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How to install pandom: a true random number generator for Linux

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 11:23
This tutorial explains how to install pandom: a timing jitter true random number generator maintained by ncomputers.org. The built-in Linux kernel true random number generator provides low throughput under modern circumstances, as for example: personal computers with solid state drives (SSD) and virtual private servers (VPS). This problem is becoming popular in Linux implementations, because of the continuously increasing need for true random numbers, mainly by diverse cryptographic purposes.
Categories: Linux

Understanding the difference between sudo and su

Fri, 02/17/2017 - 09:12
In this article, we will discuss in detail the 'su' command as well as how it differs from the 'sudo' command. The main work of the su command is to let you switch to some other user during a login session. In other words, the tool lets you assume the identity of some other user without having to logout and then login (as that user).
Categories: Linux

How to install Snap applications on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Thu, 02/16/2017 - 09:14
Ubuntu 16.04LTS was released by Canonical back in April last year. Among some of the key new features it brought, one was a new packaging format dubbed Snap. The feature has since only been available on Ubuntu 16.04. But that changed earlier this month, when the team behind the feature at Canonical announced that users of Ubuntu 14.04 can also use the new packaging format.
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How to take screenshots on Linux using Scrot

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 11:55
If you are looking for an even better command line utility for taking screenshots, then you must give Scrot a try. This tool has some extra features that are currently not available in gnome-screenshot. In this tutorial, we will explain Scrot using easy to understand examples.
Categories: Linux

How to change the Linux Boot Splash screen

Wed, 02/15/2017 - 08:43
This tutorial shows how to configure a custom splash screen image in the Grub boot loader one the Linux GUI and on the shell. A splash screen is nothing but the picture that's gets displayed in the background while booting the Linux operating system.
Categories: Linux

How to connect ONLYOFFICE online editors to OwnCloud

Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:33
This tutorial describes how to connect ONLYOFFICE document editors with an OwnCloud server by using the OwnCloud ONLYOFFICE integration app.
Categories: Linux

A beginner's guide to understanding sudo on Ubuntu

Mon, 02/13/2017 - 10:22
The sudo command on Linux: ever got a 'Permission denied' error while working on the Linux command line? Chances are that you were trying to perform an operation that requires root permissions.
Categories: Linux

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