A beginner's guide to collecting and mapping Twitter data using R

When I started learning R, I also needed to learn how to collect Twitter data and map it for research purposes. Despite the wealth of information on the internet about this topic, I found it difficult to understand what was involved in collecting and mapping Twitter data. Not only was I was a novice to R, but I was also unfamiliar with the technical terms in the various tutorials. Despite these barriers, I was successful! In this tutorial, I will break down how to collect Twitter data and display it on a map in a way that even novice coders can understand. Read More

How to Setup a VPN with OpenVPN on Debian 9 Stretch Linux

Setting up your own VPN is no small task, but there are plenty of reasons that you'd want to do it. For one, when you run your own VPN, you have complete control of it and know exactly what it's doing.

Security is an important factor for VPNs. It's possible to set up a simple one in a few minutes, but it won't be secure at all. You need to take the appropriate steps to ensure that both the server and your connections remain private and encrypted. Read More

Using hashcat to recover your passwords

Many people may have a user account on their system which they may not know the password to log in. Other passwords may also exist which can be recovered.

This article will cover the use of Hashcat to find missing passwords. Of course, this process will not find every password, but it can help to attempt a recovery ..... Read More

LinuxCertified releases U1 Ultra-light ultra-thin Ultrabook

LinuxCertified Inc introduced the U1 13.3" Ultra High Resolution, QHD+ Display - Exclusive High Performance Linux Ultrabook pre-installed with Ubuntu or Fedora Linux. The U1 is one of the ultralight, ultrathin, yet powerful Linux Ultrabook designed for legendary performance on the go, whether to another meeting or another country, you sacrifice nothing in return.
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U1 is ready to provide accelerated system performance. With the 7th Generation Intel® Core™ i7 Processor and up to 32GB dual-channel DDR4 memory, the ultrbook provides exceptional performance for advanced multi-threaded applications.

In addition to the superior graphics and processor technology, the U1 can support upto 6TB of storage space, supports PCIe Gen 3 X4 SSD capablities. The unit also features an HDMI, 1 mini display port, 3 USB 3.0 Ports, 1 thunderbolt 3 port & high resolution video camera. With the combination of all of these powerful technologies, the U1 is the ultimate Ultrabook people have been waiting for.

How to setup a Linux server on Amazon AWS

Tutorial to set up Linux Server on AWS and connect to an EC2 instance from Windows: AWS (Amazon Web Services) is one of the leading cloud server providers worldwide. You can setup a server within a minute using the AWS platform. On AWS, you can fine tune many techncal details of your server like the number of CPU's, Memory and HDD space, type of HDD (SSD which is faster or a classic IDE) and so on. And the best thing about the AWS is that you need to pay only for the services that you have used. To get started, AWS provides a special account called "Free tier" where you can use the AWS technology free for one year with some minor restrictions like you can use the server only Read More

How To Send Encrypted Emails In Linux

Though social media has reduced the need of sending emails but still for almost all professional reasons we send emails. Our emails are the online letters and contain useful information hence the information must be protected. In this article, we'll discuss how we can send encrypted emails in Linux Read More

6 Reasons Why Open Source Software Lowers Development Costs

Using OSS can significantly reduce development costs in a number of proven ways. It can be much less expensive to acquire than commercially-licensed software or in-house developed software. These cost savings start with acquisition, but extend to deployment, support, and maintenance. Using open source software: Read More

3 things companies must know about data sovereignty when moving to the cloud

It’s true that data sovereignty presents technical and legal challenges when moving on-premises systems and information stores to the cloud. There is no United Nations resolution, European Union mandate, or international trade agreement that provides one blanket set of data sovereignty requirements that all countries follow. Privacy and data-hosting laws vary by country and state, and some are more strict than others.... Read More

GParted 0.28.1 Restores Ability to Resize or Move Primary Partitions, Fixes Bugs

Just three days after the release of GParted 0.28 open-source partition editor, which implemented partial read and write support for LUKS encrypted file systems, Curtis Gedak is now announcing the launch of the first point release. Read More

3 Good Command-Line Audio and Graphics Apps for Linux

It is often faster to use command-line apps to play audio files and preview images than to futz around launching and using a graphical application, and you can use them in scripts. Come along to learn about MOC and SoX for playing audio files, and feh for viewing image files from the Linux command line.. Read More