I recently had to install Linux on my parents’ computer. They’ve been running Ubuntu with LXDE and were NOT happy with it. The desktop configuration kept breaking and sometimes, it wasn’t usable at all. I laid down some basic criteria for the operating system I was going to install:
- It must be intuitive and easy to use even for non-technical folks.
- No terminal. If I have to use the terminal to set things up, the distribution loses points.
- The distro must work out of the box without a problem. Basic applications included should be useful.
- Good hardware support.
- No trying to optimize performance for hardware. I decided to buy more hardware for better performance.
The fight was between Manjaro, Elementary OS, and Debian(For some Reason). Ubuntu desktop broke far too often for me to even consider it. I eventually settled on ElementaryOS because I’ve been hearing really rave reviews about it and I was unsure about Manjaro because I wasn’t confident enough that my parents could troubleshoot any problems that might crop up.
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Ansible is shipped with Debian through the official repository. The Ansible version available through Debian repository is 1.7.
In this article let’s assume the following details for the machines
Server – Hostname: server, IP : 172.16.0.10
Node1 – Hostname: node1, IP : 172.16.0.11
Node2 – Hostname: node2, IP : 172.16.0.12
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OpenMandriva LX is a Linux Distibution developed by a Non Profit community known as Open Mandriva. It is a derivative of Mandrake Linux which used to be a popular Linux distribution in the past.
In this article lets see the procedure to install OpenMandriva LX3.
OpenMandriva LX can be downloaded from this Link.
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Sometimes we set a complex password and forget it. If we have done that on Ubuntu 16.04, we have a procedure to reset the password. In this article we will have a look at the procedure.
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Sometimes we set a complex password and forget it. If we have done that on Mint 18 we have a procedure to reset the password. In this article we will have a look at the procedure.
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Raspbian is a free Operating system for Raspberry Pi based on Debian. The latest version is codenamed Jessie. There are 2 flavours of Raspbian – Raspbian Jessie Pixel and Raspbian Jessie lite.
Raspbian is available as prebuilt image from the official repository . The 2 different flavours of Raspbian can be downloaded from the following links
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WordPress needs a working LAMP stack. Let start off the installation by setting up a LAMP stack first. It can be done using the following command.
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