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Get the most out of earth’s best open-source operating system. We’ll highlight the best Linux distros, software and games, and share tips useful for anyone switching from Windows or OS X.

Gramps Lets You Print Free Customised Family Tree Charts [Cross-Platform]

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Gramps Lets You Print Free Customised Family Tree Charts [Cross-Platform]

At some point in your life, you’ve probably considered looking into your family tree and making sense of it all. If you’re the technical guru of the family, you’ve possibly also considered how you might digitise all the information your family has collected in order to make a neat-looking family tree to pass around to all the relatives. Gramps is free, open-source family tree making software which makes this part of the process is easy and completely free. Today we’ll focus on building the best family tree printouts for you.

13-06-2013
Gramps Lets You Print Free Customised Family Tree Charts [Cross-Platform]
GNote: Take Notes & Create Your Own Personal Wiki [Linux]

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GNote: Take Notes & Create Your Own Personal Wiki [Linux]

Organize your life with your own private wiki. GNotes is a simple Linux note-taking app that allows you to quickly link one thought to another, turning your research or journaling into an inter-weaving database that’s easy to reference. It’s your own personal desktop wiki. Wish you were better organized? Start writing things down. GNote is an application you can use to outline and store your thoughts.

13-06-2013
GNote: Take Notes & Create Your Own Personal Wiki [Linux]
TeamSpeak 3: The Original Cross-Platform Voice Chat For Gaming Teams and Clans

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TeamSpeak 3: The Original Cross-Platform Voice Chat For Gaming Teams and Clans

I’m a big fan of voice communication when it comes to gaming. Wearing a headset while gaming adds a social element that makes the gaming experience that much better. While TeamSpeak may have started off as a solution for competitive gaming teams to discuss strategy and tactics in real-time, it has evolved into something beyond the bare essentials. It is used by casual gamers and fierce e-sports enthusiasts alike. TeamSpeak is a great program for talking with your gamer friends.

12-06-2013
TeamSpeak 3: The Original Cross-Platform Voice Chat For Gaming Teams and Clans
Should You Use AMD Proprietary Graphics Drivers & How Do You Install Them? [Ubuntu]

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Should You Use AMD Proprietary Graphics Drivers & How Do You Install Them? [Ubuntu]

If you have an AMD or nVidia graphics card or chip in your desktop or laptop, you have some serious graphics processing power under the hood. However, these highly respected graphics vendors like to keep their secrets, which includes making their drivers proprietary software. Ubuntu and other Linux distributions use open source drivers to make them work. But what’s the difference between the two, and how do you install the proprietary driver in Ubuntu if you decide to use it?

10-06-2013
Should You Use AMD Proprietary Graphics Drivers & How Do You Install Them? [Ubuntu]
3 Great Ways To Enjoy Your Own Media On The Roku 3

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3 Great Ways To Enjoy Your Own Media On The Roku 3

Regular television sets are a thing of the past. These days, if you set out to get a new TV, it’ll likely be a smart TV. That TV will be ‘smart’ the same way your smartphone is – it’s connected and it’s extendable. Just like your smartphone, a lot of new televisions tune in to a sizable application ecosystem, adding the imaginings of third-party developers to your television’s standard feature set.

03-06-2013
3 Great Ways To Enjoy Your Own Media On The Roku 3
4 Astounding Linux Mouse Hacks

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4 Astounding Linux Mouse Hacks

Ever since its invention, the mouse has become an extremely useful tool that makes using a computer much easier to learn when coupled with a graphical user interface. However, some of you may feel like the mouse should be capable of doing more work for you. Then there are some of you who like the keyboard better and may want to be able to use mouse functions without actually invoking a mouse.

01-06-2013
4 Astounding Linux Mouse Hacks
Need A Lightweight Music Player Without Sacrificing Features? Clementine! [Cross-Platform]

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Need A Lightweight Music Player Without Sacrificing Features? Clementine! [Cross-Platform]

Sometimes you don’t really know what you want until you’re holding it in your hands. There are not-so-resource-intensive music players out there that are bland and there are monster RAM hogs that provide tons of eye candy and aesthetic pleasure. What if you want something in the middle of the road? Oh, hello Clementine! I recently stumbled across this music player and let me tell you: it offers the best of both worlds and there’s no other music player like it.

31-05-2013
Need A Lightweight Music Player Without Sacrificing Features? Clementine! [Cross-Platform]
Tired Of Windows 8? How To Dual Boot Windows & Ubuntu

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Tired Of Windows 8? How To Dual Boot Windows & Ubuntu

If you discover that Windows 8 isn’t quite your cup of tea, and you have no feasible path to downgrade, it may be a good idea to dual boot with Linux to have an alternative operating system you can use. For most people, using Ubuntu is an excellent choice because of its popularity, software selection, hardware support, and ease of use. However, if you want to dual-boot, you need to do a few things before you’re ready to enjoy your Linux installation.

30-05-2013
Tired Of Windows 8? How To Dual Boot Windows & Ubuntu
How To Install Multiple Bootable Operating Systems on One USB Stick

Windows Linux

How To Install Multiple Bootable Operating Systems on One USB Stick

Fellow reader Dado asked us, “How can I run multiple operating systems from a single USB?” This becomes practical if the different operating systems are Live CDs, i.e. designed to access a PC from outside of the computer’s own operating system. This can be handy if the native operating system is corrupted through misuse, poor maintenance, or worse, malware. There are several tools that can help you create your multiboot USB stick. We tested three of them: XBoot, MultiBootUSB, and YUMI.

24-05-2013
How To Install Multiple Bootable Operating Systems on One USB Stick
Ubuntu 13.04: What’s New In Raring Ringtail? [Linux]

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Ubuntu 13.04: What’s New In Raring Ringtail? [Linux]

On April 25th, the newest version of one of the most popular Linux distributions was released — Ubuntu 13.04, codenamed “Raring Ringtail”. Unlike previous releases of Ubuntu, 13.04 doesn’t bring extraordinary new visual features which may make some people even more skeptical about this release than others. So what exactly is new, and should you really upgrade?

11-05-2013
Ubuntu 13.04: What’s New In Raring Ringtail? [Linux]
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