System Administration & Configuration

How to restart NGINX on Linux

NGINX is popular web hosting and reverse proxy software for Linux systems . Like many other applications and services, it occasionally needs restarted. Restarting is especially common when making updates to configuration files. You'll always need to restart or reload NGINX for the changes to take effect. In this article, we'll go over a couple different command line options for restarting and reloading an NGINX...
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How to use zip on Linux

Compressed files with the .zip extension are commonplace throughout Windows systems, as it's been the native file compression method for the operating system since many years ago. On a Linux system , the nearest equivalent would have to be tar files and various methods of compression like gzip . There are a few reasons why you may need to create or open .zip files on Linux. When sharing files with a Windows user,...
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Programming & Scripting

xargs for beginners with examples

Using xargs , described in the Linux xargs manual as a tool which builds and execute command lines from standard input, once can exert a significant amount of additional power over any other command executed on the Bash command line. Basically, xargs will take the output from any other tool, and use that as it’s own input for further processing and action (hence the reference to executing command lines in the...
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Useful Bash command line tips and...

The Bash command line provides nearly limitless power when it comes to executing nearly anything you want to do. Whether it is processing a set of files, editing a set of documents, handling big data, managing a system or automating a routine, Bash can do it all. This series, of which today we present the first part, is sure to arm you with the tools and methods you need to become a much more proficient Bash user....
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Multimedia & Games

Best Multimedia Linux distributions

When choosing the best Linux distribution for your needs, multimedia experts such as video editors and photographers will benefit most from a Linux distro that specializes in multimedia production. There are a few Linux distrubitions that fill the gap for multimedia gurus, and we're going to cover the top choices in this article. Read below to see our countdown of the five best multimedia Linux distros. In this...
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How to install Minecraft on Manjaro

While Linux isn't always known for its stellar support of video games, Minecraft developers have released a version specifically for Linux, and it runs great on Manjaro . You don't even need to use Lutris or install Wine for it to function properly. In this guide, we'll show you how to download and install Minecraft to get you up and playing in no time. In this tutorial you will learn: How to install Minecraft from...
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Ubuntu

Ubuntu Torrent Download

Downloading Ubuntu ISO images with a torrent client is one of the most efficient ways to obtain the installation media. Torrenting allows you download the file from multiple sources simultaneously, which means you'll wind up with a very speedy download because the entirety of your network's download bandwidth can remain saturated. It's a very reliable method for downloading large files. It also takes some strain...
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Ubuntu Server Download

Ubuntu is one of the most well known Linux distributions available. You've probably seen Canonical's ubiquitous logo and the familiar look of Ubuntu Desktop running GNOME. What you may not have realized is that Ubuntu also has a very popular server edition of their operating system. Many distributions choose to concentrate on a single computing environment - either desktop PCs or servers. But Ubuntu's massive...
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Debian

apt vs apt-get - Advanced Package Tool

If you've ever used Debian Linux or one of the many Linux distributions that were derived from it, such as Ubuntu , you may have seen the apt and apt-get commands sprinkled throughout the distro's documentation. At surface level, these commands seem interchangeable, and a lot of documentation or online guides throw them around as if they are. However, there are some key differences between the two and we have some...
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Debian Linux Download

Debian is one of the oldest Linux distributions that still survives today. If you're looking for a tried and true Linux distro to download, Debian is about as good as it gets. For other most popular Linux distributions please visit our dedicated linux download page. Debian believes in a completely free operating system. Other popular Linux distributions, like Ubuntu , Linux Mint , and many others are based off of...
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Kali Linux

Kali Linux Download

Kali Linux is not your typical Linux distribution . It has a very specific use case, and that is to provide the user with penetration testing and ethical hacking tools. For other most popular Linux distributions please visit our dedicated linux download page. Under the hood, Kali Linux runs much like Debian , on which it is based. However, Kali should not be used as an ordinary operating system; it has a specific...
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How to install VeraCrypt on Kali Linux

For years, TrueCrypt was the gold standard in encrypting drives across platforms. TrueCrypt is gone now, but VeraCrypt is carrying on its legacy. It looks and works a lot like TrueCrypt did, and it's compatible with TrueCrypt partitions. Even though VeraCrypt isn't available in Kali's repositories, but that doesn't mean that it's difficult to install. You can download the VeraCrypt installer right from the...
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RHEL / CentOS

Red Hat Linux Download

Red Hat Enterprise Linux is a commercial Linux distribution built for powering the servers of corporations and data centers. It's a robust distro with the features and stability that businesses crave for high availability and predictability. The big appeal of Red Hat, though, is its support system. That's the main thing you're paying for, after all. If something doesn't operate as expected, businesses want someone...
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CentOS Linux Download

CentOS is one of the leading Linux distributions available. It's developed by The CentOS Project, which is an affiliate of Red Hat. As CentOS is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux, it's naturally more geared toward servers and workstations, though it can still work well as a desktop operating system for some people. For other most popular Linux distributions please visit our dedicated linux download page. CentOS...
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Fedora

Fedora Linux Download

The Fedora Linux distribution is sponsored and backed by Red Hat. It's available for free and acts as a sort of testing ground for Red Hat's flagship operating system, Red Hat Enterprise Linux. As a result, Fedora contains many of the newest ideas and bleeding edge technology. Things that perform well on Fedora for some time will usually end up making their way into the commercially available RHEL distribution. For...
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How to install the NVIDIA drivers on...

The NVIDIA Driver is a program needed for your NVIDIA Graphics GPU to function with better performance. It communicates between your Linux operating system, in this case Fedora 32, and your hardware, the NVIDIA Graphics GPU. The NVIDIA drivers can be installed by using the bash command after stopping the GUI and disabling the nouveau driver by modifying the GRUB boot menu. To install Nvidia driver on other Linux...
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