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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.

What Is The Easiest Version Of Linux To Learn?

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What Is The Easiest Version Of Linux To Learn?

With each day that passes, more and more people are giving Linux a try. It’s free and it can hold its ground against both Windows and Mac, so why not? And maybe you want to give it a try, too–but you keep hearing about how difficult Linux is, how it’s a “geek-only” operating system, etc. Thankfully, there are certain versions of Linux that will help ease you into the process. But before you decide to switch to Linux, you should think about why you want to switch.

Joel Lee November 13, 2012 13-11-2012
What Is The Easiest Version Of Linux To Learn?
Linux Gaming, an Overview: What You Can And Can’t Expect

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Linux Gaming, an Overview: What You Can And Can’t Expect

While desktop Linux may be a tempting platform, there’s one thing stopping a lot of people from making the plunge: PC gaming. Like it or not, Windows is the de facto platform for PC gaming. You can’t count on Linux supporting your favorite games, but you may be surprised: some Windows games work on Linux using the Wine compatability layer.

Chris Hoffman November 9, 2012 09-11-2012
Linux Gaming, an Overview: What You Can And Can’t Expect
Updating Ubuntu OS & Applications: The Essentials Any Ubuntu User Should Know

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Updating Ubuntu OS & Applications: The Essentials Any Ubuntu User Should Know

Updating your Ubuntu operating system and its installed applications is a fairly simple process, but it works very differently from Windows. All the software you install from the Ubuntu Software Center comes from Ubuntu’s software repositories, so you can get updates in one place – think of it like an app store for your computer. When a new version of Ubuntu is released, you’ll be able to upgrade right from within Ubuntu.

Chris Hoffman November 7, 2012 07-11-2012
Updating Ubuntu OS & Applications: The Essentials Any Ubuntu User Should Know
Use CloudApp Across Operating Systems With These Five Clients

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Use CloudApp Across Operating Systems With These Five Clients

If I was asked to name my favorite Mac OS X application, CloudApp—or Cloud, for short—would definitely make the shortlist. It’s a nifty menubar utility that makes it incredibly easy to upload and share small files. CloudApp developer team has also published an API for their service, meaning other developers can create third-party CloudApp clients. Below, we’ll be looking at five different CloudApp clients to use the service on most popular operating systems, desktop and mobile.

Simon Slangen November 5, 2012 05-11-2012
Use CloudApp Across Operating Systems With These Five Clients
Stay Organized & Remember Everything With Tomboy Notes [Linux]

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Stay Organized & Remember Everything With Tomboy Notes [Linux]

If the title made you think of Evernote, I don’t blame you. It’s a great tool which is capable of a lot, plus it syncs with whatever devices it can run on. However, Evernote is still a proprietary tool, and some Linux users may not wish to use it simply because of this reason. It’s also possible that they don’t want all of their notes stored on a different server, where they don’t own their data.

Danny Stieben November 3, 2012 03-11-2012
Stay Organized & Remember Everything With Tomboy Notes [Linux]
How To Use a Digital Camera With Linux

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How To Use a Digital Camera With Linux

The days when working with digital cameras and other common consumer hardware on Linux was a chore that involved fiddling with terminal commands are over. Using a digital camera with modern Linux distributions like Ubuntu is an extremely simple process. In fact, the built-in software on Ubuntu and other Linux distributions is better than Windows for this, as it allows you to easily do basic photo-editing and upload your photos to web services.

Chris Hoffman October 31, 2012 31-10-2012
How To Use a Digital Camera With Linux
How To Clone Your Hard Drive

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How To Clone Your Hard Drive

Copy the entirety of one hard drive to another. It’s called cloning, and it’s an important process if you want to replace or upgrade the primary hard drive in your computer. Cloning isn’t the same as backing up. When a drive is cloned you have a perfect copy of everything that was on it – the operating system, the software and all of the files included. When you clone a drive you recreate its entire environment, partitions and all.

Justin Pot October 31, 2012 31-10-2012
How To Clone Your Hard Drive
An A-Z of Linux – 40 Essential Commands You Should Know

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An A-Z of Linux – 40 Essential Commands You Should Know

Linux is the oft-ignored third wheel to Windows and Mac. Yes, over the past decade, the open source operating system has gained a lot of traction, but it’s still a far cry from being considered popular. Yet though that may be true, Linux still earns new converts every day. Will you join them? The learning curve of Linux is what deters most users from even trying it in the first place.

Joel Lee October 26, 2012 26-10-2012
An A-Z of Linux – 40 Essential Commands You Should Know
Reditr: A Desktop Client for Reddit With Embedded Content

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Reditr: A Desktop Client for Reddit With Embedded Content

Do you love Reddit, but find the user interface infuriating? Try a new way to get at the best content on the web. Reditr shows you the latest posts from your favorite subreddits in easy-to-skim columns. Even better, it embeds content so you don’t need to be a tab ninja just to see what’s going on. Reddit is the most efficient way to waste your time online, but what if you could make your time wasting even more efficient?

Justin Pot October 17, 2012 17-10-2012
Reditr: A Desktop Client for Reddit With Embedded Content
Calibre: Hands-Down, The Best eBook Manager Available

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Calibre: Hands-Down, The Best eBook Manager Available

Electronic media is no doubt more prevalent today than it ever has been. The Internet is at the core of it all, and because of it we have eBooks, web articles, and news from electronic magazines and newspapers. With all of this content that we are taking in, how can we manage it all? Sadly, most of us don’t. We forget that one article that we wanted to read or lose the eBook we downloaded to our computer.

Aaron Couch October 16, 2012 16-10-2012
Calibre: Hands-Down, The Best eBook Manager Available
7 Free Apps to Batch Edit, Resize, & Rename Images

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7 Free Apps to Batch Edit, Resize, & Rename Images

Some of the most common edits your images will have to go through are simple things such as resize, rename, format conversion, basic color fixes, etc. While you can’t be expected to sit through an album of 300 photos, manually resizing and renaming each one, many of the common image viewers don’t let you do these things by batch. Don’t waste your time, though, just download one of the free tools below, and start batch-editing!

Yaara Lancet October 15, 2012 15-10-2012
7 Free Apps to Batch Edit, Resize, & Rename Images
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