Tag: Linux

Does Android Count in the Big Linux Scheme of Things?

When judging the success, or lack thereof, of Linux, many proponents of Linux often cite the success of the Android mobile operating system. After all, a majority of smartphones in the world now run Android, which has Linux as its

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Ubuntu Phones, Steam Boxes and FireChrome

I spent most of January sick, and I am not entirely sure that it is completely gone. Still, I feel well enough to write again, and there are a few hot topics that I would like to address. 1. Ubuntu

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Steam on Linux (Beta) is Here

Yes, Virginia, there is a Steam on Linux. And yes, this story is old news. The Steam beta on Linux has been going on for a couple of weeks now, but the important news is that I have received my

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5 Promising Linux Apps Worth Trying

Linux is the free and open source kernel that powers numerous operating systems (or distributions) that users can freely download, install, remix, share, and even sell. Linux is all about freedom, but it also has the benefit of often being

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Linux Game Preview: Tomes of Mephistopheles (Alpha)

Indie game developers are becoming much more receptive to Linux users, and Kot-In-Action has become a household name with its action-packed Steel Storm games. Moreover, the introduction of a Linux client for Desura has made it much easier for game

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Managing Users with KDE

KDE Plasma Workspaces provide a graphical interface and lots of eye candy for the desktop Linux experience. Many would argue that it is equal to or even better at this than Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X. KDE, however, is

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3 Must-Have Apps for Any Linux OS, And My Preferences

There are hundreds, if not thousands, of different GNU/Linux distributions available right now. They are all different in terms of used kernel versions, desktop environments, window managers and set of applications. But all of them have something in common. Whatever

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Secure and Encrypt Your Files with Truecrypt

File encryption is not just the stuff of spy movies. There are plenty of practical reasons why you might decide to encrypt a single file, multiple files, or even an entire drive. If you keep sensitive digital copies of financial

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How to Batch Rename Files in KDE

KDE is the desktop environment of choice for many of the world’s Linux, BSD, and Unix users. It is easy to use and provides a solid graphical interface for many advanced operating system features. One of those advanced features is

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How to Fix a Broken Grub Installation in Linux

Of all the errors messages and problems I have encountered over the years with Linux, there are few that I found more frightening than this one: No such device: UUID=ca40b0c0-3068-4808-bea2-9b439d31e1c2 Grub Rescue > Even with a kernel panic, your system

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