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How to Change the Swappiness of Your Linux System

Swappiness is the kernel parameter that defines how much (and how often) your Linux kernel will copy RAM contents to swap. This parameter's default value is “60” and it can take anything from “0” to “100”. The higher the value of the swappiness parameter, the more aggressively your kernel will...

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Sound Recording and Editing with Audacity on Ubuntu

In all the years I have been dealing with both Linux and sound recordings, I have never found a simplest and more powerful tool than Audacity to get the job done. This open source sound recorder, editor, analyzer, generator and effect applicator is surely one of the most useful and...

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Linux Mint 17.1: Simplicity at Its Best

If you’re looking for a new operating system, one that you can depend on and get up to speed with quickly, you’d be remiss not to give Linux Mint 17.1 “Rebecca” a glance before any other distribution.

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Build Your Own Linux-Powered TV Dongle for $40

There are a ton of ways to get a Linux onto your TV, but over on Node, they show off how to build your own little dongle that you can take with you anywhere.

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How to Install Scilab 5.5.1 on Ubuntu 15.04

Scilab is a free and Open Source software for numerical computation providing a powerful computing environment for engineering and scientific applications.

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