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Linux is one of the most popular server operating system and slowly rising in popularity as a desktop operating system as well. This can be attributed to the progress that Linux distributions have made in regards to the installation and usability. For the most part, installing Linux is not complicated anymore at all, and users of all experience levels can make that happen.

Linux systems are called distributions of which there are plenty. A couple of popular ones are Ubuntu, which is probably the most popular system right now, Linux Mint, Debian or OpenSuse. The Linux category features news, reviews, software, tutorials and everything else of interest to existing and future Linux users.

What is holding back Linux the most is without doubt also one if the system’s greatest strengths: diversity. New users may find the number of Linux distributions to choose one from overwhelming to say the least.

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Explain Shell breaks down Linux command line arguments for you

While it is possible to use modern Linux distributions without touching the command line at all, or only on rare occasions, you will usually quickly come into contact with command line arguments when you want to make a change to the operating system and need to research how it is done on the Internet. You can run these commands right away, but if you do […]

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Surprise! DuckDuckGo is Gnome’s new default web search engine

Gnome is a long-standing desktop environment and user interface that is part of the GNU project and available for use in various Nix-like operating systems including Linux. Gnome announced plans to switch its main web search engine from Google to DuckDuckGo recently. If you are a regular reader of Ghacks you know that DuckDuckGo is a new type of search engine that came to life […]

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Firefox 24 for Linux gets native MP3, AAC and H.264 support

Firefox users who use the Windows 7 or Windows 8 operating system benefit from support for H.264, Mp3 and AAC formats that Mozilla implemented in version 21 of the web browser. Support means that users of the browser on those systems can play audio and video files requiring these formats in the browser without plugins. The organization promised to deliver solutions for other operating systems, […]

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Ubuntu 13.04 released: how to upgrade

Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" has been released today as part of the usual six month release schedule of the Linux distribution.  New users can download the latest version directly from the Ubuntu website where the desktop version can be downloaded as a 32-bit or 64-bit release. Both downloads have  a size of about 700 Megabyte and come in form of a disc ISO image that […]

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Ubuntu 12.10: what is new and how to test it

If you take an interest in the Linux world you have probably already noticed that Ubuntu 12.10 has been released. The new version of the popular Linux distribution comes with a set of new and improved features, of which at least have been controversially discussed by the community. Integration of Amazon results in searches is probably the most controversial feature of this release. The feature […]

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Learn Japanese Kanji, Katakana and Hiragana With Tagaini Jisho

When it comes to learning foreign languages, I never came upon a more learning intensive language than Japanese. This can be partially attributed to the foreign characters, and to the fact that you have to get your head around multiple alphabets and thousands of Kanji signs. Japanese learning software can help students tremendously in the task, both when memorizing and understanding the different alphabets and […]

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System Rescue CD, Windows Repair and Recovery Tool Collection

Windows users have several options at hand when their system does not boot anymore. They can try to boot into Safe Mode, use System Restore to recovery the system to a previous state, or use repair options on the Windows CD to repair the issue. When Windows 8 gets released, options get even better with the included reset and refresh options. Sometimes though you may […]

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No More Flash Updates For Linux, Unless You Use Chrome

Breaking News: Adobe just made an announcement on the official Air and Flash Player Team Blog that changes are coming to Flash Player on Linux. The company has partnered up with Google to "develop a single modern API for hosting plugins within the browser". PPAPI (code-named Pepper), adds a layer between the browser and underlying operating system that "abstracts away differences between browser and operating […]

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FreeBSD 9.0 Has Been Released

The operating system FreeBSD 9.0 has been released yesterday. The new version introduces several new technologies, feature additions and updates, including USB 3.0 support, the TRIM command for the Fast File System which improves interaction with Solid State Drives (SSDs), an update to Storage Pool Allocator version 28 which adds support for data deduplication and triple parity RAIDZ, and support for the Highly Available Storage […]

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Linux has “only 10 great apps” according to Gnome Creator

When Microsoft released a late alpha, but generally stable version of the Windows 8 Developer Preview the other week a great many people, including myself, were greatly surprised.  This is because it goes against everything Windows chief Steven Sinofsky generally believes.  But it was very clear why Microsoft had made this decision. They know full well that any modern platform will live or die on […]