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Bookworm is a light-weight eBook reader for Linux

While Calibre has a built-in reader, and is the absolute best when it comes to managing and converting eBooks, some people may prefer an alternative when it comes to reading ebooks. Bookworm, […]

A Look at Redcore Linux: Gentoo based Linux Distribution

Many people in the technology world have heard, at least in passing, of the Linux distribution Gentoo. Gentoo is one of the most famous distributions to the point of becoming a joke; […]

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Flameshot is a brilliant screenshot tool for Linux

The default screenshot tool in Ubuntu is alright for basic snips but if you want a really good one you need to install a third-party screenshot app. Shutter is probably my favorite, […]

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A look at MX Linux 18.3

I’ve been doing a little bit of distrohopping in the last week or so to take a look at new systems being developed and to try a few I haven’t had a […]

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Fix for no sound issue on Linux when using headphones

So, I recently did a bunch of distro-hopping to test out some systems I am unfamiliar with, and I found an issue that persisted regardless of what I was running; if I […]

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Linux Mint 19.2 is out

The Linux Mint team released a new version of the Linux distribution on August 2, 2019. Linux Mint 19.2 is already available in the three supported flavors Cinnamon, MATE, and Xfce. The […]

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Leaving Windows for Manjaro KDE: Post-Installation First-Steps

Previously I wrote an article where I recommend Manjaro KDE Edition for Windows 7 Refugees and I felt like I should follow-up with some changes and first-steps that I think would make […]

Best Linux Distro for Windows 7 Refugees: Manjaro KDE

With the impending destruction  of Windows 7 (read: loss of official support) looming in the horizon, many users may find themselves in the debate of moving to Windows 10 or jumping ship […]

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Steam and Ubuntu: support until 2025 and 20.04 LTS

Steam customers who run the gaming client on Ubuntu machines were in for a shock when Canonical, Ubuntu's parent company, announced that it would not support 32-bit packages on Ubuntu going forward. […]

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Ubuntu 19.04 is out

The final version of the Linux distribution Ubuntu 19.04 is now available. The new version is already available for download in all supported flavors. Existing Ubuntu systems running Ubuntu 18.10 can be […]

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Linux gamers rejoice: Wine 4.0 is here

Gaming on Linux picked up some pace in recent years in large parts thanks to Valve Software's investment in growing gaming on Linux. Mike listed some AAA games on Linux that Steam […]

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Linux Mint 19.1 Tessa is now available

Linux Mint 19.1 codename "Tessa" was released on December 19, 2018. The new version of the popular Linux distribution is a Long Term Support release that will receive updates until 2023.  It […]

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Debian Project releases Debian 9.6

The Debian Project announced the release of Debian 9.6 on November 10, 2018; it is the sixth release of Debian 9 which was released in 2017. Debian, one of the oldest GNU/Linux […]

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You can now buy Linux on Microsoft's Store

WLinux is the first commercial version of Linux, more precise the Windows Subssystem for Linux, on the Microsoft Store. It is advertised as a "fast Linux terminal environment for developers and pro-users […]

Fedora 29 released with support for Modularity

The Fedora Project announced the release of Fedora 29, a new version of the open source Linux distribution, on October 30, 2018. Fedora 29 introduces the concept of Modularity across all different […]

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Ubuntu 18.10 released with new desktop theme

Canonical released a new version of the organization's Ubuntu GNU/Linux distribution; Ubuntu 18.10, called Cosmic Cuttlefish, comes with a new community desktop theme, improved snap desktop integration, multi-cloud computing optimizations and other […]

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Windows 7 to Linux: Backup and Media creation

This is the second part of our migrating from Windows 7 to Linux guide. We talked about general preparations in the first guide that looked at choosing the right Linux distribution, finding […]

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Windows 7 to Linux: Preparations

This is the first part of a series of articles that describes how to migrate from a Windows 7 device to a device running Linux. The main motivation behind the series of […]

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Privacy-focused Linux OS Tails 3.9 released

Tails 3.9 is a new version of the privacy-focused live operating system that is based on GNU/Linux. The new version of Tails includes security updates and major changes such as native VeraCrypt […]

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Watch your favourite streamers from GNU/Linux with GNOME Twitch

Streaming is a big deal nowadays in the gaming world; what used to be boring and weird, watching someone else play a videogame, is now something that millions of people spend their […]

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Hiri – Office365 and Exchange for GNU/Linux

If you’re like me and use Microsoft Exchange or Office 365 for work or school, you’ll quickly find out how much of a pain it can be, trying to find a solution […]

Top 5 AAA Native Linux Steam games, you need to play now

Gaming on GNU/Linux systems is becoming more and more feasible, with updated video drivers coming frequently from both major sides of the market, and more people learning about and using GNU/Linux based […]

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Xbox 360 Wireless Controller for PC+Rocket League+Ubuntu=Awesome

I’m a gamer. I’ve been playing PC games since DOS, and have no plan to ever stop, thankfully there are an increasing number of wicked games available on GNU/Linux systems, like Rocket […]

Ubuntu Budgie

A look at Ubuntu 18.04 Budgie

I’ve been really wanting to like Budgie, but haven’t had the best experiences with using it on various systems, as you can read in my look at Solus and an attempt at […]

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Researchers release DEDA to anonymize laser printer tracking dots

DEDA is a new tool for Linux that researchers have created to read and decode the forensic information, and to anonymize information to protect against tracking. The Electronic Frontier Foundation discovered in […]

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Linux Mint 19 "Tara" final is out

The Linux Mint team has released Linux Mint 19 final, codename Tara, in the desktop environment flavors Cinnamon, Mate, and Xfce. Linux Mint users who run Linux Mint 18.3 or a beta […]

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A look at Lutris – Open Gaming Platform for GNU/Linux

There’s plenty of gaming platforms out there nowadays, from Steam to Origin, it seems like you need to have almost as many gaming platforms as you do games installed. GNU/Linux users are […]

WoeUSB

Easily make a Windows bootable USB from within Linux Mint with WoeUSB

WoeUSB is an application for GNU/Linux that enables you to create bootable USB media for Windows from Windows ISO images or DVDs. So, there’s many different tools out there for all operating […]

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The fight of Manjaro Budgie

So, I’ve been gone for a little while to finish school (I did well!) and got a new (to me) computer. I had issues with it from the moment I bought it, […]

Spice Up Presentation

A look at Spice-Up presentation software for GNU/Linux

As a student, presentations are second nature to me. I can’t even count the amount of times I have had to make visual presentations and slides of information over the course of […]

A look at Scribus – Open-Source Desktop Publisher on GNU/Linux

As a print journalist by trade, I’ve had to use more Adobe InDesign than I care to get into. I swear I kern text in my dreams or something at this point. […]

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A look at FocusWriter distraction free text editor on GNU/Linux

Writing has always been something I enjoyed throughout my life, and nowadays I practically write for a living. You’d think that being a professional writer, I might have some kind of hyper-focus […]

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Fedora 28 Linux-based operating system released

While the past couple of days were filled with news about the new version of Windows 10 and its massive list of bugs, Linux users have the opportunity to test a new […]

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A look at Peek screen recorder for GNU/Linux

Have you ever found yourself wanting to record something on your screen for a few moments, to show someone else? I’m not talking videogame streaming or anything on that big of a […]

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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS is out

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS has been released. The new version of Ubuntu is available in Desktop, Server, Cloud and core variants, and it is a long-term support release which means that the Desktop, […]

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The simplest way to make a LiveUSB from within GNU/Linux

I change distributions like people change socks, because I’m stubborn and refuse to test things through virtual machines and would rather run it pure and dry off my hardware. I have this […]

A look at KompoZer Web-editor in GNU/Linux

Some people code HTML/CSS oldskool in software like Atom, Notepadqq, or even nano/vi, but others enjoy using what’s called a WYSIWYG editor, which stands for What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get. KompoZer, is a free cross-platform WYSIWYG […]

Mixxx

A look at Mixxx in GNU/Linux

Most people tend to think of DJ's using Macbooks alongside their equipment when picturing a DJ who uses a laptop in today's world, but little do most realize that GNU/Linux systems can […]

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Back to Basics Part 6 -- Using the ip command in GNU/Linux for beginners

For years, people used the ifconfig tool to handle their command line IP / network interface related tasks. However, ifconfig is long dead, and has since been replaced with the IP tool, […]

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Avoid Google Maps with GNOME Maps on GNU/Linux

So, it’s not really any secret nowadays, that Google saves pretty well anything you ever do using their services. It’s also no secret nowadays, that many people try and avoid using Google […]