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  • How to Leave Discord for Matrix Without Losing Friends

    Discord: the clear winner in easy text and voice chat in the gaming space. But Discord is not private (encrypted or self-hostable), and while they support open source projects, it is not itself open source. It works well and you can have your own (virtual) servers for just your friends, so what’s the problem?

    If you are like me, you might be concerned with who has access to your data and messages, as well as being reliant on a third party to not shut down your server, not sell your data, and support the product. And if you are trying (and succeeding!) to live on open source projects, that’s yet another reason to look into other options.

    Perhaps the best and most widely used protocol is the Matrix open standard (typically with Synapse, the reference server), paired with a popular client like Element (formerly Riot). As we all know though, herding cats is easier than getting a social group to change platforms. Matrix is an open protocol though and can be combined with APIs or client access to other protocols to bring them to Matrix.

  • How to Dual Boot Ubuntu and Windows on Two Disks (SSD & HDD)

    Dual booting Ubuntu and Windows is not that complicated and I have covered it in detailed tutorial in the past. Recently, I also wrote about dual booting on a Bitlocker encrypted Windows system.

    And yet here I am talking about it again. Why? Because the scenario is slightly different and several It’s FOSS readers have asked questions about this particular scenario.

    Here’s the scenario: you got a new computer. It comes with a SSD with limited disk space like 120 GB and an additional HDD with 500 GB or 1 TB disk space. This is usually the scene with gaming laptops where large disk space matters for storing game files but SSD is required for faster boot and computing experience. 1 TB SSD would increase the system price a lot and hence this particular combination of SSD and HDD.

  • How I used Ansible to automate updates at home | Enable Sysadmin

    Automation isn't just for technology organizations anymore. You can use it anywhere, even at home.

  • How to Install and Configure Nexus Repository Manager on Ubuntu 20.04

    Nexus is a repository manages that provides a platform that protects your entire software development lifecycle. It allows you to collect, and manage your dependencies and makes it easier to distribute your software.

  • How to change MTU size in Linux – Linux Hint

    MTU (Stands for Maximum Transmission Unit) is the maximum size of the packet that can be transmitted from a network interface. All the devices including servers and switches/routers involved in communication should have the same MTU size. Large MTU size has less overhead associated with it while the smaller MTU has less delay.

    The default MTU size in most of the Ethernet networks is 1500 bytes. However, you can change it as per the requirements. In this tutorial, we will explain how to change MTU size in Linux.

  • How to enable EPEL repository on AlamLinux 8 - Linux Shout

    Why do we need an EPEL repository on our Linux OS such as AlmaLinux, RHEL, and CentOS?

    RHEL, CentOS, and AlmaLinux official repository doesn’t offer all packages we need to install various common software. Thus, to fulfill this hollow space as compared to other Linux such as Ubuntu, the EPEL repository helps a lot. It offers additional packages for Enterprise Linux, which is administered by the Fedora Special Interest Group and they also ensure the high quality of the additional packages for Enterprise Linux.

    It is s maintained by a community of people who generally volunteer their time and no commercial support is provided.

    The good thing is the method to enable it is very simple and common for all RedHat-based Linux distros including AlmaLinux. However, those who are new to this OS can follow the steps given here.

  • How to install XAMPP Server on Linux Mint 20 – Linux Hint

    XAMPP is a cross-platform web server that is designed for testing your web applications based on Apache, MySQL, Perl, and PHP. This webserver was developed by Apache Friends and it has been in use since 2002. Today, we will learn the method of installing XAMPP on Linux Mint 20. However, the same series of steps can be performed on Debian 10 for installing XAMPP on it.

  • How to send emails with Postfix & AWS SES on RHEL/CentOS 8 - nixCraft

    Amazon Simple Email Service (SES) is a hosted cloud-based email service to send and receive email using your email addresses and domains. Typically SES is used for sending bulk email or routing emails without hosting MTA. One can use the CLI or server-side programming languages such as PHP or Python to transfer an email via SES. This quick tutorial will show you how to route all outgoing emails with Postfix and Amazon AWS SES on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or CentOS version 8.

  • How to take Screenshots on Debian Linux

    Taking screenshots in Debian is super easy. You will definitely know how to use the built-in screenshot utility or PrtScr key on your keyboard in order to take a screenshot of your system. There are other many open-source screenshots utilities that allow you to take screenshots of your system but they lack. But what about if you need to take a screenshot of your lock screen or the login screen of your Debian system. Regardless of the reason why you need the screenshot of the lock screen or the login screen, we will show you how to achieve that.

    This article is about discussing the ways using which you can take the screenshot of your Lock screen and login screen.

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  • How to install go1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04 – NextGenTips

    In this tutorial, we are going to explore how to install go on Ubuntu 22.04 Golang is an open-source programming language that is easy to learn and use. It is built-in concurrency and has a robust standard library. It is reliable, builds fast, and efficient software that scales fast. Its concurrency mechanisms make it easy to write programs that get the most out of multicore and networked machines, while its novel-type systems enable flexible and modular program constructions. Go compiles quickly to machine code and has the convenience of garbage collection and the power of run-time reflection. In this guide, we are going to learn how to install golang 1.19beta on Ubuntu 22.04. Go 1.19beta1 is not yet released. There is so much work in progress with all the documentation.

  • molecule test: failed to connect to bus in systemd container - openQA bites

    Ansible Molecule is a project to help you test your ansible roles. I’m using molecule for automatically testing the ansible roles of geekoops.

  • How To Install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9 - idroot

    In this tutorial, we will show you how to install MongoDB on AlmaLinux 9. For those of you who didn’t know, MongoDB is a high-performance, highly scalable document-oriented NoSQL database. Unlike in SQL databases where data is stored in rows and columns inside tables, in MongoDB, data is structured in JSON-like format inside records which are referred to as documents. The open-source attribute of MongoDB as a database software makes it an ideal candidate for almost any database-related project. This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the MongoDB NoSQL database on AlmaLinux 9. You can follow the same instructions for CentOS and Rocky Linux.

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  • Self-host a Ghost Blog With Traefik

    Ghost is a very popular open-source content management system. Started as an alternative to WordPress and it went on to become an alternative to Substack by focusing on membership and newsletter. The creators of Ghost offer managed Pro hosting but it may not fit everyone's budget. Alternatively, you can self-host it on your own cloud servers. On Linux handbook, we already have a guide on deploying Ghost with Docker in a reverse proxy setup. Instead of Ngnix reverse proxy, you can also use another software called Traefik with Docker. It is a popular open-source cloud-native application proxy, API Gateway, Edge-router, and more. I use Traefik to secure my websites using an SSL certificate obtained from Let's Encrypt. Once deployed, Traefik can automatically manage your certificates and their renewals. In this tutorial, I'll share the necessary steps for deploying a Ghost blog with Docker and Traefik.