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25 Essential Commands for Linux Newbies

The terminal in Linux, and the need to use it, is a widely known fact, and one of the big reasons why Linux has earned the reputation of being harder to used compared to other commercial alternatives out there.

However, in my experience, Linux isn’t any more difficult to use than any other system. It’s just different. Yes, you will need to use the terminal. But, with a little practice, you can become an expert in the Linux terminal. Once you do, I believe you will find that in many ways using Linux is actually easier and faster compared to the other options out there.

What Is Linux?
At its most basic, Linux is an operating system, much like Microsoft Windows and Apple macOS. It was originally created in 1991 by Linus Torvalds when he became interested in UNIX based operating systems but became frustrated with licensing issues surrounding many operating systems of the time. Linux isn’t a port of UNIX per say, as it’s built from the ground up. But it does share many similarities to UNIX, thus coining the term UNIX-like operating system.

Today, Linux can be found in the form of distributions, created by different groups of people and companies. Some of the most popular distributions today are:

Because of its free and open source licensing policies, today tt powers a majority of the world’s servers, especially for the Internet. But it can also be found powering routers, switches, and even our televisions and many more devices.

The Linux Terminal
The Linux Shell, more often referred to as the Linux Terminal, is a text-based application designed to receive commands from the user and show the output of these commands. From here, you can completely control every aspect of your Linux operating system. While you still may have a graphical user interface for day-to-day tasks, chances are you will have to use the Terminal to properly administer your Linux operating system.

Essential Linux Commands
Now that you understand exactly what the Linux Shell or the Linux Terminal actually is, let’s take a look at 25 essential commands that you will need to know when you start using Linux.

1. clear

When you are working in your terminal, the output can fill up your terminal window. By executing the clear command, you can clear your terminal window of all that added output that you don’t need and start with a fresh, empty terminal window.


[Tutorial] Basic Linux Administration Part - 1

Hi guys, as we promised in the last announcement tutorials will make their way in like before. We are going to start a series of tutorials which will include different processes, how-to, tips for making it easy to learn about Linux. For the starters, we are going to start with basic Linux administration. This will help you to do many tasks on Linux in a simpler way. Also, it will be more helpful in learning the traditional way of using Linux.

In this tutorial, we will learn about some basic command lines which are helpful in day to day life.
  • mkdir : This command is used for making new directory or folder. To create a new folder all you need to do is open up your terminal and type in  mkdir <directory name>
    Ubuntu 17.10.2

    Ubuntu 17.10.2
In above screenshots, you can see using mkdir command we created a new folder.


Wavebox - All in one hub for Gmail, Outlook, Slack and more

Hey guys, ever wanted to use multiple cloud services at one place without going through login process and multiple browser windows every time? Well, there is an interesting software to handle this with ease and beautiful user interface. Wavebox is capable of handling multiple cloud services, email services, social media services, websites in one single hub.
Wavebox on Ubuntu 17.10.1
Wavebox brings all your virtual world together under one roof. Once you set up Wavebox with all your virtual accounts, all it remains is to access them with one click. Wavebox can aid you greatly in work, as you can access your services with fewer clicks instead of opening multiple apps or browser windows. Moreover, it consumes very less ram compared to multiple browser windows. Wavebox is also a secured platform to access your services. Every web app used on Wavebox is in sandbox mode. Wavebox use scoped OAuth2 to link accounts for maximum security.

Wavebox offers extensions like Boomerang, Gmelius, Dropbox, Grammarly, Mixmax, Clearbit, Todoist and it will increase in future. Wavebox also has an amazing feature, it can sleep apps. Once you put an app in sleep mode, it will stop using processing power, but you can still receive notifications of that service as it stays logged-in.
Wavebox on Ubuntu 17.10.1
It is very easy to set up Wavebox. All you have to do is choose your desired service and log in, it will be saved as a web app within Wavebox. You don't need to login repeatedly to access that particular service. You can set various accent colors and folder options for multiple services. You can even add custom websites and web apps to Wavebox.

Wavebox is free to use but you can get some extra features in pro version. Wavebox is available in MacOS, Windows, and Linux. To download Wavebox go to official website.
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