News Category: Desktop

How to Connect your Android Device to your Linux Desktop

If you're an Android and Linux user, you know well the frustration of not being able to connect those two together, especially given that Android makes use of so much of the Linux kernel. Out of the box, these two should easily communicate. They don't. Fortunately, a lot of work has gone into...
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Best Linux Laptops of 2018

There was a time, not so long ago, when Linux was seen as an outcast operating system... times have now changed as the operating system - which launched in September 1991, has made some serious inroads in the server market, then in the cloud – not forgetting that it underpins the most popular...
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PacVim – A CLI Game To Learn Vim Commands

Howdy, Vim users! Today, I stumbled upon a cool utility to sharpen your Vim usage skills. Vim is a great editor to write and edit code. However, some of you (including me) are still struggling with the steep learning curve. Not anymore! Meet PacVim, a CLI game that helps you to learn Vim commands....
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Learn to Create Bootable Linux Flash Drive (using Ubuntu)

To be able to install Ubuntu or any other Linux OS or even any other OS like Windows etc, we either need a bootable FlashDrive or a DVD of the OS. In this tutorial, we will discuss how we can create bootable Linux Flash Drive using a Ubuntu System. There are many tools on almost all operating...
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​Linux Comes to Chromebooks

Chrome OS is based on Linux, but you can't easily run Linux applications on it. That's about to change, with Google's Project Crostini rolling out. Chrome OS started as a spin off of Ubuntu Linux. It then migrated to Gentoo Linux and evolved into Google's own take on the vanilla Linux kernel. But...
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Customizing your Text Colors on the Linux Command Line

If you spend much time on the Linux command line (and you probably wouldn't be reading this if you didn't), you've undoubtedly noticed that the ls command displays your files in a number of different colors. You've probably also come to recognize some of the distinctions — directories appearing in...
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How to Share Files Between Linux and Windows

Many people today work on mixed networks, with both Linux and Windows systems playing important roles. Sharing files between the two can be critical at times and is surprisingly easy with the right tools. With fairly little effort, you can copy files from Windows to Linux or Linux to Windows. In...
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Crostini Linux Container Apps Getting Full Native Treatment on Chromebooks

Another day, another Crostini feature comes to light. So far, we have the Linux Terminal installer, Files app integration, and Material Design cues already rounding out the Linux app experience. As we continue to uncover clues by the day, it seems development of the Crostini Project is full steam...
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How to Create a Bash Script for Starting VirtualBox VMs

There's a nifty feature that comes with VirtualBox that allows you to create a desktop shortcut for virtual machines. This, however, doesn't do you much good if you're running VirtualBox on a GUI-less server. If that's the case, you don't always want to have to issue the command to start a VM every...
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The Ars Guide to Building a Linux Router from Scratch

After finally reaching the tipping point with off-the-shelf solutions that can't match increasing speeds available, we recently took the plunge. Building a homebrew router turned out to be a better proposition than we could've ever imagined. With nearly any speed metric we analyzed, our little DIY...
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