HowtoForge offers excellent instructions on how to install applications, servers and tools on multiple Linux distributions. Instead of recreating what’s already done at HowtoForge, here’s the installation instructions to install Samba fileserver on Debian 9. It walks you through the installation, adding Samba shares, managing users, and accessing Samba from a Windows machine. Here’s the link.
Remember Mandrake and Mandriva? Mandrake was one of my favorite Linux distribution back in the day. Mageia is a fork of Mandriva way back in September 2010. Anyways, Mageia just release version 6. Here are some highlights of Mageia 6.
KDE Plasma 5 replaces the previous KDE SC 4 desktop environment. The new package manager DNF is provided as an alternative to urpmi. Support for Fedora COPR and openSUSE Build Service to provide third party packages for Mageia 6 and later dnfdragora. Brand new icon theme for all Mageia tools, notably the Mageia Control Center. Successful integration of the ARM port (ARMv5 and ARMv7) in the buildsystem, allowing to setup ARM chroots. Installation images are not available yet but will come in the future. GRUB2 as the default bootloader.
It seems like everyone is using a password manager these days. If you’re a Linux administrator, well you’re not left out. There’s a command line password manager called Titan which allows you to manage passwords that you administer. No more scribbling your password credentials on pieces of paper or placing them on insecure note applications on your desktop. You can now save your server credentials via the command line. You can recall them at anytime and even generate passwords for you. One thing it will not do is work on browsers like LastPass. Titan is strictly on passwords that you use via the command line. For more, check out this article from OSTechnix.
If you want a really simple screen recorder in Ubuntu Linux or from any derivative of Ubuntu, such as Mint for example, you can install it by adding this PPA repository to your sources, by running the following Terminal commands:
Install Green Recorder on Ubuntu
$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mhsabbagh/greenproject $ sudo apt update $ sudo apt install green-recorder
It contains a really simple interface. It will ask you what format, the name of the recorded file, where to place the recording, the number of frames per second, and the quality of the video from a range starting with 1 being the best to 10 being the worst.
Visit the Green Recorder website.
There’s a new version of the Debian 8 Jessie series. The latest release is Debian version 8.7 which includes 87 miscellaneous bug fixes and 86 security updates. If you’re running version Debian 8 now, the updates are going to be automatic. If you’re new to Debian, you can install the fresh Debian version by downloading it directly from Debian.com.