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  • Can I run Linux like Linux, but with the look and feel of Vista?

    There have been long conversations bouncing around online communities about making Linux run like Linux (i.e. stable and fast) but look and feel like Windows Vista. So we thought it would be a good idea to investigate the possibilities. Hop in...
    By Tolga BALCI May 11, 2012 

  • Ubuntu Shutdown Problems Demystified!

    Ubuntu hanging on shutdown? Unable to find a solution? Try these troubleshooting steps!
    By Michael Dougherty August 27, 2011 

  • Starting, Stopping and Managing Jobs in the Ubuntu Terminal

    Ubuntu, like other Linux distributions, can use a keyboard shortcut to stop jobs currently executing in the terminal. You can use a variety of terminal commands to start stopped jobs in the foreground or background, list them or terminate them.
    By Chris Hoffman July 27, 2011 


  • Data Wiping in Linux: Securing Your Privacy

    Before you give or throw away that hard drive you've been using with your Linux OS, you might want to consider making it nearly impossible to retrieve information on what the drive once contained. This article shows you how to wipe a disk drive in...
    By Christian Cawley July 8, 2011 

  • Is GNOME Bloated?

    Is your computer running slowly? Specific programs running very slowly? Bloat might be to blame. Read on for more information on bloat in Linux, specifically GNOME, and some suggestions on how to solve it.
    By waltermichaelson July 6, 2011 

  • Linux File Compression - TAR, GZIP, Z, LZMA Files

    There are many compression formats in the Linux world. Here we discuss the “tar-type” formats, covering tar.gz (tgz), tar.bz2 (tbz or tbz2 or tb2), .taz (tar.Z) and tlz (tar.lzma).
    By Tolga BALCI July 6, 2011 


  • FreeNAS for Your (Free) Network Attached Storage Needs

    You do not need to throw hundreds of dollars out of your window to have a storage solution for your home or office. All you need is an old computer and a space to put it in (it will run continuously) with some Ethernet wires. Best of all for an...
    By Tolga BALCI July 6, 2011 

  • Linux File Compression - CRC Errors

    A common error Linux users often see when uncompressing RAR and ZIP files is the CRC (Cyclic Redundancy Check) error. In this article we explain what is a CRC error and how you can correct it.
    By Tolga BALCI July 6, 2011 

  • Linux File Compression - ZIP and RAR

    There are many compression formats in the Linux world. In our previous article we discussed the open “tar-type” formats. In this article we cover the other file compression formats, RAR and ZIP.
    By Tolga BALCI July 6, 2011 

  • Where to Buy a PC Preloaded with Linux

    A look at which companies offer PCs preloaded with Linux. Looking at big names such as Dell and Asus, and also smaller 3rd party vendors such as System76, Emporer Linux, and The Linux Emporium.
    By rdubas July 6, 2011 
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