Category Archives: Linux (Ubuntu)

Introduction to Audio Workstation Software Tracktion 5 DAW on Linux

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Introduction to Audio Workstation Software Tracktion 5 DAW on Linux
Tracktion is one of the most popular digital audio workstations and one of the very few that are available for the Linux platform along with the magnificent Ardour. While Tracktion is distributed under proprietary software licenses, its creators felt that they should give back something to the Linux community as they have used open source tools for the building of their product. That is why the fifth version of the software that was released in 2014 is now available for free for all Linux users.

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How to setup HTTP Strict Transport Security With Lighttpd Web Server

How to setup HTTP Strict Transport Security With Lighttpd Web Server

HTTP Strict Transport Security (HSTS) is a security feature that lets your web site tell client browsers that it should only be communicated with using HTTPS only. How can I setup HSTS using lighttpd web server on Linux or Unix-like system?
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How to use plugins (add-ons) in ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors

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How to use plugins (add-ons) in ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors
ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors allows users to edit text documents, spreadsheets and presentations offline by providing access to the web-based ONLYOFFICE portals for an efficient remote team collaboration. This tutorial describes how to add one of the available plugins to ONLYOFFICE Desktop Editors and start using it.

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L2TP over IPsec using OpenSwan with Freeradius authentication on Ubuntu 16.04

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L2TP over IPsec using OpenSwan with Freeradius authentication on Ubuntu 16.04
This article is about the layer 2 tunneling protocol (L2TP) with IPsec to provide end-to-end encryption in the layer 2 VPN. The open source implementations of IPsec are StrongSwan and OpenSwan, both are supported on all Linux distributions. In this tutorial, OpenSwan is used to provide the security channel for L2TP VPN.

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How to practically use your Linux terminal (part 2)

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How to practically use your Linux terminal (part 2)
Quite a while ago, we had published a post that showcased four examples of how Linux users can utilize their terminal to perform simple daily tasks and fulfill common everyday use needs. Of course, the use case possibilities for the Linux terminal are nearly endless, so we’re naturally back for a second part containing more practical examples.

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How to monitor progress of Linux commands using PV and Progress utilities

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How to monitor progress of Linux commands using PV and Progress utilities
Consider a scenario wherein you have just started copying a very large file from your pen drive to your Linux system through the command line. Given that the file in question is heavy, you know the process will take time, and so you start doing some other work.

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News and updates from Linux/Unix and FOSS world

  • {PHP} PHP 7.0.13 released
  • {Debian} Debian 9 drops support for powerpc
  • {Security} A fake SSH server that lets everyone in and logs their activity
  • {Docker} Docker in production: A history of failure
  • {Editor} Buttery smooth Emacs
  • {Kernel} The status of Linux kernel hardening
  • {Hardware} Warning: 2016 MacBook Pro is not compatible with Linux. You should avoid Apple and try: 10 Places To Buy A Laptop With Linux Preloaded
  • {Hardware} VoCore2: $4 Coin-sized Linux Computer with WiFi

Free books

  • Learn Vimscript the Hard Way
  • Vim for Humans
  • A byte of Vim

Tutorials

  • {Updated} Openbsd install or add binary software package. Now includes pkg.conf info
  • {Updated} A Shell Primer: Master Your Linux, OS X, Unix Shell Environment
  • {Updated} I love simplicity of OpenBSD. Restart networking service on OpenBSD

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Using drush for Drupal site Backup/Restore and Migration

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Using drush for Drupal site Backup/Restore and Migration
‘Drush’, or the “Drupal Shell,” is one of the Drupal administrator’s best friends. Its many command line tools allow a user to log into a web server and perform routine tasks such as applying updates, block users, or even “bootstrap” a brand new Drupal installation. The drush application provides a useful “archive” utility, as well as a corresponding “restore” command.

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