Travel is back. Do you have a plan for what happens if your laptop, with your passwords and banking details and secret projects gets stolen? Read on for a nifty way to mitigate the inconvenience of a lost laptop. Taking Your Laptop on Holiday I… Read More »Linux Tip: Travel Securely with an Encrypted Linux USB Stick
Here are some handy tips to keep in mind when writing your shell scripts in Linux. Shell scripts are a versatile way to automate your workflows in Linux (and MacOS, and now Windows, with the Windows Subsystem for Linux). Shell scripting syntax and behaviour does… Read More »LinuxScrew’s Linux Shell/Bash Scripting Tips
This article will show you how to build your own cloud desktop environment. Virtual desktops have become a popular way to make your work space portable. You can leave all of your applications running in the cloud, and log into your desktop from anywhere and… Read More »Linux Tip: Free Self Hosted Cloud Desktops Using Linux and TailScale
Linux Tip: Use visudo to Edit the sudoers File to Avoid Costly Mistakes This article will show you how to use visudo to edit the sudoers file to grant root access to users – and protect against making mistakes that could lock you out of your Linux system forever.… Read More »Linux Tip: Using visudo to Avoid Costly Mistakes
This quick tutorial will show you how to set which network Linux uses to access internet when multiple networks are connected by setting the default route. If you have a Linux device (for example a Raspberry Pi) connected to multiple networks (like being connected to… Read More »Linux: Set Which Network Connection You Get Internet From [Default Route]
Here’s a quick tutorial for a simple but important task – manually setting the DNS server on your Linux system. The steps in this tutorial should work for all Linux distributions – both server and desktop. Manually setting your DNS server is particularly useful if… Read More »How to change DNS servers on Linux (Ubuntu/RedHat/All Distros)
Microsoft Teams has exploded in popularity in the past year (people have been working from home a lot for some reason). Here’s how to use it on Linux. Microsoft Teams Microsoft Teams is a chat and collaboration platform from Microsoft. It covers video conferencing, voice… Read More »How to Use Microsoft Teams on Linux
New to Linux and confused about the terminology surrounding the terminal, shells, bash, and the command line? This article explains what they are. The terms terminal, shell, command line, and Bash are thrown around a lot when discussing using Linux – sometimes interchangeably. They can all refer to the same thing,… Read More »What is Bash/The Terminal/Linux Shell? What Do They Mean?
Lots of people choose to use the terminal instead of a graphical interface for coding, system administration, and even day-to-day computing – but why? Here’s a bunch of reasons. If you’re confused about what the Terminal, Shell, and Command-Line all are – check out our explainer… Read More »Why Use The Terminal [Linux/BSD]?
Secure, powerful remote access is one of the cornerstones of Linux’s functionality. The SSH protocol powers this, and Snowflake/Muon is an excellent tool for managing SSH connections. The flexibility and security of SSH are part of why Linux is so popular as a server OS. This article… Read More »Snowflake/Muon: the Best GUI SSH Connection Manager on Linux