash

At this stage of our Bash basics series, it would be hard not to see some crossover between topics. For example, you have already seen a lot of brackets in the examples we have shown over the past several weeks, but the focus has been elsewhere. For the next phase of the series, we’ll take a closer...
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cloud backup
Jack Wallen looks at five consumer-grade cloud backup tools for Linux.

5 Linux GUI Cloud Backup Tools

We have reached a point in time where most every computer user depends upon the cloud … even if only as a storage solution. What makes the cloud really important to users, is when it’s employed as a backup. Why is that such a game changer? By backing up to the cloud, you have access to those files...
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