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LHB Linux Digest #24.02: New Free Course, Netboot, Server Management With GUI

Announcing a new, free Linux command line video course.

Abhishek Prakash

Warp Terminal

So, the first course from Linux Handbook in 2024 is here. It's a micro course which consists primarily of videos running for an hour in total. There is also text accompanied for quick reference.

This is a very basic course that introduces an absolute beginner to the Linux terminal atmosphere. You are likely familiar with all of it. Still go through it and if you like it, you can recommend it to the absolute new Linux users who want to start learning the commands.

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Learn the Basic Linux Commands in an Hour [With Videos]
Learn the basics of Linux commands in this crash course.

There will be more courses and series coming every month, some exclusively for Pro members. Stay tuned!

💭 What else you get in this edition of LHB Linux Digest:

  • Netboot setup with pi-hole
  • Overview of GUI tools for managing servers
  • Tips on creating a rockstar GitHub profile
  • Tools and memes for Linux lovers

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📖 Linux tips and tutorials

I know that most people manage their servers from the command line but if you don't feel too comfortable about that, there are GUI tools to help you out.

7 Tools for Managing Linux Servers Using a GUI
For ease of use, comfort and saving time, you can utilize these tools to manage your fleet of Linux servers through GUI.

And a few CLI tools to keep a tab on the CPU usage on your Linux system.

How to Check CPU Usage in Linux Command Line
As a sysadmin, it is important to keep a tab on the CPU usage. Here’s how to do that in the Linux terminal.

It's surprising that many Linux users don't even know about the help command.

Using the Help Command in Linux
This article will ‘help’ you use the help command more effectively so that you can easily see what options a command has and how it works.

Well, GitHub is like a social network for devs so here are some tips on improving your profile.

7 Tips to Make a Rockstar Student Developer GitHub Profile
Time to enhance the look and feel of your boring default GitHub profile with these tips and suggestions.

📚 DevOps and Self-host Tutorials

Tired of creating live USB for exploring Linux distros? Put some effort in your homelab and setup a netboot server to boot any Linux distro over the network from a central server.

Create Netboot.XYZ server to Install Distros Over Network
A homelab setup where you can boot new Linux distros without creating live USBs again and again.

💡Quick Terminal tip

To open a document in viewing mode in Nano, use:

nano -v <file name>

This way, you won't be able to make any changes to the file.

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😂 Geek humor

chown command meme

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