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Intro to Python
Start learning Python now with this introduction from Carla Schroder.

Today is a Good Day to Learn Python

Get started learning Python with this tutorial from our archives. The cool thing about Linux and FOSS is also an aggravating thing, which is that sometimes there's too much of a good thing. There is such an abundance of goodies that it can be overwhelming. So I am here to help you decide which...
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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

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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How to Use SSH to Proxy Through a Linux Jump Host

Secure Shell (SSH) includes a number of tricks up its sleeve. One particular trick you may not know about is the ability to use a jump host. A jump host is used as an intermediate hop between your source machine and your target destination. In other words, you can access X from Y using a gateway....
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ss command
Learn how to use the ss command to gain information about your Linux machine and see what's going on with network connections.

An Introduction to the ss Command

Learn how to get network information using the ss command in this tutorial from the archives. Linux includes a fairly massive array of tools available to meet almost every need. From development to security to productivity to administration…if you have to get it done, Linux is there to serve. One...
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lets encrypt
Unencrypted HTTP sessions are wide open to abuse; lock them down with Let's Encrypt.

Protect Your Websites with Let's Encrypt

Learn how to use Let's Encrypt in this tutorial from our archives. Back in the bad old days, setting up basic HTTPS with a certificate authority cost as much as several hundred dollars per year, and the process was difficult and error-prone to set up. Now we have Let's Encrypt for free, and the...
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holiday lights
In this three-part tutorial, we show how to set up a fully automated holiday music and light show with a Raspberry Pi.

Create a Fully Automated Light and Music Show for the Holidays: Part 1

This tutorial series from our archives explains how to build a fully automated holiday display with Raspberry Pi.  Christmas has been one of my favorite festivals, and this year it’s special because I’m planning a massive project to decorate my house using open source projects. There will be WiFi-...
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Learn Node.js, Unit 3: A tour of Node.js

Node is often described as “JavaScript on the server”, but that doesn’t quite do it justice. In fact, any description of Node.js I can offer will be unfairly reductionist, so let me start with the one provided by the Node team: “Node.js is a JavaScript runtime built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine...
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networking
We take a practical look at some TCP/IP fundamentals, so you can manage multiple network connections.

Practical Networking for Linux Admins: TCP/IP

Get to know networking basics with this tutorial from our archives. Linux grew up with a networking stack as part of its core, and networking is one of its strongest features. Let's take a practical look at some of the TCP/IP fundamentals we use every day. It's IP Address I have a peeve. OK, more...
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How to Install a Device Driver on Linux

...most default Linux drivers are open source and integrated into the system, which makes installing any drivers that are not included quite complicated, even though most hardware devices can be automatically detected.  To learn more about how Linux drivers work, I recommend reading An Introduction...
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browser security
These simple steps can go a long way toward improving your online security.

5 Easy Tips for Linux Web Browser Security

If you use your Linux desktop and never open a web browser, you are a special kind of user. For most of us, however, a web browser has become one of the most-used digital tools on the planet. We work, we play, we get news, we interact, we bank… the number of things we do via a web browser far...
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