Linux Basics

Linux is a family of free and open-source operating systems based on the Linux kernel. Operating systems based on Linux are known as Linux distributions or distros. Examples include Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, CentOS, Gentoo, Arch Linux, and many others. You can find computers that run Linux in a wide variety of contexts all over the world, from web servers to cell phones. Today, 90% of all cloud infrastructure and 74% of the world’s smartphones are powered by Linux.

featured tutorialA Linux Command Line Primer
This tutorial will provide users who are new to terminal environments with the basics of using a command-line interfa...

Lisa Tagliaferri • Published on December 8, 2020 · Updated on June 16, 2021

featured tutorialHow To Use ps, kill, and nice to Manage Processes in Linux
Process management is an essential skill when using any computer system. This is especially true when administrating ...

Alex Garnett • Published on September 6, 2013 · Updated on March 17, 2022

featured tutorialHow To Use Top, Netstat, Du, & Other Tools to Monitor Server Resources
Monitoring a server’s resources is an important task for every administrator. There are many command line tools made ...

Justin Ellingwood, and Alex Garnett • Published on August 26, 2013 · Updated on March 17, 2022

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    How To View and Update the Linux PATH Environment Variable

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    How To Protect SSH with Fail2Ban on Rocky Linux 8

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    How To Partition and Format Storage Devices in Linux

    1 month agoBy Justin Ellingwood
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    How To Protect SSH with Fail2Ban on Debian 11

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    How To Protect SSH with Fail2Ban on Ubuntu 20.04

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    How To Choose an Effective Backup Strategy

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