Category Archives: How To

How to Upgrade Debian 8 Jessie to Debian 9 Stretch

Upgrade Debian Jessie 8 to Debian Stretch 9

Debian 9 Stretch was released as the latest stable version of the Linux Debian operating system today. While you can install Debian 9 Stretch fresh, you can also perform an in place upgrade from Debian 8 Jessie quite easily, which is what we will cover here.

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How To Install An RPM File In Linux

How To Install RPM Package File

RPM files exist to make the software installation and upgrading process easier. They allow us to simply use an RPM file to install a software package, and when combined with package managers such as Yum or DNF we will also get all required dependencies downloaded and installed easily.

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How To Mount A Windows NTFS Disk In Linux

How To Mount NTFS Disk Partition In Linux

The New Technology File System (NTFS) is a proprietary file system created by Microsoft and is used extensively in Microsoft’s Windows operating systems.

By default most Linux distributions are not able to mount NTFS, however it is possible to install a driver that allows us to do this so that we can read and write data to an NTFS disk.

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How To Enable SSH in Linux Mint

How To Enable SSH In Linux Mint

By default OpenSSH server is not installed in Linux Mint. This quick guide will show you how to install and enable SSH in Linux Mint, allowing you to remotely access the operating system over the network through SSH.

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How To Install Linux Mint 18

Install Linux Mint

This guide will show you how to install Linux Mint step by step. Mint is a distribution of Linux which is based on Debian and Ubuntu and aims to be both powerful and easy to use. As the most popular Linux distribution according to distrowatch, it seems to be achieving these goals.

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How To Download Linux Mint

How To Download Linux Mint

There are a few options available when picking a version of Linux Mint to download. This post will discuss the various considerations associated with downloading Linux Mint.

We’ll help you choose between 32-bit or 64-bit architectures, and discuss the differences between the four different desktop environments available, Cinnamon, MATE, Xfce, and KDE.

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How To Check Which Version Of CentOS Is Installed

How To Check Currently Installed Version Of CentOS Linux

There are a few different versions of CentOS Linux currently available, but which version are you running?

Here we’ll show you how to quickly check and see which version of CentOS you are using.

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How To Disable Specific Package Updates In RHEL/CentOS Linux

How To Disable Package Updates In Linux

We can exclude a list of packages from being installed or updating from all repositories by specifying that we want to exclude them in the yum.conf file.

This will prevent yum from updating these packages and all future updates will be ignored as we will see here.

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How To Start GUI In CentOS 7 Linux

Linux How To Start GUI In CentOS 7

By default a full installation of CentOS 7 will have the graphical user interface (GUI) installed and it will load up at boot, however it is possible that the system has been configured to not boot into the GUI.

In this quick guide we will show you how to swap to the GUI and enable it to start up by default on system boot.

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How To Setup A LAMP Web Server With CentOS 7 Linux

How To Setup LAMP Stack Web Server In CentOS 7 Linux

With the correct packages we can quickly setup a simple CentOS 7 server to run a full LAMP stack.

This will turn our Linux system into a web server capable of serving out dynamic content from a database back end.

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