by on October 4, 2019
Echo is a Unix/Linux command tool used for displaying lines of text or string which are passed as arguments on the command line. This is one of the basic command in linux and most commonly used in shell scripts. In this tutorial, we will look at the different  options of echo command. Basic Syntax echo [option] [string] 1) Displaying a string on the terminal To print text or a string on the terminal, use the syntax echo [string] $ echo "Welcome to Linux" Sample Output ...
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by on October 4, 2019
During the troubleshooting of services running on a Linux system, checking open ports is one of the tasks any user or administrator should consider performing. If a service is expected to be running but for some reason it's not, then most likely the port associated with that service is closed and should be opened. In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to check open ports in a Linux from the command line. 1) Check open ports using ss command The Linux ss command gives you detailed in...
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by on October 4, 2019
The CentOS project has provided the community with a free, enterprise-grade operating system through a recompilation of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux source which is popular among many Linux professional users. With the release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8 on 2019-05-07, it was natural for the CentOS users to also wait for the new release CentOs 8 which finally occurred on 2019-09-24. The new CentOS 8 comes with many new features such as BaseOS providing packages for setting up a minimal oper...
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by on October 4, 2019
LibreOffice is the power-packed free, libre and open source personal productivity suite for Windows, Macintosh and GNU/Linux, that gives you six feature-rich applications for all your document production and data processing needs: Writer: the word processor, Calc: the spreadsheet application, Impress: the presentation engine, Draw: our drawing and flowcharting application, Base: our database and database frontend, and Math: for editing mathematics. Recently LibreOffice released the major update ...
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by on September 13, 2019
I wanted to mirror my Android phone on the Ubuntu desktop over USB, but didn’t want to install an app on my phone or subscribe to a service. A canny bit of Googling threw up a neat solution: a free, open-source tool designed precisely for this purpose. And in this post I’m gonna tell you a bit more about it. Scrcpy: View Phone Screen on PC ‘Scrcpy‘ (which I guess is truncated form of ‘Screen Copy’) lets you mirror your Android screen in a free floating window on a Windows, macOS or (...
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by on September 13, 2019
If you’re in the market for a powerful Linux laptop you definitely want to check out the new 9th generation Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, announced today. Intel’s 10th Generation Core U series sit at the heart of the refreshed notebook which, in its ‘developer edition’ guise, comes pre-loaded with Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS. The Dell XPS 13 developer edition (7390) will be made available to buy in the United States, Canada and throughout Europe during September. Dell plan to keep the previous ...
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by on July 24, 2019
If you’ve got a cheap laptop and were wondering whether Linux Mint might be a better fit for it than Windows 10, check out the following infographic. It appears to show that Linux Mint is a fraction faster than Windows 10 when run on the same low-end machine, launching (mostly) the same apps. Both the speed tests and the resulting infographic were conducted by DXM Tech Support, an Australian-based IT support company with a bit of an interest in Linux. A comfortable win for Linux...
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by on July 20, 2019
I wanted to mirror my Android phone on the Ubuntu desktop over USB, but didn’t want to install an app on my phone or subscribe to a service. A canny bit of Googling threw up a neat solution: a free, open-source tool designed precisely for this purpose. And in this post I’m gonna tell you a bit more about it. Scrcpy: View Phone Screen on PC Do more than just see your Android phone’s screen on your PC: interact with it using a your keyboard and mouse ‘Scrcpy‘ (which I guess is truncated form of...
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by on July 11, 2019
Steam is dropping official support for Ubuntu, which is currently the world’s most popular desktop Linux distribution. The move, not unexpected, follows Ubuntu’s decision to stop providing 32-bit packages in its archives, beginning with the upcoming Ubuntu 19.10 release. Valve’s Pierre-Loup Griffais, who works on the massively popular game distribution platform, says in his tweet that Ubuntu 19.10 and future releases “will not be officially supported by Steam”. And he adds that Steam wi...
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by on July 11, 2019
The Slimbook Pro X bills itself as the ‘best Linux Laptop in the world’ — a bold claim, but does it hold up? Well, on paper at least, it looks like it might. The latest Linux portable from Spanish computer company Slimbook certainly sports enough muscle to give many well-known laptop a run for their money. In fact, overall, the Slimbook Pro X looks better spec’d and costs less than the latest MacBook Air, seen by many as the ultimate on-the-go laptop. So what makes the Pro X seemingl...
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by on July 11, 2019
Red Hat’s Richard Hughes announced the change on the Fedora developer mailing list, citing various issues with the plugins QA and long-term usefulness. Neal Gompa, who maintains the Snap package in Fedora, says the decision has “blindsided” him. So why is Fedora doing this? Well, code quality and concerns about the impact the plugin has on the overall GNOME Software user experience are cited: “The existing snap plugin is not very well tested and I don’t want to be the one responsible...
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by on July 9, 2019
Mageia 7 redefines the concept of traditional Linux. It is a solid operating system well suited to both newcomers and seasoned Linux users alike. The Mageia distro is a powerhouse Linux OS filled with features and options unmatched in other Linux versions. Mageia Linux is a fork of the now-defunct Mandriva Linux. It was developed by a team of former employees of the France-based commercial software company that folded Mandriva. The first Mageia version was released in September 2010. Si...
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