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How To Install VMware Workstation In Ubuntu

In this tutorial we will teach you how to install VMware Workstation in Ubuntu. Ok linux geek, open a new terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and run the following command to update your system. sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get dist-upgrade && sudo apt-get autoremove What to do now? It is time to download VMware Workstation for Linux. […]

January 4, 2014 | By
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Install Nmon - Monitor Linux System Performance using Java Analyzer

There are a lot of resource monitoring tools on the internet. On of the most used monitoring tool is nmon. With this tool, you can almost monitoring everything. From CPU, Memory, Disks, Network and even Filesystem can be monitored by nmon. What is nmon and Java Nmon Analyzer Nmon is a short for Nigel’s performance […]

January 3, 2014 | By
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Linux Tip - How To Exit From Terminal After X Seconds Of Inactivity

Dear linoxide geek, In this tutorial we will teach you how to autoclose your terminal after a specified number of seconds of inactivity. Ok, open a new terminal because we have some work to do. 1. Run the following command to open /etc/profile for editing. sudo vim /etc/profile 2. Go at the end of the […]

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Lynis - Security Tool for Audit and Hardening Linux / Unix Systems

System administrator must have known about the importance of security. Maintaining servers are not just make the server is up and running but it should be secure too. Security is not coming by default. We need to tune-up the systems to fit our needs. Since security has a wide coverage, sometimes its easy for us […]

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No Password Prompt When Using Sudo

While using the terminal in linux you will most likely end up using the command “sudo” in order to gain access to root privileges. Using the sudo command will cause your computer to prompt you for a password. This is to protect your computer from people other than yourself. However if you are entering a […]

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userdel Command - Delete User Account from Linux system

Maintaining users on the server means add them, modify them and delete them. When a user is no longer need on the system for any reasons, we should delete it to avoid security breach. On Linux system we have userdel command to delete a user What is userdel Userdel is a low level utility for […]

January 1, 2014 | By
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How To Use 7zip Archiver On Linux Command Line

If you are a windows user, you'd have definitely used the 7zip file archiver. It not only has the highest compression ratio but it also supports a host of archive formats like 7z, LZMA2, XZ, ZIP, Zip64, CAB, RAR, and more. In this article, we will discuss how to use the 7zip archiver on Linux […]

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How To Play Tetris Game In Your Console

Dear linoxide reader, I know that Tetris(tm) enthusiasts will like this article and find it very helpful! Have you ever played yetris game? yetris is a customizable Tetris clone for the console that aims to bring alot of fun and entertainment to people. It has very nice graphics, a colored textual interface, upp to 6 […]

December 31, 2013 | By
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Security Issue, Wifi Passwords Are Not Encrypted In Ubuntu Systems

Dear ubuntu user, This article is very important for you! Did you know that wifi passwords are not encrypted on Ubuntu systems? They are stored in clear text in a folder outside the home folder so they are accessible for unwanted users. This issue has been reported and a Canonical developer has explained in the […]

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How To Limit CPU Usage Of A Process In Linux With cpulimit Tool

While administering your linux system you need to limit the CPU usage of a process, but what is the right tool to do it? Have you ever used cpulimit? cpulimit is a nice command-line tool written in C programming language for limiting the CPU usage of a process by acting on the executable program file, […]

December 30, 2013 | By
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The Concept Of System Endianness And Structure Padding Explained Through C Examples

In this article, we will discuss the concept of endianness and structure padding through C examples. Here are the details of testing environment : OS – Ubuntu 13.04 Shell – Bash 4.2.45 Compiler - gcc (Ubuntu/Linaro 4.7.3-1ubuntu1) 4.7.3 System Endianness Have you ever given a thought on how multi-byte data-types (like integer, float, etc) are […]

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How To Play Music From The Terminal

Dear linux geek, In this article we will teach you how to play your music from the terminal. The tool we will use is mplayer. mplayer is a movie player and encoder for linux. It runs on many other platforms and can play the following files: MPEG VOB AVI ASF/WMA/WMV RM QT/MOV/MP4 Ogg/OGM MKV VIVO […]

December 29, 2013 | By
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Linux free Command - Display Free and used Memory in the System

System administrator must maintain the health of their server. One of the critical component is memory. When server memory is full utilized, it can slow down the server performance. To monitor memory utilization, Linux have another command that called free. What is free command Free command is a tool that can display amount of free […]

December 28, 2013 | By
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Geary 0.4.3 Has Been Released, Install It In Ubuntu

Hi linux geeks, Yorba has released Geary 0.4.3 with two major fixes: Fix “squished” conversation list when used with certain themes Compile-time support for WebKitGTK 2.0 In this article we will teach you how to install the latest version of the Yorba's IMAP email client in your Ubuntu machine. Open a new terminal (CTRL+ALT+T) and […]

December 27, 2013 | By
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