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How to install oracle’s Java in Debian Stretch

If you are running Debian Stretch you probably have already Java installed, more concretely the OpenJDK version. But at times we need, or simply prefer, to work with the Oracle Java SDK. In this post we will see the steps we have to follow to install Oracle's Java SDK in Debian Stretch. 

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How to find version of the Linux kernel

How to find information about the installed Linux kernel using the command line.

How to find your motherboard model in Linux

In this post we will see how we can find information about the motherboard from the command line in Linux.

Installing Node.js in Debian Linux.

What is Node.js? Node.js is a JavaScript runtime (it uses Google V8 parser): in other words, it allows us to run JavaScript code outside of the web browser; using Node.js we can develop server side applications or client desktop applications... Continue Reading →

NuTyX 9.1: quick review

In the previous post I did a basic desktop installing of NuTyX, installing mate as my desktop of choice; the next logical step would be to start customizing the system, so that it becomes useful for daily usage.

Installing NuTyX 9.1: a Linux from scratch distro

Recently NuTyX, a Linux distribution from Switzerland, released a new stable version. What it grabbed my attention from this distribution that I did not know yet, is that it is not based in a major distribution such as Debian, Fedora, Ubuntu, etc: it has been build based in the documentation from Linux from Scratch.

Reasons to use Debian

A quick look at the DistroWatch front page will tell you that there are hundreds of Linux distributions out there to choose from, and although that is a good thing, it also makes it difficult for newcomers to decide which one is the best for them. In this post I will list a short list of points at which Debian excels.

Installing FreeBSD 11

Having played for a while with TrueOS, a desktop oriented FreeBSD based distribution, I have decided to try the original FreeBSD system: I intend to use it as a FAMP testing server for some projects. The first step is, of course, installing FreeBSD: I am happy to say that for a system with a slightly intimidating reputation, the installation process has gone like a breeze: quick, and easy.

TrueOS 12: a review

A peek into TrueOS 12, a FreeBSD based system, that aims to provide and easy to use desktop operative system.

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