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Redcore Linux
Redcore Linux succeeds in bringing Gentoo to the masses, says Jack Wallen.

Redcore Linux Makes Gentoo Easy

Raise your hand if you’ve always wanted to try Gentoo Linux but never did because you didn’t have either the time or the skills to invest in such a...
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Tig – A Command Line Browser for Git Repositories

In a recent article, we’ve described how to install and use GRV tool for viewing Git repositories in Linux terminal. In this article, we would like...
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How to Connect Wi-Fi from Linux Terminal Using Nmcli Command

There are several command-line tools for managing a wireless network interface in Linux systems. A number of these can be used to simply view the...
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MX Linux
Jack Wallen says this distro can make anyone feel right at home on Linux. Image courtesy: MX Linux.

MX Linux: A Mid-Weight Distro Focused on Simplicity

There are so many distributions of Linux. Some of those distributions go a very long way to differentiate themselves. In other cases, the differences...
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IPFire
IPFire was designed for users new to firewalling, so it places a premium on user-friendliness.

IPFire: A User-Friendly Linux Firewall Distribution

Securing your network is an incredibly challenging task, one that’s made even more difficult by software that adds yet another layer of complexity on...
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Unencrypted HTTP sessions are wide open to abuse; lock them down with Let's Encrypt.

Protect Your Websites with Let's Encrypt

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...
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Purism laptop
Jack Wallen reviews the security-conscious Librem 13 laptop from Purism.

Purism Librem 13: A Security-Focused Powerhouse of a Linux Laptop

Quick, how many companies do you know of that ship laptops pre-installed with Linux? Off the top of my head, I can think of the following: System76...
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DNS round-robin is mapping multiple servers to the same hostname and really has nothing to do with the charming variety shown here.

Simple Load Balancing with DNS on Linux

When you have server back ends built of multiple servers, such as clustered or mirrowed web or file servers, a load balancer provides a single point...
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Linux od Command Tutorial for Beginners (6 Examples)

There may be times when while working on the Linux command line, you might want to display/convert content in a file in/to a form other than its...
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In this installment of our certification series, Jack Wallen talks with recently certified Ahmed Alkabary.

Linux Foundation LFCS: Ahmed Alkabary

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for Linux and open source developers, users, and administrators. One of the most important offerings is...
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