What is Linux? An Easy Explanation

Photo by Lukas on Unsplash Linux is a free and open-source operating system that was first created by Linus Torvalds in 1991. It is a Unix-like operating system, meaning that it shares many of the same features and characteristics of the original Unix operating system developed at Bell Labs in the 1970s. What are the … Read more

How to get a VPS server cheap

Photo by Taylor Vick on Unsplash Today, I’m going to show you how to get a cheap Linux VPS server. This server can be used for testing, learning, or even hosting your own website and applications later on if you’d like! First, go to NodeSpace Hosting and go to VPS Hosting. Select one of the … Read more

.vimrc and Customization

Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash This is an old page from Jonathan McPherson’s website (now long offline), and it contains a lot of useful information about customizing vim (vi) with .vimrc. This is aimed mostly towards folks who use a flavor of UNIX (a discussion topic about vi/vim on FreeBSD is where this customization … Read more

How to format a USB flash drive with dd

Featured image by Karolina Grabowska via Pexels. One of my favorite tools on *NIX systems is dd (which stands for copy and convert – “cc” is already taken by the C Compiler). This is a handy utility that allows you to do all sorts of things with drives. When I need to securely erase it, … Read more

How to install AlmaLinux 9

Installing AlmaLinux 9 is like installing any other RHEL-based distro. But if you haven’t installed it manually before, it’s actually pretty easy and I’ll walk you though the installation process. I’m going to be doing this on a Proxmox VE host, which I got from NodeSpace Hosting and their new Proxmox private cloud offering. Installing … Read more