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Feb
1st

Getting started with Let’s Encrypt SSL Certificates on Ubuntu

Author: Falko Timme | Files under syndicated

This tutorial will guide you through your very first configuration of an SSL website with Lets Encrypt certification. Let’s Encrypt is a new SSL authority that provides free SSL certificates.


Jan
29th

Two Outstanding All-in-One Linux Servers

Author: Jack Wallen | Files under syndicated

Back in 2000, Microsoft released their Small Business Server. This product changed the way many people viewed how technology could function within the realm of business. Instead of having multiple machines handle different tasks, you could deploy a single server which would handle email, calendaring, file sharing, directory services, VPN, and a whole lot more. For many of small businesses, this was a serious boon, but for some the cost of the Windows SMB was prohibitive. For yet others, the idea of relying on such a server, designed by Microsoft, simply wasn’t an option.

For that last group, there are alternatives. In fact, within the realm of Linux and open source, you can choose from several solid platforms that can serve your small business as a one-stop server shop. If your small business has between 10 and 50 employees, the all-in-one server might be the ideal solution to meet your needs.


Jan
26th

How to Use Docker in a Practical Way (Part 1 – Introduction)

Author: Falko Timme | Files under syndicated

It is not an uncommon situation, for early adopters of newly introduced concepts and technologies, to be totally confused when these can fundamentally change the ways of developing and delivering services. Especially when everybody talks about somethin…


Jan
22nd

N1 Email Client — A User-Friendly Option

Author: Jack Wallen | Files under syndicated

If you’ve paid close enough attention to the news, you know that the Mozilla Foundation has cut the cord to Thunderbird. Considering that, for years, Thunderbird has been the most user-friendly desktop email client for Linux, this could have been a disaster for the open source platform. Fortunately, there’s a new kid on the block with plenty to offer. That new kid is N1 by Nylas.


Jan
21st

Microsoft Azure Series – Creating a Linux virtual machine from template

Author: Falko Timme | Files under syndicated

This tutorial shows you how to create and run a Ubuntu 15.10 virtual machine instance in the Microsoft Azure Cloud. Microsoft Azure Cloud computing is a service made by Microsoft for companies and also end-users who’d like to jump into cloud environment quickly and effectively. Azure offers you many services…


Jan
21st

Linux Foundation Certified Engineer: Francisco Tsao

Author: Jack Wallen | Files under syndicated

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems, including its Linux Certification Program. This program is designed to give you a way to differentiate yourself in a competitive job market.
How wel…


Jan
17th

Solus Project: No Longer Just A Chrome OS Alternative

Author: Jack Wallen | Files under syndicated

Months ago, I covered Solus Project as an alternative to Chrome OS. It made sense, as the Budgie desktop environment resembled the Chrome OS UI and the system integrated well with the user’s Google cloud account. Even at that early iteration, Solus was a solid distribution that made Linux incredibly easy to use.


Jan
13th

How to Install Drupal 8 with Apache, MySQL and SSL on Ubuntu 15.10

Author: Falko Timme | Files under syndicated

In this tutorial, I will show you how to install Drupal 8 on Ubuntu 15.10 with Apache as web server, MySQL as database backend and how to secure the website with SSL. Drupal is a open-source content management system based on PHP and distributed under …


Jan
7th

Pro-Level Video Editing with LightWorks on Linux

Author: Jack Wallen | Files under syndicated

When you think about video editing and Linux, most likely your thoughts immediately gravitate to the likes of OpenShot, Kdenlive, or Flowblade. And with good reason. These tools are outstanding video editors that hang their hat on being open source and readily accessible for Linux users (although Flowblade has a ways to go before it’s ready for the average user). I’ve used OpenShot for years—specifically for my video blog posts and very short (and simple) movies I’ve created.


Jan
4th

How to install ProFTPd with TLS support on Ubuntu 15.10

Author: Falko Timme | Files under syndicated

FTP is a very insecure protocol because all passwords and all data are transferred in clear text. By using TLS, the whole communication can be encrypted, thus making FTP much more secure. This article explains how to set up ProFTPd with TLS on an Ubunt…