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Longleat maze
Find your way through the maze of online dangers with Tails, Tor, and tips from Carla Schroder.

Improve Your Online Security with Tails

The popular image of online dangers is scary bad guys trying to steal our stuff. This image is accurate if you remember to include unfettered...
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GNOME Unity
Jack Wallen looks at the similarities and differences between Unity and GNOME to help Unity users effortlessly make the transition.

Getting to Know GNOME (From a Unity Perspective)

Unless you’ve lost all network connections over the past couple of weeks, you know the big news: Canonical announced it was dropping Ubuntu Unity and...
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ss utility
Dumping sockets is not quite as much fun as dumping a load from a backhoe but it has its charms. Learn more in this ss utility tutorial.

Probe Your Linux Sockets With ss

We all know and love netstat (network statistics), because it is a wonderful tool for viewing detailed network connection information. An interesting...
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Working with Swagger

RESTful services have been popular for quite some time now. They are widely-used, primarily for improved performance, ease of use and maintenance....
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Database admin
If you need a single point of entry for every MySQL database you administer, you might want to give MySQL Workbench a try.

How to Install and Use MySQL Workbench As Your Database GUI

If you’re a DBA, chances are you do most of your database administration via the command line. But when you have a number of databases to work with,...
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unknown Linux commands
Explore the outer limits of Linux with Carla Schroder in this roundup of little-known utilities.

More Unknown Linux Commands

A roundup of the fun and little-known utilities termsaver, pv, and calendar. termsaver is an ASCII screensaver for the console, and pv measures data...
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Micro – A Modern Terminal Based Text Editor with Syntax Highlighting

Micro is a modern, easy-to-use and intuitive cross-platform terminal-based text editor that works on Linux, Windows and MacOS. It is written in GO...
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TFTP
In this final article in our TFTP series, we take a closer look at usage and moving things around.

Trivial Transfers with TFTP, Part 3: Usage

In previous articles, we introduced TFTP and discussed why you might want to use it, and we looked at various configuration options. Now let’s try...
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pyDash – A Web Based Linux Performance Monitoring Tool

pydash is a lightweight web-based monitoring tool for Linux written in Python and Django plus Chart.js. It has been tested and can run on the...
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Bodhi Linux
Jack Wallen says the Bodhi Linux experience is like glimpsing Linux’s past, while remaining grounded in the present.

Bodhi Linux 4.1.0: Like Visiting an Old Friend

When I first started working with Linux, some 20 years ago, I sat in wonder at how much I could do. It seemed the roof had been lifted away and the...
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