Google Chrome installed and running on a Linux system

Google Chrome for Linux: Download and Installation

Google Chrome is a very popular, yet closed source web browser. This makes it a little tricky to install on a Linux system, as it’s pretty much never included by default on any distro, and usually not available for installation from official repositories. Contrast this to Mozilla Firefox, which is open source and ubiquitous across the most popular Linux distros.

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Netplan static ip on Ubuntu configuration

Netplan static IP on Ubuntu configuration

In this tutorial, we will discuss a netplan static IP configuration on Ubuntu Linux. Netplan allows for straightforward network IP address configuration using human-readable data-serialization language YAML. The article will also discuss a default Netplan network settings and the location of the Netplan configuration file.

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Distinguishing Between the 'sudo' and 'admin' Groups in Linux: Roles and Usage

Distinguishing Between the ‘sudo’ and ‘admin’ Groups in Linux: Roles and Usage

In order to grant superuser privileges to ordinary users, Linux requires us to place the desired user accounts into a designated group for administrators. This group can have different names across various Linux distributions and system versions, such as sudo, admin, and wheel. Regardless of the name that your system uses, the group is granted superuser privileges by the settings within the /etc/sudoers configuration file. In this tutorial, we will explain the difference between the sudo, admin, and other similar user groups on a Linux system.

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How to check CPU frequency on Raspberry Pi

How to check CPU frequency on Raspberry Pi

The CPU frequency, also known as the clock speed, is a measure of how many cycles per second your Raspberry Pi’s CPU can execute. It is measured in gigahertz (or GHz). In essence, the faster your CPU’s clock speed, the faster your Raspberry Pi can process requests. This will translate into a more responsive and snappier experience for the user as they do resource intensive tasks.

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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, is the default shell on practically all major Linux distributions: it is really powerful and can also be 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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Powering Up: How to Turn on Your Raspberry Pi

Powering Up: How to Turn on Your Raspberry Pi

First time Raspberry Pi users may encounter a slight learning curve when it comes to managing the basics of their new device. A Raspberry Pi is physically quite different from the desktops and laptops that most users are used to, so you may find yourself wondering things like how to power on a Raspberry Pi. In this tutorial, we will explain how to power on a Raspberry Pi device, as well as how to shut it down, and things that new users should do when they load into Raspberry Pi for the first time.

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Checking Your Raspberry Pi's OS Version

Checking Your Raspberry Pi’s OS Version

Being aware of your current Raspberry Pi OS version will help you know when it is time to update. It is important to know the version of your Raspberry Pi system, as new versions are released based on Debian’s release schedule, and new updates are issued all the time. Staying up to date will keep your Raspberry Pi secure and ensure that you have the newest software available. All Raspberry Pi models can run the same operating system, so updates are universal across all devices.

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Install an OS on Your Raspberry Pi: Step-by-Step

Install an OS on Your Raspberry Pi: Step-by-Step

After buying a Raspberry Pi, the first step in setting it up is to install an operating system on the device. After all, it can’t do anything without an operating system. The developers of Raspberry Pi maintain a Linux distribution aptly called Raspberry Pi OS (formerly known as Raspbian). This is really just a slightly tweaked version of Debian Linux that comes with the tools and drivers to fully support a Raspberry Pi device out of the box and can run on ARM architecture.

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How to check Raspberry Pi model

How to check Raspberry Pi model

You finally got your hands on a Raspberry Pi, but which model is it? There are several different Raspberry Pi models in circulation, as the Raspberry Pi Foundation has kept up with evolving technology to release better single board systems over the years. There are also different models to suit different price points, depending on your budget and how much CPU power and RAM you want your device to have. Fortunately, it is easy enough to get the information we are after.

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