Category Archives: Linux

How To Install GNOME GUI In CentOS 7 Linux

How To Install GNOME Desktop In CentOS

By default a full installation of CentOS 7 will have the graphical user interface (GUI) installed and it will load up after system boot, however if we have installed CentOS without the GUI we can always install it later.

This quick guide will cover how to install the GNOME 3 desktop on CentOS 7, which will provide a GUI for working with the Linux system. While I don’t suggest using a GUI on a production server, it’s a good option if you’re using CentOS as a desktop.

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How To Install KDE Plasma GUI In CentOS 7 Linux

How To Install KDE Plasma Desktop In CentOS

By default a full installation of CentOS 7 will have the GNOME graphical user interface (GUI) installed and it will load up after system boot, however if we have installed CentOS without a GUI installed we can always install one later, or optionally we can install a different GUI.

This quick guide will cover how to install the KDE Plasma desktop on CentOS 7, which will provide a GUI for working with the Linux system. While I don’t suggest using a GUI on a production server, it’s a good option if you’re using CentOS as a desktop.

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How To Fix MariaDB 10.0.29 SELinux Update Failure

Fixing Failed MariaDB Update

I have this server to set to automatically perform a ‘yum update -y’ once every 24 hours in order to keep it automatically up to date. After the most recent MariaDB update to version 10.0.29-1.el7.centos in CentOS 7.3 I found that it failed to start back up correctly, here’s how to fix it.

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Linux VS Windows Web Server Benchmarks

Windows vs Linux web server benchmark test

Following on from my recent Linux web server benchmarks and Windows web server benchmarks, I noticed that in general IIS appeared to perform better than all Linux based web servers that I’d previously tested.

As my Linux results were completed in March last year, I’ve run some of the tests again with the most up to date versions of each web server to ensure that the best performance can be achieved.

So let’s find out how Linux and Windows based web servers compare against each other in a static workload speed test.

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25 Useful DNF Command Examples For Package Management In Linux

DNF Command Examples For Linux

Dandified Yum (DNF) is an RPM based package manager which is used to install and update packages in various Linux distributions including CentOS, RHEL and Fedora.

DNF is the next major verison of Yum and as such it aims to maintain CLI compatibility with Yum, so a lot of the information here will be similar to our yum commands.

Like Yum, DNF is quite powerful as it’s capable of automatically resolving dependency issues, and is similar to other package managers such as ‘apt-get’ in Debian based distributions.

These examples should serve as a useful introduction, guide or cheat sheet style resource for how to use the dnf command in Linux.

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How To Install Microsoft SQL Server On CentOS Linux

Install MSSQL On Linux

In December 2016 Microsoft made their SQL Server database available in Linux. Here we’ll cover how to install and perform basic setup of MSSQL in the RHEL based Linux distribution CentOS.

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How To Install Microsoft SQL Server On Ubuntu Linux

Install MSSQL On Ubuntu Linux

In December 2016 Microsoft made their SQL Server database available in Linux. Here we’ll cover how to install and perform basic setup of MSSQL in the Ubuntu distribution of Linux.

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How To Install DNF Package Manager In CentOS/RHEL

Install DNF Package Manager

DNF, or Dandified Yum, which is the next major version of the Yum package manager was introduced with Fedora 18. As of Fedora 22, it has become the default package manager.

As you may know, the Fedora Linux operating system is essentially a bleeding edge testing ground for packages that may be included in RHEL/CentOS based distributions in the future.

It is therefore likely that in some future release, RHEL/CentOS will also make use of DNF rather than Yum to take advantage of the new features, so let’s take a look at what’s involved in installing and using DNF in CentOS Linux so that we can be ready for it when it’s made default.

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How To Join CentOS Linux To An Active Directory Domain

Join Linux to Windows domain

Here we’ll show you how to add your Linux system to a Microsoft Windows Active Directory (AD) domain through the command line. This will allow us to SSH into the Linux server with user accounts in our AD domain, providing a central source of cross-platform authentication.

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12 Dig Command Examples To Query DNS In Linux

Dig Command Examples Linux

Dig (domain information groper) is a tool that is used for querying DNS servers for various DNS records, making it very useful for troubleshooting DNS problems.

By the end of this guide you will know how to use dig to perform different types of DNS lookups in Linux.

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