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This article covers the best cross-platform compatible data migration tools available in the market that not just ensure safe and secure data migration but also provide a seamless user experience. IRI NextForm tops our list due to its advanced functionalities along with a simple and easy user experience. DBConvert Studio is another great tool that offers cross-platform and cross-database compatibility and vast support for various formats and databases. 

Next in our list are the data migration tools offered by the information technology industry giants, i.e., data migration tools by AWS, IBM, and Microsoft. All the tools offer seamless data migration capability with slight features and compatibilities modifications that can change according to user preference, and so whatever platform is adopted by the user, according to their requirements, will ensure a seamless and autonomous data migration process.

Data migration is a need of every business, enterprise, and company. Sooner or later, every organization needs to tend to their database management services which always, or in most cases, involve data migrations. 



This article covers the best Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) that despite providing a coding environment, also provide assistance and support along with speed and efficiency to enhance the software developers’ overall coding experience. PhpStorm, Eclipse, BlueFish, VSCode, and Sublime Text – all IDEs are part of our list of top-performing IDEs. Each IDE is cross-platform compatible thereby enabling software developers across all the platforms, i.e. Windows, macOS, and Linux, and making development easy, efficient and equal for all.

Basically, Developing software solutions is a need and demand of many users, companies, and enterprises across the globe. In this advanced world of information technology, it has almost become impossible to expect advancements and improvements or even sustenance without relying on a software solution.



This article covers the top and best functioning time tracking tools capable of tracking, managing, and providing insights such as reporting, on different tasks the users or employees have spent their time on. Project Hamster, actiTime, TimeCamp, Hubstaff, and Kimai, all are the most acclaimed time tracking software by many reviewers and Linux users across the globe. Each of the discussed tools offers seamless time tracking and reporting functionalities that enable companies or freelancers to manage their time, budgets, and accounting processes and operations.

Linux users are though less in number than the other platforms, still holds a significant market, and most of the servers, mainframe computers, and supercomputers are based on Linux.



This article covers how to create a new SSH key pair and set up an SSH key-based authentication. You can set up same key to multiple remote hosts on CentOS system. Also, you will learn how to disable SSH password authentication.

SSH, or secure shell, is an encrypted protocol used to administer and communicate with servers. When working with a CentOS server, chances are, you will spend most of your time in a terminal session connected to your server through SSH.

SSH keys are typically configured in an authorized_keys file in . ssh subdirectory in the user's home directory. Typically a system administrator would first create a key using ssh-keygen and then install it as an authorized key on a server using the ssh-copy-id tool.

The public key should be stored in the ~/. ssh/authorized_keys file on the server.


To Create the RSA Key Pair:

1. Execute the command below to create a key pair on the client machine (usually your computer):

$ ssh-keygen

2. Press ENTER to save the key pair into the .ssh/ subdirectory in your home directory, or specify an alternate path.


Best Practices to improve SSH Key Security:

  • Discover all SSH Keys and Bring Under Active Management.
  • Ensure SSH Keys Are Associated With a Single Individual.
  • Enforce Minimal Levels of User Rights Through PoLP.
  • Stay Attentive to SSH Key Rotation.
  • Eliminate Hardcoded SSH Keys.
  • Audit All Privileged Session Activity.



This article covers the top-performing code repositories which are all Git-based. Git was created by Linus Torvalds in 2005 for the development of the Linux kernel, and henceforth it can be safely concluded that all the discussed source code repositories support and are compatible with not just Linux but the rest of the operating systems too. Any source code developed or created in any of the operating systems can seamlessly be managed in GitHub, BitBucket, SourceForge, Assembla, and CloudForge. Along with that, the paradigms are top-rated by users and many reviewers around the globe. 

Therefore, to manage the software application development processes, any of the discussed paradigms can be safely adopted and is assured of providing optimal performance and expected services.



This article covers the best performing container management software tools that have served their purpose across all the platforms, i.e., Windows, macOS, and Linux, and have most seamlessly handled and deployed applications ranging from small-scale to large or enterprise-scale. Basically, Kubernetes, Docker, AWS ECS, Apache MESOS, and OpenShift are capable to autonomously design, deploy and manage any software application in any environment.



This article covers the top-performing virtualization software specifically for Linux. Virtualization is the act of creating a "virtual machine" (VM) for every layer and system excerpted from the original, whether it is storage, hardware, computer network resources, or the operating system as a whole.

Virtualization is the process of developing virtual versions of operating systems, hardware platforms, storage devices, or computer network resources.

Basically, Some of the discussed virtualization paradigms are cross-platform such as XenProject, VirtualBox, and Microsoft Hyper-V, but Linux KVM and oVirt are specifically designed and created for the Linux operating systems.


A key advantage of running a virtual machine is that it allows you to run apps that would otherwise not be available due to having very different system requirements, which is one particular reason why virtualization has become so important in business.


The Top 5 Open Source Virtualization Software includes:

  • Xen Project.
  • VirtualBox.
  • KVM.
  • oVirt.
  • ProxMox.



This article covers how to install Terminalizer which is a terminal recording tool on a Linux distribution of your choice, you will be able to conveniently record all your terminal-related activities. 

Terminalizer is a fancy and highly customizable CLI tool that records and renders terminal activity and can make an animated GIF image from it. 

It can work well on Ubuntu, CentOS, Arch Linux, SUSE, RedHat, Fedora, and so on.


To install Node.js on Ubuntu:

1. update your system.

$ apt update

2. Next, run the command below to install Node.js from the repositories.

$ apt install node.js

3. Upon successful installation of node.js, you can verify the version of Node.js using the command as shown.

$ nodejs --version



This article covers the procedure of installing Redshift- the color temperature adjusting tool on a Linux system.

Also, we have shared with you the procedure of uninstalling this tool from your system if you do not want to use it any longer.

Redshift is a tool that is used to adjust the color temperature of your screen according to your surroundings.

The color temperature adapts to the time of the day. 

A different color temperature is set for the night and daytime. It applies a red hue or redness effect to your screen or graphical display. 

This helps reduce eye strain and lessen the risk of delayed sleep in case you are working in front of the screen at night. 


How does RedShift work?

In the early morning, redshift allows your eyes to gradually adapt over a period of about an hour, as the temperature transitions smoothly from night time until the day. 

The color temperature during the day should match the light from outside, typically around 5500K-6500K. The default daytime temperature is 6500K.

At night the color temperature is set to match the lamps in the room. 

This temperature is around 3000K-4000K. The default night temperature is 4500K.


To install RedShift on Ubuntu:

1. The most straightforward of installing redshift on Ubuntu 20.04 is using the apt package manager. To install Redshift, execute the following commands:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install redshift redshift-gtk



This article covers collaboration tools such as Slack, Nextcloud, Microsoft Teams, Skype, and Zoom, which provides cross-platform compatibility, user data security and privacy, and efficient team collaboration.
Though each varying in additional functionalities e.g., third-party integrations.
Efficient communication and team collaboration are key to ensure better performance and overall yield of an organization.
Almost every company is dependent upon one or two of the above-listed collaboration tools that can fulfill the needs of a company and its employees.
Many collaboration tools either incorporate or integrate with project management platforms to provide users a complete platform to sustain a project's timely deliverance and ensure the company's progress and growth.

Reasons why you should use collaborative tools:
1. But what is collaborative work?
2. You receive too many emails.
3. You feel like you are wasting your time being in meetings.
4. You are a little lost about your team projects' progress.
5. You really don't know which tasks are the most important.
6. Sharing documents has become a puzzle.
7. You have organization issues.

Project Collaboration Solution Requirements:
1. Cloud-based technology. A decade ago, most software solutions stored data on hard drives.
2. Workflow management tools. A good project management solution is one that brings everyone together. 3. A visual representation of your workload.
4. The ability to track multiple projects.



This article covers how to install the Zabbix Agent on a Ubuntu 20.04 system very conveniently.
You can ensure the successful installation of the Zabbix Agent by checking its Active status on your system. However, you can also uninstall it anytime you want.
Zabbix agent is installed on the remote host (target) to monitor the hard drive, memory processor, etc. The agent collects data and sends back to Zabbix Server.
Zabbix agents can use passive or active checks to pass information.
In passive check, Zabbix server (poller) requests an agent for certain information, and the agent sends back a value.
In the active check, the agent process all data and pushes it to the Zabbix server.
However, agent periodically connects the server to collect metric which needs to be monitored.


To Configure Zabbix agent:
Make necessary changes on the Zabbix Agent configuration file "/etc/zabbix/zabbix_agentd.conf".
After making changes, Save the changes and exit the file.
Then restart Zabbix agent service to the changes to be effected.

$ sudo systemctl restart zabbix-agent


To Configure the firewall on Zabbix agent:
1. If you have UFW firewall enables, execute the commands:

$ sudo ufw allow 10050/tcp

2. Then reload the firewall

$ sudo ufw reload

3. And verify that the port has been opened or allowed on the firewall.

$ sudo ufw status



This article covers how you can install Jenkins on Ubuntu OS. For further information about Jenkins, visit its official documentation.

Jenkins is an open-source automation server that can be used to easily set up continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines.

Continuous integration (CI) is a DevOps practice in which team members regularly commit their code changes to the version control repository, after which automated builds and tests are run. 

Continuous delivery (CD) is a series of practices where code changes are automatically built, tested, and deployed to production.


To install Jenkins on Ubuntu 20.04 as a standalone service:

1. Run the following commands as root or user with sudo privileges or root to install OpenJDK 11:

$ sudo apt update
$ sudo apt install openjdk-11-jdk

2. Once the installation is complete, verify it by checking the Java version:

# java -version

3. Import the GPG keys of the Jenkins repository using the following wget command:

# wget -q -O - https://pkg.jenkins.io/debian/jenkins.io.key | sudo apt-key add -

4. Next, add the Jenkins repository to the system with:

# sudo sh -c 'echo deb http://pkg.jenkins.io/debian-stable binary/ > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/jenkins.list'

5. Once the Jenkins repository is enabled, update the apt package list and install the latest version of Jenkins by typing:

# sudo apt update
# sudo apt install jenkins

6. Jenkins service will automatically start after the installation process is complete. You can verify it by printing the service status:

# systemctl status jenkins



This article covers how to install and use the Docker-compose on CentOS 8 system. By using the Docker-compose, you can deploy multiple Docker applications with container services through a single command. 

Basically, Docker Compose is a tool that can be used to define and run multiple containers as a single service. With Docker Compose, you can link multiple containers and deploy an application from a single command. 

It is mainly used in the development, testing and staging environment. 

Docker Compose uses a YAML file to define a complex stack in a file and running it with a single command.


To install Docker on CentOS:

1. Before starting, make sure you have Docker installed on your server. If not installed, you will need to add Docker-CE repository to your system. 

You can add it with the following command:

$ dnf config-manager --add-repo=https://download.docker.com/linux/centos/docker-ce.repo

2. Once the repository is added, install the latest version of docker using the following command:

# dnf install docker-ce --nobest -y
# systemctl start docker
# systemctl enable docker

3. You can verify the docker version with the following command:

$ docker --version



This article covers how to hide files inside images through four different methods including both the command line and the graphical methods. 

You can simply embed the confidential data, along with a password or passkey so that only a trusted person can open that file. 

This type of encryption where you hide one file securely into another is called Steganography.


How to install Steghide utility via command line on Ubuntu ?

1. To install the latest version of this tool, open the Ubuntu Terminal and first update your repository index through the following command as sudo:

$ sudo apt update

2. Now install the steghide utility through the following command:

$ sudo apt-get install steghide


To Remove / Uninstall Steghide tool from Debian:

Whenever you want to uninstall the Steghide tool from your system, simply enter the following command as sudo:

$ sudo apt-get remove steghide



This article Covers how to install the TermRecord application on CentOS 8. The TermRecord application allows you to better enjoy the recorded #Terminal content. 

TermRecord is a simple, open source, terminal session recorder with easy-to-share self-contained HTML output.

#TermRecord Stores these files as your own notes, email them to collaborators, use them as instructional examples, or whatever you wish.

TermRecord consumes output from the script command with timing information and can create a self-contained HTML file which replays the recorded session without needing to load anything from the web. 

These term sessions can be emailed and viewed on practically any device (including iPads etc.). 

The end user only needs a modern browser.


Features of TermRecord includes:

1. User friendly.

2. Detects the terminal size.

3. Nest sessions.

4. Cross-platform HTML-based output.

5. Stores the output as either JSON, embeddable JavaScript, or a static HTML file.

6. Written in Python.


To install on TermRecord #CentOS:

1. First of all, connect to your server via SSH and make sure that all of your system software is up to date. 

Run the following command to update the package list and upgrade all of your system software to the latest version available:

$ sudo yum update -y

2. Install Pip. 

Add the EPEL Repository:

$sudo yum install epel-release

Install pip:

$ sudo yum install python-pip

Once the installation has completed, you can verify that it was successful by using the following command:

$pip -V

3. Install TermRecord

Install TermRecord using the Python package manager (pip):

$sudo pip install TermRecord


How to use TermRecord on CentOS system ?

Taking a video of the terminal with TermRecord is rather simple, just run the following command (be attentive to capital letters):

TermRecord -o record.html

Note: We specify the output file in which the video will be recorded using the -o option. the .html format is the default format.

For more complex operations check out TermRecord --help



This article will guide you on how to get PDFs edited within no time and that too without installing any third-party applications. To open a PDF file in #Ubuntu, Simply, double click on the #PDF file icon, or right-click and select the "Open with Document Viewer" option.

To edit files in #Linux:

1. Press the ESC key for normal mode.

2. Press i Key for insert mode.

3. Press :q! keys to exit from the editor without saving a file.

4. Press :wq! Keys to save the updated file and exit from the editor.

5. Press :w test. txt to save the file as test. txt.



This article will guide you on how to run commands as root user using nonuser, su, and sudo utilities.




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