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hardware discovery
This tutorial takes a deep dive the lshw (list hardware) and lsusb (list USB) commands, which let you learn everything about your hardware without ever opening the case.

Deep Hardware Discovery With lshw and lsusb on Linux

In today's stupendous roundup, we will dig into the beloved lshw (list hardware) and lsusb (list USB) commands. This is a wonderful rabbit hole to...
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TFTP
Although the feature set included with TFTP is limited, it can still be very useful on a local area network. Chris Binnie has details in this tutorial.

Trivial Transfers with TFTP, Part 1: Why Use It?

Sometimes we find ourselves using technologies that -- although we may not realize it -- stem from way back in the history of the Internet. The other...
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Manjaro settings
Manjaro Linux is easy to install and equally as easy to work with, making it suitable for every user -- from beginner to expert.

Manjaro: User-Friendly Arch Linux for Everyone

Arch Linux has never been known as a user-friendly Linux distribution. In fact, the whole premise of Arch requires the end user make a certain amount...
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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...
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vim
Carla Schroder shows how to create custom keystrokes, perform text searches, and do other useful things with vim.

Vim Shortcuts and Text Searches

In our previous Vim how-to, An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins, we learned enough about using Vim to bang around in short text files and get...
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SparkFun blocks
SparkFun Blocks let you quickly add functionality to your Intel Edison board.

Interact with the Intel Edison Using SparkFun Blocks

In the previous article, I looked at the Intel Edison -- how fast it was, and how much power it needed. This time, I will show how to start getting...
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How to Deploy Node.js Applications with pm2 and Nginx on Ubuntu

pm2 is a process manager for Node.js applications, it allows you to keep your apps alive and has a built-in load balancer. It's simple and powerful,...
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Intel Edison
The tiny Intel Edison begs to be the brain of your next electronics tinkering project.

The Intel Edison: Linux Maker Machine in a Matchbox

The Intel Edison is a physically tiny computer that draws a small amount of power and breaks out plenty of connections to allow it to interact with...
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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...
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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...
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