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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.

Signal conversation

Privacy awareness has been thankfully growing steadily across the web, and a number of programs have arisen as a result; Signal, is one such program. I won’t name drop, but enough major players in the world of privacy advocacy have given their seal of approval for Signal, and so I knew I had to check […]


gTile

I’ve touched on Cinnamon quite a few times now, as it has become my personal choice of desktop environment, but I thought I’d share some of Cinnamons own tweaks that are system independent, you should check out. All of these can be installed from their respective section of the System Settings application in the Cinnamon […]


Teamviewer Linux

I have a friend who is about as skilled with computers as I am with nano-technological engineering. That’s a thing, right? Anyway, every month or two, he asks me to ‘fix his computer’ which usually means cleaning junk, malware, and uninstalling anything he shouldn’t have installed. Often, I do this from my computer at home, […]


procdump

Microsoft released a version of the company's ProdDump application for Linux. ProcDump is a long standing command line utility by Sysinternals, maker of widely used applications such as AutoRuns, ProcessExplorer or Process Monitor. ProcDump allows you to monitor processes for CPU spikes, and have it generate crash dumps during spikes for analysis. The application supports […]


Onyx Laptop

You cSo, every year we see commercials for just about every type of Christmas gift one can think of...The sports equipment, the cars, the romantic getaway... But what about the Linuxbeard guy behind the twelve monitors? What do you get him? Well, here are some awesome gift ideas for the techy we all know! Star […]


skype for linux

I remember for a long time that Skype on GNU/Linux systems was a nightmare. The official application was terrible, and solutions like Pidgin were lacking in some crucial features such as video calling. Thankfully, finally, Microsoft seems to have stepped up their game when it comes to an official Skype for Linux. Installation Users can […]


tldr linux

TLDR is a free command line utility for various Linux distributions that provides you with summaries of Linux commands on request. Linux commands can be quite intimidating, especially if you are a new user. While you may use the man command to get information on a particular command, man descriptions are often not the easiest […]


linux mint 18.3 software

The Linux Mint team has released version 18.3 of the popular Linux distribution as MATE and Cinnamon versions to the public. Linux Mint 18.3 is a long term support released; this means that the development team will support it with updates until 2021. The new version of the Linux distribution comes with improvements to existing […]


linux mint non transparent terminal

If you use the terminal on a system running Linux Mint, you will have noticed that the Terminal window is transparent on the system. While some Linux Mint users may not use the Terminal at all or rarely only, others may use it frequently. Whenever I use the Terminal on Linux Mint, I find its […]


antergos package manager

So, I’ve mentioned a few times for my love of Arch Linux and Manjaro, but there is another player in the mix that deserves due diligence, and has actually won over my personal use vote as well; Antergos. The main difference between Antergos and Manjaro is updates and repositories. Manjaro holds updates for further testing, […]


Pulse Daemon

So, regardless of what distribution being used, there are things that I do after every single install I do, and I thought perhaps I would share some of them with you; perhaps something I do is missing from your setup and you might like to include it! I am going to leave out the things […]


Linux Mint Blog

In a blog post written Oct 25, the Linux Mint team has announced that Linux Mint will be ending the KDE flavor after 18.3 is released. “In continuation with what’s been done in the past, Linux Mint 18.3 will feature a KDE edition, but it will be the last release to do so.” Linux Mint […]


Error

I’m going to preface this review, and say that I liked Ubuntu 17.10 after using it for a few days. However, there were multiple issues with it, that ultimately ruined my experience; however, your mileage my vary. Ubuntu 17.10, code-named Artful Aardvark, is the latest Ubuntu Linux release from Canonical, and was released Oct. 19. […]


Move example

In a previous article we talked about some simple commands for people to learn to do in a Linux terminal like changing directories, or copying files. Today, I’ll be showing you some more useful things the terminal newbie may or may not know how to do, like renaming files, shutting down and rebooting your machine, […]


PyCharm Splash

Python is one of the most amazing languages one can learn to code. Python is very simple to learn when compared to some other languages out there, but yet, it’s still very powerful, and is one of the most widely used languages for some programs and websites you may not even know used it, such […]


Timeshift

In a previous article it was stated that the next version of Linux Mint would include a piece of software called Timeshift, a very popular and powerful backup utility. However, currently Timeshift is not included with Linux Mint, and so an article about how to install it, and use it, is in order. What is […]


Ataribox

Atari has recently announces that they are coming back into the console market, and are releasing a console dubbed the “AtariBox” and the kicker is; it runs Linux! On Sept. 26, Atari released a new photo of the Ataribox, made of real wood, and I must say that it looks absolutely gorgeous! A video of […]


SUSE Studio

If you’ve never heard of SUSE Studio, it’s a service offered by SUSE that allows users to create their own respins of their GNU/Linux Operating System; OBS, is a tool designed for easing package distribution. Both tools use the same engine, and so SUSE has decided to merge the two into one product and rebrand […]