How to Install Thunderbird on CentOS 8 & Ubuntu 20

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What is Thunderbird?

Thunderbird is one of the most widely used open-source email clients in the world. Mozilla originally developed the software in 2004, but the project waned in 2014/15, and Mozilla stated that they would only deliver security and maintenance updates in the future. Until recently, the community maintained the software when a Mozilla Foundation subsidiary, MZLA Technologies Corporation, took over. Today, the improvements in security and stability are very much appreciated, and since version 78, Thunderbird has built-in OpenPGP encryption technology enabled by default. Earlier versions used the available PGP technology, but it needed to be installed as a supplemental plugin. 

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How to Install Neo4j on Ubuntu 20.04

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Introduction

In this tutorial, we will examine what Neo4j is, what it is used for, and how it is implemented. We will also install and configure the installation on an Ubuntu 20.04 server. Neo4j is a graphical database used to create data relationships. Other examples of graphical databases include:

  • ArangoDB
  • Grakn Core
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2017
  • OrientDB
  • RedisGraph
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How to Install Jenkins on CentOS 8

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What is Jenkins?

Jenkins is an open-source software written in Java and Scala. This software allows users the ability to automate almost any task and, it saves significant time that can be better utilized addressing other issues. When automating tasks with Jenkins, users can optimize their workflow by quickly automating the jobs that servers cannot do themselves. In this tutorial, we will learn how to install Jenkins on CentOS 8. We will also explore what its purpose is and share several benefits that Jenkins offers. We will then configure it to run on our CentOS 8 server.

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Which Installer is Better? Pip or Easy Install

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One of the most significant advantages of Python is how easy it is to reuse existing code. 

  • Need to talk to servers? Just import requests
  • Need to talk to a MySQL database? Import the mysql.connector software! 
  • Need to fly? Just import antigravity

Of course, these packages need to exist somewhere in your server, and installing them can be problematic without the right tools. Fortunately, that is a problem the Python developers have invested significant time investigating and correcting.

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How to Install and Configure Bashtop

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What is Bashtop?

Bashtop is a command-line based resource monitor written in bash, which depicts usage and statistics for the CPU processor(s), RAM, hard disks, network sources, and other running processes. It also contains a customizable menu and a fully responsive terminal user interface.

A newer version of bashtop is now available that is written in Python called bpytop. This CLI version is much faster and consumes only about 1/3 the resources as the original bashtop. It is less CPU intensive and includes more features, such as:

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CentOS 8 to CentOS Stream — Updated!

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With the recent announcement by CentOS 8 regarding the switch from CentOS 8 to CentOS Stream, this commonly used Linux distribution is being relegated to a mid-stage development version of RHEL. In essence, CentOS 8 becomes an early rolling-release distro for RHEL. As CentOS moves from being a follow-up distribution to the stable version of RedHat, to be, in effect, a prerelease version of RHEL, many users are looking for alternatives to replace their current operating systems with a long-term stable platform apart from RHEL and IBM who owns RedHat. 

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How to Install an SSL on a Core/Unmanaged Ubuntu Server

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Why do I Need to Install or Reinstall My SSL Certificate?

According to Globalsign;

The Certificate Authority (CA) industry was alerted of compliance implications related to the inclusion of a specific extension (OCSP-signing extended key usage) in CA certificates which has, under certain conditions, unintended compliance and security implications. A number of GlobalSign Issuing CAs have been impacted by this issue. While no key compromise or security incident has taken place, we will be revoking these Issuing CA’s as part of our remediation plan in accordance with the CA/B Forum Baseline Requirements and the GlobalSign CPS. Revoked intermediate certificates can cause errors in the validation of certificates signed by these Intermediate Certificates.

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How to Install an SSL on a Core/Unmanaged CentOS Server

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Why do I Need to Install or Reinstall My SSL Certificate?

According to Globalsign

The Certificate Authority (CA) industry was alerted of compliance implications related to the inclusion of a specific extension (OCSP-signing extended key usage) in CA certificates which has, under certain conditions, unintended compliance and security implications. A number of GlobalSign Issuing CAs have been impacted by this issue. While no key compromise or security incident has taken place, we will be revoking these Issuing CA’s as part of our remediation plan in accordance with the CA/B Forum Baseline Requirements and the GlobalSign CPS. Revoked intermediate certificates can cause errors in the validation of certificates signed by these Intermediate Certificates.

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CloudLinux Pricing Change

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CloudLinux Pricing Increase

Liquid Web was recently informed that the licensing cost for CloudLinux will be increasing at the beginning of the new year and will take effect on January 1st, 2021. All CloudLinux license types (both standalone and those bundled with cPanel) will increase by $2.00 per month with no variance on license type.

We understand that price increases are never welcome. Although Liquid Web tries to minimize the impact of any cost increase to our clients whenever possible, the CloudLinux licensing fee increase is a pass-through expense and, unfortunately, not something we have control over. Liquid Web appreciates your continued commitment and support through this process. We will continue to keep our clients updated as additional information becomes available.

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