Linux Tutorials on the topic “suse”

  • How to use Docker in a practical way (part 1 - Introduction)

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 3Published: Jan 25, 2016

    It is not an uncommon situation, for early adopters of newly introduced concepts and technologies, to be totally confused when these can fundamentally change the ways of developing and delivering services. Especially when everybody talks about something like Docker, and how awesome and game changing it is. This confusion happens when we try things early on and rushing straight to testing them without grasping the whole concept and background of this newly introduced technology.

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  • Run Windows applications on Linux with Crossover 15

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , , , Comments: 0Published: Dec 23, 2015

    Codeweavers has released a new major version of Crossover, the popular Microsoft Windows compatibility layer which is now based on Wine 1.8. The software is commercial and it costs around $40, but there is also a two-week trial version which is fully functional and can be downloaded for free. For this quick guide, I will be using the latter to show how you can install, set up, and run Windows executables with Crossover 15.

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  • How to use custom commands in LibreOffice

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 1Published: Dec 22, 2015

    LibreOffice is one of the most important pieces of free software, allowing many of us to work, study, and share information. Although the software features many tools and capabilities, the spectrum of possible uses for each and everyone out there is so wide, that it is simply impossible to cover every special need with hotkeys and shortcuts. However, LibreOffice can be set to support user-created commands that can essentially help us increase our productivity.

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  • How to convert packages between .deb and .rpm

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , Comments: 1Published: Dec 21, 2015

    Unfortunately, and after years of development in every part of the free software that we enjoy, there are still two primary types of software package available in GNU/Linux systems. The one is the .deb type which is used by Debian and Debian-based distributions like Ubuntu, Mint, and Elementary, and the other is the .rpm type which is used by Fedora, openSUSE, Mageia, and CentOS. Fortunately, there's a workaround for this as we can try to transform the one type to the other.

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  • Advanced Audio Control on Linux

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 0Published: Dec 14, 2015

    Linux audio control is as messed up as the Linux audio system structure. The default and only option of setting the volume level may be enough for the majority of users out there, but it certainly isn't the best when you want to set specific audio levels, or define individual settings for different audio sources, etc. Here is a post on a selection of utilities that could help you get the sound you want on your Linux system.

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  • How to use snapshots, clones and replication in ZFS on Linux

    tux Author: RamadoniTags: , , , , , Comments: 6Published: Dec 12, 2015

    In the previous tutorial, we learned how to create zpool's and a ZFS filesystem or dataset. In this tutorial, I will show you step by step how to work with ZFS snapshots, clones, and replication. Snapshot, clone and replication are the most powerful features of the ZFS filesystem.

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  • How to connect your Android device on Ubuntu Linux

    ubuntu Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , Comments: 7Published: Dec 10, 2015

    Buying a media device that needs a special driver and/or connectivity suite to navigate and update its contents is a common case nowadays, and has been ever since manufacturers decided that it would be a good idea to just limit the access that users can have on the products that they bought. This may not be a huge problem to Windows and Mac OS users who can simply download the manufacturer's suite and use it to connect to their device, but Linux is often (if not always) left unsupported in that part. The first time I encountered this problem was with the first generation of iPods and Creative Zen players that refused to show any contents on the File Manager when connected via the USB port, and then came the newest generations of Android devices which do the same. In this quick guide, we will see how we can overcome this problem, and connect our media device on our Linux system.

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  • How to install Legrand UPS Communicator on Linux

    linux Author: Fernand CLERCTags: , , , , , , Comments: 2Published: Dec 07, 2015

    This tutorial shows the steps to install Legrand communication software to monitor a directly connected UPS, for example with a USB cable. This software allows you to manage the server and possibly others with the RS.

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  • How to use the Linux ftp command to up- and download files on the shell

    linux Author: David DuarteTags: , , , , , , Comments: 5Published: Dec 01, 2015

    In this tutorial, I will show you how to use the Linux ftp command on the shell. I will show you how to connect to an FTP server, up- and download files and create directories. While there are many nice desktops FTP clients available, the ftp command is still useful when you work remotely on a server over an SSH session and e.g. want to fetch a backup file from your FTP storage.

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  • How to track your Linux laptop

    linux Author: Bill ToulasTags: , , , , , , Comments: 8Published: 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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What is openSUSE?

openSUSE is one of the oldest and most successful GNU/Linux distributions, being initially released in 1994 under the SUSE Linux brand name. It is currently a fully open source and community driven project that is supported by Novell who acquired SUSE in 2003. The particular operating system can be characterized as Linux's “Jack of all trades” as its developers like to combine and implement almost every open source tool and technology that is available at the time of a release. This makes openSUSE powerful and very versatile as an operating system, but also makes it suitable for new Linux users who want to get a full taste of Linux and open source software at once.

 

Why choose openSUSE?

openSUSE is all about choice and although you may hear a lot of complaints about this exact thing in the world of Linux, the factor of choice never came into play in a better way than the way it comes with openSUSE. You can have whatever desktop environment at its latest stable version, whatever tools and utilities you want, whatever language you need and whatever combination of the above in one single system running without a hinge. This may hinder the coherence of your system, but it will allow you to explore free software in a way that isn't possible through any other distribution.

Speaking about choices, openSUSE can be run pointing at stable and tested software repositories and be upgraded at will, or can be set at “Tumbleweed” that basically transforms the system into a rolling release one that receives constant updates of more edgy package versions and never needs to be upgraded. Moreover, openSUSE can be built from scratch with users choosing the packages that they want and then generate a custom installation CD/DVD through the openSUSE studio web tool!

On the exclusive software side, openSUSE boasts a highly advanced central administration tool called YaST. The YaST serves as a control panel, an RPM package manager, a hard disk partitioning tool, a firewall configurator, user administrator and bluetooth manager. This tool is a true Swiss army knife that can help users perform administrative tasks, maintain their system and secure their data using the same piece of software.

Last, if you are a KDE lover then openSUSE would be a wise choice to go with as it features one of the best implementations of the popular desktop environment. It is often the case that KDE developers run openSUSE for testing and debugging of their work.

 

HowToForge and openSUSE

HowToForge is actively helping openSUSE users unroll and utilize the advanced features of their system through easy to understand tutorials. Learn how to install VNC servers, set up owncloud, perform virtual hosting and configure your Samba server on openSUSE, by reading our tutorials. For more on openSUSE and its endless and exciting possibilities, you can visit our forums and enrich or share your knowledge on the green Gecko.