Quick tutorial - secure remote login to your system with SSH

SSH is an awesome piece of software. What it does is it allows you to set up a secure login server on your computer, and have people safely and securely log in and use the computer remotely.

In this quick tutorial, we'll look at how to set up SSH so that you can securely log in to your system from another location. We won't look at advanced ways ...

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Introducing the command line - Part 1

Welcome to a new tutorial series where I'll be taking you for a spin around the command line so you can go from newbie to proficient very very quickly. The command line often scares a lot of people, and in the past it was virtually required to use a lot of things in Unix-based operating systems (like Linux).

This tutorial will be aimed at Linux users. However, much of ...

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Getting Firefox 2.0 yourself on Linux

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If you're running Linux and your distribution hasn't yet updated your software packages to upgrade you to Firefox 2.0, here's a really quick tutorial on how to upgrade yourself.

Head over to getfirefox.com and grab the latest Linux version for your language. It should be already selected on the download button, but if not, head to this page and choose the right version for you ...

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Giving Linux a spin for this first time - Part 2

This post follows up from Part 1, so read that first if you haven't already!

Now we have a nice new shiny Ubuntu disc booted and running. You might notice that at the moment Ubuntu feels very slow to respond and takes an age to boot. Don't worry, this is normal and it's not a problem with Linux. Remember, you're running the whole operating system off ...

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