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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.

Simple & Friendly: 4 Great Linux Distros For Kids

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Simple & Friendly: 4 Great Linux Distros For Kids

Turn an aging computer into a kid-friendly machine that’s both educational and entertaining. Thanks to open source software there are a variety of complete operating systems designed to let you hand down computers to kids without worry. Kids love to explore, and computers are a great opportunity for that. Programmers from around the world dedicated to education have built a number of freely available operating systems you can use to set up a computer for your kids, free of charge.

Justin Pot December 6, 2012 06-12-2012
Simple & Friendly: 4 Great Linux Distros For Kids
Backup Your Files To Box, Google Drive, SkyDrive And More With Duplicati [Cross Platform]

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Backup Your Files To Box, Google Drive, SkyDrive And More With Duplicati [Cross Platform]

So you have your Box, Google Drive or SkyDrive account, but how do you automatically add files to them? They are quite useful for manually adding files to, but what if you wanted to use the storage space to back up your computer files? Well, there aren’t too many options, especially free ones, that allow you to do this.

Aaron Couch December 6, 2012 06-12-2012
Backup Your Files To Box, Google Drive, SkyDrive And More With Duplicati [Cross Platform]
4 Surprising Ways To Encrypt Your Data

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4 Surprising Ways To Encrypt Your Data

Encryption is often considered the playground of geeks alone, but it doesn’t have to be. Encryption just means that information is scrambled and you can only access the real information with a special password or key. On an Internet where we don’t want our credit card numbers and other sensitive data exposed to prying eyes, encryption is an important tool.

Chris Hoffman December 5, 2012 05-12-2012
4 Surprising Ways To Encrypt Your Data
Get Stuff Done With These 4 To-Do List Tools [Linux]

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Get Stuff Done With These 4 To-Do List Tools [Linux]

Most of us lead extremely busy lives that we’re expected to keep track of at all times. Whether we have stressful jobs, school work, or plenty of social events, it’s crucial that we remember what we have to do and when we have to do it by. Therefore, to-do list applications can become one of our best friends because they are a reliable aid to keeping our lives in check.

Danny Stieben November 29, 2012 29-11-2012
Get Stuff Done With These 4 To-Do List Tools [Linux]
4 Best Linux PDF Viewers – And Adobe Reader Is Just One Of Them [Linux]

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4 Best Linux PDF Viewers – And Adobe Reader Is Just One Of Them [Linux]

When it comes to distributing forms and other information over the Internet, the file type of choice tends to be PDF. This file type is popular because it has decent compression rates, can prevent editing, allows for interesting visual elements, and allows interactivity (especially when it comes to filling out forms on the computer). Thankfully, there are plenty of applications all over the web which can read these files.

Danny Stieben November 24, 2012 24-11-2012
4 Best Linux PDF Viewers – And Adobe Reader Is Just One Of Them [Linux]
How To Get Mac & Windows Fonts in Ubuntu [Linux]

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How To Get Mac & Windows Fonts in Ubuntu [Linux]

Whenever you’re happily setting up your new Ubuntu system, one of the things you’ll probably think about the least is getting the correct fonts installed. If you’re a bit confused about why I mentioned fonts, it’s because most distributions (or at least those who’d like to remain legal) only use free, or “libre”, fonts. While there’s absolutely nothing wrong with using these fonts, there will most likely be multiple cases where you’ll be required to have certain fonts.

Danny Stieben November 17, 2012 17-11-2012
How To Get Mac & Windows Fonts in Ubuntu [Linux]
Why You Need To Backup Now And 6 Reasons Why You Haven’t Done So Already

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Why You Need To Backup Now And 6 Reasons Why You Haven’t Done So Already

How else can I say this? Actually, there is no other way more straightforward than this: you need to backup now. The risks involved with not doing so are simply not worth it. There’s no really no reason to not be backing up your computer. That said, you likely feel you do have a legitimate reason. And in some cases you might, but there is always a way.

Aaron Couch November 17, 2012 17-11-2012
Why You Need To Backup Now And 6 Reasons Why You Haven’t Done So Already
Is Linux Confusing? Here Are The Key Terms You Need To Know

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Is Linux Confusing? Here Are The Key Terms You Need To Know

These days, Ubuntu and other modern Linux distributions usually install without a hitch (and without requiring any knowledge), but as you move forward using them, you will inevitably come across all sorts of terminology that isn’t always clearly explained. That’s why I’ve prepared a quick list of the most important terms you should know about Linux, each explained in the simplest possible way.

Erez Zukerman November 15, 2012 15-11-2012
Is Linux Confusing? Here Are The Key Terms You Need To Know
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