WTF Is Swap?

You stumbled upon the concept of Linux swap partitions. Maybe through experimentation or by reading some of our excellent articles. But do you know what swap is? Well, we’re going to fix that!

WTF Is a Linux Distribution

You’ve probably heard the phrase Linux distribution before. It’s hard to avoid in the Linux world. But you’re probably wondering what a distribution is. Nobody seems to explain that, it’s just assumed that everyone knows. Well, I’m going to break from the mold and tell you!

x86, i386, x86-64, x64, and amd64? Oh My!

Computer processors have their own languages, called instruction sets, with funny names like “x86-64.” Knowing which is used by your CPU is important when downloading some Linux distributions.