StartOS Linux In-Depth Review: A Comprehensive Look at Performance, User Experience, and Compatibility

StartOS Linux In-Depth Review: A Comprehensive Look at Performance, User Experience, and Compatibility

StartOS (formerly known as EmbassyOS) is a graphical, browser based Linux distribution for servers by Start9. It offers users the ability to install and host a variety of services with a single click. On traditional servers, hosting services usually requires some level of specialized knowledge, tinkering on the command line, and spending time with perusing documentation. StartOS aims to simplify this process by providing an intuitive menu with which you can manage every aspect of your server, as well as anything you have decided to host from it.

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How to change username on Linux

How to change username on Linux

Changing a Linux account’s username is one of those user management tasks that can seem confusing or tricky at first, as it is not something that we need to do every day. Since so many settings are tied directly to an account’s username, it is generally not recommended to ever change it. But, if we find ourselves in a situation where the the username of an account absolutely needs to be changed, then we are not completely out of options.

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Raspberry Pi as Minecraft Server

Raspberry Pi as Minecraft Server

A Raspberry Pi, especially the newer models, possesses all the necessary hardware power for running a dedicated Minecraft gaming server. While it is easy enough to host the game off your desktop computer while simultaneously playing, having a dedicated server allows you to host an uninterrupted Minecraft session that can stay up and running for longer periods of time. Rather than buying a robust rig to host your server, or paying a third party company to do the hosting for you, utilizing the Raspberry Pi becomes a cheap alternative. On top of that, you still have the ability to customize the server configuration to produce your ideal gaming environment.

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Customizing and Utilizing History in the Shell

Customizing and Utilizing History in the Shell

Every command that is typed into a Linux system’s terminal is typically stored in the history buffer for a period of time. This explains why pressing the up arrow in terminal will let you cycle through past commands that have been executed. This buffer of past commands can be customized according to an administrator’s needs, allowing us to vary the number of saved commands, clear the current history, or change other settings.

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Personalizing Keyboard Layouts in Linux

Personalizing Keyboard Layouts in Linux

A keyboard has to be the most essential peripheral of any computer system. In order to make sure it works as intended, the correct keyboard layout must be loaded on the Linux operating system, so that the keys on your keyboard will correspond to the letters or symbols that are being typed on screen. This is why it is so important to personalize the keyboard layout of your system to work with your keyboard model. In addition, we can configure custom keyboard settings which makes life a little easier.

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Working with RAM Disk Devices in Linux

Working with RAM Disk Devices in Linux

Linux users and system administrators alike are always trying to squeeze as much performance as possible out of their system. A big bottleneck for system performance frequently comes from file transfer speeds – that is, system read and write times. Although recent disk technology like SSDs (Solid State Drives) and NVMe (Non Volatile Memory Express) have sped up transfer times significantly over traditional hard drive disks, none can measure up to the speedy performance of a RAM disk.

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Reviving Retro Games: Using Raspberry Pi for Emulation

Reviving Retro Games: Using Raspberry Pi for Emulation

While a Raspberry Pi can serve many purposes, one role that it fills surprisingly well is that of a retro gaming console. The idea is to load up the Raspberry Pi with as many emulators and ROMs as possible, and then you have a portable, HDMI capable gaming machine in the palm of your hand. Plug it into any monitor or TV, and use your keyboard and mouse, or even USB or Bluetooth controller to play some retro titles.

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How to dual boot multiple OS's with Raspberry Pi

How to dual boot multiple OS’s with Raspberry Pi

Since there are so many operating system choices for the Raspberry Pi, why limit yourself to just one? It is possible to dual boot multiple operating systems on the Raspberry Pi, the same as is traditionally done on any ordinary desktop system. It is not necessary to have multiple SD cards lying around with different operating systems on them, popping them into your Raspberry Pi whenever you want to boot into a different OS. Instead, we can put two or more operating systems on the same SD card.

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Raspberry Pi vs Arduino: Which is Best for Your Project?

Raspberry Pi vs Arduino: Which is Best for Your Project?

When it comes to single board computers and do it yourself projects, two of the most popular choices are the Raspberry Pi and Arduino. Both of these devices have their own unique advantages, and picking the right one for your project can make a big difference. In this tutorial, we will go over the Raspberry Pi and Arduino in fine detail, highlighting their pros and cons, and helping to guide you on making a decision between these single board computers for your project and its specific needs.

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Quick Guide to Securely Erasing Files in Linux

Quick Guide to Securely Erasing Files in Linux

Did you know that deleted files can be recovered rather easily, at least shortly after deletion? This is because deleting files does not actually erase the data, but simply tells the drive that the previously used space is now free. Until new data gets written to those blocks, the old files are still there and can be recovered with certain software.

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How to install BitPay Wallet on Debian/Ubuntu Linux

How to install BitPay Wallet on Debian/Ubuntu Linux

BitPay wallet is a popular choice among cryptocurrency users because it supports a wide variety of cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Ethereum, and a slew of others. The wallet also provides services to merchants in order to accept online payments. In this tutorial, we will go over the steps to install BitPay wallet on Debian Linux and Ubuntu Linux. Follow along below to get started with storing your cryptocurrency inside BitPay on Linux.

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