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How to monitor your system performance on (Ubuntu) Linux

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How to monitor your system performance on (Ubuntu) Linux
Monitoring your Linux system is essential in order to be able to improve its performance, locate the source of a problem and take more targeted corrective actions. As is always the case with Linux, there are quite a few tools and many different ways you can utilize to monitor different aspects of your system’s performance. On this simple guide, we will take an overall look on how to install and run three monitoring tools on an Ubuntu Linux system.

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Vector Algebra on Scientific Linux 7.1 with Python Script: Part 1

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Vector Algebra on Scientific Linux 7.1 with Python Script: Part 1
In this tutorial, we will discuss the vector algebra and corresponding calculations under Scientific Linux. For our purpose, I have chosen Python as the programming language for its simplicity and power of calculation. Any Linux distribution has by default a Python editor / compiler which is invoked through a terminal window. Let’s go over some concepts of vector algebra.

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How to sync your documents with Google Drive on Ubuntu

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How to sync your documents with Google Drive on Ubuntu
Google Drive is a popular online service that allows for the easy sharing and collaborative editing of documents (word files or spreadsheets). Under the most usual day to day circumstances, the GDrive tool is very useful serving as a cloud space and/or a readily available online collaboration platform. On this guide, we will see how you can install an open source client tool for the service named Grive, and how to set it up according to your needs.

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How to install KVM on Ubuntu 14.04

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How to install KVM on Ubuntu 14.04
KVM (Kernel-based Virtual Machine) is a virtualization extension for the Linux Kernel. There are many Operating systems that are supported by KVM, which include Linux, BSD, Solaris, Windows and others. This tutorial explains the installation of KVM on an Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop and how to create a Ubuntu guest VM.

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How to use the NMAP Security Scanner on Linux

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How to use the NMAP Security Scanner on Linux
Nmap is a free and open source network discovery and security auditing utility that is widely used in the Linux users community as it is simple to use yet very powerful. Nmap works by sending data packets on a specific target (by IP) and by interpreting the incoming packets to determine what posts are open/closed, what services are running on the scanned system, whether firewalls or filters are set up and enabled, and finally what operation system is running.

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How to Install and Configure MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04

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How to Install and Configure MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04
MongoDB is a NoSQL database that offers a high performance, high availability, and automatic scaling enterprise database. Data is stored in a “document” structure in JSON format (in MongoDB called BSON). MongoDB was first introduced in 2009 and is currently developed by the company MongoDB Inc. This tutorials shows the installation and configuration of MongoDB on Ubuntu 14.04.

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How to install ProFTPd with TLS support on Ubuntu 15.04

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How to install ProFTPd with TLS support on Ubuntu 15.04
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 Ubuntu 15.04 server, how to add an FTP user and to use FileZilla to connect securely with TLS.

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Hydrogen: A software drum machine for Linux

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Hydrogen: A software drum machine for Linux
Hydrogen is the best open source drum machine that is available free of charge. It is an advanced piece of software that helps artists and producers compose groovy beats to accompany their music. Hydrogen is quite simple to use, features a lot of options and drum sets that can differentiate the sounds to meet the wide scope of requirements that derive from different music genres like rock, metal, pop, electronic and jazz.

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Installing Lighttpd with PHP5 (PHP-FPM) and MySQL on Debian 8 (Jessie)

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Installing Lighttpd with PHP5 (PHP-FPM) and MySQL on Debian 8 (Jessie)
Lighttpd is a secure, fast, standards-compliant web server designed for speed-critical environments. This tutorial shows how you can install
Lighttpd on a Debian 8 (Jessie) server with PHP5 support (through PHP-FPM) and MySQL as a database server. PHP-FPM (FastCGI Process Manager) is a new PHP FastCGI implementation with some additional features useful for sites of any size, especially busier sites. I use PHP-FPM in this tutorial instead of Lighttpd’s spawn-fcgi.

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Server Monitoring with Munin and Monit on Debian 8 (Jessie)

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Server Monitoring with Munin and Monit on Debian 8 (Jessie)
In this article, I will describe how you can monitor your Debian 8 server with Munin and Monit. munin produces nifty little graphics about nearly every aspect of your server without much configuration, whereas Monit checks the availability of services like Apache, MySQL, Postfix and takes the appropriate action such as a restart if it finds a service is not behaving as expected. The combination of the two gives you full monitoring: graphics that let you recognize current or upcoming problems, and a watchdog that ensures the availability of the monitored services.

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