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If you’re looking for an easy way to manage a Linux server that includes containers, you should check out Cockpit.

Make Container Management Easy With Cockpit

Learn how to use Cockpit for Linux administration tasks in this tutorial from our archives. If you administer a Linux server, you’ve probably been in search of a solid administration tool. That quest has probably taken you to such software as Webmin and cPanel. But if you’re looking for an easy way...
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VLC has for a long time been dubbed the best media playback tool for Linux; learn more about it and other music streaming options in this roundup from Jack Wallen.

5 Streaming Audio Players for Linux

As I work, throughout the day, music is always playing in the background. Most often, that music is in the form of vinyl spinning on a turntable. But when I’m not in purist mode, I’ll opt to listen to audio by way of a streaming app. Naturally, I’m on the Linux platform, so the only tools I have at...
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Tutorial: Plasma - Pretty (Inter)face

If you want features, bells and whistles, and configurability in spades, your best choice of desktop is probably KDE's Plasma desktop. Navigating and discovering all that's on offer can be a challenge, though. While many user interface designers advocate simplicity and simplified decision-making...
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Linux Fu: Easier File Watching

In an earlier installment of Linux Fu, I mentioned how you can use inotifywait to efficiently watch for file system changes. The comments had a lot of alternative ways to do the same job, which is great. But there was one very easy-to-use tool that didn’t show up, so I wanted to talk about it. That...
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Get Started with Budgie Desktop, a Linux Environment

Configure your desktop as you want with Budgie, the 18th in our series on open source tools that will make you more productive in 2019. Budgie Desktop There are many, many desktop environments for Linux. From the easy to use and graphically stunning GNOME desktop (default on most major Linux...
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Deepin Linux
Jack Wallen presents five Linux distributions that will make new users feel instantly at home.

Top 5 Linux Distributions for New Users

Linux has come a long way from its original offering. But, no matter how often you hear how easy Linux is now, there are still skeptics. To back up this claim, the desktop must be simple enough for those unfamiliar with Linux to be able to make use of it. And, the truth is that plenty of desktop...
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Remote Code Execution in apt/apt-get

tl;dr I found a vulnerability in apt that allows a network man-in-the-middle (or a malicious package mirror) to execute arbitrary code as root on a machine installing any package. The bug has been fixed in the latest versions of apt. If you’re worried about being exploited during the update process...
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Using more to View Text Files at the Linux Command Line

There are a number of utilities that enable you to view text files when you're at the command line. One of them is more. more is similar to another tool I wrote about called less. The main difference is that more only allows you to move forward in a file. While that may seem limiting, it has some...
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How To Delete a Local and Remote Git Branch

Branches are part of the everyday development process and one of the most powerful features in Git. Once a branch is merged, it serves no purpose except for historical research. It is common and recommended practice to delete the branch after a successful merge. This guide covers how to delete...
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Custom Linux Installations

Customize your Linux installation and gain working knowledge of your system at the same time. Most Linux users are content with a standard installation of their distribution of choice. However, many prefer a custom installation. They may simply prefer to do things their way without dozens of...
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