This is the continuation of our previous article, where we list some of the most popular Linux Distros. You can read the first part here. Linux Distros Part 2 1. Slackware For many people, Slackware is considered the… Hackers distribution. It is the oldest Linux Distro that managed to “survive” until today, and no, it’s not the first Linux Distro as many people believe. It’s very strong and stable since 1993.
In this article we’re going to see how to configure SFTP server on Centos. What is SFTP Server? Secure File Transfer Protocol (SFTP) is barely used to encrypt connections between the client and the FTP server. SFTP can provide file transfers, file management and file access over SSH tunnels. It also allows you to provide isolation between different SFTP users. SFTP server on Centos First you must install the following :
VirtualBox is a software that created for virtualization and it is open source x-platform. It is possible to be installed in all operating systems and give to user the capability to install and run a lot of “guest” operating systems in the same machine. A simple example is that if you install it in your Linux machine, then, you can ran Windows OS as a GuestOS and also the opposite.
Vim 8.0 released after more than a year since it was last released. This release gives you interesting new features, such as channels, JSON, Jobs, Timers, Partials, Lambdas, Closures, Packages and more. Vim is a highly configurable text editor built to make creating and changing any kind of text very efficient. Vim 8.0 Update Jobs DirectX support for Microsoft users Support for asynchronous I/O, channels, JSON New style testing Lambdas and Closures Partials Packages estamp Timers (asynchronous) Support for GTK+ 3 Viminfo merged by tim See changelog for complete lists
Atom 1.8.0 Text Editor released today, is a hackable text editor for the 21st century, built on atom-shell. Like other desktop apps, Atom Text has its own icon in the dock, native menus and dialogs, and full access tothe file system. It is used also as a n IDE (Integrated Development Environment). Atom is built with the same open source technologies used by modern web browsers. Atom 1.8.0 changelog Better environment handling Shortcut for moving text left/right core.
Vivaldi 1.1 had just been released today, and this release comes with more tab handling options. You can select opening behavior on cloned and stacked tabs. You can close all other tabs by holding Alt and clicking on the tab close button or via Quick Commands. You can further adjust tab activation options upon closing a tab. For instance, you can choose whether to automatically activate the tab to the right or left.
Wireshark 2.0.2 recently released, is a free, open source packet analyzer used for network troubleshooting, monitoring, analysis, software and communications protocol development. The latest release Wireshark 2.0.2 comes with a number of vulnerabilities & bug fixes, including new and updated Capture File Support – 3GPP TS 32.423 Trace, iSeries, Ixia IxVeriWave, pcap, and pcapng. Wireshark 1.12.3 Updates HTTP 302 decoded as TCP when “Allow subdissector to reassemble TCP streams” option is enabled.
DVDStyler 2.9.6 the latest release, is a free open source, cross-platform DVD authoring application for the creation of professionally looking DVDs. DVDStyler has a user-friendly interface with support for drag & drop option, inlcuing flexible menu creation on the basis of scalable vector graphic. DVDStyler Features added selection of player for preview added possibility to normalize audio (replay gain) added ability to choose 5.1 audio and normalizing as default in the settings added possibility to select border or crop to keep aspect ratio added possibility to set default subtitle properties added possibility to keep and use cached files after restarting of DVDStyler redesigned the menu properties dialog joined chapter and cell properties dialogs enabled reencoding of ntsc film (24 fps) by default fixed displaying of video bitrate if video don’t need be transcoded fixed memory leak (thanks to Sebastian Vater) win32: updated ffmpeg to version 2.
Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.357.5 recently released is the last snapshot before the year runs out. This release comes with a major upgrade of Chromium and that can introduce new issues or regressions. So the developers advise that you test run this release carefully. Vivaldi Snapshot 1.0.357.5 Changelog [Window][Linux] Main / horizontal menu changes: transition to native menus (in progress, more work to be done) [Window][Linux] No shortcuts listed for Undo, redo, cut, copy, paste, select all in horizontal / main menu [Linux] APT warning about two identical sources files: warning will go away from next update [Linux] PPAPI Flash not detected on Mandriva and derivatives [Mac] Backspace does not work as go back in history Empty window is left after detaching last tab Links issue with target=”_blank” No Next Tab (Recent) in Quick Commands [Window][Linux] Prevent tab closing on last default startpage (Speed Dial) Audio icon should adhere to “Tabs → Animation” setting Copy protocol on all urls, not only http(s) in address field Fullscreen not persisting after restart Updated Chromium to 48.
Jon von Tetzchner (Co-Founder/CEO) of Vivaldi recently announced the launching of Vivaldi browser Beta 2 just in time for Christmas. According to Jon – “Early this year, we released our first Technical preview. Since the release of TP1, we have gotten a lot of positive feedback, encouragement, and support. The idea of making a browser for our friends and ourselves seems to have resonated with lots of people around the world.
Greg Kroah-Hartman recently announced the sixth maintenance release of the Linux 4.2 kernel series. According to the diff from Linux kernel 4.2.5, the new maintenance release is here to add various improvements to the ARM, ARM64, PowerPC (PPC), and x86 hardware architectures. Moreover, it fixes several issues in the Btrfs and OverlayFS filesystems, repairs a couple of networking problems, mostly related to mac80211 and Netfilter, as well as to adds a few mm and sound enhancements.
Mozilla Firefox 39.0.3 for desktop had been released and available for download and install. This latest release is a bugfix to address a security bug reported by Cody Crews “Same origin violation and local file stealing via PDF reader”. Its been identified that there is a way to violate the same origin policy and inject script into a non-privileged part of the built-in PDF Viewer. This would allow an attacker to read and steal sensitive local files on the victim’s computer.
Elasticsearch 1.7.0 based on Lucene 4.10.4 recently released is a small release, which contains two important security fixes and two important features which will improve cluster stability and recovery: Security fixes, Delayed shard allocation & Prioritization of index recovery. Full details of the release information can be found here. Kibana 4.1.x which was also released recently is now available for data dicing, stat splicing, log munching, chart crunching enjoyment. In addition to a fork load of great new features, a big focus on performance was also factored in Kibana 4.
CentOS 7 Linux is now available for the 64bit AArch64 hardware architecture. This latest release will available to the community for testing and consumption sometime next week. According to Jim Perrin of Seven.Centos :- There are some differences with a traditional CentOS install that users wishing to experiment should keep in mind. Because AArch64 hardware is still very new, this build requires a newer kernel that we’ll be patching fairly regularly with help from the community as well as various vendors.
Mike Perry announced the release of Tor Browser 4.0.8, a new stable release by the Tor Browser team. This version is exactly the same as 4.0.7, which was briefly advertised to users last week but then withdrawn because a bug would have caused it to endlessly recommend updating. This release includes Tor 0.2.5.12, which fixes the recent onion service and client crash bugs. Both 4.0.7 and 4.0.8 contain an update to the included Tor software, to fix two crash bugs in the version of the Tor software included prior to 4.
Wine 1.7.40 which was released a week ago, comes various bug fixes including support for for kernel job objects and MSI patches. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.40 changelog Various fixes to the ListView control. Better support for OOB data in Windows Sockets. Support for DIB images in the OLE data cache.
Vivaldi Tech Preview 2 recently released, is a freeware web browser developed by Vivaldi Technologies – creators of Opera browser. The project’s slogan is “A new browser for our friends“, and the browser is aimed at hardcore technologists, heavy internet users, and previous Opera browser users disgruntled by Opera’s transition from the Presto engine to Blink, which removed many popular features. Vivaldi Tech Preview 2 changelog Bookmarks bar So what’s different about our Bookmarks bar?
The Chrome team have released a stable version of Google Chrome 41.0.2272.76 for Windows, Mac and Linux. Chrome 41.0.2272.76 contains a number of fixes and improvements, including – A number of new apps/extension APIs; Lots of under the hood changes for stability and performance. Google Chrome 41.0.2272.76 updates Prevent login as new user on disabled devices [net] Subtract timestamps to determine if uploading file changed. VP8Parser: Fix calculation of DCT partition sizes.
Mozilla Firefox 36 for desktop had been released and available for download and install. This latest release comes with support for the full HTTP/2 protocol. HTTP/2 enables a faster, more scalable, and more responsive web. Mozilla Firefox 36 update: New Pinned tiles on the new tab page can be synced Support for the full HTTP/2 protocol Locale added: Uzbek (uz) HTML5 Support for the ECMAScript 6 Symbol data type added unicode-range CSS descriptor implemented CSSOM-View scroll behavior implemented allowing smooth scrolling of content without custom libraries Fixed CSS gradients work on premultiplied colors Fix some unexpected logout from Facebook or Google after restart Various security fixes See releasenotes for full details Install Mozilla Firefox 36 on Ubuntu OS 32bit OS wget ftp.
Steve Klabnik recently announced the release of Rust 1.0.0.alpha.2. Rust is a systems programming language pursuing the trifecta: safe, fast, and concurrent. This is a second alpha release, rather than a first beta release. The beta release will be six weeks from today, with the final coming six weeks after that. According to Steve Klabnik, they have managed to land almost all of the features previously expected for this cycle. The big headline here is that all major API revisions are finished: path and IO reform have landed.
Wine 1.7.37 has been released and this comes various bug fixes including support for typographic features in DirectWrite. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.37 update Interface change notifications. Support for the UTF-7 encoding. A number of graphical fixes for themed controls Wininet now implemented on top of Win32 sockets.
Coulr 0.4.2.3 recently released, is an application, tool primarily for developers and designers, and anyone else who needs to easily create their own color RBG, HSL, HSV using specific regulatory or areas (sliders or fields). It is written in C ++ and Qt, providing a color-box where -efkola- one can choose the color distributions wants. Lightweight and easy to use, is one of the more practical tools for the job that was created to do.
FileZilla Client is an open source, cross-platform graphical FTP (port 21), SFTP (port 22), and FTPS (FTP over SSL/TLS – Port 990) client with lots of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Among others, the features of FileZilla includes Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP), Cross-platform. Runs on Windows, Linux, *BSD, Mac OS X and more, IPv6 support, Available in many languages, Supports resume and transfer of large files 4GB, Tabbed user interface, Powerful Site Manager and transfer queue, Bookmarks, Drag & drop support, Configurable transfer speed limits, Filename filters, Directory comparison, Network configuration wizard, Remote file editing, Keep-alive, HTTP/1.
Nvidia team has announced the release of Nvidia 340.76 graphics driver for Linux-based operating systems has just been released this week and its available for download. This release comes with minor bugfixes. NVidia 340.76 Release Highlights Fixed a bug that caused frequent AMD-Vi page faults on systems with some AMD 8xx/9xx-series chipsets when used with some NVIDIA GPUs. Fixed a regression that could cause system crashes when terminating the X server on systems with an NVIDIA Quadro SDI Capture card installed.
QupZilla 1.8.6 recently released, is a new and very fast QtWebKit browser. It aims to be a lightweight web browser available through all major platforms. QupZilla has all standard functions you expect from a web browser. It includes bookmarks, history (both also in sidebar) and tabs. You can manage RSS feeds with an included RSS reader, block ads with a builtin AdBlock plugin, block Flash content with Click2Flash and edit the local CA Certificates database with an SSL Manager.
The Inkscape community announces the release of Inkscape 0.91. Inkscape is an multi-platform, Open-Source Vector Graphics Editor that uses SVG as its native file format. Digital artists use it to produce professional quality work. Engineers and scientists use it to create clear drawings to explain their ideas. Everyday people use it to create simple drawings, develop their design skills, and just have fun. This new version features faster and more accurate rendering, new and improved tools, as well as better and wider file-format support.
Darktable 1.6.2 recently released, is an open source photography workflow application and RAW developer. A virtual lighttable and darkroom for photographers. It manages your digital negatives in a database, lets you view them through a zoomable lighttable and enables you to develop raw images and enhance them. Please note that this release is a new stable point release, no big new features added. The general improvements made in this release are:
The Apache Software Foundation and the Apache HTTP Server Project are pleased to announce the release of Apache HTTP Server 2.4.12. This version of Apache is our latest GA release of the new generation 2.4.x branch of Apache HTTPD and represents fifteen years of innovation by the project, and is recommended over all previous releases. This version of Apache is principally a security and bug fix release. This version of httpd is a major release of the 2.
GitLab 7.7.2 and GitLab CI 5.4.2 had both been recently released. This release contains two security fixes, and its recommend everyone that uses protected branches, GitLab CI or LDAP to upgrade. GitLab 7.7.2 fixes: Security fix: Fix a bug where developers can push to a protected branch Fix an issue where a LDAP user can’t login with an existing GitLab account GitLab CI 5.4.2 contains a single security fix: Security fix: Fix a bug where a CI user can get the CI project token even if the user does not have access to the project Upgrading Omnibus-gitlab packages for GitLab 7.
Gerrit is a web based code review system, facilitating online code reviews for projects using the Git version control system. Gerrit makes reviews easier by showing changes in a side-by-side display, and allowing inline comments to be added by any reviewer. Gerrit simplifies Git based project maintainership by permitting any authorized user to submit changes to the master Git repository, rather than requiring all approved changes to be merged in by hand by the project maintainer.
The Keycloak team have just announced the release of Keycloak 1.1.0 Final. Keycloak is an integrated SSO and IDM for browser apps and RESTful web services. Built on top of the OAuth 2.0, Open ID Connect, JSON Web Token (JWT) and SAML 2.0 specifications. Keycloak has tight integration with a variety of platforms and has a HTTP security proxy service where we don’t have tight integration. Options are to deploy it with an existing app server, as a black-box appliance, or as an Openshift cloud service and/or cartridge.
After 6 months of Development and Testing, 400+ Issues resolved, 55 Pull Requests from the Community, 3 Milestones and 2 Release Candidates, Orient Technologies is thrilled to announced the final release of OrientDB 2.0! OrientDB 2.0 is much faster than 1.7 (many users notice a 40% performance improvement) and performs much better when distributed on multiple servers. The new Binary Protocol compresses the database size resulting in less space used on the File System and higher I/O throughput.
NSQ is a realtime distributed messaging platform designed to operate at scale, handling billions of messages per day. It promotes distributed and decentralized topologies without single points of failure, enabling fault tolerance and high availability coupled with a reliable message delivery guarantee. Features support distributed topologies with no SPOF horizontally scalable (no brokers, seamlessly add more nodes to the cluster) low-latency push based message delivery (performance) combination load-balanced and multicast style message routing excel at both streaming (high-throughput) and job oriented (low-throughput) workloads primarily in-memory (beyond a high-water mark messages are transparently kept on disk) runtime discovery service for consumers to find producers (nsqlookupd) transport layer security (TLS) data format agnostic few dependencies (easy to deploy) and a sane, bounded, default configuration simple TCP protocol supporting client libraries in any language HTTP interface for stats, admin actions, and producers (no client library needed to publish) integrates with statsd for realtime instrumentation robust cluster administration interface (nsqadmin) Release note Download NSQ 0.
Glide is a fast and efficient open source media management framework for Android that wraps media decoding, memory and disk caching, and resource pooling into a simple and easy to use interface. Glide supports fetching, decoding, and displaying video stills, images, and animated GIFs. Glide includes a flexible api that allows developers to plug in to almost any network stack. By default Glide uses a custom HttpUrlConnection based stack, but also includes utility libraries plug in to Google’s Volley project or Square’s OkHttp library instead.
phpMyAdmin is a tool written in PHP intended to handle the administration of MySQL over the Web. Currently it can create and drop databases, create/drop/alter tables, delete/edit/add columns, execute any SQL statement, manage indexes on columns. phpMyAdmin 4.3.8 changelog Undefined constant PMA_DRIZZLE Wrongly positioned date-picker while Grid-Editing Forced ORDER BY for own sql statements Undefined property: stdClass::$version ‘only_db’ not working Error text: Internal Server Error Incorrect width table summary when favorite tables is disabled Nav tree error after filtering the tables Collapse all in navigation panel is sometimes broken Cannot navigate in filtered table list Database navigation menu broken when resolution/screen is changing Collation column missing in database list when DisableIS is true bug Undefined index central_columnswork bug Undefined index favorite_tables Install phpMyAdmin 4.
Wine 1.7.35 has been released and this comes various bug fixes including support for OpenGL core contexts, initial support for glyph placement in DirectWrite and some more WBEM objects. Wine (Wine Is Not An Emulator) as we already know is a software for running Windows applications on Linux machines. Wine 1.7.35 update Multiplayer crashes Heroes 4 Screen corruption in Evernote 1.1 3DMark 2001: Nature Test (#4) renders incorrectly around 40th second ProntoEdit NG 2.
SMPlayer 220.127.116.1172 recently released, intends to be a complete front-end for MPlayer, from basic features like playing videos, DVDs, and VCDs to more advanced features like support for MPlayer filters and more. Notable feature of SMPlayer is, it remembers the settings of all files you play. When you watch a movie and leave, when you open that movie again it will resume at the same point you left it, and with the same settings: audio track, subtitles, volume.
The third alpha release of the 4.5 series is available from the extended downloads page and also from the distribution directory. Tor Browser 4.5a3 is based on Firefox ESR 31.4.0, which features important security updates to Firefox. Its updater now contains the code for verifying signed update files and does not accept unsigned ones anymore. Moreover, this release includes an updated Tor, 0.2.6.2-alpha, an updated meek, 0.15, which is now working again, and a bunch of additional improvements and bugfixes.
Thunderbird 31.4.0 recently released, is a free, open-source, cross-platform email application for managing email and news feeds. It is a local (rather than a web-based) email application that is powerful yet easy-to-use. Thunderbird is easy to set up and customize – and it’s loaded with great features. Thunderbird 31.4.0 key updates The previous issues with jp mac builds have now been fixed, and Thunderbird will no longer need to be run in 32-bit mode.
LibreCAD is a fully comprehensive 2D CAD drawing tool based on the community edition of QCAD. LibreCAD has been re-structured and ported to Qt version 4 and works cross platform, including Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X and Linux (Debian, Ubuntu, Fedora, Mandriva, Suse). This is the first, major fixes for the year 2015: a serious command line regression since 2.0.6: keyboard Enter/Esc support, command line widget in a second screen, etc.
Citrix has announced the release of XenServer 6.5, a virtualization platform based on the open-source Xen Project hypervisor. With this latest update, XenServer now offers a full 64-bit kernel architecture, which allows customers to leverage the latest hardware and OS platforms, and supports enterprise-grade networking, storage and workload management. The new 64-bit kernel architecture features significant improvements in networking and storage performance, providing customers with a virtualization platform for running new and existing workloads in their workspace and datacenter environments.
Percona Server is a free, open source MySQL alternative which offers breakthrough performance, scalability, features, and instrumentation. Self-tuning algorithms and support for extremely high-performance hardware make it the clear choice for organizations that demand excellent performance and reliability from their MySQL database server. Percona Server is optimized for cloud computing, NoSQL access, and modern hardware such as SSD and Flash storage. With Percona Server: Queries will run faster and more consistently You can consolidate servers on powerful hardware Sharding is delayed or avoided entirely You can save money on hosting fees and power You can spend less time tuning and administering You can achieve higher uptime Troubleshooting does not require guesswork Download Percona Server 5.
Lua 5.3.0 officiallyreleased, is a powerful, fast, lightweight, embeddable scripting language. Lua combines simple procedural syntax with powerful data description constructs based on associative arrays and extensible semantics. Lua is dynamically typed, runs by interpreting bytecode for a register-based virtual machine, and has automatic memory management with incremental garbage collection, making it ideal for configuration, scripting, and rapid prototyping. Lua 5.3.0 update integers (64-bit by default) official support for small architectures (“Small Lua” with 32-bit numbers) bitwise operators basic utf-8 support userdata can have any Lua value as uservalue integer division more flexible rules for some metamethods utf-8 escapes in literal strings basic utf-8 library ipairs and the table library respect metamethods functions for packing and unpacking numbers strip option in string.
GTK+ 3.14.7 (GIMP Toolkit) recently releases, is a cross-platform graphical toolkit variety, according to the LGPL license issued. Although originally written for GIMP, GTK + is now widespread and has become one of the mainstream Linux development tools to develop graphical applications, of course, is not required to be in GTK + on Linux, in fact, the current GTK + has been successfully windows version. You can use your familiar language with GTK, because GTK + has been bound to almost all popular languages such as: C ++, Guile, Perl, Python, TOM, Ada95, Objective C, Free Pascal, and Eiffel.
CentOS 5.11 has just been released for i386 and x86_64 Architectures. This release is the eleventh update to the CentOS 5 distribution series. It contains a lot of bugfixes, updates and new functionality. CentOS as we already know is an Enterprise-class Linux Distribution derived from sources freely provided to the public by Red Hat. Known Issues The bash included on the ISOs contains the shellshock issue and needs to be updated after install.
Wine 1.7.27 development version has been released and this release includes some more work on Direct2D support, various improvements to RichEdit interfaces, initial support for ICMP version 6, and various bug fixes. Some of the bug fixes are listed out below: Wine 1.7.27 update Thunder:Can’t finish any task SC2 ‘LazyLaunch’ v2.0 fails with ‘Exception frame is not in stack limits = unable to dispatch exception.’ (TLS callbacks can taint EBP, needs assembly wrapper) AT4RE FastScanner v3.
Terminator is a GPL terminal emulator. This program was inspired by programs such as gnome-multi-term, quadkonsole, etc. in that the main focus is arranging terminals in grids (tabs is the most common default method, which Terminator also supports). Users can have multiple terminals (tabs) in one window and use key bindings to switch between them. Features: Arrange terminals in a grid Tabs Drag and drop re-ordering of terminals Lots of keyboard shortcuts Save multiple layouts and profiles via GUI preferences editor Simultaneous typing to arbitrary groups of terminals and lots more… Screenshot Install Steps: Ubuntu sudo add-apt-repository ppa:gnome-terminator sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install terminator Fedora/CentOS/RHEL yum install terminator Some Keyboard Shortcuts in Terminator Split screen Vertically – Ctrl+Shift+E Split screen horizontaly – Ctrl+Shift+O Focus on previous view – Ctrl+Shift+P Focus on Next view – Ctrl+Shift+N Enlarge the active window – Ctrl+Shift+X Move to Terminal Above – Alt+Up_Arrow_Key Move to Terminal Below – Alt+Down_Arrow_Key Move to Left Terminal – Alt+Left_Arrow_Key Move to the Right Terminal – Alt+Right_Arrow_Key Close the view where the focus is on – Ctrl+Shift+W
FlareGet is one of the best GUI-based open source multi-threaded, multi-segment popular download managers and accelerators on Linux at this time. The latest version available 2.4.27, comes with a new review option for watching videos while downloading, a better graphical interface and several bugfixes. Install Steps 32bit OS $ wget -c "www.flareget.com/files/flareget/rpm/i386/flareget_2.2-27_i386(stable)_rpm.tar.gz" $ tar -xzvf flareget_2.4-27_i386(stable)_rpm.tar.gz $ cd flareget_2.4-27_i386(stable)_rpm $ sudo rpm -i flareget-2.4-27.i386.rpm 64bit OS $ wget -c "www.flareget.com/files/flareget/rpm/amd64/flareget_2.4-27_x86_64(stable)_rpm.tar.gz" $ tar -xzvf flareget_2.
FileZilla is the most popular cross platform, opensource ftp client. FileZilla works as FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with many of features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Below is simple instructions on how to install Filezilla in Ubuntu 12.04 above and CentOS 5/6 Steps for UBUNTU via PPA: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:n-muench/programs-ppa sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install filezilla Steps for CENTOS: 32bit OS: # su # http://pkgs.repoforge.org/rpmforge-release/rpmforge-release-0.5.3-1.el6.rf.i686.rpm # yum install filezilla 64bit OS: # su # http://pkgs.
I recently came across an interesting tool called Glances which allows you to monitor your Linux systems resources such as CPU/Memory usage, Swap, Disk I/O, Network and many more. Glances is a free software (licensed under LGPL) to monitor your GNU/Linux or BSD operating system from a text interface. Glances uses the library libstatgrab to retrieve information from your system and it is developed in Python. On CentOS/RHEL 6.5 – Open terminal console and run following command: [code language=”js”]# yum install glances[/code]
Are you a fan of VLC player and would love to have the latest VLC player running on your CentOS 6.5 Operating System. If that’s you, then the step by step guide below will help you to install VLC on your machine. Please note that for earlier versions of CentOS, you might run into some dll dependencies. if you do, then post the errors encountered. Step 1: Add Repository for Linuxtech – First switch user to “root” account with command “su –“ – Next run the following commands # cd /etc/yum.
This guide will show you how to install the latest update of Firefox on CentOS 6.5 using Remi and EPEL repositories respectively. As at the writing of this post, the latest update of Firefox was 26 and this version hasn’t been added to the default repos. Step 1: Check repos for latest Firefox update – Run the following command to confirm the current update in the repos [code language=”js”]# yum list firefox[/code]
This is a simple step by step guide on how to install Adobe Flash Player version 11.2 (32bit or 64bit) on CentOS/RHEL 6.5 using Adobe’s YUM repository which is kept up to date. The outlined steps below should also work for earlier version up until 6.0. If you are running any version older than 6.0, feel free to comment if it worked on that version or not. Step 1: Install Adobe YUM Repository – Open CentOS terminal console, switch user to “root” using command “su –“.
If you want a Lightweight Desktop Environment for your CentOS/RHEL then Xfce is your ideal candidate. Unlike Gnome and KDE, Xfce takes very little resource of your system. Step 1: Download the install packages from EPEL repository – First install the wget package with following command [code language=”js”]# yum install wget[/code] – Download and install epel repo with following commands: For 64bit Centos system [code language=”js”] # wget http://download.fedoraproject.org/pub/epel/6/x86_64/epel-release-6-8.noarch.rpm
If you ever desire to use Google Chrome as your preferred choice browser in CentOS, then this article will show you howto install the latest Google Chrome and keep up-to-date. Step 1: Enable Google YUM repository – Open Putty and log into CentOS using root account. Run the following command to edit/create a new file called “google-chrome.repo“ [code language=”js”]# vi /etc/yum.repos.d/google-chrome.repo[/code] – Add the following lines of code to it [code language=”js”]
When you have more than one desktop environment including Gnome installed on CentOS, its default desktop session is set to Gnome. If you desire to have the machine boot into another desktop other than Gnome, for instance KDE, then follow this simple steps outlined below to achieve this Steps: – Log into CentOS using root account. Run following command to create the desktop file [code language=”js”]# vi /etc/sysconfig/desktop[/code] – Enter the following lines shown below.
The K Desktop Environment(KDE) is a graphical desktop, similar in function to the GNOMEdesktop which I had earlier posted (Installing GNOME on CentOs 6.5). It uses many of the same freatures as GNOME, including icons, windows, menus, and a panel. Some people prefer KDE over Gnome but for me they both look similar Step 1: Install desktop packages – Log into CentOS with root account. Run the following command to install the latest desktop packages: [code language=”js”]# yum -y groupinstall “KDE desktop” “X Window System” “Fonts”[/code]
In my earlier post, I showed us how to Install CentOS 6.4 on VirtualBox using the minimal version which runs on CLI. Now I would show us how to install a GUI desktop environment on CentOS. For the purpose of this post, I will install GNOME Desktop and install some optional packages Step 1: Install desktop packages – Log into CentOS using root account. Run the following command: yum -y groupinstall "
If you had recently installed CentOS on a VirtualBox and unable to connect to the internet, this simple step would come in handy for you to get your OS connected to the internet. Steps: Using a Bridged Adapter or NAT (Network Address Translation) would achieve the same result. Difference between the two options is: [quote style=”boxed”]NAT: This enables the guest machine to access the Internet, but via a private IP address that cannot be seen from the host or the rest of your physical network.
As promised from my previous post on Installing CentOs on VirtualBox, this post will be focused on step by step installation guide of Zabbix on CentOS. As at the writing of this post, Zabbix v2.0 and CentOS v6.4 where the latest. It is assumed that you already have CentOS 6.4 installed and configured. [box type=”info” size=”medium” style=”rounded” icon=”info”]Update: Added steps on how to open up zabbix ports in a production environment without having to disable IPTABLES[/box] Setup: 1: Download Package – # rpm -ivh http://repo.
I would like to share with you a tool I have been using to monitor all our internal servers and applications. This monitoring tool is called Zabbix and I must say I am pleased with it. To begin with we need to install the Linux OS and thereafter deploy the tool as a package and demonstrate how it works in future post. Requirement: – DownloadCentOS 6.4 minimal installer – Download and Install VirtualBox 4.