Linux Tutorials on the topic “centos”

  • How to track your Linux laptop

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 0Published: Nov 27, 2015

    So, you just bought a new shiny laptop and you are uncomfortable about the possibility to see it stolen and lost forever? There are many things you can do to help you recover your laptop after such an unfortunate thing happens, and almost all of them involve some kind of tracking software. Here is a quick guide on how to set up easy to use tools that will help you locate your stolen laptop.

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  • How to set up torrent scheduling on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 2Published: Nov 26, 2015

    Today we will take a look on the methods that Linux users can follow in order to set up a scheduler for their torrent downloads. This can be useful for people who want to take advantage of their computer while they are not using it, like during the nighttime for example. This way, large portions of huge files can be downloaded without delaying your work activities, or interrupting/undermining your media consumption.

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  • How to generate a animated GIF or movie out of images on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 0Published: Nov 19, 2015

    It is very unlikely for anyone nowadays not to own a device that is capable of shooting many consecutive pictures (burst mode). While this is useful for helping you take the perfect shot in sport events etc, you may want to use some of those successive frames to create a movie. Thankfully, you can do this very easily on Linux. In this tutorial, I will use five (not so closely successive) shots of my Cockatiel parrot bird trying to drink some of my coffee.

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  • How to do batch image processing on the Linux Destop with XnConvert

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 1Published: Nov 12, 2015

    GIMP is great and I use it all the time, but when it comes to batch image processing on Linux, nothing is more handy and simple to use than XnConvert. Although not an open source software, this batch raster graphics editor comes for free without any limitations for private use, and works in all platforms and architectures. You can get it from the official website as a complementary part of XnView (it's standalone). Here comes a tutorial on how to use this simple yet powerful tool on Linux.

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  • Getting Started with LibreCAD

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , Comments: 4Published: Nov 05, 2015

    Linux isn't known for having many professional-grade linear drawing and engineering design tools. Dassault's DraftSight is the only choice in that part, but paying a few hundred bucks is maybe not the best option for everybody out there. Thankfully, the rich world of free software isn't leaving us alone in this sector either, and one of the most popular solutions to help you get your designs ready is the amazing LibreCAD. It may not be as sophisticated as other well-known tools, and it may not boast the time-saving features of commercial solutions, but it will certainly do the job in most cases. Here is a guide on how to get started with it and how to design a round flange with drill holes.

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  • How to get the most out of Qmmp 1.0

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , Comments: 0Published: Nov 04, 2015

    After almost eight years of development, Qmmp has reached version 1.0, so we have a good reason to celebrate with a quick guide on how to get the most out of this winamp-styled audio player for your Linux desktop. This brand new version brings a lot of goodies, but most importantly it uses the latest Qt v5. The player looks simple and it really is very simple to use, but it actually boasts quite a lot of power under the hood, so here is what we will be exploring on this article.

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  • How to perform as a DJ on Ubuntu Linux with Mixxx

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , Comments: 0Published: Oct 23, 2015

    Linux and professional multimedia tools don't exactly go together, and while we can use some great and very capable audio workstations like Ardour, there aren't many audio mixers that DJs can use for their performances. If however you are a Linux user and you don't want to resort to other operating systems every time that you need to play some music, here are your choices.

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  • How to install a Media Center with OSMC and CentOS on a Raspberry Pi 2

    centos Author: David DuarteTags: , Comments: 2Published: Oct 20, 2015

    The evolution of technology and new advances in the field of entertainment have brought us small and low priced computer systems with low power consumption like the Raspberry Pi that are perfectly suited for a home media center. In this tutorial, I will install the OSMC Media Center software on a card Raspberry Pi 2.

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  • How to speed up your internet connection on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , Comments: 9Published: Oct 19, 2015

    The speed of your internet connection is something that is affected by a lot of different elements, most of which are out of your reach and/or jurisdiction. That said, there isn't a way to transform a slow internet connection into a lighting-speed one if your provider is just not giving you enough bandwidth, no matter what you do. This post is only aiming to provide generic advice on how to make things a little bit better if possible, and if applicable to each case.

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  • How to Install and Configure CSF (Config Server Firewall) on CentOS 7

    centos Author: Muhammad ArulTags: , Comments: 0Published: Oct 16, 2015

    Config Server Firewall / CSF is firewall application suite for Linux servers. CSF is also a Login/Intrusion Detection for applications like SSH, SMTP, IMAP, Pop3, the "su" command and many more. This tutorial will show the installation of CSF on CentOS 7 and guide you trough the first steps to use this powerful application suite.

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What is CentOS?

CentOS or Community Enterprise Operating System is a community driven enterprise-class GNU/Linux distribution that uses the upstream sources of Red Hat Enterprise Linux as it basis. This RHEL fork is fully compatible with Red Hat's system, but it is free of price, certification requirements and support services. This fact quickly raised the popularity of CentOS among server administrators and other demanding sectors of the corporate environment, so the project ended up being acquired by Red Hat in 2014, who also hired the head developers of the project. CentOS however remains independent as an entity, focused in the development of open source solutions and led by their own governing board.


Why use CentOS?

As CentOS is basically a RHEL fork, it boasts top notch security features that meet the increased needs of web servers in that sector. Red Hat employs a large team of experts that work on locating and filling security holes in a daily basis. These fixes are then circulated through critical updates that CentOS receives regularly. This procedure ensures the utmost level of security that CentOS users enjoy without spending a nickel.

Another factor that is critical for enterprise grade systems is their stability. Being a RHEL fork, CentOS features great operational rigidness and solid systems implementation that are reliable for any use case. CentOS is known for using older and more stable and tested versions of software packages that are performing more predictably and feature very low failure and bug rates. All packages are carefully selected and tested for their interoperability and proper functionality, so while CentOS may not feature the latest and greatest software, it will certainly allow you to work without any nasty surprises.

The third critical factor that makes CentOS unique among enterprise level operating systems is the wide spectrum of hardware architectures that it supports. CentOS can work seamlessly on 32 or 64-bit Intel and ARM systems, PowerPC (Apple Macintosh), IBM eServers, DEC Alpha and SPARC.


HowtoForge and CentOS

Harvesting the sheer power of systems like CentOS is never a simple case, but HowtoForge deep expertise can help you get there step by step, and through complete and easily understandable tutorials. Our guides concern the installation and configuration of open server solutions on CentOS, establishment of secure SSH connections, utilization and setting up of cloud services or Apache servers, implementation of project management solutions and other sophisticated office utilities, realization of rock solid website hosting, performance RAID arrays management and configuration, creation of SQL databases, Joomla and Drupal platforms installation and integration. HowtoForge offers over four hundred content rich tutorials that explain the various possible CentOS configurations and uses in great detail. Whether you are a new user that just installed CentOS for the first time, or an experienced professional that works with enterprise-class systems for years, exploring our tutorials database will surely expand your knowledge and enhance your web-mastering abilities.

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