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vim-plug: A beautiful and minimalist vim plugin manager for Unix and Linux users

vim-plug: A beautiful and minimalist vim plugin manager for Unix and Linux users
A vim plugin manager is a must for any die-hard vim user. You can find a few option available out there. My personal favorite is vim-plug which is a beautiful and minimalist plugin for vim. Let us see how to install and use this plugin on Linux or Unix-like system.
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How to enable TLS/SSL encryption with Glusterfs storage cluster on Linux

How to enable TLS/SSL encryption with Glusterfs storage cluster on Linux

I setup GlusterFS cluster on Ubuntu Linux. How do I enable network encryption using TLS/SSL for my Glusterfs storage cluster on Linux for security reasons? How do I setup I/O encryption and management encryption with Glusterfs?
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Understanding 7z command switches – part I

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Understanding 7z command switches – part I
7z is no doubt a feature-rich and powerful archiver (claimed to offer the highest compression ratio). Here at HowtoForge, we have already discussed how you can install and use it. But the discussion was limited to basic features that you can access using the ‘function letters’ the tool provides.

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Elasticsearch and Kibana : installation and basic usage on Ubuntu 16.04

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Elasticsearch and Kibana : installation and basic usage on Ubuntu 16.04
In this tutorial, we will be going through the installation steps for Elasticsearch followed by the installation of Kibana and then we will use Kibana to store and retrieve data. Elasticsearch is a production ready search engine written in java and is extremely powerful. It can be used as a standalone search engine for the web or as a search engine for e-commerce web applications.

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Dockerizing LEMP Stack with Docker-Compose on Ubuntu

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Dockerizing LEMP Stack with Docker-Compose on Ubuntu
In this tutorial, I will guide you step-by-step to use docker-compose to create a LEMP Stack environment (LEMP = Linux – Nginx – MySQL – PHP). We will run all components in different docker containers, we set up a Nginx container, PHP container, PHPMyAdmin container, and a MySQL/MariaDB container.

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How to disable smileys/emojis in WordPress headers to speed up the site

How to disable smileys/emojis in WordPress headers to speed up the site
WordPress has smileys or so-called emojis added in version 4.2+. It added emoji character using javascript and other junk. It slows down the site for no real reason, and I do not use it at all. Here is how to remove unnecessary HTML and emoji URL calls to every page of your site and speed up your site.

Disable WordPress emoji
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The Librem 13 v1: A full-fledged modern laptop with coreboot for freedom and privacy freaks

The Librem 13 v1: A full-fledged modern laptop with coreboot for freedom and privacy freaks
Coreboot is a free and open source software. The project aimed at replacing the proprietary BIOS firmware and blobs. Unfortunately, Coreboot does not run on the modern laptop (except Chromebooks) due to Intel ME and other closed source technologies.

Purism vendor sells Linux preloaded on the Librem 13 and the Librem 15 laptops. Purism claims to follow a strict belief in users’ rights to privacy, security, and freedom. Untile today Librem bios was not freed. However, the coreboot port for the Librem 13 v1 is 100% done. It means you can have blob free Coreboot running on a full-fledged modern laptop. The laptop comes with Hardware Kill Switches that physically sever the circuit at the hardware level for Wireless & Bluetooth, Camera & Microphone. The specs are as follows:


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