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Linux links
We continue our series on using Linux links with a look at some quirks you should know about.

Understanding Linux Links: Part 2

In the first part of this series, we looked at hard links and soft links and discussed some of the various ways that linking can be useful. Linking may seem straightforward, but there are some non-obvious quirks you have to be aware of. That’s what we’ll be looking at here. Consider, for example,...
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moving files
Paul Brown continues his Linux filesystem series with a look at moving, copying, renaming, and more.

Linux for Beginners: Moving Things Around

In previous installments of this series, you learned about directories and how permissions to access directories work. Most of what you learned in those articles can be applied to files, except how to make a file executable. So let's deal with that before moving on. No .exe Needed In other...
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5 Reasons You Should Switch From Windows To Linux Right Now

When I published the highlights of my journey switching from Windows to Linux on my everyday laptop, I was floored at the engagement it received across all corners of the web. I also voiced an admittedly wrong assumption within the article itself that it wouldn't attract many eyeballs, and yet it...
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5 Pillars of Learning Programming

Learning how to program is hard. I often find that university courses and boot camps miss important aspects of programming and take poor approaches to teaching rookies. I want to share the 5 basic pillars I believe a successful programming course should build upon. As always, I am addressing the...
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migration
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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migration
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
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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