WSL2 explained
WSL2: meet the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2
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WSL2, which was released in early 2020, is the development of a Windows Subsystem for Linux. Instead of a compatibility layer, WSL2 relies on the virtualization of a complete Linux kernel. This means that even complex applications such as Docker can be operated in the Linux environment. We’ll explain the similarities and differences of this to the previous version and show how to use WSL2.

WSL2: meet the Windows Subsystem for Linux 2
Allocating directory rights with chmod
What is chmod?
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With Linux, access rights for directories and files are often set through the terminal where file owners can be defined and groups can be assigned. With the ‘chmod’ command, user classes can be assigned certain file rights. Access rights in the Unix file system can be changed in two different ways: symbolic or numeric. Find out more about both notation types here.

What is chmod?
CPU Temperature
The CPU temperature: How high can it get and how can you monitor it?
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The CPU temperature primarily depends on the processes that are running, though factors such as ambient temperature also play an important role. Since fluctuations are quite normal, only sustained overheating needs to be prevented. There are different tools with which you can display the CPU temperature in order to be sure that it stays within the normal range and that your computer operates...

The CPU temperature: How high can it get and how can you monitor it?
CPU Usage
High CPU usage: What does this mean?
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CPU usage plays a crucial role with respect to your PC’s processing power and speed. If it is too high, then commands will not be processed as is ideal and all processes will run much slower. But when is high processor usage normal and when should countermeasures be utilized? And how does one even figure out the relevant values?

High CPU usage: What does this mean?
How to Overclock CPU
How to overclock your CPU: fine-tuning for your processor
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CPU-intensive programs or games are an endurance test for the central processor of any computing device. Older models are quickly overloaded by processing power requirements. If you overclock your CPU, you can considerably increase the performance, eliminating the need for a new computer. We explain to you step-by-step what needs to be taken into account when you do this.

How to overclock your CPU: fine-tuning for your processor
XaaS
What is XaaS (anything as a service)?
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XaaS stands for anything as a service and describes an approach with which all services important to companies can be made available via the cloud. XaaS includes service solutions such as SaaS or IaaS and more. You can find out more about the areas covered by XaaS and the advantages and disadvantages of the approach here.

What is XaaS (anything as a service)?
Cryptomining
Cryptomining: meaning, function, and dangers
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Cryptos are the new gold. Unsurprisingly then that cryptomining evokes some association to the historical gold rush. The rise of cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin has led to tremendous hype surrounding digital money and cryptomining. Mining, in this case, refers to the mining or verification of cryptos through computing power and cryptominers. Read on to learn about the function and the dangers of...

Cryptomining: meaning, function, and dangers
Name resolution online: what is a DNS server?
What is a DNS server?
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DNS servers are required for everyday web surfing activities because they play a main role in the DNS name resolution process. But what exactly is a DNS server? We answer this question and provide you with an overview of the ten most popular public DNS servers in this dedicated article. Simply read on to find out more.

What is a DNS server?
Domain Name System
What is DNS? Overview of the Domain Name System
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The Domain Name System, or DNS for short, plays an important role when surfing the web because it is used to translate domain names into server IP addresses. We explain what DNS is and show you exactly how the system works and which servers are used. We also explain the risks associated with DNS so that you’re well aware.

What is DNS? Overview of the Domain Name System
Path of Titans server hosting
How to set up your own Path of Titans server hosting
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If you’re a fan of online gaming but don’t like the constraints placed on your creativity when playing a normal game, you can easily change that. Hosting your own server enables you to take control of creative aspects such as modding the game world and characters. It also enables you to play with your friends playing by your rules. Learn more.

How to set up your own Path of Titans server hosting