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4MLinux
4MLinux is a very intriguing distribution that’s really hard to classify; Jack takes a closer look in this distro review.

4MLinux: More Than Just Another Lightweight Distro

I don’t want to get up on yet another “Here’s another lightweight Linux distribution to revive your aging hardware” soapbox. So many distributions...
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Linux dpkg Command Tutorial for Beginners - 8 Examples

If you are on a Debian or Debian-based system (like Ubuntu), there are high chances you might have encountered .deb packages. These are Debian...
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disk usage
Linux provides all the necessary bits to help you find out exactly how much space remains on your drives. Jack shows how.

How to Check Disk Space on Linux from the Command Line

Quick question: How much space do you have left on your drives? A little or a lot? Follow up question: Do you know how to find out? If you happen to...
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top
Checking system memory usage is a crucial skill for Linux admins; Jack looks at five different ways to approach the problem.

5 Commands for Checking Memory Usage in Linux

The Linux operating system includes a plethora of tools, all of which are ready to help you administer your systems. From simple file and directory...
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flatpak
Jack Wallen shows how to install and use Flatpak, which can be used to manage software on most Linux distributions.

How to Install and Use Flatpak on Linux

The landscape of applications is quickly changing. Many platforms are migrating to containerized applications… and with good cause. An application...
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snaps
Snaps make short work of installing apps; in this tutorial, Jack shows how to install GIMP, for example.

Get Started with Snap Packages in Linux

Chances are you’ve heard about Snap packages. These universal packages were brought into the spotlight with the release of Ubuntu 16.04 and have...
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Kate text editor
Kate is a user-friendly text editor with some powerful features.

Advanced Search and Replace with the Kate Text Editor

Learn how to use the Kate text editor in this tutorial from our archives. The powerhouse Kate text editor has advanced search-and-replace, including...
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Elive
Jack Wallen says if you like a lightning fast distribution with a Debian base, you can't go wrong with Elive.

Elive Brings Enlightenment to the Linux Desktop

For the longest time, Enlightenment was my Linux desktop of choice. It was incredibly fast, highly configurable, and gorgeous. Since that time, I’ve...
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How to Run Your Own Git Server

Learn how to set up your own Git server in this tutorial from our archives. Git is a versioning system developed by Linus Torvalds, that is used by...
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certification
The Linux Foundation Certification Program is designed to help you differentiate yourself in the job market. Hear from recently certified Hugues Clouâtre.

Linux Foundation LFCE: Hugues Clouâtre

The Linux Foundation offers many resources for developers, users, and administrators of Linux systems. One of the most important offerings is the...
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