System

The underlying systems can change over time, so I like to keep notes about the tools and configurations that help me use those systems more efficiently.

Hardware

A computer is hardware that runs software. These devices power the systems and applications we've come to rely on.

If you're just getting familiar with learning about computers, the Raspberry Pi ecosystem is a great place to start. Heavy overlap and a great inexpensive entry point. Learning is part of the process.

Computers are defined by three general properties; how much: computational processing power (CPU), memory, and storage.

Memory and storage may seem like the same, but for now memory is a fast storage system that only exists while power is supplied. Storage is slightly slower for reading and writing, but the information persists after power is removed.

Hard Drives / Storage

Boot

The boot sequence gets the system started so it is ready to run software.

Startup

Operating Systems

Set up a computer with a fresh operating system.

If you don't already have a preferred operating system, consider one that is open source. Open source software is a wonderful thing, but don't just take my word for it.

Linux is the most common on desktop machines in the open source world. There are many flavors:

Linux

In the mobile phone space, Android is a good open source solution.

Android

Applications

Browsers

Editors

Applications

Password Managers

From the command line

find * -iname "*search-term*"

to find files that match a pattern.

More about Search

Terminals

Other keywords include: bash, shell

Terminal

https://tmuxcheatsheet.com/
Tmux

SSH

Bash Colors example available in terminal/bash-colors.sh

Administration

Checksums
Firewall
Network
Nginx
Remote Desktop
Startup Services

Virtualization

Virtualization