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linux history
Linux History According to popular Linux history sources, Linux was created and developed by a talented student, Linus Torvalds, in 1991 when he was a student at Helsinki University, Finland. In early 1991 he purchased an IBM-compatible personal computer that came with the MS-DOS operating system. Linus wasn’t satisfied with MS-DOS and wanted to use […]
Linux log files
Linux Log Files Linux log files are a wonderful source of information. They can be used for debugging and troubleshooting almost any running application. If you are bored of watching TV, try staring at your Linux log files for a while. It can get addictive. Linux logs are mostly stored in plain text. Most log […]
linux man
The Linux ‘man’ command The Linux man command is one of the lesser known helpers for those new to Linux. Typing in ‘man find’ give you a whole manual page on the ‘find’ command and this is what ‘man’ is short for – Manual. Let us see part of the ‘man find’ command and its output: […]
Linux Basics
The Linux system can be a confusing place for someone new to Linux. So we decided to steal some tips from our Linux guru’s at Host Africa. The following basics will help you manage: Current location A useful command to use to find out where you currently are is pwd. This command, like a lot of Linux […]
SSL certificates
SSL certificates are an important aspect of setting up your own website. Understanding what an SSL certificate is and what it does can help you improve your site. SSL stands for secure socket layer, which creates a safe connection between your server and your website visitors by using encryption. If you have an SSL certificate, […]

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