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9 Useful Things Linux Can Do that Windows Can’t

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Think Windows is the only operating system out there? Think again.  Have you heard of Linux? Linux and Windows are considered to be the world’s best-operating systems. When deciding whether to choose a Windows or Linux operating system, most people look at features such as cost, support, security, functionality, hardware compatibility, and reliability. Before deciding […]

6 Easy Ways To Speed Up Your Ubuntu Installation

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Have you noticed your Ubuntu system’s performance has slowed down? Even though Ubuntu 18.04 (the most recent version) is a very powerful Linux distribution, over time, your installation can become sluggish. There are a variety of factors that can affect the speed of your system, including: The number of programs you have downloaded Low virtual […]

Linux Live USB Creator Lets You Create Linux OS’ On The Fly

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If you are an open-source fan, you are probably also a Linux fan. Linux is the largest open-source project in the world with hundreds of different versions available depending on your needs. These versions – known as “distros” – are very easy to install, especially if you choose to run them from a USB stick. […]

Make a Custom Live Linux Distro with Linux Live Kit

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Linux, it’s a word that makes many a non-geek’s eyes glaze over almost immediately. However, desktop Linux offerings are now pretty much on par with the big names such as Windows and MacOS. Thanks to decades of community work and support from organizations like Canonical, you can download something like Ubuntu Linux today and do […]

10 Most Popular Software Choices for a New Ubuntu User

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Ubuntu has come along in leaps and bounds since its inception. It has always been slick and fast and very visually appealing. But in the last ten years, Ubuntu has come of age as the preferred Linux platform. Ubuntu and Linux in general are governed by user needs. Unlike closed applications that you find in […]

5 Great Reasons to Ditch Windows for Linux

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Linux. You have probably heard of this alternative to Windows, but how much do you really know? Linux has developed a reputation for being highly technical and best left to geekiest of computer enthusiasts. What you might not know is that Linux or one of its close cousins run almost everything we use. Your favorite […]

Find and Change Your Hostname in Ubuntu

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If you need to know the name of your Ubuntu computer, this post shows you several ways to find it. We will will also show you how to easily change your host name. In Ubuntu 17.x, there is a device name and a host name, which seem to be different. The device name shows up […]

How to Install Ubuntu in VirtualBox

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Looking to play around with Ubuntu to see whether or not you can handle Linux? Well, it’s completely free, so there’s no reason to not give it a shot. However, you either need a spare computer or a spare hard drive on your current machine to run it. If you don’t have those options or […]

7 Linux Commands Every Beginner Should Know

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If you’re new to Linux, using the terminal can be a bit overwhelming. New Linux distributions like Linux Mint have great graphical interfaces, but the heart of Linux is the kernel and that means using the command line. Even if you are a Windows user, you’ve probably had to open a command prompt window at […]

Understanding Linux Permissions and chmod Usage

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I’ve been taking a course on Linux for the last few months and one aspect of Linux that always confused me was how permissions worked. For example, when uploading a file to my web server once and getting an error, I was told by my web host to change the file permissions to 755. I […]