5 Books Every Linux Enthusiast Should Read

5 Books Every Linux Enthusiast Should Read

Even though there’s a wealth of online information about Linux available on the Internet, one of the best ways to learn is still a good old-fashioned book. Well, not completely old-fashioned. Many of these Linux books are available in electronic formats. The following is a list of five Linux books that every enthusiast should read.

By David Delony -
Icaros: A Modern Open Source Amiga OS

Icaros: A Modern Open Source Amiga OS

You might have seen our article on Haiku, an open source implementation of BeOS. It’s not the only open source re-implementation of a classic computer OS. Icaros is a reimplementation of the classic Amiga OS for PCs. It’s based on AROS (the Amiga Research Operating System), but is available in a ready-to-run live version.

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Linux: The Ultimate Word Processor?

Linux: The Ultimate Word Processor?

Linux is seldom known as the platform for word processing, but do you know that it can handle text much better than other systems? Let check it out.

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Why You Should Use Linux to Learn Programming

Why You Should Use Linux to Learn Programming

Linux is popular with programmers, and for good reason. If you’ve always wanted to learn programming, whether to develop software professionally or just for fun, there’s no better platform to cut your teeth on.

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Ack: A Better Grep

Ack: A Better Grep

If you have used the Linux command line before, you’ve no doubt used “grep” to search for strings of text. There’s a better way to do so, and it’s called Ack.

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How to Use the Hosts File in Linux

How to Use the Hosts File in Linux

Are you wondering how to make good use of the hosts file in Linux to block or redirect websites? Here is the tutorial to help you with the hosts file in Linux.

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How To Stay On IRC Forever Using Linux

How To Stay On IRC Forever Using Linux

IRC is great, but it can be easily affected by your Internet connection. If you’re not afraid of the command line, you can keep your IRC connection going almost as long as you like.

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What’s New in Ubuntu 12.10

What’s New in Ubuntu 12.10

Now that Ubuntu 12.10 is finally here, let’s take a look at which features have made it to the final list and whether you should upgrade or not.

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How To Automate Mouse Clicks In Linux

How To Automate Mouse Clicks In Linux

Although the mouse transformed the computing world when it was inventented, it can actually become somewhat tedious, especially in repetitive operations. One piece of software, however, makes it possible to automate graphical programs by automating mouse clicks in Linux.

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Ubuntu Studio: A Distro for Recording

Ubuntu Studio: A Distro for Recording

If you’re a musician or an audio engineer, and you don’t want to spend the kind of money on setting up a digital studio or don’t want to use a Mac for some reason, you should check out Ubuntu Studio.

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Choosing Linux-Compatible Hardware

Choosing Linux-Compatible Hardware

You hear about how fast and stable Linux is, so you download a distro and install it, only to find out that some piece of hardware, like your Wi-Fi, doesn’t work. Here are a few ways you can do to avoid hardware compatibility issue in Linux.

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History of Early Linux Distros

History of Early Linux Distros

If you haven’t noticed, if you’re looking for a Linux distribution, you’re spoiled for choice. Sites like DistroWatch lists hundreds of different Linux distros on the site. But where did they all come from?

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The History of Linux

The History of Linux

Linux has been around for more than 20 years and serves happily in both desktop and server roles. But it didn’t show up overnight. Linux is the result of the collaboration of lots of people over the years.

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How to Play Atari 2600 Games on Ubuntu

How to Play Atari 2600 Games on Ubuntu

If you happened to be an Atari brat while you were growing up, you can now relieve your 8-bit glory days on your Linux machine. Stella is an Atari 2600 emulator that works on Linux, Mac OS X, Windows and even more obscure systems like IRIX. It provides a very accurate emulation of the classic gaming system, and plays nearly every game ever released for it.

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An Introduction to Arch Linux

An Introduction to Arch Linux

The great thing about Linux distros is that there’s one for every skill level. If you’re comfortable with Linux and Unix and you like to customize things a little (or perhaps, a lot), you might want to give Arch Linux a try.

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