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.
You’re presumably running the latest version of Raspbian on your Raspberry Pi. But is it the best Linux distro for the device? Could there be an alternative that you might find suits you better?
Linux distros distribute apps in many formats. For years, the two most popular have been .debs and .rpms, but this may be starting to change with Ubuntu’s Snap packages and Red Hat’s Flatpak.
Ubuntu, Mint, Elementary, Fedora, OpenSUSE… the list of user friendly distros can feel like a never-ending story.…
After using GNOME for a while, you may wish to change a few things about the overview mode, or even tweak the panel. These eight extensions help you do just that!
Leaving Windows behind means losing Microsoft's desktop apps and plenty of third-party software. Thankfully not…
Many home users prefer to run a dual-boot setup when both Windows and Linux are needed, but if you’d rather run Windows inside Linux, here’s how to set that up.
You probably already know you can play old games on your Linux device, thanks to emulator collections like MAME, but did you know that various emulators are available for running full applications? Here’s how.
Want to mess with your friends? These fake update screens for multiple operating systems are a great practical joke for when you’re feeling goofy.
Recent figures show that Linux desktop usage has reached 2%, it’s highest yet. Does this mean Linux has reached a point where it can replace Windows and Mac OS X for the average user?
Someone is following your every online move, with trackers designed to make web browsing more convenient. If you’ve had enough, it’s time to hide your tracks using the JonDo anonymizing proxy in Linux.
Linux is the distro of choice for freedom loving software hippies, but not everything you see is open source! Let’s take a look at four Linux distros that are totally open source.
The vast majority of software applications are configured via a menu interface, but some require you to take a step beyond and actually edit a text file. But how do these “config files” work?
Emoji are fun, but sometimes you have trouble finding the perfect one. Here’s a geeky tool to help you out next time that happens.
Open a file manager on your Linux box and select Computer in the sidebar to display your system folders. But do you have any idea what each of them hold? Let’s take a look!
You’ve just installed Linux on your PC or laptop, and have added all of the productivity software you need. But now it’s time to relax, how can you watch Netflix?
Gaming on Linux is on the rise, but if you don’t want to turn your PC into a game server then the answer is with old games, retro classics from the Windows platform.
Old PC or laptop need a new lease of life? Thinking about switching to Linux, but don’t know where to start? With Antergos, you can install Arch Linux the easy way!
How much sensitive data would you lose if your disk drive died? Naturally, you need a backup solution, but making backups in Linux can be tricky if you don’t know what you’re doing…
Once you make the change to Linux, you’ll find a sensible desktop that is easy to use, from installing new apps and launching them to organizing your data.
When Linux goes wrong, it can be a nightmare to troubleshoot. Don’t waste time on Reddit — take things into your own hands, and dive into your system’s log files to solve the problem!
Linux Mint and Ubuntu are two of the most popular Linux distros, but there are real differences between the two. Which one is right for you?
If you aren’t careful, hackers can easily gain access to your webcam and spy on you without your knowledge. So you have two options: disable the camera or cover it up.
GNOME Office doesn’t exist… or does it? These ten apps don’t form a cohesive office suite, but they come close, and are likely to help you be productive from your Linux desktop.
Unlike a 5-year-old PC, a 5-year-old smartphone can barely run any modern apps. But there is a way to enjoy the benefits of technology without buying new hardware: embrace Linux and free software!