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2-Minute Linux Tip: How to use the mtr command

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at the mtr command and see what it can tell us about network connections. Mtr stands for “my traceroute” and displays the route that a connection to a particular system takes by providing a...

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2-Minute Linux Tip: How to terminate processes

In today’s tip, I’m going to show you how to terminate processes on Linux systems using kill, pkill and killall and show you why it makes a difference which command you choose.

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2-Minute Linux Tip: How to add and delete user accounts

In today’s Linux tip, we’re going to look at the adduser and deluser commands. As the names suggest, they are used to add and delete user accounts on Linux systems.

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What is the cloud-native approach?

In this 60-second video, learn how the cloud-native approach is changing the way enterprises structure their technologies, from Craig McLuckie, founder and CEO of Heptio, and one of the inventors of open-source system Kubernetes

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2-Minute Linux Tip: Learn how to use the alias command

In today’s 2-minute tip, we’re going to look at the alias command – a tool that can save you a lot of time and trouble and maybe even a few brain cells.

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2-Minute Linux Tip: Learn how to use the history command

In today's 2-minute Linux Tip, we look at the bash history command – a tool that shows you commands you've recently used and allows you to use them again without having to retype them.

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2-Minute Linux Tip: Learn how to use the logsave command

In today’s 2-minute Linux Tip, we’re going to look at a command that you might never have heard of. It’s called logsave, and it allows you to selectively add command output to a file.

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2-Minute Linux Tip: Learn how to use the ping command

In today’s 2-minute tip, we’re going to look at the ping command – a favorite tool for some very easy troubleshooting.

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2-Minute Linux Tip: Learn how to use the crontab command

Today’s 2-minute tip covers crontab – the tool used to schedule tasks that will run automatically on the day and time that you specify.

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Why not the best? Why not Linux Mint?

All of your arguments against desktop Linux are outdated and irrelevant.

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How to make Windows go Linux with Cygwin

It gives you a Linux-like environment and access to thousands of Linux programs.

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Why Linux is better than Windows or macOS for security

Decisions made years ago about which operating system to roll out can affect corporate security today. Of the big three in widespread use, one can credibly be called the most secure.

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The 5 best Linux distros for the enterprise: Red Hat, Ubuntu, Linux Mint and more

A variety of high-quality Linux distributions allow you to expand your Linux OS deployments beyond the data center. Here are five that fit the bill.

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Seven Linux apps that will change how you work

Here are seven killer Linux office productivity apps you may not know about – everything from GnuCash for accounting to GIMP for image editing to GnoTime for time management.

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10 obscure (but useful) desktop Linux distros

You’ve likely heard of Ubuntu, Red Hat and Fedora, but there are strange, lesser-known versions of Linux worth knowing about.

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Chrome Remote Desktop [How to connect two devices remotely]

Want to access a computer from another desktop or a mobile device? Here's how to use Google's Remote Desktop to make the connection.

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Step aside, Windows! Open source and Linux are IT’s new security headache

The Equifax breach is the latest example of attackers targeting open-source software in the enterprise.

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5 free screen-recording apps for Linux

All of these open-source software tools for Linux let you record video of what’s happening on your screen, and some let you live-stream it to YouTube or Facebook Live as well.

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