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How to get started with Vim

Vi is a text editor created for Unix users. The original code for vi was written by Bill Joy in 1976, as the visual mode for a line editor called ex that Bill had written with Chuck Haley. The ex 1.1 editor was released as part of the first BSD Unix release in 1978. With the …

Linux 4.16 Released

April 1st might have been April Fool’s Day, but it was also the release day for Linux 4.16 The last release, back at the end of January, had included the first series of patches for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. This release includes a new series of patches, which are supposed to be far better …

CentOS 7 Help and Tutorials (updated April 2018)

Especially with the recent retiring of CentOS 5 on March 31, 2017, use of version 7 is on the rise. For new systems being installed now, it makes much more sense to go straight to CentOS 7 unless there is a specific compatibility issue. CentOS 6 will have maintenance updates through 2020. The minimum recommended …

New CentOS Vagrant Images Released

Vagrant is open source software that allows you to maintain virtual software dev environments. CentOS is one of the operating systems you can create a ‘Vagrant Base Box’ with. 5 days ago, CentOS announced that they’ve released new images to be used with Vagrant. More specifically, the 6.9 and 7.4 versions of the distribution have …

How to set up Rundeck in a CentOS 7 server

Rundeck is an open source software that allows you to automate routine operational procedures in any kind of multi-server environment. It has a number of features that are aimed at alleviating time-consuming tasks. You can easily scale up automation and give other members of your team their own self-service area to deploy jobs. Team collaboration is …

Pro tip: Try out Yum 4 on CentOS 7

Yum is the default way of getting access to Red Hat’s enterprise directory to download and upgrade software from Red Hat’s repos. Yum 4 is still technically in beta, but it has been available since late 2017, and so far no major issues have been reported with it. While the essence of the Yum experience …

VPSCheap Now Accepts Ethereum

We’re very happy to announce that Ethereum payments are now available for all of our cheap VPS products. Ethereum is the second largest cryptocurrency by market cap, and also one of the most innovative in terms of the technology it brings to the table. At VPSCheap, we’re very proud of our embracement of the crypto …

Linux 4.15 released with Spectre and Meltdown patches

The release of the Linux 4.15 kernel was delayed for over a week, due to the extra time needed to address the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. 4.15 comes with added security for Intel and AMD CPUs. In the case of AMD, AMD Secure Encrypted Virtualization, which is a hardware AES, is now supported. This new AES …