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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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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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