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Everything Is File In Linux - Part 1

Divided into 2 parts, in this first part I will introduce the concept that everything is file and present the special devices / dev / null, / dev / zero, / dev / random and / dev / full. Part 2 will be to present didactically interesting features about this, for example, how to turn a file into a partition!

Ubuntu 18.10 Cosmic Cuttlefish New Features

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Sep 18, 2018 3:54 AM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Ubuntu
Ubuntu 18.10 which is codenamed as Cosmic Cuttlefish is around the corner, is planned to be released next month on 18th October 2018. You will be able to download this release from the official website as well upgrade manually from previous releases. This time there is no alpha or beta milestones rather testing weeks for releases.

Troubleshooting With Git - Git Series Part 3

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Sep 15, 2018 3:49 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
From time to time, you will encounter problems while using Git. The most common of these is a merge conflict. Fortunately, git will provide solutions to many problems for you. Sometimes, though, there are certain problems that do require the assistance of more experienced people. Most of these problems that I will describe are what I have encountered personally in my line of work.

Set Background Wallpapers On i3wm

i3wm is a tiling window manager that is powerful and resource efficient. It is used by many geeks who prefer more resources for their computers. I personally use it when I need to fire up virtualization software so my computer will have sufficient RAM for the guest OS.

Top 10 Unix Based Operating Systems

The UNIX operating system was created more than four decades ago at AT&T’s Bell Laboratories. With continuous development since its inception, UNIX has made its presence from tiny embedded devices to servers and supercomputers. This article provides a brief history, philosophy, specification of UNIX and discusses top ten operating systems of the UNIX systems.

How To Backup And Restore SD Card For Raspberry Pi

After having successfully recorded a system for our Raspberry Pi on our SD card it is almost certain that we will carry out some tests of the new system, as well as make personalization settings on it.

Raspberry Pi Vs. Arduino

Most people find it difficult to differentiate between a pi and an Arduino. What most people do not understand is that an Arduino is a microcomputer while the Arduino is a micro-controller. This article is about laying out those differences and simplifying each bit by bit. Most probably some of you might have used a Pi and never used an Arduino.

Linux Kernel Vs. Mac Kernel

Both the Linux kernel and the macOS kernel are UNIX-based. Some people say that macOS is "linux", some say that both are compatible due to similarities between commands and file system hierarchy. Today I want to show a little of both, showing the differences and similarities between Linux Kernel & Mac kernel like I mentioned in previous Linux kernel articles.

Terminus A Modern Terminal App For Linux

A couple of years of using various Linux distros have shown me a lot of new stuff. Some interesting user interfaces, some new package managers but one place where I haven’t seen many inventions is the terminal. It has always been the same old shell that comes by default. Even though it is one of the most used things, I haven’t seen much of a variation with it.?

Creating And Managing Git Repository - Git Series Part 2

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 29, 2018 5:25 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Continuing from the previous guide, I will demonstrate how to create a repository and manage it, apply changes to it, make certain files and folders exempt from tracking, and how to handle remote servers. In this guide, I will show you an example of such actions being performed by creating a very small website. I will also create a copy on a remote computer that will be used as a backup in case the main repo is ever damaged, or lost.

Steam Play (Official) Provides Windows Games On Linux

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 26, 2018 1:32 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux, Steam
We knew that Valve was working on something like this, offering the possibility that Steam Linux users could play video games that have not been officially ported to the platform, that is, the majority of games available for Windows. But now not only has the existence of such a tool been confirmed, we can also test it now. The new Steam Play is basically a modified version of Wine created by Valve, called "Proton", an integrated directly in the Steam client. Proton is an open source project and is available on GitHub.

12 Reasons Why To Use Gnome Desktop

You must (occasionally) be wondering which Desktop Environment is the best for Linux. And while most long-time Linux users have found their preferred desktop based on experience and computing purposes, some of us and including newbies are still stuck with the same question. I have switched to various Linux distros many times and frankly, all the Desktop Environments have their own advantages and disadvantages. Sticking to one of them depends entirely on the perspectives of the user and his preferences.

KDE Neon Arrives For Pinebook

KDE developers have announced the release of a dedicated version of KDE Neon for the Pinebook, ARM architecture-based laptops that came out last year with some fanfare due to its tight price: $89.

Linux Kernel And Its Functions

People use Linux every day. Today almost all electronic products are built on Linux and the most popular ones are Android devices. Every day almost 850,000 Android devices are activated which is the largest compared to any other mobile devices manufacturer such as Windows phone, iPhone etc. It's not just smartphones that Linux runs but every other gadget from your TV to a refrigerator is running on Linux. So how is this all possible and what is Linux all about? Let's talk about this.

Reasons Why Debian Is Crucial To Linux History

Murdock, of course, had no idea that Debian would end up becoming an institution in the Linux world. This distribution, mother of many others (Ubuntu included), has completed 25 splendid years that have confirmed it as a crucial development in the world of Linux and Open Source.

Top Linux Applications For Office Use

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 21, 2018 9:22 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
However, the fact that you prefer a closed operating system does not mean that your company can not benefit from a large number of open source programs available. The best part is that most of these programs can be downloaded and run for free. But the question is, what programs are these and how do they allow you to run your business? Let's find out.

10 Efficient Raspberry Add-ons To Enhance Performance - Part 8

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 19, 2018 2:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Sometimes you may find yourself in great need to improve the functionality of your Raspberry Pi. There is a good chance your Raspberry does not support the functionality you want. There is also a chance that it supports your dream functionality but with the help of an external tool. An add-on in other words. It is pretty obvious that your dream add-on exists in the market or someone somewhere is cracking an algorithm to build. Never mind, here we compile a list of the best add-ons to get for your Raspberry in 2018.

How To Setup Latest Oracle OpenJDK On Linux

OpenJDK is an open source version of Java Development Kit and is available on most Linux package repositories. Sadly, the version is quite outdated since Java programs today are compiled for the latest Java Environment (which is now version 10), the package found on most Linux repositories is still in previous stable release ie., v1.8. This article will guide you on how to install the latest OpenJDK on your Linux computer, and how to set its environment variables so you can start right away with your Java project.

.snap Vs ,deb Package

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Aug 16, 2018 12:50 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
With the growth of Linux applications in quantity and quality also comes the concern of security. Even with few cases of Linux attack known cases available it is possible to be attacked by virus or hackers or malware.

Git Basics - Git Series Part 1

This series will explain the purpose of git, how to clone GitHub repository, GitLab repository, or otherwise. How to view the changelog and how to revert to an older version of the repository, add and remove files, commit changes, update remote repositories, fetch most recent versions of a repo, and more. GUI front-ends will also be covered, as well as troubleshooting and how typical IDEs will handle source code files belonging to a git repo.

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