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What is a static site generator?

Static site generators: creating your own minimalist web project

If you want to create your own website nowadays, you have a host of resources available to you. Building kits and content management systems are particularly popular, as they allow you to implement all important functions without requiring a great amount of HTML knowledge from the user. Oftentimes, though, these applications are too extensive and resource-heavy. As a result, static site generators...

The best WhatsApp alternatives

The best WhatsApp alternatives

Invitations to dinner parties; updates about work; an away day with your Sunday football team: if you’re not using WhatsApp, you run the risk of missing out on important information. With more than a billion worldwide users to date, the app is more popular than almost any other on the market. But this networking comes with its disadvantages too: the main one being that WhatsApp shares user data...

Excel Pivot Tables

Pivot tables: using Excel to its fullest

Excel pivot tables can considerably ease the evaluation of data. Data analysis can be especially time-consuming and tedious with complex numerical series, but with Excel pivot, this doesn’t have to be the case. Simply place your data in the right context and filter the essential information in just a few clicks. The pivot table allows you to create expressive diagrams in no time. Find out all you...

File manager for Android: The best apps

File manager for Android – the best alternatives to the standard app

Managing files and folder on Android devices can quickly become a tedious affair. One the one hand, the integrated file manager app (only since Android 6.0 “Marshmallow”) is well hidden in the settings of the operating system, and on the other hand, it only has the basic functions available – which is why many users rely on third-party applications from the Google Play Store. But what exactly sets...

Alternative file managers for Windows, Linux, and Mac

The most popular file managers for Windows, Linux, and Mac

A central program on every operating system is the file manager. Whether on Windows, Linux, or macOS – in order to perform file and directory operations conveniently and efficiently, you should rely on a file manager that meets all your requirements. The pre-installed programs like Windows Explorer, Apple’s Finder, or Nautilus on Ubuntu, on the other hand, come with a greatly reduced range of...

Docker alternatives at a glance

Alternatives to Docker: an overview of the container platform

Docker is currently doing very well for itself, but there are many forerunner technologies and competitor products following in the market leader’s wake. They also offer attractive alternative solutions for resource-saving virtualisation on an operating system level. We give you an overview of the most important options in the container industry, and introduce established container formats and...

Traceroute: your digital pathfinder for data packages

What is Traceroute (tracert)?

Whether at home or at your business: network issues can really grind one’s gears. When ensuring that all the cables have been connected and the settings have been checked multiple times is of no help, it may be time to make use of traceroute or tracert. These help users find the source of all their frustration.

Introduction to netstat

What is netstat?

Various computer networks are connected with one another via the internet. In order to build up such connections, both the sending as well as the receiving systems have to provide transfer interfaces, or ports. Netstat allows you to find out which ports are opened by your own system and which active connections exist — all of this helps reduce the risk of undesired access attempts.

Mumble server setup

Set up a Mumble server – a how to for mumble server hosting

Whether it’s a multiplayer game or a podcast project, the Mumble voice chat software is becoming increasingly popular. The open-source solution has an appealingly simple structure without scrimping on functions. Another advantage is that anyone can create their own Mumble server. We’ll explain all the steps of the installation, from choosing the right server package to the final configuration.

Make a bootable USB drive

Make a bootable USB drive and save your computer

Optical installation media are yesterday’s news. A bootable USB drive is not only faster and more practical than a CD-ROM, it can also do a lot more: For example, create a portable operating system with which you can use Windows as well as Linux computers. The most important function, though, is the ability to boot and repair a PC following a serious system problem. To make such a bootable USB...


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