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How to Update Debian Automatically: No Muss, No Fuss, Not At All Sus

Your Debian system is probably already doing security upgrades automatically. It's trivial to extend that to the entire system so your system is always up to date. We'll show you how.

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How to Update Debian Automatically: No Muss, No Fuss, Not At All Sus

LowEndBoxTV: Debian 12 "Bookworm" Benchmarks!

Piotr benchmarked Linux distros to find which one is fastest. Now that Debian 12 is out, he's updated his comprehensive benchmarks with fresh data. How does "Bookworm" perform compared to previous Debians and other distros? Let's find out!

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LowEndBoxTV: Debian 12

Debian 12 Bookworm Arrives June 10!

PHP 8, APFS, Kernel SMB, and an avalanche of new fonts. Debian 12 "bookworm" arrives in 43 days. What are you most looking forward to?

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Debian 12 Bookworm Arrives June 10!

How to Stop Services From Starting at Install on Debian

By default, installing a service on Debian means it's enabled (start at boot) and started immediately. If you don't care for this default behavior, we have a one-line command that will flip the behavior.

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How to Stop Services From Starting at Install on Debian

Removing a Package on Debian with Extreme Prejudice

apt just slaps at the problem; dpkg solves it. An interesting experience trying to get MariaDB back to a clean slate.

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Removing a Package on Debian with Extreme Prejudice

Was I Serious? How to Install GnuCOBOL on Debian 11

Recently someone on LowEndTalk mentioned asmbb, which is forum software written in assembler. Full stop. Written in assembler.  Forum software. Go look - it's actually pretty nice. I joked that I was...

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Was I Serious?  How to Install GnuCOBOL on Debian 11

LowEndBoxTV: Which Distro is Fastest?

Using popular benchmarks (PHPBench, Redis, ZSTD, Geekbench, VP9 Encode, WebP, OpenSSL, etc.) Piotr compares Debian, Ubuntu, and various RHEL-universe distros to see how they perform on typical LowEnd VPSes. Lots of data and interesting conclusions!

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LowEndBoxTV: Which Distro is Fastest?

PHP 7 Is Officially Dead

As of today, PHP 7.4 is end of life, which means the PHP 7 version is now officially retired. Some distributions will backport security patches, but really, it's time to move on.

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PHP 7 Is Officially Dead

How to Install Odoo (Because Odoo Won't Tell You)

Odoo is an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system with a freemium model. If you are running an organization, you could use Odoo to handle all your accounting, inventory, CRM, invoicing, etc.  It's...

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How to Install Odoo (Because Odoo Won't Tell You)

OpenSSH Suffered a "Near Miss" But is Now Post-Quantum

According to the change log, OpenSSH 9.0 suffered a "near miss" - a potential vulnerability that was found and fixed before anyone could attempt to exploit it: "Near miss in sshd(8): fix an integer ov...

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OpenSSH Suffered a

Tutorial: Moving a Proxmox VM to Different Disk

I've setup a home virtualization lab using ProxMox, which is a free and very powerful virtualization host. Prior to ProxMox, I tried: VmWare ESXi: No clones in the free version?  See ya. XCP-ng: Got s...

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Tutorial: Moving a Proxmox VM to Different Disk

FREE Root Shells on Linux Servers Thanks to polkitd Vulnerability

A new vulnerability that affects many Linux systems has been revealed: Pwnkit. This attack uses a vulnerability in polkitd to allow any user to escalate his privileges to root.  There are patches for...

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FREE Root Shells on Linux Servers Thanks to polkitd Vulnerability

How to Update Intel Microcode on Debian 11 Bullseye

Not long ago I noticed this message when booting one of my home systems: "TSC_DEADLINE disabled due to Errata; please update microcode to version: 0x22 (or later)" I wasn't having any issues with the...

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How to Update Intel Microcode on Debian 11 Bullseye

Debian 11 "Bullseye" Released Today!

Debian 11, code-named Bullseye, was released today.  If it's not already available on your favorite VM provider's panel, I suggest you own a thread on LowEndTalk and complain bitterly. Major new featu...

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Debian 11

How to Install DirectAdmin on Debian 10

This article was contributed by Dustin Cisneros at RackNerd, a web hosting and infrastructure as a service provider which was recently voted #1 by the LowEndTalk community! If you are looking for a Li...

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How to Install DirectAdmin on Debian 10

How to Find Files in Linux

There's nothing more frustrating than knowing that a file exists on your system but not knowing where it is. It's like losing your car keys or misplacing your phone. Sometimes you'll have contextual c...

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How to Find Files in Linux

LowEndBoxTV: Create Your Own Self-Hosted Disposable Webmail with Inbucket

Services like Mailinator allow anyone to setup disposable webmail accounts for easy filtering of disposable emails. If you are hesitant to give your email to web sites or organizations because you kno...

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LowEndBoxTV: Create Your Own Self-Hosted Disposable Webmail with Inbucket

LowEndBoxTV: Ranking the VPS Operating System Choices into Tiers!

Which Linux distros and operating systems we use on our cheap VPSes are Legend, which are Hipster Only, and which are Get Outta Here? We sort Alma, Alpine, Arch, CentOS (classic and stream), Debian, F...

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LowEndBoxTV: Ranking the VPS Operating System Choices into Tiers!

A Group of Friends Making One of the World's Most Popular Panels: Interview with DirectAdmin's Co-Owner, Martynas Bendorius

Our interview series has featured some of the true titans of the hosting industry.  We're very excited to interview Martynas Bendorius, one of the owners of DirectAdmin.  As one of the most popular an...

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A Group of Friends Making One of the World's Most Popular Panels: Interview with DirectAdmin's Co-Owner, Martynas Bendorius

Comment Free For All: Which Obscure Linux Distro Do You Regularly Use?

Recently, we asked you which obscure linux distro you regularly used.  After all, someone has to use some of the 1,000 Linux distros in existence. Some of the interesting comments: I use TinyCore Linu...

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Comment Free For All: Which Obscure Linux Distro Do You Regularly Use?

Comment Free For All: Which Obscure Linux Distro Do You Regularly Use?

Most folks use Debian, Ubuntu, or CentOS, with the occasional pro using RedHat or the hipster using Arch.  But there are over 1,000 Linux distros!  Not all are suitable for running on a VPS of course,...

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Comment Free For All: Which Obscure Linux Distro Do You Regularly Use?

Vulnerability in Debian 10 SolusVM Templates - You Need to Take Action

SolusVM is a popular virtualization management solution used by many VPS providers.  It's a familiar control panel for end users, who use it to setup their VPSes.  Most providers offer templates, whic...

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Vulnerability in Debian 10 SolusVM Templates - You Need to Take Action

How to Run a TOR Node on Your VPS

TOR (The Onion Router) is FOSS software to allow onion routing. It is designed to defeat traffic analysis. In this tutorial, we'll talk about the three kinds of routers you can run to contribute to th...

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How to Run a TOR Node on Your VPS

Hostigger – Openstack/KVM in Istanbul! Plans start at $11.94/yr!

Hostigger is being featured here again to promote their Openstack KVM plans. There are several sizes to choose from with prices starting at $11.94 a year! You can find their ToS/Legal Docs here. As al...

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Hostigger – Openstack/KVM in Istanbul! Plans start at $11.94/yr!

Hostigger - GoodBye2019 - USA/NL/TR Location | 3 Core, 10GB RAM, 80GB SSD, 10TB BW, 250 Mbps Network Speed ($9.99/mo or $75/yr)

Hostigger is being featured here with a special GoodBye 2019 offer that they wanted to make sure we knew about! With this offer, they wanted us to know these are the available operating systems: CentO...

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Hostigger - GoodBye2019 - USA/NL/TR Location | 3 Core, 10GB RAM, 80GB SSD, 10TB BW, 250 Mbps Network Speed ($9.99/mo or $75/yr)

Serveria - Cloud VPS Hosting, Dedicated servers and more! Offers starting at $1.99/mo!

Serveria has contacted us with a lot of offers recently! Cloud VPS Hosting, Dedicated servers and more! And they are offering a few free things with these offers: free setup and free Windows licenses....

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Serveria - Cloud VPS Hosting, Dedicated servers and more! Offers starting at $1.99/mo!

How To Install And Configure CouchPotato On A Raspberry PI

CouchPotato an application server that will easily and automatically download movies and T.V. series. You can set the quality that you want to download e.g. 4K or 1080p, the movie you want and CouchPo...

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How To Install And Configure CouchPotato On A Raspberry PI

Package Management Walkthrough: apt, yum, dnf, pkg

In this tutorial, we will give you an overview of package management utilities on Ubuntu and Debian, Centos, Fedora, and FreeBSD. Once you install, say, Apache and Nginx, PHP, a MySQL database, all th...

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Package Management Walkthrough: apt, yum, dnf, pkg
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