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How to setup Automatic Security Updates on CentOS

In this tutorial, I will be discussing when you should or shouldn’t apply automatic security updates on CentOS. Once complete I’ll guide you on how to set up automatic security updates and exclude certain packages.
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How to install GNOME GUI on CentOS

In this article, we're going to explain how can the GNOME GUI can be installed on CentOS minimal version. Since the interface is CLI mode, this is only going to be a bunch of simple terminal commands. GNOME is a part of the GNU project and is a very simple DE that focuses on ease of usage and elegance.
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How to create a bootable CentOS Live USB drive on Windows

CentOS ISO downloads are available in two different variations - Minimal ISO and DVD ISO. So what are these? In this guide, you will know how to create a CentOS Live USB drive that can also be used to install CentOS.

Installing and Using Perf in Ubuntu and CentOS

Performance is one of the most complicated parts of systems administration.  Whenever you are trying to investigate the source of bad performance or the reason for the high workload, you need the right tools to do so.
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Install and configure Check_MK Server on CentOS 7

Are you looking for an IT monitoring solution that free and open source? Check_MK Server is one of the best monitoring system out there that was started originally as an extension to the Nagios monitoring system. Here we are going to install and configure the CRE version (Check_MK Raw Edition) which is open-source and 100% free.
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How to install and manage packages on CentOS using RPM

We use RPM to install a package from a .rpm file. We need to have a file, so in order to demonstrate it to you, we will download a .rpm file for a package called epel-release, which is a set of additional repositories (you can think of these as software stores) for Fedora and CentOS.
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Install and configure local YUM Server on CentOS 7 [Guide]

In this tutorial, we will show you how to configure and use local yum repository besides the typical online repository. If you are new to YUM, Yellowdog Updater, Modified (YUM) is a software package manager that manages the RPM-based Linux distributions.
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How to setup and configure FTP Server on CentOS

There are several open-source FTP servers available for Linux. The most commonly used servers include Vsftpd, PureFTPd, and ProFTPD. In this tutorial, we are going to describe how to install and configure VSFTPD server which is a very secure FTP Daemon.
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How to install the latest Linux Kernel on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to upgrade the Linux kernel in CentOS 7 to the newest version available from  In case anything goes wrong, we will show you how to downgrade. And finally, this tutorial will also show you how to remove older kernel versions if everything works fine.

How to install and configure Grafana on CentOS 7

Grafana is an open-source metric analytics and visualization software. It is a feature-rich metrics dashboard suite that is used widely as a graph editor...