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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Lightworks for Linux Is Finally Here!

Lightworks for Linux Is Finally Here!

Lightworks is a professional video editing and re-mastering software used in many award winning movies. It used to be available for Windows, but now is available for Linux too. Check out the review of the Linux version here.

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Mastering the Command Line History in Linux

Mastering the Command Line History in Linux

Most users are familiar with the basic Linux command line history. Here is a few relatively unknown, and yet effective ways to use command line history to speed up the way you work.

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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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How to Use FTP from the Linux Command Line

How to Use FTP from the Linux Command Line

While there are plenty of FTP clients around, sometimes you might prefer to use the command line. Here is how you can use FTP from the Linux command line.

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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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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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Configuring the Second (and/or Third) Monitor in Ubuntu

Configuring the Second (and/or Third) Monitor in Ubuntu

Last time, having two monitors was the sole privilege of advanced PC used by graphics designers. Now, almost anyone can add a second monitor to their PC. Let’s check out the configuration guide for Ubuntu.

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Three System Monitoring Tools to Supplement top

Three System Monitoring Tools to Supplement top

The Linux “top” command is often the go to tool for system administrators. “htop”, “iotop” and “glances” are 3 more system monitoring tools to supplement top.

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Advanced Uses For Nmap

Advanced Uses For Nmap

Following on from the first part in this series, it is time to look at some of the more advanced features of nmap.

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Beginner’s Guide to Using nmap

Beginner’s Guide to Using nmap

nmap is a network scanning tool which can be used for a whole variety of network discovery tasks including port scanning, service enumeration and OS fingerprinting.

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