How to change the Hostname on AlmaLinux 8, CentOS 8 and Rocky Linux 8

Change Hostname

The easiest way to change the hostname on AlmaLinux 8, CentOS 8, and Rocky Linux 8 is to use the hostnamectl command. First I will check the current hostname by running "hostnamectl status" on the shell of my server: hostnamectl status The output on my system is: [root@server1 ~]# hostnamectl status Static hostname: server1.example.com Icon ... Read more

How to convert RPM software packages to Debian (.deb) using alien

Maybe you have had this problem: you are using Debian or Ubuntu Linux and a software package you would like to install is only available in RPM format. The solution is the handy tool called alien, which converts .rpm files to .deb files. Install alien: apt-get install alien Converting an rpm package to Debian format: ... Read more

How to Disable Cortana’s Ever-Present Listening and Clear its Existing Data in Windows 10

Stop Cortana Listening

Whenever you enable Windows 10’s voice assistant Cortana, it is always in the listening mode and it listens to whatever you say either intentionally or unintentionally. Sometimes, it even picks up those conversations that are not even intended for your computer system and hence it messes up the things. Moreover, it also keeps a track ... Read more

How to associate a file extension with a specific application in Windows 10

Windows File Extensions

A default program is a program that Windows uses to open a specific application. For example, when you double click on a .txt file, notepad will open because the file extension .txt is associated with notepad by default. But sometimes you may want to associate the file extension with your favorite application. In this article, ... Read more