How Does Linux Boot?

How Does Linux Boot?

Posted by Hayden Smith

A fundamental aspect of being able to troubleshoot a problem is understanding how everything works when they are problem-free. With that in mind, we'll look over the process by which Linux systems boot so you…
What Are Repositories?

What Are Repositories?

Posted by Hayden Smith

When working with Linux, packages and repositories are elements that will often come up. In this article we will to look over what they are and what they mean to you. These days we take…
Protecting SSH With Denyhosts

Protecting SSH With Denyhosts

Posted by Hayden Smith

SecureSHell (SSH) is one of the most important tools on a Linux server, and can  be managed remotely from anywhere with an internet connection. Unfortunately, because a user with access to a server via SSH…
A Road Warrior's Companion - A Linux Remote Desktop: Part 2

A Road Warrior’s Companion – A Linux Remote Desktop: Part 2

Posted by Hayden Smith

In the last part of this series on using a VPS as a road warrior's companion, we looked at getting a lightweight Linux desktop running on your VPS, allowing you to remotely access and use…
A Road Warrior's Companion: Part 8 - A Linux Remote Desktop

A Road Warrior’s Companion: Part 8 – A Linux Remote Desktop

Posted by Hayden Smith

One of the most challenging things about working remotely is that now and again you have a program that lacks a mobile compatible counterpart that you find essential to work with. This will generally lead…
A Road Warrior's Companion:Part 7 - Nextcloud I

A Road Warrior’s Companion – Nextcloud II

Posted by Hayden Smith

Previously in this series we've looked at configuring a VPS to act as VPN server to keep your internet connection secure when working on untrusted internet connections. Last time, we started configuring Nextcloud on the…
An Introduction To The Grep Command

An Introduction To The Grep Command

Posted by Hayden Smith

Linux distributions ship with a great many tools designed to make using a computer simpler. With the design of Linux being that just about everything is a file or directory, and most of the files…
Command Line Help From Apropos

Command Line Help From Apropos

Posted by Hayden Smith

One of the complaints I hear most often from new users about the Linux command line is how difficult it is to figure out. While with a GUI, a user can usually mouse around the…
Nextcloud Part 1

Nextcloud Part 1

Posted by Hayden Smith

One of the most irritating things about working remotely is having to lug a laptop round with you. These days, however, with a modern smartphone or tablet having similar processing power to a low-end computer…
Road Warrior OpenVPN Part 4

Road Warrior OpenVPN Part 4

Posted by Hayden Smith

Over the course of this series so far we've been looking at configuring the OpenVPN server on your VPS in order to allow you to secure your internet connection when working with wifi hotspots in…

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