Terminator

Terminator for GNU/Linux - A very powerful command line terminal

There are more terminal applications than one can shake a stick at, so I'll say it's a little hard to really think, "Why should I use X instead of Y?" But, Terminator […]

GNOME SystemMonitor

Process Management in GNU/Linux for beginners

CTRL+Shift+ESC... END TASK END TASK END TASK............ Seem familiar? Yeah, Windows. Thankfully, it's pretty rare (at least in my experience) that GNU/Linux suffers from applications freezing or hanging. However, it does happen! […]

GParted Main

Using GParted in GNU/Linux for beginners

GParted is one of the if not the most popular partitioning tool for GNU/Linux, when it comes to GUI tools. Powerful, easy to navigate, and straight to the point; GParted does what […]

linux audio

GNU/Linux for beginners: How Audio Works

One of the things that I found pretty confusing about GNU/Linux during my transition from using Windows as my primary OS to using GNU/Linux, was how audio worked. In Windows, you don’t […]

Albert

A look at Albert Launcher for GNU/Linux

There are many different tools and applications to help enhance speed and productivity in GNU/Linux. One of the greatest things about the operating system is its flexibility; granted it can sometimes come […]

Atom

A look at Atom text editor for GNU/Linux

There are so many different text editors out there, some have a GUI, some are terminal based; and so many people prefer different ones for different reasons. With all that said, there […]

Pushbullet

GNU/Linux apps for communication you didn’t know you needed

One of the things that people like to hate on about GNU/Linux is that a lot of programs and applications are not compatible with it. And it’s true, as a long-time user […]

Sabayon Desktop

A Look at Gentoo based distribution Sabayon

So, I’ve mentioned in a previous article that I have been known to distrohop (read: change distributions often) and I decided that I wanted to try something different; again. I’ve used Sabayon […]

Gecko Linux Applications

A look at OpenSUSE based Gecko Linux

I was sitting at home writing future articles for Ghacks and I decided on a spur of the moment whim that I wanted to try out a distribution I had never touched […]

man commands

The Man Command in GNU/Linux

GNU/Linux is powerful. GNU/Linux is mighty. GNU/Linux can be confusing… One of the things that terrifies most people about GNU/Linux is the command line. Granted, most users can get away with never […]

A Brief look at sudo for beginners in Linux

Sudo; at some point or another while browsing the web in relation to GNU/Linux, I’m sure those of you who are new to this world would have come across this word/command. If […]

Stacer Cleaner

A look at Stacer system optimizer for GNU/Linux

There are countless tools that claim to optimize your Windows system, but not nearly as many for GNU/Linux. Now, many GNU/Linux power users will likely say something like, "If you're using Linux […]

Linux Time

Fixing incorrect clock / time settings while dual-booting Windows/Linux

So, I recently got my father to start to switch from Windows to GNU/Linux. The man is a serious privacy freak who knows Windows systems better than almost anyone who hasn't been […]

aeris user guide

WikiLeaks releases Manual for Linux Implant “Aeris”

WikiLeaks has been fairly steadily releasing documents from what is known as the “Vault 7” leaks, and now documentation has been released about a tool known as “Aeris” which specifically targets POSIX […]

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Canonical Looking for user input on software selection for Ubuntu

Canonical's Ubuntu Linux distribution is one of the, if not THE, most popular distributions of any GNU/Linux systems available; and now the company is looking for input from the masses on what […]

AES Crypt Password

Using AES Crypt to quickly encrypt / decrypt files on GNU/Linux

There are multiple ways to encrypt files, or encrypt your entire filesystem, make containers, encrypt emails etc. However, AES Crypt has got to be the absolute most simple way to encrypt virtually […]

I-Nex Drives

A look at I-Nex - a CPU-Z like Application for GNU/Linux

When I was running Windows one of the first pieces of software I'd install after I'd grabbed all my necessities, was CPU-Z. It was useful for looking at temperatures, specs, generating reports, […]

Nano

A look at the nano text editor in GNU/Linux

Given that I have been writing the odd article here and there about server work, hosting, VPS and the like, I thought that perhaps an article about editing configuration files / text […]

smartmontools capabilities

How to check Hard Drive Disk Health in GNU/Linux

So, I recently purchased a new (used, but new to me) laptop, that had a 1TB 5400RPM Hard Disk in it, granted the laptop is fairly powerful and capable of modern gaming, […]

Core Linux Question and Answers For Beginners

Linux, or GNU/Linux, is has grown in popularity exponentially over the course of the past ten years or so, and with that and the rise of users switching from Windows; there are […]

Fedora Desktop

Fedora 26 Released

It’s been a number of years since I sat down and gave Fedora a spin; I’ve always leaned more towards some of the other distributions out there with features that more suited […]

Putty Configuration

Accessing your Linux server from within Microsoft Windows

In a previous article we discussed how to start up a basic web server with nginx and get a primitive webpage online, however, what if we are hosting our website on a […]

Pamac

Install Pamac in Arch Linux for a GUI like Manjaro

Arch Linux by default does not come with a GUI tool for updating packages or working with the AUR (Arch User Repository), and this is just fine for most Arch users. However, […]

Nemo Server Information

Easily Download / Upload files to remote server in within Cinnamon

Previously I wrote a very simple beginners article on how to host your own nginx webserver and host a webpage. But, not everyone is familiar with ways to get the files you […]

LibreOffice Contest

LibreOffice starts a mascot design contest!

LibreOffice is probably the most popular alternative to Microsoft Office, and comes preinstalled on many GNU/Linux distributions, however, it's also available for nearly every major free and non-free OS out there...And it […]

Kaku

A look at Kaku -- Media streaming in GNU/Linux

We stream nearly everything nowadays, Spotify, Netflix, Crunchyroll...These are just a few of the services that many people nowadays use to get their favourite media wherever they are, and they all have […]

essential gnu linux applications

Essential Applications for GNU/Linux Users

So, you’ve made the switch from Windows or MacOSX to GNU/Linux, congratulations! There is a good chance that you’ve also installed a distribution like Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Fedora, or perhaps Manjaro; and […]

CrashPlan Extraction

Backup your GNU/Linux system with CrashPlan

Backup, backup, backup...This is the biggest thing that I wish everyone would follow when messing around with your computer, regardless of operating system but especially with GNU/Linux. GNU/Linux is fairly stable nowadays, […]

SSH Terminal

A comparison of Linux VPS Providers for beginner hosting

In a previous article I went over the basics of hosting a webserver and basic website on a home machine. However, realistically it is much more appropriate to do such a thing […]

linux encryption

Encryption and Strong Passwords

Encryption is becoming more and more recommended and less and less for the tinfoil hat wearing type. It’s not uncommon to hear of people in the tech world encrypting their harddrives just […]

Spotify

Installing Spotify in GNU/Linux

Spotify is one of the most popular among the various subscription based companies and applications around in what seems to be a growing trend. I personally have been subscribed for about three […]

Pidgin Source

How to build from source code in GNU/Linux

Most repositories for many GNU/Linux distributions have mass amounts of software and packages available within them; it’s becoming more and more rare you are required to build anything from source (unless you […]

linux kernel 4.11.2

Linux Kernel 4.11.2-1 released

The 4.10.y Kernel has come to pass on into the netherworld, and paved the way for Kernel series 4.11.y, which comes with fixes for fscrypt, a boatload of new support for ARM […]

html sample

A beginners tutorial to hosting websites in GNU/Linux

Ever wanted to host your own website? Have a spare PC laying around (even REALLY old) that you can use? This tutorial is going to show you how! Now, three disclaimers I […]

Docky

A Comparison of GNU/Linux Dock Applications

One of the things that many users love about Apple MacOSX is the dock at the bottom of their screen. But docks are not exclusive to Mac users, rather Windows, GNU/Linux, and […]

Pidgin

Using Pidgin for multiple chat protocols simultaneously in GNU/Linux

Pidgin is a wonderful application used for connecting to multiple chat protocols through a single application, making it much easier to chat to more people at once, and saving on system resources […]

Tips for picking a GNU/Linux Distribution

Distrohopping is a term some like to use for switching from one GNU/Linux distribution to another frequently, rather than sticking to one system. I’m no stranger to this, I’ve installed nearly every […]

QubesOS Default

GNU/Linux Security: A look at QubesOS

Using GNU/Linux is by default more secure than using Microsoft Windows, this is common knowledge; however just because you use GNU/Linux, does not mean that your system is secure, and that is […]

libreoffice

A look at Windows Alternatives in Linux

GNU/Linux users are well aware of the fact that many pieces of software commonly used in Microsoft Windows, do not function for us using things like WINE; and so we must find […]

Clamtk Main

How to install ClamAV with Clamtk UI in GNU/Linux

It’s common knowledge among GNU/Linux users that there is a significantly lower chance of being infected with malware when running GNU/Linux than there is when running Microsoft Windows; however, it would be […]