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6 Reasons To Install Linux Today
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I want to answer a question I hear from time to time.  In this era of the smooth and polished Apple operating systems, and remarkably stable and secure choices ...

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Simplify Your Experience Using Virtual Machines
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Wouldn’t it be great to install Linux without obliterating what you already have?  Why mess with a perfectly functional operating system to experiment with a ...

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Desktop Environments 101
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As you’ve figured out by now, Linux is different than Windows or OS X.  Linux oozes flexibility and aches for customization.  Using it requires using your ...

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How To Get Linux
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You’ve researched what Linux is.  You read our fantastic article about distributions and have picked your first.  You know what processor architecture you ...

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Burning an ISO Image to a CD, DVD, or Blu-Ray
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Today we are going to talk about burning CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays.  Sadly, this is not a bonfire ritual, it is the act of writing data to the disc. Got Any ...

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x86, i386, x86-64, x64, and amd64? Oh My!
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The first time I tried downloading Linux, my head nearly exploded. I was drowning in options I didn’t understand. One major knowledge deficit was what weird ...

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Find Your Inner Root: A Guide to Procuring Superuser Permissions
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This message has many forms, but all indicate one humbling fact: you don’t have permission. I remember the first day my computer rebelled.  It was a Tuesday. ...

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The Essential Primer For the Linux Terminal
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Look at that hideous thing!  Surely we want to avoid the terminal right?  WRONG!  While the terminal is intimidating for the uninitiated, it is an immensely ...

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How to Use Man Pages to Enhance Terminal Skills
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For me, it is the switches and arguments.  I hate pure memorization, and recoil at remembering even the most basic ones. Fortunately for people like me, ...

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Clash of the Text Editors: nano, vim, and emacs
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In the early days of Linux, and UNIX before it, the only choice for editing text files was using the terminal. In those days, text editors were badass and ...

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