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Examining Network Connections on Linux Systems

There are a lot of commands available on Linux for looking at network settings and connections. In today's post, we're going to run through some very handy commands and see how they work. ifquery command One very useful command is the ifquery command. This command should give you a quick list of...
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Installing Linux on your PC Is Super Easy - Here's How to Do It

The Manjaro Linux developers announced the release of version 17.0.5 last week. My objective today is to use this release to show that Linux can be installed from scratch, configured and used for everyday work without using command line (text console) access, and without having to download, compile...
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Seven Things about Linux You May Not Have Known

One of the coolest parts about using Linux is the knowledge you gain over time. Each day, you’re likely to come across a new utility or maybe just an unfamiliar flag that does something helpful. These bits and pieces aren’t always life-changing, but they are the building blocks for expertise. Even...
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Hands On: Keeping a Very Old Laptop Useful with Linux

My Lenovo T400 was already old when I bought it as a refurb four years ago. It's still ticking along nicely with a variety of Linux distributions. Here are the details.. About four years ago (Nov 2013) I bought a used, refurbished Lenovo T400laptop computer and docking station. It was already about...
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3 Android Apps to Help You Learn Linux

Everyone learns in different ways. For some the best means is by doing, while for others it's all about reading. No matter your preference, there's an app for that. Even for learning the Linux operating system. That's right, Linux. If you're a systems administrator, an understanding of Linux has...
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Linux Doubles Its Market Share Since 2015, Windows And Mac Adoption Slows Down

We’ve been hearing the phrase “year of the Linux desktop” from times immemorial. The FOSS and Linux community tosses up this idea at the beginning of a new year and expects the Linux adoption to rise exponentially in the upcoming months. While a complete Linux dominance in the desktop scene looks...
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Tips for Customizing Your New Linux Installation

I recently installed the latest release of Fedora 26 from scratch on a brand new laptop. If you've been using Linux for a while, you may opt to do upgrades instead of fresh installs to keep your preferences and configurations intact. After all, who wants to go searching for customizations every...
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Review: System76’s Galago Pro Solves 'Just Works' Linux’s Goldilocks Problem

Still, finding the perfect Linux laptop has always been and remains something of a Goldilocks problem: this one is too big, this one is too underpowered, this one has too little RAM, this one lacks a big SSD, and so on. Generally speaking, if you want power and storage you're going to end up with...
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How Materials Science Will Determine the Future of Human Civilization

One of the extraordinary features of the microelectronics revolution is its ability to scale, a featured captured by Moore’s Law. That has led to a rapid and massive increase in computing capacity—today’s top-of-the-range smartphones have the computing power equivalent to the world’s most powerful...
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Top 4 Reasons I Use dwm for my Linux Window Manager

I like minimalistic views. If I could run everything in a terminal I would. It's free from shiny stuff that hogs my resources and distracts my feeble mind. I also grow tired of resizing and moving windows, never getting them to align perfectly. On my quest for minimalism, I grew fond of Xfce and...
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