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Make your old laptop usable again with Linux

Revive your old laptop back in service using Lubuntu a light-weight version of Ubuntu. I bought this Lenovo IdeaPad S10-3 in 2012 when I was working in Muscat, Oman. This netbook has a blazing Intel Atom processor 1.66GHz, a 2GB DDR3 RAM, and 10″ LCD screen. I was initially thinking of giving it away because when I installed Ubuntu or CentOS it is sluggish and keeps on lagging. Then I stumble upon Lubuntu when I was researching about smallest Linux distribution....

March 29, 2020 · John Pili
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Connect to Windows Shared Folder on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

In this post I will show you how to access Windows Shared folders from Ubuntu Linux. Install Samba sudo apt install samba In Nautilus file browser, Click Other Locations from the left panel and then enter the url of the windows share or IP address. Enter user credential if required. In common windows share settings putting WORKGROUP in the domain field will be enough Once you’ve successfully connected to the Windows Shared folder....

February 2, 2020 · John Pili
Neofetch is visually pleasing command-line system information tool

Neofetch is visually pleasing command-line system information tool

I saw neofetch on reddit. I installed it on my Ubuntu box. It is a really nice looking command line system information tool. I can now show it off to Windows Admin here in the office. Neofetch – A command-line system information tool written in bash 3.2+ Neofetch Screenshot

January 16, 2020 · John Pili
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Screen recording in Ubuntu 18.04 using Kazam

Part of my work is to screen record (screencast): software demos and programming tutorial. I am also a MacOS user and in Mac I used ScreenFlow for screencasting. Since using Ubuntu as my primary operating system at work. I wanted continue my screencasting work. I once used Kazam in mid 2019 and it can handle the basic screen recording requirement we will need, mostly. It is open-source and available from Ubuntu apt repository....

January 11, 2020 · John Pili
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How to Setup OpenVPN Client on Ubuntu 18.04

Hi! In this post we are going to set up an OpenVPN Client in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Most of the available tutorials posted on the Internet were about how to configure an OpenVPN server. There are a lot of OpenVPN providers in the market. I personally liked OpenVPN service from StrongVPN because they offer a wide selections of VPN protocols, and we can change server locations easily. New network routers also features OpenVPN connection capabilities, which let us connect to our home or office network....

December 27, 2019 · John Pili
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How to connect to a Cisco VPN in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Here’s the simple steps for you to connect to a Cisco VPN in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Cisco, an American company is the leading provider and manufacturer of enterprise network devices, telecommunication hardware, networking security and networking software. According to smartprofile.io as of April 2018, Cisco holds a 73.9% market which makes it the undisputed leader in its industry. Without further ado here are the steps. Install vpnc and network-manager-vpnc-gnome sudo apt install vpnc network-manager-vpnc-gnome Enter your password Confirm installation After successfully installing the required software it is time to configure it....

October 16, 2018 · John Pili
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A simple firewall-cmd cheatsheet

I tested this using CentOS 7 with firewalld service running. Get Default Zone To know the default zone, use this command firewall-cmd --get-default-zone Get Active Zones firewall-cmd --get-active-zones List Zone Services To check services, ports and settings on a specific zone, use this command firewall-cmd --zone=public --list-all Add a permanent port into a zone Adding a permanent TCP/UDP port in a specific zone. Example: opening MongoDB port...

May 27, 2018 · John Pili