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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.

Linux Distros For The Paranoid: What Are The Most Secure Distros?

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Linux Distros For The Paranoid: What Are The Most Secure Distros?

If you’re a Linux user, security was probably one of the benefits that made you switch from whatever operating system you were using before. Linux has a great reputation for being one tough nut to crack, and it lives up to that reputation daily. Users don’t have to worry about viruses or other malware to the point where anti-virus tools made for Linux actually sniff out Windows viruses to help fight their spread.

Danny Stieben July 2, 2012
Linux Distros For The Paranoid: What Are The Most Secure Distros?
Train Your Brain & Stay Sharp With gbrainy [Linux]

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Train Your Brain & Stay Sharp With gbrainy [Linux]

In today’s highly competitive world, people are constantly looking for ways to make their minds sharper in order to gain an advantage. Others may also want to keep their minds in good shape as they age. Whatever your reason may be, finding programs which can fulfill that role may sometimes be a little difficult. Linux users have nothing to worry about, however.

Danny Stieben June 30, 2012
Train Your Brain & Stay Sharp With gbrainy [Linux]
Configure Ubuntu’s Unity With MyUnity [Linux]

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Configure Ubuntu’s Unity With MyUnity [Linux]

Easily configure Ubuntu’s Unity, without causing crashes and instability. MyUnity is an application for customizing Ubuntu’s interface and is so stable and easy to use, it’s included in the default Ubuntu repositories. If there’s one thing commenters complained about when I reviewed Ubuntu 11.04, it’s the lack of customization options.

Justin Pot June 20, 2012
Configure Ubuntu’s Unity With MyUnity [Linux]
Combine All Your IM Accounts In One Application With Pidgin [Windows & Linux]

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Combine All Your IM Accounts In One Application With Pidgin [Windows & Linux]

Pidgin is a free instant-messaging client that combines all your IM accounts in one simple application. Instead of running several different IM clients that display ads and eat up memory, just use Pidgin. All your chat contacts across every network will be combined into a single buddy list, and all your conversations can be combined into a single tabbed chat window – or multiple windows.

Chris Hoffman June 18, 2012
Combine All Your IM Accounts In One Application With Pidgin [Windows & Linux]
Linux Mint 13 “Maya”: A Very Stable Release With Long-Term Support

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Linux Mint 13 “Maya”: A Very Stable Release With Long-Term Support

The “Linux release season” is starting to come to an end as the last few major distributions are coming out with their latest release, most notably Linux Mint. This time around the Linux Mint developers have released version 13, codenamed “Maya”. As far as major releases go, Linux Mint 13 is a very solid update that rides on Ubuntu 12.04’s LTS (long-term support) status.

Danny Stieben June 16, 2012
Linux Mint 13 “Maya”: A Very Stable Release With Long-Term Support
Skype for Linux Hits Version 4.0 & Loses Beta Tag [Updates]

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Skype for Linux Hits Version 4.0 & Loses Beta Tag [Updates]

After more than 3 years of development, Skype for Linux has lost its beta tag and hit version 4.0. An update that landed on Thursday codenamed “Four Rooms for Improvement” sees the app catapult from version 2.2 to 4.0, closing the gap that had existed between the various desktop versions of the VoIP client.

Tim Brookes June 15, 2012
Skype for Linux Hits Version 4.0 & Loses Beta Tag [Updates]
Add A Customizable Webcam Widget To Your Desktop With The Simple & Lightweight CamDesk [Windows & Linux]

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Add A Customizable Webcam Widget To Your Desktop With The Simple & Lightweight CamDesk [Windows & Linux]

With CamDesk, you get a constant feed from any of your webcams in a customizable window, and can keep track of what’s going on no matter what you’re doing. It can be used for anything from spying on your cats and keeping an eye on your door, to getting a constant feed of yourself while video chatting or recording a video.

Yaara Lancet June 15, 2012
Add A Customizable Webcam Widget To Your Desktop With The Simple & Lightweight CamDesk [Windows & Linux]
A Review Of MATE – Is It A True Gnome 2 Replica? [Linux]

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A Review Of MATE – Is It A True Gnome 2 Replica? [Linux]

The world of Linux desktop environments has dramatically changed since then. Gnome 3 was born, Gnome 2 was essentially thrown to the side, Gnome 3 was forked to create Cinnamon, and so on. However, Gnome 2 wasn’t completely thrown to the side, as it its code is now actively maintained in another project called MATE. Is it stable? Is the experience exactly as Gnome 2’s? Let’s find out!

Danny Stieben June 14, 2012
A Review Of MATE – Is It A True Gnome 2 Replica? [Linux]
How To Change Your Boot Screen In Linux

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How To Change Your Boot Screen In Linux

I just love turning on my Linux system to be greeted by my awesome boot screen before I arrive at my desktop without even having time for a sip of coffee. You don’t feel the same way? Maybe you should change your boot screen to something you’ll actually like! Since Linux is so highly customizeable, you can do exactly that with just a few instructions.

Danny Stieben June 11, 2012
How To Change Your Boot Screen In Linux
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