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Posted by meshal on Thursday, October 06, 2016 @ 20:48:45 EDT (11425 reads)

 Do you think of the command line as an antiquated leftover from the past, or an old fashioned way of interacting with a computer? Think again. In Linux, it is the most flexible and powerful way to perform tasks. In this article, we will explore the basics of the Linux command line, including directory navigation, file/directory operations, and more.


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Posted by meshal on Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 10:34:21 EDT (8405 reads)

  BCC (BPF Compiler Collection) is a powerful set of appropriate tools and example files for creating resourceful kernel tracing and manipulation programs. It utilizes extended BPF (Berkeley Packet Filters), initially known aseBPF which was one of the new features in Linux 3.15.

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Posted by meshal on Saturday, September 24, 2016 @ 10:28:49 EDT (8361 reads)

This tutorial shows how to build PHP 5.6 as a PHP-FPM and a FastCGI version on Ubuntu 16.04 (Xenial Xerus). Ubuntu 16.04 ships with PHP 7 by default but there are still many websites out there that don't support PHP 7. This tutorial will show you how to install PHP 5.6 as additional PHP version on Ubuntu 16.04 so that you can switch between both versions for each website individually in ISPConfig.

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Posted by meshal on Friday, September 09, 2016 @ 12:13:10 EDT (11020 reads)

Today, I have stumbled upon an useful script, which is used to secure your Ubuntu OS with simple mouse clicks. You don’t need to be an enperienced Linux administrator to use this. All you need to to do is just download, extract, and run the script. This script will take care of everything.


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Posted by meshal on Sunday, August 10, 2014 @ 17:41:16 EDT (13350 reads)


Most Linux admins are aware of the yum (Yellow Dog Updater Modified) utility for package management in Red Hat-based distros such as RHEL, CentOS, and Fedora. Few, however, are aware of the power, benefits, and utility of yum groups.

The following tutorial is based on CentOS 6.5 and should work with other versions of Red Hat-based distros. Older versions may require that you install yum-utils in order to use yum groups.

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Posted by meshal on Sunday, August 10, 2014 @ 11:57:33 EDT (11269 reads)

Well there I was, rebuilding a router and having a good time when I accidentally damaged the partition table on my main Linux installation, which is a GUID partition table, or GPT. 

How did this happen? I was installing Voyage Linux on a compact flash card, and while I was messing around with GParted and other filesystem tools I accidentally ran some commands on/dev/sdb, my main hard disk, instead of /dev/sdc, the compact flash card. Like, oops. I don't know exactly which operations gummed up /dev/sdb, which would be good to know. 

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Posted by meshal on Saturday, August 09, 2014 @ 15:20:12 EDT (13084 reads)

Few Linux desktops have brought about such controversy as GNOME 3. It’s been ridiculed, scorned, and hated since it was first released. Thing is, it’s actually a very good desktop. It’s solid, reliable, stable, elegant, simple... and with a few minor tweaks and additions, it can be made into one of the most efficient and user-friendly desktops on the market.


I decided to go about this process by first installing a clean Ubuntu GNOME distribution that included GNOME 3.12. With the GNOME-centric desktop ready to go, it’s time to start tweaking.

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Posted by meshal on Saturday, February 07, 2009 @ 02:35:59 EST (11724 reads)
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Sometimes I get frustrated with Linux, this happens mainly while installing. Installing is often one of the most frustrating experiences with Linux. I remember a time where this kept me from using Linux at all. Today I had such a day again after a long time, I was installing Ubuntu on a laptop which had a harddisk replaced and for the second time in a row the installation hanged suddenly. This kind of things always happen when I'm in a hurry. And you know why? Such a thing most of the time is related to hurrying!
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Posted by meshal on Saturday, April 21, 2007 @ 01:31:10 EDT (11346 reads)

This tutorial shows how to set up a CentOS 5.0 based server that offers all services needed by ISPs and web hosters: Apache web server (SSL-capable), Postfix mail server with SMTP-AUTH and TLS, BIND DNS server, Proftpd FTP server, MySQL server, Dovecot POP3/IMAP, Quota, Firewall, etc..


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Posted by meshal on Thursday, April 12, 2007 @ 15:43:02 EDT (7889 reads)

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