Operating Systems

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...

XAMPP tutorial: create your own local test server

XAMPP tutorial: installation and first steps

The software packet XAMPP is a collection of popular applications like the web server Apache, a leading database management system (either MySQL or MariaDB), the scripting languages PHP and Perl, and more – all together in a compact test server. Our XAMPP tutorial will take you through the installation and configuration process, with the aid of clear instructions and screenshots, to help you set...

Hostname

All you need to know: what is a hostname?

A computer’s unique name on a network is the hostname, site name or computer name. The hostname is part of the fully qualified domain name, which can be used (for example) to find and access websites on the internet. Here you’ll learn what a hostname looks like, and we’ll show you various ways to determine the hostname using an IP address or how to change it.

What's a hackathon?

Hackathons: intense and innovative programming retreats

What is a hackathon, and what happens at one? Very little sleep, innovative ideas, and a lot of hard work! In addition to a definition of a hackathon, and an explanation of how it works, we also provide a few examples of hackathons in the US, as well as some of the amazing projects that came from them, such as mental health apps, and organ transplant aides.

Linux – the cost-effective alternative to Windows

Linux: a closer look at the open source operating system

There are many claims about Linux. Is it more secure than Windows? Or is it just more complicated? Although they are widespread in the server area, open source systems haven’t really made their way to PCs. What actually lies behind the cost-effective alternative? Is using a Linux operating system right for you? We’ve got the answers to these questions and more.

Linux vs Windows – the big server

Linux vs. Windows: a comparison of the best web server solutions

The duel between Linux and Windows may have an obvious victor on the home computer front, but the battle for server use paints a very different picture: since the beginning, Linux has bested Windows, as usage figures show. But many users remain unconvinced by statistics and rightfully ask the question: what are the actual differences between the two platforms?

Best cloud storage providers

The best cloud storage providers – an overview of the best online storage

Storing files online on a cloud platform has become part of everyday life for many people. Regardless if it’s your own holiday photos, or important documents for work - storing files with online storage providers takes the load off your hard drive, and also ensures that they are available anytime and from anywhere. But what are the best cloud storage providers on the market? And what differences...

Docker orchestration with Swarm and Compose

Docker: Orchestration of multi-container apps with Swarm and Compose

The container platform Docker offers native functions for the orchestration of containers in physical or virtual clusters. Docker also offers a tool for the deployment of multi-container apps with Compose. Thanks to the native swarm mode, you can scale complex applications by yourself on any number of Docker hosts. We show you how that works and offer comprehensive help in our tutorial for Docker...

Docker tutorial: Installation and first steps

Docker tutorial: Installation and operation of the container platform

The open source container platform Docker is quite exciting to the open source community. As an alternative to hardware virtualization based on virtual machines, Docker has made the use of software containers acceptable outside of the Linux universe. In our tutorial for beginners, we break down the Docker trend from the ground up. With these clear, step-by-step instructions, learn how to install...

How to create a website on Mac devices

Creating a website on your Mac–it’s all about the software

Whether you’re a dab hand or a total novice, web designers are spoilt for choice when it comes to creating their web presence. Even with minimal knowledge of HTML and JavaScript, creating websites on Mac computers can be a simple process; you just need a web editor and a great idea. It’s also easier than ever to realize more complex projects thanks to a wide range of user-friendly, professional...

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