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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Jack Wallen walks you through the process of encrypting and decrypting a file from within three popular Linux file managers.

How to Encrypt Files From Within a File Manager

The Linux desktop and server enjoys a remarkable level of security. That doesn’t mean, however, you should simply rest easy. You should always...
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Vim is so flexible you can make it do just about anything with a minimum number of keystrokes.

An Introduction to Vim for Sysadmins

Why, you ask, should anyone care about Vim? It's complex, it's so old it's a fossil, and you like Kate/Leafpad/Geany/Gedit/Nano/Jed/Lime/Emacs/what-...
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Learn how to use the Quagga suite of routing protocols to manage dynamic routing.

Dynamic Linux Routing with Quagga

So far in this series, we have learned the intricacies of IPv4 addressing in Linux LAN Routing for Beginners: Part 1 and how to create static routes...
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Namib Linux
Namib Linux makes installing and using Arch Linux as simple as can be.

Namib Linux Makes Arch Linux a Dream for New Users

Let’s not mince words here. Arch Linux is a challenge to install. If it weren’t, we wouldn’t have so many distributions, such as Anarchy, which we...
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In this tutorial, we show how to manually configure LAN routers.

Linux LAN Routing for Beginners: Part 2

Last week we reviewed IPv4 addressing and using the network admin's indispensible ipcalc tool: Now we're going to make some nice LAN routers....
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Plasma Mobile
Jack Wallen takes an early look at Plasma Mobile, the joint effort of Purism and KDE to bring mobile Linux to the masses.

Plasma Mobile Could Give Life to a Mobile Linux Experience

In the past few years, it’s become clear that, outside of powering Android, Linux on mobile devices has been a resounding failure. Canonical came...
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Linux routing
Carla Schroder offers an overview of hardware and operating systems, plus IPv4 addressing basics, in this tutorial.

Linux LAN Routing for Beginners: Part 1

Once upon a time we learned about IPv6 routing. Now we're going to dig into the basics of IPv4 routing with Linux. We'll start with an overview of...
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For users who are new to Linux, Q4OS does an admirable job of being the open source equivalent of Windows XP/7. (Image: Q4OS.org)

Q4OS Makes Linux Easy for Everyone

Modern Linux distributions tend to target a variety of users. Some claim to offer a flavor of the open source platform that anyone can use. And, I’ve...
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Learn how to configure DNS and DHCP, using Dnsmasq in this networking tutorial.

DNS and DHCP with Dnsmasq

Last week, we learned a batch of tips and tricks for Dnsmasq. Today, we're going more in-depth into configuring DNS and DHCP, including entering DHCP...
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