How to Install and Try Linux the Absolutely Easiest and Safest Way

In this follow up to Replace the Retiring Windows XP with Linux we're going learn the easiest and most foolproof way to install and run Xubuntu Linux 12.04...
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How to join a Ubuntu machine to a Windows domain

  No matter how you try, sometimes you can't escape the clutches of Microsoft and Windows. You might have a fortress of Linux solitude at home, but unless...
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Why Arguing That Windows is Better Than Linux Makes You Look Silly

It seems as though you can't throw a rock on the internet without hitting an article which argues for the superiority of Windows over Linux. With titles like...
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How to Backup Files in Linux With Rsync on the Command Line

One of the advantages of the digital world, compared to the physical world is that you can protect some of your 'valuables' from permanent loss. I know...
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Using Spell Checking in Vim

  Mark Twain has been quoted as saying that he respected a person who could spell a word more than one way. Unfortunately, Twain's enthusiasm for creative...
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How to Kill a Process from the Command Line

Learn how to kill errant processes in this tutorial from our archives. Picture this: You’ve launched an application (be it from your favorite desktop menu or...
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Linux Shell Tip: Remove files with names that contains spaces, and special characters such as -, --

In Linux or Unix-like system you may come across file names with special characters such as: - -- ; & $ ? * White spaces, backslashes and more. In this...
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