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A Linux Noob Reviews: The openSUSE Leap 15.0 Installer

Welcome to a regular series here at Forbes that zeroes in on your very first experience with a desktop Linux operating system: the installer. This time around I'm escaping my comfort zone and leaving Ubuntu-based distributions behind with openSUSE Leap 15.0. Linux installers can be many things....
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Do Linux Distributions Still Matter with Containers?

There are two major trends in container builds: using a base image and building from scratch. Each has engineering tradeoffs. Some people say Linux distributions no longer matter with containers. Alternative approaches, like distroless and scratch containers, seem to be all the rage. It appears we...
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GhostBSD: A Solid Linux-Like Open Source Alternative

The subject of this week's Linux Picks and Pans is a representative of a less well-known computing platform that coexists with Linux as an open source operating system. If you thought that the Linux kernel was the only open source engine for a free OS, think again. BSD (Berkeley Software...
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Ubuntu 18.04.2 Refreshes This Long-Term Support Linux Distro

Do you want the best compromise between the latest and greatest open-source software and the stability of an established Linux? If that's you, and you're an Ubuntu user, then you want Ubuntu 18.04.2. This latest version of Ubuntu 18.04, the Long-Term Support (LTS) edition, will be supported until...
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The Hard Part in Becoming a Command Line Wizard

I’ve long been impressed by shell one-liners. They seem like magical incantations. Pipe a few terse commands together, et voilà! Out pops the solution to a problem that would seem to require pages of code. Are these one-liners real or mythology? To some extent, they’re both. Below I’ll give a...
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C Programming Tutorial Part 3 - Variables Basics

Up until now, we've discussed the basics of what a C program is, how to compile and execute it, and what are preprocessors. If you have gone through these tutorials, it's time we discuss the next topic, which is variables.  Variables are one of the core elements of C programming as they store...
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If excellent clarity and playback of digital music appeal to you, give Audiophile Linux a spin.

Audiophile Linux Promises Aural Nirvana

Linux isn’t just for developers. I know that might come as a surprise for you, but the types of users that work with the open source platform are as varied as the available distributions. Take yours truly for example. Although I once studied programming, I am not a developer. The creating I do...
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First Look: Tuxedo InfinityCube Linux Desktop PC With Intel Core-i7 8700

I've played with Linux on several of my own machines, but I recently unboxed my first custom-built Linux PC courtesy of Tuxedo Computers. It's called the InfinityCube v9, and it's left me very impressed. In fact I've been leaning on it more than the beefy AMD Ryzen 1950X rig I built because it's...
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Getting Started with the cat Command

The Linux cat and zcat commands are more useful than you may realize. Cat is a fairly simple tool designed to concatenate and write file(s) to your screen, which is known as standard output (stdout). It is part of the GNU Core Utils released under the GPLv3+ license. You can expect to find it in...
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Networking Tool Comics!

I LOVE computer networking (it’s what I spent a big chunk of the last few years at work doing), but getting started with all the tools was originally a little tricky! For example – what if you have the IP address of a server and you want to make a https connection to it and check that it has a...
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