How to add/remove PPA repositories in Debian

Debian PPA Repository

Linux users install the majority of the programs from their centralized official repository listed in the sources.list file. However, if the program is not listed in the repository list, you can install it via its PPA (personal package archive). These are unofficial repositories that Launchpad made available to users. Launchpad is a collaboration platform developed … Read more

Installing PHP 8 on Debian 10

Debian PHP 8

PHP is a general-purpose open-source scripting language that can be embedded in HTML. It stands for HypertextProcessor and is widely used in web development. A scripting language is used to write ready-made programs that are later used to automate tasks. PHP scripts are often used on Linux, Unix, Windows, Mac OS, and other operating systems. … Read more

How to install latest LibreOffice version on Debian 10

LibreOffice latest version on Debian 10

LibreOffice is a free and open-source office-suite productivity software. It is a free alternative for Microsoft Office. It has applications for database management, spreadsheets, presentations, word processor, and graphic editing. It runs on Linux, macOS, and Microsoft Windows. Since the LibreOffice has multiple versions. The current versions are 6.3.x and 6.4.x. For this particular article, … Read more

How to restart a service via systemctl under Linux

Systemctl command

A service is a background process that automatically runs when you boot up your system. For regular users and especially system administrators, restarting a service is a common system administration task that you often have to perform while configuring system settings or installing a new application. In this article, we will learn about how to … Read more

How to use a USB Drive on Debian 10

Mount USB Device on Debian

When we insert a USB drive in our Linux system, it is normally automatically recognized and mounted by the system. Most often, it mounts the USB drive by creating a directory by the user name under the media directory. However, this is not always the case; in some cases, you might need to mount/umount the … Read more

How to test your Microphone on Debian

Debian Microphone test

If you are using your system’s built-in microphone or even an external one, it is very important to test if your voice is getting through to your system. Only when your system is reading your microphone sound as an input, it can process it further to be used in any of your applications. In this … Read more

How to Install Wine on Debian 10 (Buster)

Debian Wine installation

When Linux was originally released, it lacked many useful applications that its main competitor – Windows – successfully supported. Linux thus created a compatibility layer that was used to run the Windows application on Linux itself, called Wine. Originally, Wine could run only a few Windows applications, but now it can support thousands of them, … Read more

How to Manage Unattended Upgrades on Debian 10

Debian Auto-update

Whenever some critical data resides on your system, the most important thing that you need to do is to ensure its security and safety. For doing that, you need to regularly install all the latest security patches and updates. However, it gets all the more convenient if these patches and updates get installed automatically. Fortunately, … Read more