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10 Linux Commands For Network Diagnostics

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Nov 15, 2018 1:02 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
It is difficult to find a Linux computer that is not connected to the network, be it server or workstation. From time to time it becomes necessary to diagnose faults, intermittence or slowness in the network. In this article, we will review some of the Linux commands most used for network diagnostics.

Installing Vundle: The Plugin Manager For Vim

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Nov 11, 2018 4:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Today, this guide will present a step-by-step guide of how to install and configure Vundle (Vim Bundle) from GitHub, and what issues you may face when installing Vundle. As many of you may know, vim is a console-based text editor that has numerous advanced features. One such feature is that its functionality can be extended and customized using plugins written by other people. Managing these plugins, however, can be rather tedious. Vundle attempts to assist users in managing these plugins for you by providing an interface.

Comments In BASH - Learn BASH | Part 3

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Nov 10, 2018 9:09 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Welcome to chapter three of BASH scripting series. Today we'll dive into a very important topic in programming called comment. Comment, in programming, is somewhat different from the online world of the Internet where you read an article or a blog and then throw some of your opinions or applaud the author in the comment section.

How To Install Kali Linux Tools In Ubuntu

Today I am going to do a quick demonstration of how to easily install a suite of security testing tools from Kali Linux onto a Ubuntu machine. For a bit of background information, Kali Linux is a distribution derived from Debian. Its sole purpose is to provide a suite of tools for penetration testing (pentesting) and forensics. It is provided by Offensive Security, an organization dedicated to providing security training. There is a very long list of tools available for Kali. Such tools include (but are not limited to) forensics, vulnerability checks, access checks, and stress testing.

Rclone - An Rsync Alternative To Sync File With Online Cloud Storage

Backup and Sync are have become essential today and this brings tools like rsync. Rsync is an amazing tool to sync files between 2 computers. But wouldn’t it be cooler if we could sync files from a computer to a cloud storage. This is where rclone - a mod of rsync comes in. Rclone can sync files from your computer to cloud-based storage services including google drive, one drive, drop-box, amazon drive and many more.

Red Hat - How An Open Source Software Company Became 34,000 Million Dollars Company

In a historic milestone, Red Hat, the company that triumphed with Linux and open source has been acquired by IBM for 34,000 million dollars, the largest transaction in history for a software company.

Wonderwall: Cool Wallpaper Program For Linux

Wonderwall is a snap app cool wallpaper program for Unity and GNOME Desktop Environment. Its simplistic user interface allows the user to easily browse, download and install wallpapers on his Ubuntu desktop. The program provides high-resolution images which are suitable for modern widescreen monitors. However, it is still in its infancy so certain features are still buggy but not critical enough to negatively impact the program's functionality.

How Linux Makes Life Easier

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Nov 4, 2018 7:13 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
This article is about how Linux simplifies various things from software installations, to secure repositories to an easy to use terminal. We divided the Making life easier with Linux article into three parts so that we could carter for three groups of computer users; A novice, a professional and a developer.

Best Projects Created With Raspberry Pi - Part 10

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 29, 2018 4:44 PM EDT)
  • Groups: Linux
Raspberry PI is rated as one of the best computing devices for the dynamic world of prototype experimentation and Do-It-Yourself projects. The PI is a very versatile computer praised for its ability to enhance computing activities in any niche from astronomy, computer science to environmental science.

Various Features In Git - Git Series Part 5

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 28, 2018 6:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Now that we have seen how you can use a GUI or IDE to interact with a repository, let's look at the many features that git offers to make life easier. I will demonstrate how to amend the previous commit message, how to see what files were changed in a commit, rebasing, and tools to help with troubleshooting.

Difference Between Malware, Viruses, Worms, Spyware, Trojans And Ransomware

The latest attack of a worldwide malware, the already famous WannCrypt, has not only made clear the security of hundreds of companies in the world but also how much we sometimes get involved in handling the terminology of these threats. Is a virus the same as a malware? And what is a ransomware and how is it different from other threats?

MongoDB Vs. MySQL

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 23, 2018 9:03 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
The past few years have seen a huge spike in the number of websites and apps using NoSQL databases. With MongoDB topping the charts everywhere. It is indeed fascinating how the modern web has drifted away from traditional SQL based databases. MongoDB and other NoSQL databases have a new approach in storing and retrieving data. So let us have a look at some of the key factors in which MongoDB differs from MySQL.

Variables in BASH - Learn BASH | Part 2

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 22, 2018 10:22 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Tutorial; Groups: Linux
Welcome to the second chapter of BASH scripting series in which we will discuss the topic variables. Did you know that every programming language has a way to let programmers declare variables in their programs? But what exactly are they and why do we need variables in programming? Read on below to learn more about variables.

Colibri - A Browser Without Tabs

Almost all browsers are competing with each other in terms of functionality, speed, and performance. Though I did recently settle for Firefox as my default browser, I am still looking for a better options. And this quest of mine took me to Colibri - A Browser without Tabs. And I was really interested in finding out what this meant. How could a browser be without tabs? It’s like a car without wheels. So here is a review of Colibri.

Is New Ubuntu 18.10 Worth Installing?

The new Ubuntu release "Cosmic Cuttlefish" has hit the OS market after 6 months of development. I've been using it since it came out and now here is what I have to say about it. In this article, I'll talk about the new things it brings in and also if it's the release worth upgrading to. So let's go.

Introduction To BASH Scripting - Learn BASH #1

Welcome to the introductory series on BASH scripting. This series will cover a complete guide on BASH starting from the foundation of computer programming then progressing on to the basic constructs of this scripting language and finally, you will also create a simple mini-project using this scripting language.

What Is Tor? Is Tor Safe?

In this time where everybody is attempting to ensure their information and protection, we hear a considerable measure about the TOR network. Some sing acclaim while others think of it as an apparatus for crooks. In this article, we give you the working standards of TOR by portraying likewise its preferences and drawbacks.

How To Improve Typing Speed For Free

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 16, 2018 10:53 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Ever met a friend who could type 50+ Words Per Minute easily? Surely you must have already met one or many :) And if we ask them how they were able to do it, their response would vary because some would mention a very cool proprietary program while others would mention some random cool web apps on the internet.

Mounting And Optimizing A Linux Gamer Computer

We have had a lot of news about games in the Linux world coming out in recent weeks. We already have an interesting performance for games like Grand Theft Auto V, and the trend is for the compatibility level to improve every day, with Valve's recent announcement of Proton as announced here! This even was the head behind the development of DXVK which brought a new step in the compatibility of Windows games on Linux.

Git GUI Front-Ends And IDE Support - Git Series Part 4

  •; By Mohd Sohail (Posted by MohdSohail on Oct 11, 2018 4:15 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: Reviews; Groups: Linux
Developers have created third-party software (free or otherwise) that gives users a GUI to use for interacting with a repository. Here is an overview of a few programs that you can use. This is so you can have an idea of what you can expect from a GUI git client.

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