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browser security
These simple steps can go a long way toward improving your online security.

5 Easy Tips for Linux Web Browser Security

If you use your Linux desktop and never open a web browser, you are a special kind of user. For most of us, however, a web browser has become one of the most-used digital tools on the planet. We work, we play, we get news, we interact, we bank… the number of things we do via a web browser far...
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writing tools
Jack has tips to help aspiring writers gain confidence with using the Linux platform.

Must-Have Tools for Writers on the Linux Platform

I’ve been a writer for more than 20 years. I’ve written thousands of articles and how-tos on various technical topics and have penned more than 40 works of fiction. So, the written word is not only important to me, it’s familiar to the point of being second nature. And through those two decades (...
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filesystem
Learn how to move and manage files from the command line in this tutorial.

How to Move Files Using Linux Commands or File Managers

Learn how to move files with Linux commands in this tutorial from our archives. There are certain tasks that are done so often, users take for granted just how simple they are. But then, you migrate to a new platform and those same simple tasks begin to require a small portion of your brain's...
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Mobile dev
Jack Wallen looks at two open source tools that make a great launching point to help you get started with your mobile development journey.

Two Open Source Mobile App Development Frameworks To Make Mobile Dev Easier

Mobile apps have been a boon for developers. With Android the most widely used platform on the planet, it makes perfect sense for developers to ply their trade in the mobile market. Not only do developers have the chance to get their work seen, they can make money from the Google Play Store or the...
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search tools
Get up to speed with the find command so you can locate files on your Linux servers and desktops without need of a GUI.

How to Search for Files from the Linux Command Line

Learn how to use the find command in this tutorial from our archives. It goes without saying that every good Linux desktop environment offers the ability to search your file system for files and folders. If your default desktop doesn’t -- because this is Linux -- you can always install an app to...
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Android Pie
The ninth iteration of Android has brought about a far more satisfying user experience; get details from Jack Wallen.

An Overview of Android Pie

Let’s talk about Android for a moment. Yes, I know it’s only Linux by way of a modified kernel, but what isn’t these days? And seeing as how the developers of Android have released what many (including yours truly) believe to be the most significant evolution of the platform to date, there’s plenty...
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haiku
Haiku OS is definitely worth installing, even if only to see how far the project has come.

To BeOS or not to BeOS, that is the Haiku

Back in 2001, a new operating system arrived that promised to change the way users worked with their computers. That platform was BeOS and I remember it well. What I remember most about it was the desktop, and how much it looked and felt like my favorite window manager (at the time) AfterStep. I...
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tools
Open source offers everything you need to monitor your desktops and servers; Jack looks at four tools you should try.

4 Must-Have Tools for Monitoring Linux

Linux. It’s powerful, flexible, stable, secure, user-friendly… the list goes on and on. There are so many reasons why people have adopted the open source operating system. One of those reasons which particularly stands out is its flexibility. Linux can be and do almost anything. In fact, it will (...
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Exploring the Linux Kernel: The Secrets of Kconfig/kbuild

The Linux kernel config/build system, also known as Kconfig/kbuild, has been around for a long time, ever since the Linux kernel code migrated to Git. As supporting infrastructure, however, it is seldom in the spotlight; even kernel developers who use it in their daily work never really think about...
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How to Create SSH Tunneling or Port Forwarding in Linux

SSH tunneling (also referred to as SSH port forwarding) is simply routing local network traffic through SSH to remote hosts. This implies that all your connections are secured using encryption. It provides an easy way of setting up a basic VPN (Virtual Private Network), useful for connecting to...
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