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Linux on Windows 10: Running Ubuntu VMs Just Got a Lot Easier, Says Microsoft

Ubuntu maintainer Canonical and Microsoft have teamed up to release an optimized Ubuntu Desktop image that's available through Microsoft's Hyper-V gallery. The Ubuntu Desktop image should deliver a better experience when running it as a guest on a Windows 10 Pro host, according to Canonical. The...
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Linux For Beginners: What's A Desktop Environment?

As I continue my journey into the world of Linux, I've realized that one of its most distinct advantages over Windows and macOS can also be one of its most confusing hurdles for beginners. Choice has a tendency to be overwhelming, and Linux is all about choice. Let's say you've set your sights on...
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Freespire developers have gone to great lengths to make this pure open source distribution a treat to use.

Freespire Linux: A Great Desktop for the Open Source Purist

Quick. Click on your Linux desktop menu and scan through the list of installed software. How much of that software is strictly open source? To make matters a bit more complicated, have you installed closed source media codecs (to play the likes of MP3 files perhaps)? Is everything fully open, or do...
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Lights, Camera, Open Source: Hollywood Turns to Linux for New Code Sharing Initiative

In looking to code smarter, faster and more efficiently, developers across the globe and industries are turning to open-source components that allow them to add powerful features to their work without having to write everything from scratch themselves. One of the latest groups to embrace the Open...
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Examining Partitions on Linux Systems

Linux systems provide many ways to look at disk partitions. Here's a look at commands you can use to display useful information -- each providing a different format and with a different focus. Linux systems provide many ways to look at disk partitions. In this post, we'll look at a series of...
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Support for a LoRaWAN Subsystem

Sometimes kernel developers find themselves competing with each other to get their version of a particular feature into the kernel. But sometimes developers discover they've been working along very similar lines, and the only reason they hadn't been working together was that they just didn't know...
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2 Ways to Re-Run Last Executed Commands in Linux

One of the greatest features of Bash is the command history, which stores all commands a user runs, in a history file within his/her home directory (typically /home/$USER/.bash_history). This allows the user to easily recall, edit and rerun previous commands. In this article, we will demonstrate...
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The deluge of data being generated today presents new storage challenges. Learn about the various storage types and how they're used in this overview.

Know Your Storage: Block, File & Object

Dealing with the tremendous amount of data generated today presents a big challenge for companies who create or consume such data. It’s a challenge for tech companies that are dealing with related storage issues. “Data is growing exponentially each year, and we find that the majority of data...
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10 Ways to Learn More about Open Source Software and Trends

When Forrester released its 2016 report “Open Source Powers Enterprise Digital Transformation,” some people in the open source community were surprised by the results. They weren’t surprised that 41 percent of enterprise decision makers called open source a high priority and planned to increase use...
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Beginner's Guide: How To Install Ubuntu Linux 18.04

Two surprising things happened this year in my personal tech life. Dell's XPS 13 laptop became my daily driver, finally pulling me away from Apple's MacBook Pro. Then I ditched Windows 10 in favor of Ubuntu. Now I've gone down the Linux rabbit hole and become fascinated with the wealth of open...
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