How to Install Docker on CentOS 8

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What is Docker?

Before we begin, let’s describe what Docker is. Docker is a set of virtualization tools that allows us to create, test, and deploy containerized applications quickly and easily. It has become very popular and used almost everywhere in our daily lives. Thanks to containerization, we can quickly launch applications on different platforms utilizing small bundles which contain all the needed packages, libraries and configuration file to run an application. These docker packages communicate via established network channels.

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How to Install Python on CentOS 8

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In this tutorial, we will consider how to enable both Python 2 and Python 3 for use on CentOS 8. In earlier distributions of CentOS, an unversioned Python command was available by default. 

When the CentOS installation was complete, it was possible to drop into a Python shell by simply running the “python” command in a terminal.

Paradoxically, CentOS 8 does not have an unversioned Python command by default.  This begs the question, why? RedHat states that this choice is by design “to avoid locking users into a specific version of Python.” Currently, RedHat 8 utilizes Python 3.6 implicitly by default, although Python 2.7 is additionally provided to maintain existing software.

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How to Install Tomcat 9 on CentOS 8

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What is Tomcat?

In this article, we will be demonstrating how to install Apache Tomcat on CentOS 8. Before we begin, let’s define exactly what Apache Tomcat is. Apache defines Tomcat as: “An open-source, servlet container, JavaServer Pages, Java Expression Language, and WebSocket technology that also acts as a web server. It affords a “pure Java” based HTTP server environment in which Java can be executed.” Tomcat works with the Java programming language and is associated with web applications written in Java.

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How to Install Python Packages

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In this article, we will be discussing what a python package is, what requirements are needed to install a software title, and the many other options available when setting up a new Python program.

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How to Install TensorFlow on CentOS

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In this tutorial, we are going to take a look at how to get started with TensorFlow on CentOS. We will be covering two methods. First, we will take a look at installing TensorFlow in a Python virtual environment via the Python package manager pip. After that, we will walk through installing TensorFlow via the Anaconda package manager. Finally, we will cover building a TensorFlow pip package from source.

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How to Set Up A Python Virtual Environment On CentOS

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In this tutorial, we are going to cover how to set up a Python virtual environment on CentOS. A Python virtual environment makes it possible to install Python packages into a discreet Python ecosystem that is entirely separate from your system’s default Python framework. This means that you do not have to worry about overwriting the installation of any current packages that might be defaulted to the existing version of Python on your system.

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