Linux Tutorials on the topic “linux”

  • How to install a wireless hotspot with captive page on Linux using CoovaChilli

    fedora Author: Joseph ZikusookaTags: , , , , Comments: 0Published: Aug 31, 2015

    The purpose of this article is to demonstrate how you can turn a Linux based computer or laptop into a wireless hotspot where users can be authenticated via a captive portal page. For this task, the primary controller software will be CoovaChilli. This software is an ideal hotspot management solution for hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, parks, and any place offering WiFi Internet.

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  • Ubuntu 15.04 LAMP server tutorial with Apache 2, PHP 5 and MariaDB (instead of MySQL)

    ubuntu VMWare Image Download Author: Till BrehmTags: , , , , , Comments: 0Published: Aug 28, 2015

    LAMP is short for Linux, Apache, MySQL, PHP. This tutorial shows how you can install an Apache 2 webserver on an Ubuntu 15.04 server with PHP 5 support (mod_php) and MySQL / MariaDB. Additionally, I will install PHPMyAdmin to make MySQL administration easier. A LAMP setup is the perfect basis for CMS systems like Joomla, Wordpress or Drupal.

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  • How to connect via Bluetooth in GNOME on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 1Published: Aug 27, 2015

    Connecting to a Bluetooth device is essential for file transferring, audio sharing (Bluetooth speakers), and shared network connectivity (smartphones). GNOME settings panel is offering a quick way to do this in simple steps. Here's a guide on how to do it.

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  • How to prepare for bad weather on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , Comments: 0Published: Aug 26, 2015

    Severely bad weather is one of the few things that can still awe people while causing large-scale catastrophes. Especially if you live in the US, you most likely have witnessed a dangerously large storm during the tornado season. Preparing for those situations is crucial for the safety and survival of you and your family, and while you can always keep an eye on the news for weather reports, you can also use your Linux system to draw conclusions yourself. There are a couple of free software tools that offer more “specialized” information that goes well beyond air speed and temperature.

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  • How to get Oracle Virtual Box 5.0 installed on (Ubuntu) Linux

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , Comments: 0Published: Aug 24, 2015

    Oracle's Virtual Box is one of the easiest to use virtual machines that run under Linux. Although we Linux users have reasons not to use Oracle's products, the particular piece of software is maybe the best choice we can make in that area and at least it's open source. If you want to use other free software alternatives to Oracle's VM, you can check VMware Workstation, QEMU, or GNOME Boxes (currently works only on Fedora).

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  • Vector Algebra on Scientific Linux 7.1 with Python Script: Part 1

    linux Author: David DuarteTags: , Comments: 2Published: Aug 20, 2015

    In this tutorial, we will discuss the vector algebra and corresponding calculations under Scientific Linux. For our purpose, I have chosen Python as the programming language for its simplicity and power of calculation. Any Linux distribution has by default a Python editor / compiler which is invoked through a terminal window. Let's go over some concepts of vector algebra.

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  • How to install KVM on Ubuntu 14.04

    ubuntu Author: Gurujyot_singhTags: , , Comments: 3Published: Aug 18, 2015

    KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a virtualization extension for the Linux Kernel. There are many Operating systems that are supported by KVM, which include Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows and others. This tutorial explains the installation of KVM on an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop and how to create a Ubuntu guest VM.

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  • How to use the NMAP Security Scanner on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 0Published: Aug 17, 2015

    Nmap is a free and open source network discovery and security auditing utility that is widely used in the Linux users community as it is simple to use yet very powerful. Nmap works by sending data packets on a specific target (by IP) and by interpreting the incoming packets to determine what posts are open/closed, what services are running on the scanned system, whether firewalls or filters are set up and enabled, and finally what operation system is running.

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  • How to Install and Configure MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04

    ubuntu Author: Muhammad ArulTags: , Comments: 0Published: Aug 14, 2015

    MongoDB is a NoSQL database that offers a high performance, high availability, and automatic scaling enterprise database. Data is stored in a "document" structure in JSON format (in MongoDB called BSON). MongoDB was first introduced in 2009 and is currently developed by the company MongoDB Inc. This tutorials shows the installation and configuration of MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04.

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  • How to connect to IRC through console, app, or a web client on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , Comments: 2Published: Aug 06, 2015

    IRC (Internet Relay Chat) is a text communication layer protocol that has been available for at least 15 years. It is used by tens of thousands around the globe for quick communication, online conferences, conduction of real-time text interviews, asking for technical help etc.

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Linux - free and open source operating system

Linux is a unix-like operating system kernel initially released by Linus Torvalds in 1991. The kernel was released under the GPL license in order to be used with the operating system of the GNU Project as GNU Hurd that was the project's kernel wasn't available at the time. That led to the creation of the GNU/Linux OS and shortly after the word Linux alone was used to indicate the operating system and not only the kernel. Linux as a kernel project, enjoyed a constant rise of contributions from a growing number of developers since the very early days of its low functionality, mostly thanks to its open source nature and the rise of the internet. Linux nowadays powers personal computers, mobile devices, embedded devices, servers and supercomputers.


What are the reasons to choose Linux?

First and foremost, Linux is free software and as such it allows its users the freedom to utilize it in any way that they see fit, without legislative limitations. Free software belongs to its users while proprietary software belongs to its creators who only sell or grant the permission to use their software and only for certain predefined purposes. Thanks to its nature and financial support from patreons and supporters, Linux as a kernel is distributed free of charge which is also the case for the vast majority of Linux distributions and free software applications.

Apart from the cost and legal benefits, Linux offers more choices to its users. There are literally numerous desktop environments, window managers, applications that serve the same or similar purposes, distributions and even themes to choose from. While this plethora of different options can become overwhelming for some new users, choice is what allows for high levels of customization that can transform an operating system to fit exactly the needs of a user, or a group of users.

Linux is also one of the most hardware friendly operating systems in the sense that it can run in most devices out there. Although closed source hardware was difficult to support during the first years of Linux, the tables have now turned mostly thanks to the support from large hardware and software vendors such as IBM, Google and Intel. Linux can even revive old hardware that would otherwise sit uselessly in a dusty corner.

Last but not least, Linux boasts high levels of security and performance as an operating system, making it ideal for use in servers, scientific supercomputers, aerospace applications, governmental and military networks, and enterprise environments.


HowtoForge and Linux

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