Learning Linux

  • Essential Linux Books: Digging Deeper

    The first part of this series looked at a couple of good books to get you started with Linux. But what happens when you master the basics? If you dream about being a power user, then you'll want to dig deeper into more advanced topics. That's...
    By Michael Dougherty January 19, 2011 

  • Essential Linux Books: The Basics

    There's a lot of information on the Web for Linux users, regardless of their level of experience or skill. Web sites, tutorials, forums, online magazines, blogs, and more. But sometimes nothing beats an old-fashioned book to help you out with a thorny...
    By Michael Dougherty January 17, 2011 

  • Finding a Linux Powered Laptop: A Buyers Guide to Linux

    It wasn't so long ago that stumbling across a laptop computer with Linux pre-installed was a real find. While Linux-powered laptops aren't as common as their Windows and Mac counterparts, they're out there. This article points you to a few...
    By Michael Dougherty January 11, 2011 

  • A Brief History of Linux

    Everything was started by a Finnish student who wanted to get more out of his PC. He was not happy with running MINIX and he wanted to exploit his PC’s full potential to access the servers in his school. Read on to find out more about the history...
    By Tolga BALCI December 27, 2010 

  • 10 of the Best Online Resources for Linux Beginners

    As we all know, the internet is an invaluable resource for just about everything. Learning Linux is no different! Here are 10 Online Resources that will give you a good start on your quest to become a Linux Guru!
    By Michael Dougherty October 20, 2010 

  • Overview of Open Source Licenses

    Most people have heard of the GNU General Public License, also known as the GPL, but did you know there are dozens of Open Source Licenses used in software development today? Let’s take a look at your options for an Open Source License if you...
    By Michael Dougherty August 16, 2010 

  • 10 Easy Steps to Install a Second Hard Drive in Linux

    When you plug a new hard drive into a computer running Linux, you might not get all the pop-ups and friendly dialogs that Windows or Mac OS X provide to help you through the process of formatting your drive. This article walks through hard drive set-up...
    By Chris Flood August 8, 2010 

  • Other GNOME Distributions and Additional Resources

    Want to try a Gnome based Linux distribution other than Ubuntu? Have no fear! There are half a dozen solid GNOME based Linux distributions available to you. Lets take a look at two of the more popular "Ubuntu Alternatives" and where to...
    By Michael Dougherty August 2, 2010 

  • Understanding Package Management

    The first article in our series will explain what package management and dependency hell are, the reasons why package management is needed and what a package manager does.
    By Tolga BALCI July 15, 2010 

  • Windows 7 and Linux on the Market: Desktops, Laptops and Nettops

    Windows 7 seems to be promising for all computer markets; desktops, laptops and nettops (netbooks). We will analyze each market in detail and see what Windows 7 can do for all of them.
    By Tolga BALCI July 13, 2010 
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