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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Ubuntu founder retakes the CEO throne, many employees gone

Mark Shuttleworth, the founder of Canonincal has once again returned to his positition of CEO, as Jane Silber, the previous CEO now heads to the Board of Directors; and big changes happen […]

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Installing VeraCrypt in GNU/Linux

For those of you unfamiliar with it, Veracrypt is a successor to the encryption software Truecrypt. Truecrypt was suddenly abandonded by the creators, and others decided to take up the responsibility by […]

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A look at Desktop Environments: Openbox Window Manager

With all of the major desktop environments already covered, I thought perhaps we should also look at some of the lesser known graphical environments for GNU/Linux. One such example is the window […]

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Ubuntu GNOME merged into mainline Ubuntu

Ubuntu has been using the Unity environment developed by Caonical Ltd. since the netbook edition of Ubuntu 10.10, initially released on June 9, 2010. However, it has been decided that the Unity […]

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Devuan 1.0.0 RC Released!

Debian, the father of Ubuntu, the grandfather of Linux Mint, and one of the most popular server distributions of all time, went through a time of turmoil when the decision was made […]

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A Look at Desktop Environments: Notion Tiling Window Manager

Notion was introduced to me by a long time friend on the IRC Network I am staff on, as part of a major gaming community. He almost exclusively used Notion for the […]

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A Look at Desktop Environments: UNITY

Unity, probably the most universally debated DE in the GNU/Linux community; despised by some, yet absolutely loved by others. Unity was created by Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, for Ubuntu. It’s possible […]

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A Look at Desktop Environments: Cinnamon

Cinnamon is another desktop environment that began as a fork of a previous environment, this time a fork of the GNOME Shell. The developers of Linux Mint from how I understand it, […]

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A Look at Desktop Environments: LXDE

LXDE is known as one of the if not the lightest of the main desktop environments available for GNU/Linux. LXDE is extremely minimalistic and comes with very little to no special effects, […]

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A Look at Desktop Environments: XFCE

Xfce is yet another lightweight but highly customizable desktop environment many people use for GNU/Linux, and is the environment of choice for systems such as Xubuntu, and Manjaro (Although Manjaro does come […]

A Look at Desktop Environments: GNOME

Back in the day, what we now know as MATE was initially the GNOME 2.x desktop environment in all it’s glory. Nowadays, GNOMEis an entirely different animal, and one worth exploring for […]

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A Look at Desktop Environments: KDE 5 Plasma

This time around we will be looking at KDE: powerful, graphically beautiful, and filled with an array of useful software; but the most resource intensive of the major desktop environments. KDE has […]

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A look at Desktop Environments: MATE

One of the most amazing things about GNU/Linux is it's customizability, both on a deeper system level but also on the surface with various desktop environments and window managers at the users […]

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5 Things to learn how to do in GNU/Linux via Command-Line

GNU/Linux is powerful, very powerful, but truth be told it can also be a daunting experience when trying to learn to utilize the true power behind a GNU/Linux system; the terminal. Using […]

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Setting up CSF Firewall front end for IPTables

Firewalls, commonly underused by home users yet probably one of the most important aspects of securing your machine; ever. Windows users have a HUGE array of options in front of them, but […]

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Review of Manjaro XFCE Edition

Manjaro has always been one of my personal favourite distributions of GNU/Linux, it combines the speed and power of Arch Linux and its Pacman and AUR repositories, with the user friendliness and […]

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Setting up a Windows / Linux Mint Dual Boot using MBR

Windows is the reigning champion when it comes to operating system share percentages according to NetMarketShare. However, as the world is learning more and more, day by day, there are other alternatives […]

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Installing Linux Mint 18.1 Serena MATE Edition 64bit

There are many popular distributions of GNU/Linux to choose from, but it’s generally recognized among the GNU/Linux world that there are a few major players that people tend to gravitate towards more […]