One of the most important pieces that allows Linux to be a truly multi-user is a file known as /etc/passwd. This guide will show you all the important details you need to know about this important file and the role it plays.
Like most configuration files in Linux, the /etc/passwd file is an ASCII text file that you can easily view, or edit using any text editor such as vim , nano or VS Code, etc.
The main purpose of the /etc/passwd file is to keep a list of all user accounts and to facilitate easy management of users on…
This guide will explore some of the architectural decisions that will help make your angular application more robust and easy to maintain as the code base grows.
When starting out on a new project it is easy to get caught up in the excitement and get straight into the action, but before you start adding functionality to your Angular application, it is important to sit down and reflect on a few things.
Component communication is very important in Angular applications. There are many ways in which Angular components communicate or exchange information.
Some of the most common methods include Parent-to-Child…
Azure is Microsoft’s cloud platform that provides scalable, agile, and highly available IT infrastructure and services to both individuals and enterprises.
This guide will show you how to install and run Azure CLI commands on Windows 11. Use the Azure CLI to manage your cloud infrastructure from the command line.
Azure CLI provides you with all the power and functionality that is available in the Azure portal.
The Azure Command Line Interface (CLI) is a cross-platform command-line tool used for creating and managing Azure resources. The main purpose of this tool is to allow you to easily automate tasks by…
This guide will explore the different tools that Azure provides for interacting with the Azure cloud environment.
System administrators, developers, and managers can use these tools to perform different kinds of tasks in Azure, for example:
Azure provides you with all these tools to enable you to choose the right tools depending on your needs, the task at hand, and your professional background.
Azure portal is a web-based tool that gives you an interactive and intuitive way to manage Azure resources. …
This guide explores some of the security reasons why you should never use XAMPP as a LAMP stack on your production server for hosting or deploying PHP-based applications.
XAMPP stands for cross-platform, Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl, and it is one of the most widely used LAMP stacks for developing PHP-based applications because it is easy to set up and configures.
Also, you can use XAMPP to develop applications with frameworks such as WordPress, Drupal, and Joomla!, etc.
To help you set up a LAMP development environment quickly, XAMPP makes a few security compromises that make it unsuitable for use…
This guide will show you how to set up a LAMP Server (Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP) for developing PHP-based web applications on Ubuntu Linux using XAMPP.
You can use the XAMPP stack to develop PHP applications powered by frameworks such as WordPress, Joomla!, Drupal, PrestaShop, etc.
XAMPP is open-source and cross-platform. The core components that make up XAMPP include Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl and the X means cross-platform.
To get started, you should download the XAMPP Debian package for Ubuntu Linux as follows.
First, go into your Downloads directory using the cd command.
Run the following…
Arch Linux is one of the most loved Linux distros but it is notoriously famous for being difficult to install and set up unlike other mainstream distros like Ubuntu, Manjaro, etc.
This guide will show you how to install Arch Linux using the new Arch guided installer. With the guided installer all you need to do is select one of the presented options in the shell and press Enter to make your selection.
Virtual machines provide you with the opportunity to run and test other operating systems without the need for extra hardware.
This guide will show you how to install macOS on Ubuntu Linux so that you can test and run your macOS native apps. If you’re using another Linux distro, I have provided a link on how to install QEMU/KVM at the bottom of this article.
This guide uses the QEMU/KVM, a lightweight emulator, and virtualizer for running virtual machines. You can install it using the command below. In addition, you will install some Python tools.
sudo apt-get install qemu-system qemu-utils…
GNOME has taken a huge leap. The current version of GNOME is 3.38 and instead of releasing GNOME 4.0. GNOME has decided to name the newest version: GNOME 40. All I can say is: what a leap!
When the software version naming changes so drastically as it has with GNOME, it is usually a sign of a significant shift from the normal, GNOME 40 is no exception.
This article takes a look at some of the major GUI adjustments that have been introduced in GNOME 40.
The most notable GUI change that you are greeted with is that the dock…
The ability to quickly search for and find the files that we are looking for based on certain criteria is very vital in this digital age of mass data.
Modern operating systems provide us with tools for searching files on our file system. One such tool is the Find Utility, a powerful command-line utility that is available on Linux and other Unix- based operating systems.
This guide shows you how to use the Find Command to easily find the files that you are looking for on your PC.
The Find Command searches for data in real-time. It works by recursively…