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WTF Is a Boot Loader? WTF Is GRUB?
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Let me ask you a question.  What happens when you press the power button on your computer? Yes, HA HA… It starts.  Very funny.  That’s not what I meant. ...

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WTF Is Booting? Why is It Called Booting?
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You’ve heard it before. Booting. It’s a strange term.   I’m going to boot my computer. My computer needs rebooting. Damn piece of junk ...

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Who Is Root? Why Is He In My Computer?
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A flamethrower!  That’s it! Take your computer outside.  Grab your Churchill Crocodile flamethrowing tank (everyone has one of those right?).  And unleash ...

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Linux Power User Secrets: The Lazy Law
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In a remote corner of our world, there is a cavern. Inside this cavern is a winding stone staircase that plunges deep towards the core of our beloved ...

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Linux Distro Spotlight: Mageia 4
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Linux distributions generally fall into one of two categories.  User friendly or pure. User friendly distributions “just work” on as many devices as ...

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WTF Is A Shell? Why Is It Important?
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How many times have you heard the term shell? Do you wonder what the hell everyone is talking about when they say it?   I know I did.  It must ...

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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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