Linux Platform

The Linux channel at Bright Hub offers the latest open source and community news, how-to tips, Linux OS, software, and product reviews, user guides and performance improvements. Managing Editor Jean Amprimoz and a team of talented technical writers share their knowledge of the Linux with you and explore the different types of Linux operating systems and the many free software options that are available. Free isn’t a word people are used to hearing when it comes to software and operating systems, but in the Linux world, free is as ubiquitous as Starbucks!Explore reasons why an Open Source Operating System may be right for you. Discover Ubuntu, a free OS for both commercial and personal use that offers a full range of today’s applications. Or, Red Hat, another open source OS that is often used on servers, but offers individual workstation options as well. Review the many open source programs available including free, yes free imaging software such as GIMP, or free Linux audio editing. Ask questions or share your knowledge and experience with others in the comments! For up-to-date Linux news, tips, product reviews and more, keep Bright Hub’s Linux Channel on your speed dial tab and visit often!

Good Example Projects Using Embedded Linux

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.

Back That (Linux Machine) Up!

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.

The Best Open Source Licenses Quiz

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.

A Guide to Linux for Entertainment

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.

Getting To Know Ubuntu: An Introductory Quiz

How much do you think you know about Ubuntu? You can find out right here by getting to know Ubuntu with an introductory quiz that is sure to test your knowledge and keep you current.

Test Your Ubuntu Mastery: An Advanced Quiz

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.

Understanding Open Source and CC Licensing

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.

Using a Mac and Linux Machine Together

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.

Using a Windows and Linux Machine Together

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.

Coolest and Best Linux Ready Gifts for the Holidays

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.

The Bright Hub Red Hat Guide!

Red Hat is one of the most well-known names in Linux, but what is the big deal? Why is it chosen as a corporate operating system over other distros such as Ubuntu or Fedora, and why is Red Hat certification so important?

Top Linux Security Tips

Online threats can target Linux computers just as easily as they can attack Windows PCs, so be aware of the threats and the steps required to defend your computer from intrusions, Trojans, viruses and other security risks.

Take Our Quiz on the History of Linux

Do you remember when Linux was trademarked, or the penguin emblem was introduced? Do you recall the name of Linux’s creator, or the first Chinese distro? Test your knowledge of Linux history now!

50 Linux Commands Every User Should Know

Covering basic setup of your Linux box to advanced tasks such as creating and merging PDF documents, printing and ripping CDs, this guide of 50 Linux text functions is ideal for gaining a true understanding of the popular operating system.