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Zorin OS 12 Passes One Million Downloads Mark, 60% Are Windows and Mac Users

Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based distribution targeted at those who want to migrate from Microsoft's Windows and Apple's Mac OS computer operating system to an Open Source alternative that offers them a more secure, stable, and reliable computing environment. Zorin OS 12 is the latest stable version of...
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Understanding Shared Libraries in Linux

In programming, a library is an assortment of pre-compiled pieces of code that can be reused in a program. Libraries simplify life for programmers, in that they provide reusable functions, routines, classes, data structures and so on (written by a another programmer), which they can use in their...
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Migrating to LInux
This new article series is aimed at help you migrate to Linux from another system.

Migrating to Linux: An Introduction

Computer systems running Linux are everywhere. Linux runs our Internet services, from Google search to Facebook, and more. Linux also runs in a lot of devices, including our smartphones, televisions, and even cars. Of course, Linux can also run on your desktop system. If you are new to Linux, or...
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Scary Linux Commands for Halloween

With Halloween so fast approaching, it’s time for a little focus on the spookier side of Linux. What commands might bring up images of ghosts, witches and zombies? Which might encourage the spirit of trick or treat? crypt Well, we’ve always got crypt. Despite its name, crypt is not an underground...
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Void Linux
Installation of Void Linux is handled through the terminal window, thanks to a lovely ncurses-based system.

Void Linux: A Salute to Old-School Linux

I’ve been using Linux for a very long time. Most days I’m incredibly pleased with where Linux is now, but every so often I wish to step into a time machine and remind myself where the open source platform came from. Of late, I’ve experimented with a few such distributions, but none have come as...
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Running Linux on a Chromebook

Although Chrome OS is competent at handling web-based workloads, by design it's light on features compared to a full desktop operating system, which is presumably where many of its users are coming from. Fortunately, if you're on Google’s operating system and wish it was a little more flexible, it'...
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4 Steps to Solving Any Software Problem

That's why, whenever I'm helping beginners learn to code, I try to walk them through the process of solving problems in the same way I would at my job. I'd like to articulate those steps here, both for software newbies who are overwhelmed by this whole "coding" thing, and to see how it compares to...
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How to Get Started with the Linux Operating System

What operating system do you use? For some, that question may as well be posed in Latin or Sanskrit. For others, it’s an invitation to have a heated debate about the benefits of GUI vs. command line, modern day UI vs. old school metaphor, the pros/cons of Windows 10, LAMP vs. IIS … the list goes on...
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apropos
The apropos tool, which is installed by default on nearly every Linux distribution, can help you find the command you need.

3 Tools to Help You Remember Linux Commands

The Linux desktop has come a very long way from its humble beginnings. Back in my early days of using Linux, knowledge of the command line was essential—even for the desktop. That’s no longer true. Many users might never touch the command line. For Linux system administrators, however, that’s not...
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Why and How You Should Switch to Linux

When you start comparing computers, you probably pit Windows against macOS—but Linux rarely gets a mention. Still, this lesser-known operating system has a strong and loyal following. That's because it offers a number of advantages over its competitors. Whether you're completely new to Linux or...
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