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Paul Brown provides a tour of angle brackets in this tutorial for beginners.

Understanding Angle Brackets in Bash

Bash provides many important built-in commands, like ls, cd, and mv, as well as regular tools such as grep, awk, and sed. But, it is equally important to know the punctuation marks -- the glue in the shape of dots, commas, brackets. and quotes -- that allow you to transform and push data from one...
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How to Set Up SELinux Right, the First Time

When you need to run Linux in an especially secure environment, SELinux is the answer. But it takes some know-how to get the hypersecure Linux version up and running. Twenty years ago, when it became apparent how important Linux would become, the U.S. National Security Agency created a mandatory...
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Learn how to use the ss command to gain information about your Linux machine and see what's going on with network connections.

An Introduction to the ss Command

Learn how to get network information using the ss command in this tutorial from the archives. Linux includes a fairly massive array of tools available to meet almost every need. From development to security to productivity to administration…if you have to get it done, Linux is there to serve. One...
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Rockstor
Jack Wallen rounds up some solid choices for Linux server distros -- beyond the standard fare.

Top 5 Linux Server Distributions

Ah, the age-old question: Which Linux distribution is best suited for servers? Typically, when this question is asked, the standard responses pop up: RHEL SUSE Ubuntu Server Debian CentOS However, in the name of opening your eyes to maybe something a bit different, I’m going to approach...
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How To Install Cinnamon Desktop On A Chromebook With Crouton

Crouton allows installing Ubuntu or Debian in a chroot environment on any Chromebook model, without removing Chrome OS. You can read more about Crouton and installing Ubuntu on a Chromebook using it in an article I posted a while back: How To Install Ubuntu Linux On Any Chromebook Model Without...
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New Deepin Linux Gets Even Better With Touchscreen Gesture Support

I still stand behind my claim that Deepin is one of the slickest and most beautiful desktop Linux distributions on the planet. Beyond that, it honestly blows away Windows 10 and macOS in terms of visual appeal. It has a number of innovative features that feel way ahead of the curve compared to more...
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Dell Opens Up About Its Linux Efforts And Project Sputnik

Dell's Barton George has been on a crusade to change how Linux is perceived by both consumers and developers. Six years ago Dell granted George and his team a $40K innovation fund and some freedom to launch a Linux-powered laptop aimed at developers, that would be developed in the open with...
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(Don't) Return to Sender: How to Protect Yourself From Email Tracking

There are a lot of different ways to track email, and different techniques can lie anywhere on the spectrum from marginally acceptable to atrocious. Responsible tracking should aggregate a minimal amount of anonymous data, similar to page hits: enough to let the sender get a sense of how well their...
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Pop!_OS
If you're looking for an environment that's perfected suited for development work, Jack says you won’t find a better option than Pop!_OS.

Top 5 Linux Distributions for Productivity

I have to confess, this particular topic is a tough one to address. Why? First off, Linux is a productive operating system by design. Thanks to an incredibly reliable and stable platform, getting work done is easy. Second, to gauge effectiveness, you have to consider what type of work you need a...
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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

Learn how to transition to Linux in this tutorial series from our archives. 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 -...
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