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Linux 4.10
Kernel 4.10 has the honor of being christened the "Anniversary Edition" by Linus Torvalds; we preview the new features.

Linux Kernel 4.10 Released -- Happy Anniversary!

Kernel 4.10 has the honor of being christened the "Anniversary Edition" by Linus Torvalds. I'm guessing this is because of the recent 25th anniversary of the release of Linux 0.01. Admittedly, it is a bit late for that (the anniversary was back in September); however, Linus had not named any of the...
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An Introduction to the Linux Boot and Startup Processes

Understanding the Linux boot and startup processes is important to being able to both configure Linux and to resolving startup issues. This article presents an overview of the bootup sequence using the GRUB2 bootloader and the startup sequence as performed by the systemd initialization system. In...
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regex search
Regular expressions are a powerful tool for pattern matching and searching that every sys admin should know.

An Introduction to Regular Expressions for New Linux Users

Regular expressions are a powerful means for pattern matching and string parsing that can be applied in so many instances. With this incredible tool you can: Validate text input Search (and replace) text within a file Batch rename files Undertake incredibly powerful searches for files...
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Understanding the Difference Between sudo and su

In one of our earlier articles, we discussed the 'sudo' command in detail. Towards the ends of that tutorial, there was a mention of another similar command 'su' in a small note.  In this article, we will discuss in detail the 'su' command as well as how it differs from the 'sudo' command. The main...
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Linux audio
Learn about MOC and SoX for playing audio files, and feh for viewing image files from the Linux command line in this tutorial.

3 Good Command-Line Audio and Graphics Apps for Linux

It is often faster to use command-line apps to play audio files and preview images than to futz around launching and using a graphical application, and you can use them in scripts. Come along to learn about MOC and SoX for playing audio files, and feh for viewing image files from the Linux command...
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How to Install Snap Applications on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Ubuntu 16.04LTS was released by Canonical back in April last year. Among some of the key new features it brought, one was a new packaging format dubbed Snap. To refresh, here's an excerpt from our Ubuntu 16.04 overview tutorial that explains the what and why of Snap: So, why Snap? Well, this new...
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13 Weird and Wonderful Niche Linux Distros of 2017

Fed up with the bog-standard Ubuntu, Debian, Fedora and so on? Looking for a distro that reflects your individuality? In this roundup we've discovered no less than 13 of the best, oddest and most useful distributions that Linux has to offer. They include one distro which is the official, sanctioned...
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How to Speed up Your Apache Web Server and Your Website Page Speed

In today's fast-paced online world, speedy loading times are almost considered to be a given. Websites that take a long time to load or lag in between pages are often left behind by the vast majority of Internet users, which is why optimizing this aspect of the visitor's experience is essential for...
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Zorin OS 12 Review | LinuxAndUbuntu Distro Review Of The Week

Zorin OS is an Ubuntu-based Linux distro that seeks to stand out amongst the many Linux distros around. It is touted as “a replacement for Windows and MacOS, designed to make your computer faster, more powerful and secure”. So what’s the deal with Zorin? Is it worth your attention in the sea of...
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Semicode OS
If the thought of having every tool you need to develop pre-installed on a Linux distribution appeals to you, you should check out SemiCode OS.

SemiCode OS Might Be Your Next Development Platform

One thing about Linux is that it’s very coder-friendly. Why? Simple: Nearly any developer can have every tool they need at their fingertips with ease and little to no cost. Tools like gcc, make, Bluefish, Atom, vi, emacs… the list goes on and on and on.Many of these tools are ready to serve, via a...
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