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All the Linux packaging systems and tools out there can get confusing, but this tutorial for beginners should help clear things up.

Migrating to Linux: Installing Software

With all the attention you are seeing on Linux and its use on the Internet and in devices like Arduino, Beagle, and Raspberry Pi boards and more, perhaps you are thinking it's time to try it out.  This series will help you successfully make the transition to Linux. If you missed the earlier...
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The sudo facility makes it easier to occasionally perform admin tasks from your regular user account. Learn how.

Migrating to Linux: Using Sudo

This article is the fifth in our series about migrating to Linux. If you missed earlier ones, you can catch up here: Part 1 - An Introduction Part 2 - Disks, Files, and Filesystems Part 3 - Graphical Environments Part 4 - The Command Line You may have been wondering about Linux for a while....
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Introduction to Modern Network Load Balancing and Proxying

It was brought to my attention recently that there is a dearth of introductory educational material available about modern network load balancing and proxying. I thought to myself: How can this be? Load balancing is one of the core concepts required for building reliable distributed systems. Surely...
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Migrating to LInux
Installing and using Linux on your main desktop will help you quickly become familiar with the methods and tools you need.

Migrating to Linux: Disks, Files, and Filesystems

This is the second article in our series on migrating to Linux. If you missed the first one, you can find it here. As mentioned previously, there are several reasons why you might want to migrate to Linux. You might be using or developing code for Linux in your job, or you might just want to try...
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ZorinOS offers its own desktop, and this remarkable interface makes ZorinOS a great choice for new users, old users, and everything in-between.

ZorinOS Is a Great Linux Desktop For Any User

If there is one flavor of Linux that is best suited to help users transition from their current platform to Linux, I would have to go with ZorinOS. This conclusion might surprise a good number of Linux faithful. Why? Unlike most of the distributions claiming to hold sway of the “universal use,”...
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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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Linux Foundation: Introduction to Linux Course Review

The Linux Foundation offers a number of online courses via the edX platform including an Introduction to Linux. One very attractive feature of these courses is that they are free to take, although you can pay an additional fee of $99 (around £75) for a formal 'certificate of completion' if you wish...
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Haters Gonna Hate: 7 Ways to Deal with Criticism

Learn how to handle the haters in a way that fits your personal needs, the community norms, and the specifics of the situation. It's an unfortunate reality of sharing your work: Some people jump in to provide unwanted and unconstructive criticism. As a wise philosopher (OK, it was Taylor Swift)...
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10 (Mostly) Easy Linux Distros for Newbies

A fresh look at some of the more popular Linux distros (plus one non-Linux OS), and an impression of their ease of use. Linux has a bad rap as a daily driver – the programs aren’t written to run on Linux, it’s tricky to install stuff, and so on. But it might surprise people who think along those...
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