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Using Office365 Mail and Calendar in Linux

For some reason, if your school or workplace is using Microsoft Office365/Outlook for all communication, you can configure your Linux e-mail client to support most of those features such as e-mail, calendar, and contacts working. Sometime back, support for Microsoft Exchange-based services was very buggy in open-source e-mail clients like Thunderbird and Evolution. But they have come a long way ...

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Weather info in i3status

I recently started using i3wm because it is light-weight, keyboard-friendly and uses the screen real-estate efficiently.  I customized i3bar and i3status (which came installed with i3) to show system information and date/time. But there was no out-of-the-box feature to get weather information from i3 status. I wanted a simple solution that does not require installing an external program like i3blocks, conky, dzen2, xmobar ...

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Adjusting Linux Kernel Parameters with Docker Compose

Docker Compose is a great utility for anyone developing Dockerized applications. It’s a tool that I personally use daily. Recently I came across yet another powerful feature of Docker Compose: the ability to change Linux Kernel Parameters. In today’s article, we will explore how to use this often overlooked but “useful when you need it” feature of Docker Compose. To ...

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Making Native Language Support (NLS) and gettext Optional

I’ve decided to write this blog post after noticing how many people were asking me to make gettext optional when building fswatch. At the beginning I actually thought it was optional. And I never dug any deeper into the matter because, apparently, everybody experiencing this problem was building fswatch from the repository sources instead of building it from a release tar-ball. ...

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How to install Debian+LXDE on ANY Android Tablet

Running a linux distro on android devices is a hot topic these days, and why not? After all, android is already based on linux kernel, but a pretty much locked-down and dumbed-down version of it. The OEM doesn’t give you root and in most cases, not even an open source bootloader or kernel. That way, its good for maybe the ...

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Improving Linux System Performance with I/O Scheduler Tuning

In a previous article, I wrote about using pgbench to tune PostgreSQL. While I covered a very common tunable shared_buffers, there are many other tuning options that can be used to gain performance from PostgreSQL. Today’s article is going to cover one of those additional options. However, this tunable does not belong to PostgreSQL. Rather this tunable belongs to the ...

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Linux Commands With Examples

Regardless the experience, every Linux user must has, at least, a basic knowledge about the terminal and its usage. This tutorial will explain and show with examples the most used and important commands, after a brief explanation of how the commands work. For this tutorial, Linux Mint 18 has been used. Table Of Contents 1. What are the commands? Where ...

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Linux Box as Router

In continuation of my previous posts where i’m create a distributed cloud infrastructure i need to connect VM’s on multiple Host Machines Pre knowledge of routing (IPTables) and networking is required for information below. Technically this is what containers like docker or software routers do internally when they need to connect 2 different network’s Lets assume HostMachine1 has VM’s on ...

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