What is a Virtual Private Network and How Does it Work? 

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What is a VPN?

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A Virtual private network (VPNs) creates a secure connection between a remote computer and another network. The connection itself is encapsulated and encrypted which provides a protected communications channel between the two points.

A VPN is becoming more crucial in today’s security-related society. Due to increasing safety concerns, the proportional use of these services is growing exponentially. This technology targets several critical aspects of our online experience: mainly privacy and security. 

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How to Install Pyenv-virtualenv on Ubuntu 18.04

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Pyenv is an outstanding tool for managing multiple Python installations. Pyenv-virtualenv is a pyenv plugin that facilitates the creation and management of Python virtual environments with pyenv. This is a compelling proposition, making it possible to manage multiple Python versions with pyenv and provide the means to control the Python environment in a more granular manner.

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How to Install Pyenv on Ubuntu 18.04

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What is Pyenv?

Pyenv is a fantastic tool for installing and managing multiple Python versions. It enables a developer to quickly gain access to newer versions of Python and keeps the system clean and free of unnecessary package bloat. It also offers the ability to quickly switch from one version of Python to another, as well as specify the version of Python a given project uses and can automatically switch to that version. This tutorial covers how to install pyenv on Ubuntu 18.04.

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How to Install and Configure Apache Maven on Ubuntu 18.04

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What is Apache Maven?

Apache Maven is one of the most popular build management tools for Java projects. It employs a Project Object Model or POM utilizing an XML file to define the structure of a project, including its dependencies, documentation, and build parameters. Instead of having to manage those things individually, Maven consolidates that functionality allowing for a more streamlined and efficient project management process. In this tutorial, we are going to cover how to install Maven on Ubuntu 18.04.

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How to Uninstall Software in Ubuntu 18.04

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In this tutorial, we will demonstrate how to quickly and easily uninstall software from Ubuntu. Uninstalling software can be done using several techniques. In this article, we will show you how to uninstall software using these various methods.

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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 Python 3 on CentOS 7

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The CentOS 7 Linux distribution includes Python 2 by default. However, Python 2 is going to reach EOL on January 1, 2020. While some legacy applications might require access to Python 2 for various reasons, it’s vitally important to kick start new projects in Python 3.

In this tutorial, we are going to take a look at how to get up and running with Python 3 on a CentOS 7 server. Specifically, we will take a look at how to install Python 3 via the CentOS 7 package manager Yum as well as from source.

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How to Set up OpenVPN on Linux

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What is OpenVPN?

The OpenVPN software bundle is a set of open-source, virtual private network (VPN) applications used to create a direct, secure site-to-site connection that provides remote access between two locations. 

The OpenVPN Server consists of three main parts:

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How To Install Software From Source on Ubuntu

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In this article, we are going to cover the available options for installing software on a Dedicated Ubuntu server. By the end of this article, you’ll be equipped with an arsenal of tools for installing the exact software you want on your Ubuntu server! We will be installing three different software packages from source, deb, and flatpack.

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