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A Beginner’s Guide to Linux

Many people have heard of Linux, but most don’t really know what it is.  Linux is an operating system that can perform the same functions as Windows 10 and Mac OS. The key difference is that Linux is open source. In the most simple terms, it just means that no one single person or corporation...
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We continue our look at the tree-like structure of the Linux filesystem and show how to create directories of your own.

Manipulating Directories in Linux

If you are new to this series (and to Linux), take a look at our first installment. In that article, we worked our way through the tree-like structure of the Linux filesystem, or more precisely, the File Hierarchy Standard. I recommend reading through it to make sure you understand what you can and...
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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 has all the tools you need to stop running processes at the command line. Jack Wallen has details.

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 from the command line) and you start using that launched app, only to have it lock up on you, stop performing, or unexpectedly die. You try...
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Batch Editing Files with ed

The other day at work I needed to edit 200 files at once. I wanted to do something pretty simple: basically, I had files that looked like this: foo: - bar - baz - bananas and I wanted to insert an extra line after the baz line that said elephant foo: - bar - baz - elephant - bananas...
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A Beginners Guide To Cron Jobs

Cron is one of the most useful utility that you can find in any Unix-like operating system. It is used to schedule commands at a specific time. These scheduled commands or tasks are known as “Cron Jobs”. Cron is generally used for running scheduled backups, monitoring disk space, deleting files (...
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What Do High School Students Know or Understand about Open Source Software?

Only 20 years after the label "Open Source" was coined, the entire tech ecosystem has embraced its values of sharing, collaboration and freedom. Although Open Source Software is pervasive to our everyday life, does everyone and especially the younger generation realize how to leverage it? Last...
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How to Synchronize Time with NTP in Linux

The Network Time Protocol (NTP) is a protocol used to synchronize computer system clock automatically over a networks. The machine can have the system clock use Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) rather than local time. The most common method to sync system time over a network in Linux desktops or...
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How to Upgrade to Ubuntu Linux 18.04

Soon, Ubuntu 18.04, aka the Bionic Beaver, and Canonical's next long-term support version of its popular Linux distribution will be out. That means it's about time to consider how to upgrade to the latest and greatest Ubuntu Linux. First, keep in mind that this Ubuntu will not look or feel like the...
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This series provides an overview of fundamentals to help you make the move to Linux; here we cover some common settings you’ll use on your desktop Linux system.

Migrating to Linux: Network and System Settings

In this series, we provide an overview of fundamentals to help you successfully make the transition to Linux from another operating system. If you missed the earlier articles in the series, you can find them here: Part 1 - An Introduction Part 2 - Disks, Files, and Filesystems Part 3 - Graphical...
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