Linux Crash Course – Desktop Environments

In the Linux Crash Course series, you’ll learn all about a Linux-related topic – one video at a time. In this episode, we explore desktop environments. What are they? How do they differ from Window Managers? Why are there so many of these? Answers to those questions (and more) in this episode of the Linux Crash Course!

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How to Manage OpenStack Private Clouds Episode 1 – Introduction and Administration

OpenStack is an open-source cloud computing platform that enables you to build your very own private cloud that is completely under your control. You can use it to spin up compute instances, set up block and object storage, load balancers, software-defined networking, and more. In this six-part guide, Jay will guide you through the finer points of OpenStack with hands-on examples. In the first episode of the series, we’ll go over a series introduction and outline. In addition, an overview Horizon (the OpenStack dashboard) is covered.

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Thanks to OpenMetal for sponsoring this series and making it possible. Check out OpenMetal for your very own on-demand OpenStack cloud!

The Homelab Show Episode 86 – Cloudflare Tunnels

Should you expose your Homelab services to the public Internet? Normally, that will also expose your services to threat actors as well. However, sometimes public access is required for the use-case of a server. Historically, this has been a complicated and debated topic – consisting of technologies such as VPN, Dynamic DNS, and others. Now, Cloudflare has a solution – Cloudflare Tunnels. In this video, Jay and Tom discuss this feature of Cloudflare and will help you determine if it’s a good fit for your homelab.

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How to Set Up KernelCare Enterprise for Reboot-Free Live Patching

Live patching enables Linux server administrators to benefit from critical security fixes right now, with the flexibility of rebooting later. There are multiple services that facilitate live patching, and in this video Jay goes over how to set up KernelCare Enterprise for this very purpose. This tutorial will go over what KCE is, how to install it, check for patches, and more!

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Thanks to TuxCare for sponsoring today’s video.

Check out KernelCare Enterprise here. You can find a list of patches that KCE has available here.

Linux Crash Course – What is a “Distribution” of Linux?

What exactly is a “distribution” of Linux and why are there so many? In this video, new Linux users will discover what exactly makes up a distro. In addition, a few example Linux distributions are shown, such as Fedora, Ubuntu, and a few more.

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