How to Make a Successful Transition from Windows to Linux – and Why You Should Consider Making the Switch

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If you’ve been working with Windows for a long time, and you’re comfortable with it, there are plenty of good reasons to stay with it. The comfort factor is certainly one of them. The idea of changing to a new platform when the old one works just fine can feel intimidating, and if you already know what you’re doing, the notion of learning something entirely new isn’t always a welcome one.

Yet, even if Windows is still working for you, you may be ready to expand your skills or just want to try something new. In the past, developers have avoided Linux servers due to the perceived limitations of the operating system, but recent changes have made them attractive to a growing number of people.

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Is it Worthwhile to get the CompTIA Security+ Certification?

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What Skills are Learned in the CompTIA Security+ Course
Because the Security+ test is so comprehensive, many seek out preparation courses in advance. In any comprehensive Security+ Certification Prep Course, you will learn to:

  • Think broadly and widely to implement sound security protocols to address and reduce security risks
  • Quickly react to security issues as they arise, knowing what tools, technologies and skills are required to effectively thwart bad actors or actions
  • Triage past security breaches to identify potential remedies and to implement enhanced protections
  • Design, implement and manage a network, on-site or in the cloud, with security in mind

The above learnings, broken down more fully into a full course syllabus, typically run as follows:

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Stranger Things are Happening at ITProTV: DIY Light Display

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When Stranger Things first came out on Netflix, it felt like everyone in the world was talking about it. It was easy to get caught up in the story, either as a horror fan, a sci-fi fan, or just someone who enjoyed the 1980s nostalgia. One of the most iconic elements of the show was when Winona Ryder’s character Joyce used a string of holiday lights to communicate with her missing son, Will.

This year for Halloween, ITProTV’s own IT guy, Nate Copeland, decided to rig up an homage to the show. Instead of talking to kids in the upsidedown, our lights talk to an Arduino. That means, with a little code, we could make them spell out whatever we want, like ITProTV. And we figured, why not pass what we learned on to our members so they could create their own versions at home?

Check out this video for the quick DIY tutorial:

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