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Atom Editor: Your Next Go-To Text Editor

The text editor is a tool Linux users have either a casual or a very deep relation with. If you’re one of those users that only opens up the text editor on the rare occasion that a configuration file must be tweaked, then you’re probably good with the likes of Nano. Developers, on the other hand,...
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LibreOffice 5.1.2 Officially Released with Over 80 Bug Fixes and Improvements

We have just been informed by Italo Vignoli of The Document Foundation about the availability of second maintenance release of the LibreOffice 5.1 open-source office suite. LibreOffice 5.1.2 is the second point release in the current stable and most advanced version of the office suite preinstalled...
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Distribution Release: PrimTux Eiffel

The PrimTux project, which develops an education-oriented distribution based on Debian, has released a new version of the French language operating system. The new release, which carries the label "PrimTux Eiffel", features educational programs... primtux-small.png Used with permission...
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How to Use Your Android Device as a Trackpad on Linux

If you long to have a trackpad on your Linux machine but don’t want to shell out the cash for one, what do you do? If you happen to have an Android device handy, you already have most of what you need to make this happen. droidmote_a.png Figure 1: Setting the password for...
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The Best Linux Distros of 2016

2015 was a very important year for Linux, both in the enterprise as well as in the consumer space. As a Linux user since 2005, I can see that the operating system has come a long way in the past 10 years. And, 2016 is going to be even more exciting. In this article, I have picked some of the best...
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5 Commands to Check Memory Usage on Linux

On linux, there are commands for almost everything, because the gui might not be always available. When working on servers only shell access is available and everything has to be done from these commands. So today we shall be checking the commands that can be used to check memory usage on a linux...
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How to Stream Content from a Linux System to Chromecast

Chromecast is one of the most used devices in my household. After using it for over a year now, I believe there is no longer a market for the so-called 'smart TV'. Inexpensive devices like Chromecast can turn any HDMI-enabled TV into a smart TV with immense possibilities to expand its features....
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Setting up VPN on Linux

There is definitely a growing trend of people trying out Linux operating systems. The motivation might be the fact that they are free and generally considered superior to Windows when it comes to security and stability. People who want to give Linux a fair shot generally go with Debian-based forks...
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How to Install Linux on an Acer C720 Chromebook

Chromebooks are amazing little machines. They are a marvel of speed and simplicity. The Acer C720 Chromebook is certainly near the top of the list of Chromebooks to be purchased (next to the Chromebook Pixel, of course). It's speedy and it's inexpensive. But for some, the simplistic nature of the...
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Five Great Games for Linux

Most of the time you hear about how great Linux is for business, how companies can save money deploying Linux on the desktop or server. What doesn't get enough attention is that Linux can be really good for play, too. Linux users have plenty of games to pick from, though they don't get as much...
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