Linux shutdown command

Linux shutdown: commands for shutting down and restarting Linux

Using Linux shutdown commands, Linux operating systems can easily be stopped, shut down, and restarted. In addition to being able to set up a Linux shutdown with a time delay, the shutdown command can also be used to turn off the system’s main power supply, set up a wall message or cancel a previously initiated shutdown.

Delete a Linux directory

Remove a directory in Linux: a simple guide

Sometimes you may need to delete an entire folder rather than just individual files. If you want to remove a Linux directory, there are several ways to do it. Here are a few basic solutions that use either File Manager or Terminal. We also explain what you can do if you don’t have the necessary rights.

What is KVM?

KVM – virtualisation in the Linux kernel

Through KVM, the open-source operating system Linux provides a powerful integrated virtualisation function. This makes it possible to run one or more operating systems as guest systems on a Linux computer. Being directly integrated into the operating system’s kernel, it ensures high stability and good performance. Since this virtualisation solution is available free of charge, it’s worth checking...

What is an operating system

What is an operating system

Although we use them on a daily basis, few of us know how an operating system actually works and what this important piece of software is used for. PC, laptop, smartphone, or tablet – even some fridges are now equipped with an operating system such as Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, or one of many Linux distributions.

Linux vs. Windows

Windows vs. Linux: a comparison

Most PC users are only familiar with Windows in its various versions, but there are alternative operating systems on the market. Linux distributions offer many advantages compared to Microsoft’s product. Nonetheless, there are many things to take into consideration before switching. So, who should you fight for in the great battle – Linux or Windows?

Docker Tools | The container platform eco system

The Docker ecosystem: the best Docker tools at a glance

Docker significantly simplified the use of software containers with its efforts at standardisation. The lean container platform is part of a growing ecosystem that provides users a wide range of application options in the realm of software deployments, orchestration of containers, and multi-container applications, as well as continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD). In this guide,...

Servers with storage: storage solutions for the future

Servers with SSD storage: a forward-thinking hosting strategy

SSDs have been gaining ground for years now. Until recently, these flash-based storage devices have been mostly used by mobile devices, like smartphones or MP3 players. But more recently desktops and servers have been making use of this technology. What advantages do SSDs have over traditional storage devices? Find out here.

Linux commands: An overview of terminal commands

An overview of the most important Linux commands

Under Linux, all actions that you can carry out with the mouse and window system via the graphical user interface can also be performed using programme calls in the terminal – provided you know the appropriate command and how to use it according to the correct syntax. To make working in the terminal easier, we provide you with an overview of basic Linux commands with detailed descriptions and...

How do I install Ubuntu from a USB drive?

Ubuntu USB drive: booting and installing Ubuntu from a USB drive

You cannot install Ubuntu without a removable storage device. Since most new laptops and notebooks don’t have a CD/DVD drive, Linux fans have to install Ubuntu from a USB stick. To do this, you first need to create an Ubuntu USB stick. Continue reading for a step-by-step guide.

Ubuntu: The Linux system for everyone

Ubuntu: The versatile Linux distribution with long-term support

Whether a home PC, work laptop, or website server – without an operating system, the management of hardware resources wouldn’t be possible. Windows systems have proven themselves over the years, and Apple computers run with Mac OS X as the standard, but Linux distributions are no longer a niche in the server environment. Ubuntu, for example, continues to build on traditional open source...

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