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Linux on Windows
Learn how to easily switch between Linux distros on Windows.

How to Use Different Linux Bash Shells in Windows 10

It’s no secret that Linux dominates the cloud, whether it’s a private cloud running on OpenStack or if it’s AWS or Microsoft Azure cloud.  Microsoft itself admits that one out of three machines run Linux in Azure cloud.  However,  as more customers were running Linux, they needed the ability to...
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cockpit
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

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 to manage a Linux server that also includes Docker, one tool stands above the rest for that...
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OpenVPN
Learn how to build a proper virtual private network with OpenVPN in this tutorial.

Build a Real VPN with OpenVPN

A real, genuine, honest-to-gosh virtual private network (VPN) is an encrypted network-to-network virtual tunnel that connects trusted endpoints. It is not a HTTPS web portal that trusts all clients. Let us build a proper strong VPN with OpenVPN. The definition of VPN has been stretched beyond...
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search tools
Get up to speed with the find command so you can locate files on your Linux servers and desktops without need of a GUI.

How to Search for Files from the Linux Command Line

It goes without saying that every good Linux desktop environment offers the ability to search your file system for files and folders. If your default desktop doesn’t -- because this is Linux -- you can always install an app to make searching your directory hierarchy a breeze. But what about the...
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dead SATA drive
Smartmontools can help you continually monitor your drives and predict imminent failure.

Monitor SATA and SSD Health with SMART

Smartmontools helps you keep an eye on the health of your hard disk and SSD drives. SMART is the Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology built-in to modern drives, and smartmontools reads the SMART data. It's not 100 percent accurate at predicting imminent drive failure, so, as you...
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Chromebook tutorial
Learn how to get the best of both worlds and run your favorite Linux distro and Chrome OS side by side in this step-by-step guide.

How to Install Debian, Ubuntu, or Kali Linux on Your Chromebook

Chromebooks are steadily gaining market share. With the arrival of Android apps to the platform, Chromebooks have become an ideal platform for a very large user-base, and Chrome OS is a very important piece of technology in the current consumer space. However, if you are a Linux user, you may need...
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scp tutorial
This tutorial shows how to use scp (secure copy command), which encrypts transferred files.

How to Securely Transfer Files Between Servers with scp

If you run a live or home server, moving files between local machines or two remote machines is a basic requirement. There are many ways to achieve that. In this article, we talk about scp (secure copy command) that encrypts the transferred file and password so no one can snoop. With scp you don’t...
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Manage LDAP servers
Learn how to manage all your LDAP servers from a single point of entry with Apache Directory Studio.

How to Install Apache Directory Studio and Connect to an OpenLDAP Server

If you happen to administer one or more OpenLDAP servers, you know that they can be a challenge to work with. Working with LDAP itself can be a bit tricky; to that end, many opt to go the phpLDAPadmin route (which is an amazing tool for individual servers). However, when you’re managing numerous...
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vim
Vim is so flexible you can make it do just about anything with a minimum number of keystrokes.

An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins

Why, you ask, should anyone care about Vim? It's complex, it's so old it's a fossil, and you like Kate/Leafpad/Geany/Gedit/Nano/Jed/Lime/Emacs/what-have-you, and the Linux world is cram-full of great text editors, so why bother with Vim? The main reason it is included in nearly all Linux...
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regex search
Regular expressions are a powerful tool for pattern matching and searching that every sys admin should know.

An Introduction to Regular Expressions for New Linux Users

Regular expressions are a powerful means for pattern matching and string parsing that can be applied in so many instances. With this incredible tool you can: Validate text input Search (and replace) text within a file Batch rename files Undertake incredibly powerful searches for files...
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