SymphonyOS 14.1 review

SymphonyOS 14.1 review

SymphonyOS started life back in 2004, and after a hiatus of several years, it has been renewed with the aptly named phoenix series. Let’s check it out and see how it performs.

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Full hands-on and Review on PCLinuxOS 2014.08

Full hands-on and Review on PCLinuxOS 2014.08

PCLinuxOS has recently released its first version for 2014. The new version uses Linux kernel 3.15.9, runs KDE and includes NVIDIA and ATI fglrx drivers. Let check it out.

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Advanced Guide to nslookup

Advanced Guide to nslookup

The “nslookup” command helps you to look up addresses in the Internet. Check out the advanced guide here to master nslookup.

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4MLinux Review and Installation Guide

4MLinux Review and Installation Guide

4MLinux is a small Linux distribution that caters to the four M’s – Maintenance, Multimedia, Miniserver and Mystery. Let’s check out the 4MLinux review.

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Installing Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04

Installing Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04

The PPA that used to host Cinnamon desktop has stopped being maintained since May 2014. Here is another way to install Cinnamon on Ubuntu 14.04.

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Add Style to Your Screenshots Using Screenie

Add Style to Your Screenshots Using Screenie

Screenie is a program designed to give screenshots a different look without needing a graphic artist. You can use it to style your screenshot without Photoshop skill.

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CentOS 7 Review and Installation Guide

CentOS 7 Review and Installation Guide

CentOS 7 introduces several major changes over the CentOS 6.x line. Check out our CentOS 7 review and installation guide and see what is in store in CentOS 7.

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First look at Evolve OS with Budgie Desktop

First look at Evolve OS with Budgie Desktop

Evolve OS is a new desktop Linux distribution which includes the Budgie Desktop. The project is currently in the Alpha stage. Let’s check it out how it works.

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Three Useful Password Generators for Linux

Three Useful Password Generators for Linux

Trying to come up with strong and yet easy to remember passwords can be a challenge. Luckily there are several useful password generators for Linux. Let check them out.

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Using a Hex Editor on Linux

Using a Hex Editor on Linux

There is a class of editor known as a “Hex editor” which allows you to edit any type of file, especially binary files. Here are a few examples for Linux.

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NixOS Full Review and Hands-on

NixOS Full Review and Hands-on

NixOS is a Linux distribution with its own unique package manager. The entire OS is built by the Nix package manager. Check out the full NixOS review here.

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How to Play Games from the Linux Terminal

How to Play Games from the Linux Terminal

There was a time when the only games that could be played were text based. If you are up for a bit of nostalgia, you still can play games from the Linux terminal.

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Tails – Full Review and Hands-on

Tails – Full Review and Hands-on

Tails is a live distribution and is designed to be booted from either a DVD or a USB stick. The following is a review and hands-on of Tails.

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Using dmesg on Linux

Using dmesg on Linux

With a little help understanding the basics, the dmesg command can become a very powerful tool in a system admin’s tool-set.

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How to Dual Boot Ubuntu and Fedora

How to Dual Boot Ubuntu and Fedora

Experienced Linux users will find themselves wanting to install multiple distributions. This walks you through a dual boot, adding Ubuntu and Fedora.

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Mageia Linux –  Full Review and Hands-on

Mageia Linux – Full Review and Hands-on

Mageia Linux is a fork of Mandriva Linux and it is listed as the fourth most popular distribution at Distrowatch.com. Check out our review on this popular distro.

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PC-BSD vs. Ubuntu

PC-BSD vs. Ubuntu

Other than Linux, another popular open source operating systems is FreeBSD. Let’s take a look at how PC-BSD, desktop version of FreeBSD, stacks up against Ubuntu.

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Simplicity Linux Review

Simplicity Linux Review

Simplicity Linux is a derivative of Puppy Linux that comes in netbook, desktop and media versions. It is quick and doesn’t need much memory or disk space. Let’s check it out.

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Top Raspberry Pi Games from the Pi Store

Top Raspberry Pi Games from the Pi Store

The Raspberry Pi isn’t a gaming powerhouse, but playing games on it is still possible and can be fun. Here are some of the top Raspberry Pi Games.

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Is Zorin OS a Good Alternative to Windows XP?

Is Zorin OS a Good Alternative to Windows XP?

Microsoft wants you to spend more money to upgrade your Windows XP. If you are looking for a free alternative to Windows XP, Zorin OS could be the one for you.

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Running FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi

Running FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi

The Raspberry Pi can support a variety of Operating Systems. For those who are keen to run FreeBSD on Raspberry Pi, here is the installation instructions.

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