Month: March 2014

Link: Create Safe & Easy Shares Using Samba For Windows Machines

In the past I shared howto create samba share between Windows and Linux machines so both can read/write, and also shared a program called Nitroshare which allows to send/receive files between Linux/Mac/Windows without any complicated configurations. So this time I came up with another secure and easy method to share your data with network Windows machines (for specific users). If you are a beginner and not really familiar with Linux command line interface then Samba GUI can help you with this matter. So lets start…

Full article here:
Create Safe & Easy Shares Using Samba For Windows Machines (NoobsLab)
Related:
Samba – A short guide for sharing files and printers (Free and Open Source Software Knowledge Base)

Link: Introduction to Linux course now free, open to all

Almost 25 years ago a young engineer started an operating system project “just for fun” to run on his own hardware. He opened it up to the world, and through a combination of good design and good luck, Linux was born. The Internet was the fundamental enabling technology of the large scale collaboration that produces Linux. The ability to cheaply and easily share files has created a system and community that has disrupted major industries, where Linux’ impact has been felt from super computing to mobile phones.

Higher education is facing a similarly disrupting force powered by the Internet—Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) make information available to anyone, anywhere, as long as they have a connection to the Internet. At the Linux Foundation, our mission is to spread the use of Linux throughout the world while also doing core work to advance and protect the platform. Right now, our industry is facing a Linux talent shortage. We thought why not use the disruptive power of MOOCs to solve this problem? At the very least we can expose more people around the world to the potential that Linux brings.

So we’ve partnered with edX: the non-profit, online learning platform launched in 2012 by Harvard University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to make our “Introduction to Linux” course free to anyone, anywhere in the world. This was previously a $2,400 course we offered through our Linux training program. Now anyone can access it.

Full article here:
Introduction to Linux course now free, open to all (opensource.com)
Related:
Coming Soon – Take This $2400 Linux Course For Free (Gizmo’s Freeware)

Link: Three System Monitoring Tools to Supplement top

The Linux “top” command is often the go to tool for system administrators who need to check on the health of a system. It displays essential system information like CPU load, memory usage, swap usage and a list of the top processes on one convenient, live screen. While “top” is good, there are also some other system monitoring tools which can supplement it and provide extra information for those monitoring the health of a Linux system. Among these other system tools are “htop“, “iotop” and “glances“.

Full article here:
Three System Monitoring Tools to Supplement top (Make Tech Easier)

Link: Basic Usage of ‘ls’ Command in Linux With Examples

One of the most used commands by Linux users and the one that a Linux beginner must learn is- ‘ls’ Command. It is usually used to view the contents of current directory. So, when you run this command, the files and sub-directories included under the current directory will be listed before you. Very useful command and everyone who uses Linux should know this command.

This tutorial will guide you to know more about ‘ls’ command with it’s basic usages.

Full article here:
Basic Usage of ‘ls’ Command in Linux With Examples (Your Own Linux..!)
Related:
Linux Commands For Beginners – A Tutorial (TechWench)

Link: 4 Ways to Preview Fonts in OS X

OS X comes with a large number of different fonts included, and if you also install third-party software such as Microsoft Office, your system should be full of fonts. Now, this isn’t really much of a problem I mean – come on. What harm is it to have a large number of different fonts to choose from? The only issue is that if you want to see what a font looks like before using it, you will have to slowly go through a large list which can become impractical.

Luckily for you, Apple also cared to include several options in OS X for previewing fonts which can really help you streamline this process. More details follow:

Full article here:
4 Ways to Preview Fonts in OS X (Make Tech Easier)
Related:
Take Control of Your Fonts in OS X (tuts+)
How to Manage Fonts Within Mac Apps the Quick and Easy Way (The Mac Observer)

Link: Differences between Ext2, Ext3 and Ext4 file systems [and how to convert from Ext2 to Ext3, and from Ext3 to Ext4]

It is always a question in my mind what are the basic difference between ext2, ext3 and ext4 file systems & why we are only able create to four primary partition.

So here is the answer for you,

This article explains the following:

  • High level difference between these file systems.
  • How to convert from one file system type to another.
  • Difference between MBR & GPT Partition Table.

Full article here:
Differences between Ext2, Ext3 and Ext4 file systems (Share our secret)
Related:
Linux File System (0x2c2b[N])
What is Ext2, Ext3 & Ext4 and How to Create and Convert Linux File Systems (Tecmint)

Link: Features, Installation, Usage of Network Security Toolkit (NST) in Linux

There are so many Linux distribution in the world now. From general Linux category until specific purpose of Linux. Today we will see a sneak peak of Network Security Toolkit Linux.

What is Network Security Toolkit (NST) Linux

NST is a Linux distribution based on Fedora Linux. NST provides security toolkit for professionals and network administrator with a comprehensive set of Open Source Network Security Tools. All of the tools in Top 125 Network Security Tools are included inside NST Linux. NST also comes with an advanced Web User Interface (WUI). We can say that NST Control Panel is in a web form. Another important thing is that NST can be used as a network security analysis validation.

Full article here:
Features, Installation, Usage of Network Security Toolkit (NST) in Linux (LinOxide)

Link: Easily Run Windows Applications on Mac OS X

If you are using Mac OS X and want to run Windows applications, the most popular option is to install Windows OS using Bootcamp, or run Windows in a virtual machine. Linux users will know that you can use Wine to install and run Windows applications natively. The good news is that Mac users can run Wine to install Windows applications as well. Wineskin is a Wine-tool ported over to the Mac platform. Check out how you can run Windows applications on Mac OS X.

Wineskin is simply an implementation of Wine at its core. For those who are not sure what Wine (an acronym for “Wine Is Not an Emulator”) is, it is a compatibility layer capable of running Windows applications on several POSIX-compliant operating systems, including Linux and Mac OS X.

Full article here:
Easily Run Windows Applications on Mac OS X (Make Tech Easier)
Related:
Wineskin: Run Windows Software On Mac OS X Without An Emulator [Mac] (MakeUseOf)

Link: How to use sshfs (Secure Shell FileSystem) to Mount Remote Directories Locally

Sshfs is a file system for operating systems that have FUSE (Filesystem in Userspace) implementation. Examples of such operating systems are Linux, Mac OS X and FreeBSD but not limited to these. SSHFS is a great tool as it enable a user to mount remote directories on the local machine securely. The SSH protocol encrypts the connection between the local and remote machine. This makes it difficult for a third party to see the files being exchanged between the two machines on the network.

Full article here:
How to use sshfs (Secure Shell FileSystem) to Mount Remote Directories Locally (LinOxide)
Related:
SSHFS (Secure SHell FileSystem) for Mounting Remote Linux Filesystems (Tecmint)
Mount Remote Filesystems Over SSH Using SSHFS (Unixmen)
SSHFS in Linux (Linux/Vmware Solutions)
Linux Terminal: sshfs, Remote directory over ssh (Linuxaria)

Link: Set up a WordPress site on the Raspberry PI

I have already written articles showing how to set up the Raspberry PI and how to set up a personal web server on the Raspberry PI.

I was recently asked whether I could expand further and show how to install WordPress onto the web server.

To be able to follow this guide you will need to have set up your Raspberry PI and you will need to have PHP, MySQL, PHPMyAdmin and a web server such as Lighttpd or Apache installed. Follow the guide for setting up the personal web server linked above if you haven’t already.

Full article here:
Set up a WordPress site on the Raspberry PI (Everyday Linux User)

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