6 Github alternatives that are open source and self-hosted

Posted on in Categories Open Source last updated June 6, 2018

Git is a version control system. Linus Torvalds created Git in 2005 for development of the Linux kernel. Git is mainly used for software source code management. However, it can be used to keep track of any set of files such as HTML or CSS or a tutorial written in the markup language. Git is a Distributed Version Control Systems. A dedicated Git server helps to manage access control, show contents of a Git repository via the web and manage multiple repositories. In a Git, clients do not just check out the latest snapshots of the files. They entirely mirror the repository including history.

Download Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) CD/DVD

Posted on in Categories Open Source last updated April 27, 2018

Ubuntu Linux version 18.04 LTS (codenamed “Bionic Beaver”) has been released and available for download. Ubuntu Linux is a community-based Linux distribution, and you can download Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS version today. The latest release of Ubuntu brings the best open source technologies together on one platform, with the benefit of free updates for five years. This newest release of Ubuntu Server and desktop heavily focused on supporting cloud computing, IoT, AI, machine learning, 64-bit ARM-based server, and more.

OpenBSD 6.3 released ( Download of the day )

Posted on in Categories Datacenter, Hardware, Howto, Networking, Open Source last updated April 2, 2018

OpenBSD version 6.3 has been released. OpenBSD is demonstrating to be an excellent server operating system. Security is more critical now than ever before. OpenBSD leads the pack when it comes to security features. OpenBSD provides a very robust and trustworthy system that comes with the cutting-edge security feature. OpenBSD 6.3 continues to offer the “multi-platform, ultra-secure operating system” experience. The OpenBSD team releases a new version every six months.
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Linux/Unix desktop fun: sl – a mirror version of ls

Posted on in Categories Command Line Hacks last updated March 31, 2018

One of the most common mistakes is typing sl instead of ls command. I set up an alias, i.e., alias sl=ls; but then you may miss out the steam train with a whistle.

sl is a joke software or classic UNIX game. It is a steam locomotive runs across your screen if you type “sl” (Steam Locomotive) instead of “ls” by mistake. Now there is a twist to older sl command.
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Book Review: SSH Mastery – OpenSSH, PuTTY, Tunnels & Keys

Posted on in Categories Open Source, Reviews, Security last updated March 6, 2018

Book Review: SSH Mastery
OpenSSH needs no introduction. OpenSSH is a free and open source suite of security-related software based on the SSH protocol. OpenSSH provides secure network communication and tunneling capabilities. OpenSSH gives peace of mind when communicating with Linux or Unix-like server over the Internet on the insecure network.

SSH is essential for both sysadmins and developers. The book “SSH Mastery” (2nd ed) talks about OpenSSH server, clients, encryption, public/private keys, VPNs and other security-related network-level utilities based on the Secure Shell SSH protocol.

How to use Chomper Internet blocker for Linux to increase productivity

Posted on in Categories Command Line Hacks last updated February 20, 2018

Chomper is a free and open source Python cli for Linux desktop. It lets you block access to distracting websites for specified periods of time. The program is intended to help you with issues being productive on a desktop due to Internet distractions. One can set a period to block websites. Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access sites.

Linux/Unix desktop fun: Simulates the display from “The Matrix”

Posted on in Categories Command Line Hacks, Howto last updated January 3, 2018

The Matrix is a science fiction action movie from 1999. It was written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. The film has falling green characters on screen. The digital rain is representing the activity of the virtual reality in “The Matrix.” You can now have Matrix digital rain with CMatrix on a Linux or Unix terminal too.

Deleting all existing comment author urls in WordPress using mysql command

Posted on in Categories Command Line Hacks, Howto, Programming, Web Developer last updated December 23, 2017

I have like over 50k+ comments posted on this site. A commenter is allowed to leave their website or Github/Twitter URL in the comment section. Unfortunately, many websites are dead creating a mess. Many are just spam and nothing else. This is not good for anyone. Here is a quick way to delete all existing comment author URLs in WordPress using mysql command line option.

How to customize title in WordPress themes using pre_get_document_title

Posted on in Categories Howto, Open Source, Programming last updated December 13, 2017

WordPress version 4.4 and above use a filter called pre_get_document_title() for a customzing title for each page, post, tag, category and more. For example, I can change 404 error title using this filter. One can use the wp_title() which was formerly deprecated in version 4.4 but was returned for compatibility reasons.