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Freespire
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...
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How to Install and Configure GitLab on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

GitLab is an open source GIT repository manager based on Rails and developed by GitLab Inc. It is a web-based GIT repository manager that allows your...
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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...
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Create and View Custom Trace Data in User Node.js Code

Tracing is a convenient way for developers to monitor and analyze application performance at runtime. Node.js offers a few options to generate and...
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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 (...
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netplan
Netplan is a command line utility for the configuration of networking on certain Linux distributions; Jack shows how to use it.

How to Use the Netplan Network Configuration Tool on Linux

For years Linux admins and users have configured their network interfaces in the same way. For instance, if you’re an Ubuntu user, you could either...
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SharkLinux
SharkLinux is a flavor of desktop Linux that shows what is possible, thanks to open source.

SharkLinux Distro: Open Source in Action

Every so often I run into a Linux distribution that reminds me of the power of open source software. SharkLinux is one such distribution. With a...
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DuZeru OS
DuZeru OS is a solid and simple Linux distribution that’s perfectly suited for new users. Jack has details.

DuZeru OS: As Easy as It Gets

There are seemingly countless Linux distributions on the market, each one hoping to carve out its own little niche and enjoy a growing user base....
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How To Install Prometheus on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Prometheus is a free and open source software ecosystem that allows us to collect metrics from our applications and stores them in a database,...
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AryaLinux
Jack looks at AryaLinux, which includes either GNOME (shown here) or Xfce.

AryaLinux: A Distribution and a Platform

Most Linux distributions are simply that: A distribution of Linux that offers a variation on an open source theme. You can download any of those...
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