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user groups
We continue our tour of Linux with this tutorial on creating and managing users and groups.

Users, Groups and Other Linux Beasts: Part 2

In this ongoing tour of Linux, we’ve looked at how to manipulate folders/directories, and now we’re continuing our discussion of permissions, users and groups, which are necessary to establish who can manipulate which files and directories. Last time, we showed how to create new users, and now we’...
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How Many Linux Users Are There Anyway?

True, desktop Linux has never taken off. But, even so, Linux has millions of desktop users. Don't believe me? Let's look at the numbers. There are over 250 million PCs sold every year. Of all the PCs connected to the internet, NetMarketShare reports 1.84 percent were running Linux. Chrome OS, which...
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containers
Once an application is packaged as a container, the underlying environment doesn’t really matter; the app can run anywhere.

What Are Containers and Why Should You Care?

What are containers? Do you need them? Why? In this article, we aim to answer some of these basic questions. But, to answer these questions, we need more questions.  When you start considering how containers might fit into your world, you need to ask: Where do you develop your application? Where do...
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openstack
The OpenStack Foundation team has been thinking about what “open” means for the project. Learn more.

What Open Means to OpenStack

In his keynote at OpenStack Summit in Australia, Jonathan Bryce (Executive Director of the OpenStack Foundation) stressed on the meaning of both “Open” and “Stack” in the name of the project and focused on the importance of collaboration within the OpenStackecosystem. OpenStack has enjoyed...
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GeckoLinux
GeckoLinux is a unique distro that offers a few options that openSUSE does not. Jack Wallen takes a look.

GeckoLinux Brings Flexibility and Choice to openSUSE

I’ve been a fan of SUSE and openSUSE for a long time. I’ve always wanted to call myself an openSUSE user, but things seemed to get in the way—mostly Elementary OS. But every time an openSUSE spin is released, I take notice. Most recently, I was made aware of GeckoLinux—a unique take (offering both...
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Raspberry Pi, Linux on ARM Users: Now You Get a New Browser Option with Vivaldi

Raspberry Pi users now have one more browser to choose from besides Chromium, Firefox, and Midori, with the newly-announced availability of an experimental version of power-user-focused Vivaldi. The Blink-based browser from former Opera CEO Jon von Tetzchner is expanding beyond Windows, macOS, and...
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Learn how to work with users, via groups and access control lists in this tutorial.

How to Manage Users with Groups in Linux

When you administer a Linux machine that houses multiple users, there might be times when you need to take more control over those users than the basic user tools offer. This idea comes to the fore especially when you need to manage permissions for certain users. Say, for example, you have a...
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TNS Guide: How to Manage Passwords and Keep Your Online Accounts Secure

Massive data breaches over the past several years have shown that you can’t trust online service providers to keep your account information secure. So, if you haven’t done this until now, it’s time to carefully consider what and how you share with such companies, starting with your password. First...
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How Do Groups Work on Linux?

Hello! Last week, I thought I knew how users and groups worked on Linux. Here is what I thought: Every process belongs to a user (like julia) When a process tries to read a file owned by a group, Linux a) checks if the user julia can access the file, and b) checks which groups julia belongs to, and...
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Linux Kernel 3.10 Reached End of Life, Users Are Urged to Move to Linux 4.4 LTS

Linux kernel maintainer Willy Tarreau announced that the Linux 3.10 kernel series reached end of life and it will no longer receive maintenance updates that patch critical security vulnerabilities. The end of life was reached this past weekend with the release of Linux kernel 3.10.108, which is the...
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