How to change MySQL’s root to use mysql_native_password in Ubuntu

After installing MySQL, log in to it via terminal with $sudo mysql -u root Once inside MySQL, we will need to change the default plugin authentication to mysql_native_password and set a password for root. mysql> ALTER USER [email protected] IDENTIFIED WITH mysql_native_password BY ‘password’; mysql> exit You can now login in MySQL as root using the […]

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Create Android Studio Shortcut on Ubuntu 18.04

You can easily create an Android Studio shortcut by creating an desktop entry using the following the steps below. In this guide, my Android Studio is installed in /opt/android-studio folder. Your folder location may differ. 1. Open terminal and type cd ~/.local/share/applications 2. Create a .desktop file using your favorite text editor nano android-studio.desktop 3. […]

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How to change Full Disk Encryption (LUKS) password on Ubuntu 18.04

Did you enabled the full disk encryption (LUKS) on Ubuntu 18.04? I would like to share how you can change the LUKS password. LUKS stands for Linux Unified Key Setup developed in 2004 by Clemens Fruhwirth. Similarly, Apple’s macOS have FileVault and BitLocker for Microsoft Windows operating system. In the terminal you can check the […]

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Bring Your Old Laptops Back In Service With Light-Weight Linux Distribution

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 […]

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How to create a bootable Ubuntu USB in macOS with Unetbootin

In this guide I will teach you how to create a bootable Ubuntu USB on macOS with Unetbootin. Since Unetbootin is also available for Windows and Linux, this tutorial can be use on those operating system as well with minor differences. Ubuntu Linux is one of the most user friendly Linux distribution in the market. […]

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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+[/caption] Neofetch Screenshot Please check out their github at […]

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Hiri is the Microsoft Outlook Client For Linux

Microsoft Outlook Requirement As part of my Ubuntu as Daily work OS goal; I have to be able to receive corporate emails, view and set calendar appointments and access the global corporate address book. To do that, I will need an email client that works with my company’s Microsoft Exchange server. I searched the web […]

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