I’ve been spending quite a bit of time learning about LXD/LXC containers on Ubuntu. There is a lot of really good information available about how to get started with these containers so I’m not going try to reproduce that content here, however, I will provide links at the bottom that I think are relevant to …

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School District finds cost savings and flexibility with Linux

Being a big proponent of Linux on the desktop I was excited to have the opportunity to talk with Aaron Prisk of the West Branch Area School District, who has recently helped migrate 80% of the school district’s infrastructure to Linux. When I first heard about the district’s move to Linux I wanted to find out …

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command shell

Command not found!

So you’re running through some instructions to configure software on your system, or troubleshoot some problem with a service and you see an error at the command line that says “command not found”. Here is how to locate the packages you need to install in order to use commands that are not available on your …

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Find services that require a restart

Ubuntu offers a live patching utility that allows kernel patches to be installed without requiring a system restart to be applied. Read more about online patching in this post about patching. That said, in many cases other services or processes on your system may need to be restarted after an upgrade.

Free SSL Certificate with Let’s Encrypt

Free SSL Certificate with Let’s Encrypt If you have ever installed an SSL certificate you know that it can be a tedious process. Let’s Encrypt makes this easy. Just call the letsencrypt command from the terminal and point it at your domain. Securing your website with a valid ssl certificate from a recognized and trusted …

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Plex supports many devices

Media Server

Have you ever wanted to set up your own video streaming service on your home or work network? This simple guide will help you set up a media server using Ubuntu 14.04 and Plex. The setup for Plex on Ubuntu is incredibly easy and is a great way to back up your existing video, music …

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