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Redhat aquires Kubernetes and Containers company CoreOS

On Jan. 30., Redhat announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire CoreOS, Inc, for $250 million. CoreOS, is a major player in the containers and virtualization area of the corporate […]

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Skype released as Snap for Linux

Snaps are a type of container created by Canonical Inc., to serve as a universal installation package across distributions, so that developers and users alike, know that the software can run on […]

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Back to basics Part 1 – Updating your GNU/Linux system

So, it’s been suggested to me that I start a “Linux basics” series, and I think it’s a wonderful suggestion! That said, to me the most logical starting point after an installation […]

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Linus Torvalds calls Intel’s Spectre/Meltdown patches utter garbage

Linus Torvalds is the mastermind behind Linux, and well known for his very colourful opinions on things, like the time he flipped NVIDIA the finger. Yeah, he did that. This time, Torvalds […]

Google switches from Ubuntu to Debian as base for their in-house OS

For years now Google has used Ubuntu as the base for their own private in-house OS, Goobuntu, to what they are now calling gLinux, which will be based off the unstable Debian-Testing […]

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RedHat reverts patches to mitigate Spectre Variant 2

CVE-2017-5715 (variant 2), also known as Spectre, as most people know by now is a serious problem affecting a large number of computers across the world. RedHat previously released patches to mitigate […]

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Wine 3.0 with Direct3D 10 and 11 support

Wine HQ announced the release of Wine 3.0 today. The new version of Wine comes with support for Direct3D 10 and 11, improved DirectWrite and Direct2D support, and more features. Wine enables […]

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Check Linux for Spectre or Meltdown vulnerability

Devices running Linux are affected by Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities as much as their Windows counterparts. Development teams work on updated kernels for the various distributions, and users need to update browsers […]

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Linux Mint security notice on Meltdown and Spectre

A security notice was posted on the official Linux Mint blog on January 9, 2017. It informs users of the Linux distribution about the recently discovered security issues in modern processors called […]

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Linux Mint team targets May or June 2018 for Linux Mint 19 release

The release of Linux Mint 18.3 in November 2017 put the development focus of the team on Linux Mint 19, the next major version of the popular Linux distribution. Linux Mint 19 […]

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Resources for learning bash/shell scripting in GNU/Linux

There is a stigma around the word Linux, where people generally envision people with glasses, beards, and look like a hippy programmer. Funny enough, this perfectly describes Richard Stallman, the creator of […]

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AutoBootDisk: copy Linux distributions to bootable USB drives

AutoBootDisk is a free cross-platform program that you may use to copy Linux distributions to a bootable USB drive so that you can boot Linux from these devices right away. Programs like […]

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Signal Encrypted Messenger on GNU/Linux

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 […]

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Totally awesome Cinnamon 'Spices' you need, now

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 […]

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Install and use Teamviewer 13 for GNU/Linux remote access and support

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 […]

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Microsoft releases ProcDump tool for Linux

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 […]

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Christmas Gift ideas for GNU/Linux Fans!

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 […]

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A look at 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 […]

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TLDR summarizes Linux commands

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 […]

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Linux Mint 18.3 MATE and Cinnamon released

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 […]

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Disable the transparent Terminal background in Linux Mint

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 […]

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A look at Arch Linux based Antergos

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 […]

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5 Things to do after a fresh install of GNU/Linux

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 […]

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Linux Mint KDE is out, LMDE 3 is in

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 […]

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A look at Ubuntu 17.10 Artful Aardvark

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; […]

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More useful terminal commands for GNU/Linux

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 […]

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A Look at PyCharm Python IDE for Linux

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 […]

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Installing Timeshift into Linux Mint 18.2 non-BTRFS

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 […]

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Atari to release new gaming console that runs Linux

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 […]

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SUSE Studio Merges Open Build Service to create SUSE Studio Express

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 […]

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Ubuntu to drop 32bit Desktop ISO images from 17.10 release

Unsurprisingly, Ubuntu has planned to follow the same path that other major distributions have, and drop 32bit ISO images for upcoming releases. Dimitri John Ledkov from Canonical, sent out a message through […]

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Manjaro Linux Phasing out i686 (32bit) Support

In a not very surprising move by the Manjaro Linux developers, a blog post was made by Philip, the Lead Developer of the popular distribution based off Arch Linux, On Sept. 23 […]

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Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia Information Released

Linux Mint Project Leader Clement Lefebvre, otherwise known as “Clem” released a blog post on Sept. 18, giving some information about the upcoming release of Linux Mint 18.3, dubbed “Sylvia.” In his […]

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A look at TAILS – Privacy oriented GNU/Linux Distribution

It’s no secret that using GNU/Linux is generally safer than using Microsoft Windows, however, there are specific distributions of GNU/Linux that are even more focused on privacy and safety than the usual […]

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A look at gPodder – Podcast player for GNU/Linux

Podcasts have been around for years now, but I’ve noticed an increase among my social circles in people using them, and so using that as a general assumption that others are also […]

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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 […]

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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! […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]