Encrypt And Decrypt Files From Commandline

January 5th, 2017
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Today, we are going to see how to encrypt and decrypt files from command line in Linux using a free utility called GPG. GNU Privacy Guard, shortly GPG or GnuPG, is a command line encryption and signing tool to secure files. We can easily encrypt the important and confidential files and documents using GPG and send/receive them over Internet. There are plethora of methods, applications, tools, and utilities are available to encrypt and decrypt files in Linux. But, I find this method is the easiest one.

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Education, How To

Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.9

January 5th, 2017
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Red Hat today released a beta of its Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6.9 platform, providing a preview of the next incremental update for the company’s older supported release. RHEL 6 first debuted in November of 2010 and was superseded in June 2014 by RHEL 7 as the leading-edge edition of Red Hat’s enterprise Linux platform.

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Christmas Gifts for the Linux Fan

December 23rd, 2016
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It can be tricky to come up with gift ideas for Linux users in your life. And since you’ve probably got more than enough turkey on your plate this holiday season — ho, ho, ho — we thought we’d be swell and save you from getting snowed under trying to find something to buy.

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Distro - Other, Hardware, OpenSource - General

How To Check Laptop Battery Status In Terminal In Linux

December 7th, 2016
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inding your Laptop battery status in GUI mode is easy. You could easily tell the battery level by hovering the mouse pointer on the battery indicator app in the task bar. But, how about from the command line? Not everyone know this. I was asked this question from one of the user. Here is some simple commands that will help you to check Laptop battery status in Terminal in any Linux distribution.

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CommandLine(CLI), Debian, Distro - Other, Fedora, Mint, RedHat, Ubuntu

Calculator for the Linux command-line

December 7th, 2016
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There’s a lot about modern GUIs that make them superior, but in terms of power, speed, and flexibility, the command line still rocks, and even more so if you can type quickly.

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CommandLine(CLI), Desktop

Ubuntu Core 16 gets smaller

November 4th, 2016
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Canonical released its lightweight Ubuntu Core 16, now completely built with snap packages, featuring a smaller footprint and better lifecycle management.


Canonical released version 16 of Ubuntu Core, built entirely from the snap packages that debuted in the lightweight Snappy Ubuntu Core embedded version of Ubuntu Linux announced in Jan. 2015. Now there’s a single all-snaps version of Ubuntu Core that runs on embedded devices as well as the cloud.

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Debian, Distro - Other, Raspberry Pi, Ubuntu

Run commands at shutdown on Linux

November 4th, 2016
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Linux and Unix systems have long made it pretty easy to run a command on boot. Just add your command to /etc/rc.local and away you go. But as it turns out, running a command on shutdown is a little more complicated.

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Education, How To

CloudLinux’s KernelCare Live Patching Solution

November 4th, 2016
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CloudLinux managed to offer users an unmatched kernel live patching solution that offers a no roll-back functionality that offers great flexibility to system administrators, allowing them to test their servers with or without it, as well as to install and uninstall without a reboot.

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Debian, RedHat, Ubuntu

Linux Video Driver now features OpenGL 4.4 support

August 11th, 2016
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In a recent blog post, Timothy Arceri reports for Collabora that it’s a known fact that the open source Intel OpenGL video driver has always been behind times, always trying to catch up to the proprietary video drivers that are available for Microsoft Windows operating systems.

That ends now, as the Collabora team, who has always had lots of contributions to the Linux kernel, has managed to reach a major milestone by implementing OpenGL 4.4 support to the open source Intel video driver supporting recent Intel Broadwell and Intel Skylake platforms.

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Desktop, Education, Gaming

KDE Announces UI Framework for Mobile

August 11th, 2016
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August 10, 2016, KDE’s Thomas Pfeiffer has had the great honor of announcing the availability of the first public release of the Kirigami UI (User Interface) framework for building mobile and convergent applications.

Work on the Kirigami user interface framework started back in March 2016, when the KDE development team announced their plans for creating one of the most powerful and sophisticated tools that would allow application developers to build cross-platform Qt-based apps for mobile platforms.

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Desktop, Distro - Other, Mobile