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Linux is all about freedom and choice and Ubuntu is definitely a large part of it. The default Ubuntu is pretty enough but in case you want to look at alternative environments which improve the eye-candy, read on.
Getting good example projects using embedded Linux today is not as hard as it was decades ago. Furthermore the projects are open source therefore giving you a better insight into what they entail. Read on to get a better understanding and appreciation for embedded Linux.
There’s more than one way to backup your Linux box – whether you’re happy using the dd command or would prefer a more user-friendly option, creating backups, archives and images of your data is vital for successful disaster recovery.
News that Canonical is readying a mobile phone and tablet release of Ubuntu for release by 2014 suggests that the Linux developer is playing a long game with emerging markets likely to form a key area for penetration.
Understanding Open Source licenses is not as easy as you may think. As a matter of fact, there are a lot of bells and whistles that a potential developer willing to use such a license misses. Think you know everything about these licenses? Take the quiz to find out.
Linux has been making inroads in entertainment, perhaps ever since Linux had a working graphical user interface. The advent of user created content (UCC) has accelerated the development of Linux as a creative platform and this article highlights the options you have to make Linux entertaining.
Ubuntu is probably the most popular Linux desktop and while might take some time to become really familiar with the operating system, this quiz will help you to identify any gaps in your Ubuntu knowledge.
Customization is at the heart of the Linux operating system and there are numerous projects out there which are dedicated towards providing a full-fledged desktop solution for old hardware, tablets, netbooks and other mobile devices. We list some of the best lightweight desktop environments here.
There are literally dozens of open content licensing models and it wont be a surprise to know that you may be having trouble understanding open source and CC licensing. The good news is that it has all been explained here so keep on reading.
While Linux is an open source OS this doesn’t mean that it isn’t suitable for use in big business. Red Hat Linux proves this, and other solutions for bothg desktops and servers are also available. A look at the increase in Linux certification courses shows how popular the platform has become.
Just because you’re using a Mac and a Linux computer in the same department, business or project doesn’t mean that you cannot use them together. There are various ways of sharing data between the platforms, from using cross-compatible files to closer integration with emulation and virtualization.
There are many reasons why you might want to use a Windows and Linux machine together. For instance, you might wish to connect them across a network or with an Ethernet cable, or simply share files between the two computers to use for word processing or other regular tasks.
Need to give your geeky Linux friend a cool gift this holiday, maybe stuffed penguins or uber-cool t-shirts? Or perhaps you want to buy computer hardware which is fully compatible with Linux. You’ve come to the right place. Here, we suggest a list of Linux ready gifts for the holiday season.
Open source distros are quite different to Windows, so if you’re getting ready to use Linux for the first time you will probably be unaware of the various ways in which you can add and remove software, as well as generally manage Linux applications…
While larger distros like Ubuntu might offer a greater depth of user interface configuration options and support for a wider selection of hardware, it is good to know that there is still a market for lightweight distros such as Puppy Linux.