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
Starting out as an IT contractor can be tough – making a good first impression is key. Here’s a list of the tools you will need while you’re on the road fixing problems. You don’t want to arrive on-site only to find you don’t have… Read More »The Vital Tools Every IT SuperHero Needs in Their Bag
If you’re new to the Linux operating system, you might be a bit confused about exactly what is stored where on your hard drive. Directories like /etc and /bin might seem confusing to you if you’re used to Windows‘ directory structure. This article will tell you what everything is. As an end-user,… Read More »/etc /bin /etc /dev – Linux Filesystem Directories and What’s in Them
This article will explain what the kibibytes, mebibytes, gibibytes, tebibytes storage units are in relation to Kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, and terabytes. … So What are They? Simply, they are a different set of storage units used to express/measure file sizes. They are analogous to kilobytes, megabytes, gigabytes, and terabytes… Read More »Kibibytes, Mebibytes, Gibibytes, Tebibytes… What are They?
Want to keep the kids busy over the holidays? Get them interested in computing. It’ll keep them busy for the rest of their lives. Computing is a huge field that covers many different subjects and skills – programming, digital art, music-making, engineering – and understanding… Read More »Linux for Kids – Distributions, Fun Tools, Games & Learning
Concerned that you have a failing hard drive? Make a backup. Then, use these Linux tools to check your disk/drive. Not concerned that you have a failing drive? Back up anyway. It could be failing, and you don’t know it. Or it could get stolen. Or a… Read More »Check Disk Health in Linux/Ubuntu [How To / Guide]
Want to run a program, command, or script when you start or log into your Linux OS? This article will show you how. Running Scripts on Startup with Crontab The best way to run a command whenever your system starts is using crontab. cron is the job… Read More »How to Run a Script/Command on Startup on Linux/Ubuntu