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Best Messaging and Communications Apps for Ubuntu

The popularity of Linux has been able to replace Windows at many workplaces, and the same scenario was also reported for personal users. Hence many popular apps from various platforms such as Android and Windows are being integrated into Linux and its distros. Business emails/chats are also being replaced by instant messaging and communication apps …

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Ubuntu 20.04, WSL2, VSCode, and Drupal 8 – Fixing the “Gotchas”

Microsoft has finally delivered a fantastic solution for developing Linux applications on Windows.  The Windows Subsystem for Linux, WSL2, is fairly easy to install and get up and running, especially if you are already familiar with Linux.  Even if you are not, there are many very good articles about getting a basic installation up and …

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How to reset the root password on Ubuntu 20.04 if forgotten?

You have forgotten your root password, and now you have no idea how to retrieve your Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Operating System? In this post, we will guide you on how to reset your root password on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS System from the GRUB menu. The Grand Unified Bootloader or GNU GRUB menu is a boot …

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Redirect domains without www (e.g. domain.com) to www.domain.com with apache rewrite rules

If all your visitors shall access your website with a URL like www.domain.com and not without www, use the following apache rewrite rule for redirecting them. RewriteEngine On RewriteCond %{HTTP_HOST} !^www RewriteRule (.*) http://www.%{HTTP_HOST}$1 [L,R] The apache rewrite rule can be added in a .htaccess file in the website root directory or if you use …

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RubyGems dependency confusion attack side of things

Note: This article is not to deprecate any of the findings and achievements of Alex Birsan. He did great work exploiting specific vulnerabilities and patterns. It is to present the RubyGems side of the story and to reassure you. We actively work to provide a healthy and safe ecosystem for our users. After reading the …

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How to Download Files from the Command Line Using the Wget Command?

The Wget is a command-line utility that is used to download files and webpages from the web. Various internet protocols like HTTP, HTTPS, and FTP can be used to access and retrieve the files. We can specify the different options with the Wget command in order to perform different options. This article explains the use …

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How to fix sudo: add-apt-repository: command not found error on Linux Ubuntu

The software applications can be installed on Ubuntu and Debian systems in many ways. The one common way to install applications is through the Personal Package Archive (PPA) Repository. The PPA’s are the external repositories that are created and maintained by developers. The add-apt-repository command is used in the following way to add a PPA …

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How to remove a snap package on Ubuntu

Snap packages are used in Linux distributions to offer multiple options like installing, deploying, and removing software. Snap package is beneficial for developers to use the newest versions of apps on their Linux machine. Snap is a better alternative of apt. And many users prefer it for their system. Ubuntu and Canonical also consider it …

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How to Install and Use Redis on a Ubuntu 20.04 Server

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Enable Disable Unattended Upgrades in Ubuntu

Update packages are essential for the system to protect the data because these packages have specific security patches. However, Ubuntu’s feature called Unattended Upgrades installs all of the latest security-related updates automatically. This feature is enabled by default in the newest Ubuntu versions. Due to this auto-update feature, sometimes users face different errors, so for …

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