How to set up automatic updates on Ubuntu Server 18.04

This guide explains how to configure automatic updates in Ubuntu Server 18.04 “Bionic Beaver”. This tutorial is based on the following official Ubuntu Documentation article: Ubuntu Server Guide » Package Management » Automatic Updates Step 1: package installation Install the unattended-upgrades package: sudo apt install unattended-upgrades This package may already be installed on your server. Step […]

How to install a LEMP stack on Ubuntu 18.04

Introduction This guide shows how to get a full LEMP software stack installed on Ubuntu 18.04. The LEMP stack can later be used to set up a CMS like WordPress, Joomla or Drupal. There are tons of tutorials on this subject. The goal of this particular one is to be the most comprehensive and best […]

How to edit metadata via the command line with ExifTool

In a previous post, I tried to find a metadata editor with a graphical user interface on Linux. The best solution, DigiKam, is designed for KDE. The second best option, XnView, is perfectible and not free software. As a Linux Mint (Cinnamon) user, I ended up thinking that it would be better to use a […]

How to edit image metadata on Linux

Image metadata is a complex field with multiple standards, the most important among them being Exif, IPTC-IIM and XMP. In this guide I try to find a solution to edit (read, modify, remove) image metadata (jpg, png, …) on Linux, if possible with a graphical user interface (GUI). Many photo editors and image manipulation programs […]

The Fairphone 2, Free Software and alternative operating systems

The Fairphone 2 is made by a certified B-Corporation based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.  The Fairphone 2 is probably the world’s fairest and greenest piece of advanced consumer electronics. Here is why the Fairphone should matter to anyone interested in Free Software. Table of Content: Is the Fairphone 2 the freest phone available? The Sailfish […]

Multimedia, codecs, MP3 & DVD support on CentOS, Scientific Linux or RHEL

This tutorial details how to install full multimedia support, media codecs, MP3 & DVD support on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and its derivatives CentOS, Scientific Linux, Oracle Linux, ClearOS, … This howto assumes that you already installed RPMforge. To prevent conflicts and keep it simple, RPMforge is the only extra repostory we will use. […]

Install DVD support (libdvdcss) on Debian or Ubuntu

On Linux, DVD support is provided through the libdvdcss or libdvdcss2 packages. Some distributions already include these packages (Linux Mint, Kodi/XBMC), but most don’t. Distributions without pre-installed DVD playing capabilities are Debian, Ubuntu, SUSE Linux, Fedora, … In earlier Ubuntu releases, DVD support as well as many other media codecs were available through the Medibuntu […]

Screenshot featuring a chameleon installing Virtual Box on a CentOS computer

Install VirtualBox on CentOS / RHEL / Scientific Linux

This how-to is about installing VirtualBox on CentOS. Provided instructions should also work on Scientific Linux and Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). It is possible to install VirtualBox from rpm packages, which can be downloaded on the VirtualBox Linux downloads page. However, a yum-style repository is also provided – we’ll use the latter. DKMS, RPMForge, […]