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How to Update Kali Linux [Quick Guide]

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So you’ve followed our guide to Installing Kali Linux, and you want to make sure all of your software is up to date. Follow these instructions to make sure you’re on the latest version. Updating Kali Linux from the Terminal Check that the /etc/apt/sources.list file is populated: cat /etc/apt/sources.list You should see something like: deb http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free deb-src http://http.kali.org/kali kali-rolling main contrib non-free If you don’t see the above, you may need to add those lines to the file. If everything looks good in … Read more

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How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu 20.04

How to Install Webmin on Ubuntu

Webmin is a system configuration tool that can be run on Linux. This step-by-step tutorial explains how to install Webmin on Ubuntu 20.04. Webmin makes it easy for newbies (and veterans) to monitor and manage their Linux system and the services running on it in a graphical, browser-based interface that can be accessed locally or remotely. It’s a great tool for people getting started to manage users, web server configurations, file servers, and more. Webmin includes a bunch of modules for common software like Apache … Read more

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Don’t Install Yaourt on Arch Linux – use Yay instead!

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Yaourt (Yet AnOther User Repository Tool) is (was) a package manager for the Arch Linux distribution, which allowed for the installation of packages from the Arch User Repository (AUR). Don’t install Yaourt; it’s obsolete software. If you need a package manager for Arch Linux, install and use Yay instead! Yay is a package manager for Arch, which lets you install AUR packages. Why Yay? It’s actively developed and easy to install and use. Installing To install Yay for Arch Linux, run the following commands: sudo pacman -Syy sudo pacman -S –needed git base-devel git … Read more

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How to Install Ubuntu Desktop [Beginner’s Guide With Screenshots]

How to Install Ubuntu Desktop

This beginner’s guide takes you through the process of how how to download and install Linux Ubuntu Desktop. Ubuntu remains one of the most popular and easy to use Linux distributions. It provides a fantastic platform to dip your toes into networking and programming. It has also become an effective Operating System to use as your daily driver, with full-featured desktop office and media tools. Here’s how to install it. Download The Disk Image Head on over to https://ubuntu.com …in your favorite web browser and hit … Read more

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How to Update Ubuntu Linux [Server and Desktop]

Update Ubuntu Linux

If you’re running Ubuntu Linux on your desktop, you’ll be regularly prompted to update using the built-in update tool. But what if you’re on Ubuntu Server or want to check for and run any pending updates manually? This tutorial covers the steps required to update your Ubuntu Linux OS on Desktop and Server. But first, some relevant articles: apt vs. apt-get Commands – What’s the Difference? Checking Your Operating System Version in Ubuntu Linux with ‘lsb_release.’ Preamble All package management functions should be run using the sudo … Read more

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How to Quickly Check your Ubuntu Version [Easy]

Check your Ubuntu Version

It’s important to stay up to date – both for security and compatibility reasons and because it’s always nice to have the latest features in your Linux Operating System. To find out which Linux distribution, and version of that distribution you’re using, use one of the below methods on both the server and desktop versions of Ubuntu based systems: Getting Your Ubuntu Version by reading from the /etc/issue file Type the following into your terminal to read the contents of the file /etc/issue into your terminal: cat /etc/issue You’ll get … Read more

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Debian vs Ubuntu Linux [Easy to Digest Comparison]

Debian vs Ubuntu

We know that Ubuntu Linux is based on the Debian Linux distribution and that because of that, they are similar in many ways – but which one should you use? As usual, it depends on your own preference and skill level. On the Desktop and the Server [Comparison] Here is a side-by-side look at each distribution, comparing some of the differences that will matter most to the user. Debian Ubuntu Stable, but without the latest features Based on the Debian testing branch, newer features A solid base operating system … Read more

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apt vs apt-get Commands – What’s the Difference?

apt vs apt get Commands

This guide explains the differences between apt and apt-get commands, so you can decide which one to use. Historically, you’ve probably installed software on Debian based Linux Operating Systems (like Ubuntu) using the apt-get command. More recently you’ve probably seen the apt command being used in its place in various places online, but with otherwise much the same syntax. For example: sudo apt-get install nano has the same effect as sudo apt install nano which is to install the nano text editor package on your system. So … Read more

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Guide: Install and Use Docker on Ubuntu 20.04

Install and Use Docker Ubuntu

This is an express tutorial on getting Docker up and running on Ubuntu 20.04 – Fast! Docker is a virtualization platform that has exploded in popularity due to its ease of use and low resource overheads. It is used to run applications inside containers, making them portable and easy to install – all of their dependencies and configuration can be kept separate even though they are being run on the same host – reducing the time it takes to configure your system and making sure applications … Read more

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How to Set Up Nginx HTTPs Reverse Proxy on Ubuntu

Set Up Nginx HTTPs Reverse Proxy on Ubuntu

This tutorial explains how to set up Nginx as an HTTPS reverse proxy on Linux Ubuntu, What is Nginx? Nginx is a popular web server, reverse proxy, load balancing, mail proxy, and HTTP caching software package which can be run on the Linux Operating System. It’s a very flexible web server and proxy solution and is an alternative to the Apache HTTP Server. What is a Proxy Server A proxy server acts as a relay between a client and a server at the client’s request. … Read more