Flatpak: Enhancing Security with Application Sandboxing

Flatpak: Enhancing Security with Application Sandboxing

There are a few reasons for Flatpak’s popularity, but one of its most alluring features is how it utilizes application sandboxing to enhance the security of the host Linux system. Flatpak isolates all applications into their own sandbox environment, so they only have limited access to the host system’s resources and files. This enhances security by ensuring that malicious or vulnerable applications have limited opportunities to compromise any part of the host system.

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Flatpak vs FlatHub: A Comparison of Linux App Installers

Flatpak vs FlatHub: A Comparison of Linux App Installers

Flatpak is a universal package management tool for Linux systems, which is meant to streamline the process of searching for and installing applications regardless of what Linux distro you are using. Despite making things easier, there is a small learning curve to getting started with Flatpak, partly because of the lingo that gets tossed around with “remotes” and external repos like FlatHub. For users that are brand new to Flatpak, you may be wondering how FlatHub fits into the equation.

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How to remove repository using Flatpak

How to remove repository using Flatpak

Flatpak uses remote repositories (usually just called “remotes”) in order to search for and download software. If at any point you decide that you no longer wish to download applications that come from a particular repository, you can always remove it from Flatpak. This will prevent Flatpak from querying the specified repo for future software searches and updates.

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How to update Flatpak application

How to update Flatpak application

Applications that have been installed via Flatpak, just like those from other sources, will occasionally need to be updated. The Flatpak service can be used to keep your installed applications up to date. In this tutorial, you will see how to update all your Flatpak applications either individually or all at once on a Linux system.

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How to use bash array in a shell script

How to use bash array in a shell script

In this tutorial we will see how to use bash arrays and perform fundamental operations on them. Bash, the Bourne Again Shell, it’s the default shell on practically all major Linux distributions: it is really powerful and can be also considered as a programming language, although not as sophisticated or feature-reach as Python or other “proper” languages. Furthermore, Bash scripting is a must-have skill for any Linux system administration job.

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FreeBSD vs GNU/Linux: What's the difference

FreeBSD vs GNU/Linux: What’s the difference

Every person in the tech industry or those that have spent some time tinkering with computers has heard of GNU/Linux. When it comes to FreeBSD, far less people are aware of its existence and not a lot of users (or even system administrators) understand the difference between the two operating systems. The most likely scenario of how you wound up here is that you have used Linux for a while, and are now wondering if FreeBSD is better or if it is a good idea to switch.

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Ubuntu server tutorial for beginners

Ubuntu server tutorial for beginners

Most people probably know of Ubuntu as a desktop operating system. But Ubuntu’s massive popularity and strong footing in the Linux community have allowed Canonical to produce a very viable server edition and still maintain their desktop release. Ubuntu Server is a great choice if you are looking for an operating system for your production servers such as web servers, database servers, file servers, etc. It is free, stable, scalable, and has optional support plans.

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Basic Linux Commands

Basic Linux Commands

Linux beginners may get overwhelmed by the sheer number of commands that are available in the terminal, but most users will find themselves executing the same few commands over and over. If you are looking to get started with the Linux command line, we have listed 20 of the most important and basic commands that you should know. These basic commands are the most essential to learn, and also the ones you will likley find yourself using the most.

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What is /etc directory in Linux

What is /etc directory in Linux

The Linux file system hierarchy was thoughtfully created and has undergone some careful changes since its inception. Linux users may have noticed a few directories that are always present on all systems, such as the /etc directory and a slew of others that reside inside of root. Have you ever wondered what this directory is specifically for, and how it became such a staple for the Linux operating system? In this tutorial, you will learn what the /etc directory is used for on a Linux system.

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