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The best alternatives to Facebook Messenger

The best alternatives to Facebook Messenger

Facebook's messaging function has long become indispensable as a means for many people to keep in touch with friends and colleagues – even on the move. Using Facebook Messenger app on your phone tends to use up a lot of battery power and internet data. Fortunately, there are good alternatives that allow you to navigate Facebook chats just as easily and quickly, and that often also help to protect...

Removing Excel Duplicates

Deleting Duplicates in Excel: How it Works

The Microsoft program Excel makes storing and processing data a piece of cake. But the more entries are added to a table, the greater the chance that some values are duplicated in the process. Excel offers a function for removing duplicates to solve this problem with ease. This allows you to delete redundant double entries with just a few clicks.

Ubuntu: The Linux system for everyone

Ubuntu: The versatile Linux distribution with long-term support

Whether a home PC, work laptop, or website server – without an operating system, the management of hardware resources wouldn’t be possible. Windows systems have proven themselves over the years, and Apple computers run with Mac OS X as the standard, but Linux distributions are no longer a niche in the server environment. Ubuntu, for example, continues to build on traditional open source...

Set up your own Debian FTP server with ProFTPD

Debian FTP server: how to install and configure your own

FTP servers are suitable solutions if you want to make files available for download or offer multiple users a platform for storing and accessing data. The practical server-client technology also plays an important role in the maintenance of web presences. This tutorial explains how to install and set up your own Debian FTP server.

Debian – the universal system software

Debian: what does this Linux kernel offer?

Anyone looking to learn about Linux operating systems will come across Debian soon enough. The GNU/Linux distribution was one of the first of its kind and is still one of the most widely used today. Over 1,000 community members work on the Debian project, furthering the development of the collection. But how did Debian become so successful? And what makes this system software so interesting to...

Apache Lucene

Apache Lucene: free search for your website

Who wouldn’t want to build their own search engine that’s adapted precisely to their requirements? Apache Lucene makes this possible. The open source project can be precisely adjusted and also works extremely quickly, which is why even large companies such as Twitter rely on Lucene. In our Lucene tutorial, we show you how to use the full-featured text search. But first the question: What is...

GitHub alternatives

GitHub alternatives – the 5 best applications at a glance

When managing repositories, most users rely on the trustworthy online service GitHub. However, there are also various alternatives that may be more suited to your needs, depending on what you’re looking for. In our overview, you will learn about five current alternatives to GitHub that can be useful for managing your project.

Markdown editors

Markdown editors for Windows, Mac and Linux

How can you easily format texts for use online and offline? This becomes a piece of cake when you use the markup language Markdown and an editor. With these editors for Linux, Windows and Mac as well as the online editors, you can create Markdown documents and convert them into HTML pages. But what are the best Markdown editors?

How to insert comments in Word

Inserting, editing and deleting comments in Word

The built-in comment function in Microsoft Word is a great way of adding helpful information to your own documents or other texts. Any comments you add will be visible to all other users. Whether or not they can be edited or deleted depends on how the document access rights are configured. This guide explains how to insert comments in Word, and also how to edit and delete them.

PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL: a closer look at the object-relational database management system

The PostgreSQL database management system, also known to many as Postgres, has many decades of development behind it. It originally started as a project at Berkeley University in California. Today, the open source database continues to defy solutions from commercial competitors, since the development team is constantly working on its functionality and performance. But what exactly is PostgreSQL?...


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