Linux Tips

How To Quit Frozen Programs In Linux

Even a robust operating system like Linux can sometimes encounter problems that cause apps or programs to freeze. There are several ways to kill or quit a frozen program on Linux. This article will explain how. Use The Kill Command Before you can use the kill command, your system needs …

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10 Cool Linux Terminal Commands You Have to Try

Linux terminal commands don’t have to be boring. Many commands are cool, fun, and entertaining for users. This article will discuss some pro-Linux command tricks to save you time, frustration, and increase your productivity. Pause & Run Linux Terminal Commands In The Background Have you ever been halfway through typing …

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How To Navigate & Use the Linux Directory Structure

Linux directory systems are different from Windows and may confuse new users. So think of the Linux directory structure as a tree. The root of the tree is where it grows from and in Linux, it is where the directories branch out. The directory separator is the forward-slash (/), abbreviated …

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How To Compile Software Packages On Linux

One of the hardest adjustments for users who switch from Windows to Linux is the idea that not every bit of software you want to install is ready-made for you. Unlike Windows users, who (in most cases) get software pre-packaged in an EXE installer or ZIP file, Linux users often …

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The 20 Best Linux Apps Ever

Linux seems to be getting more popular every year. Thanks to well-supported, user friendly distros such as Ubuntu, many people are taking the plunge and realizing that this free and Open Source operating system is a viable alternative to both Windows and macOS.  However, no computer is useful without any …

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How To Install & Run Linux Apps On a Chromebook

Installing and running Linux Apps on your Chromebook expands its capabilities with more productivity tools. This tutorial will explain how to install and run Linux apps as well as offer some suggestions on which to use. If you don’t already know, the latest versions of Chrome OS allow you to …

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HDG Explains : What Is Sudo & Root On Linux?

Beginning a journey into Linux can be somewhat confusing. There are plenty of new features and terms being thrown at you that you’ve likely never heard before. Two such terms are Root and Sudo. What is Sudo and Root? These two terms are among some of the most important you’ll …

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6 Easy Ways To Speed Up Your Ubuntu Installation

Have you noticed your Ubuntu system’s performance has slowed down? Even though Ubuntu 18.04 (the most recent version) is a very powerful Linux distribution, over time, your installation can become sluggish. There are a variety of factors that can affect the speed of your system, including: The number of programs …

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9 Useful Things Linux Can Do that Windows Can’t

Think Windows is the only operating system out there? Think again.  Have you heard of Linux? Linux and Windows are considered to be the world’s best-operating systems. When deciding whether to choose a Windows or Linux operating system, most people look at features such as cost, support, security, functionality, hardware …

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How To Sync Ubuntu To Your Google Drive

Are you using Google Drive to store your files but don’t know how to sync it to Ubuntu? Google does not provide a non-browser-based file client for Linux users. But there are several free and low-cost tools to help you. Below are three methods you can choose to follow. ODrive …

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How To Install Almost Any Printer On Ubuntu

Are you trying to install a printer on your Ubuntu system? Luckily, Ubuntu now recognizes most printer brands and will automatically install the related drivers when connected. Many printer manufacturers such as Brother and HP support Linux distributions and release their own printer drivers. But before installing a printer from …

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5 Ways to Automate a File Backup in Linux

It hardly needs to be said but storing and maintaining the integrity of your operating system, personal information, and personal files is basic to data management. While disasters are rare in Linux, protecting your data from system crashes, corrupt files, and lost or stolen computers is still an absolute necessity.  …

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Create Your Own Live Video Streaming Server With Linux

Most live streaming tools and sites are free to the public but they often tend to require that you create an account, providing information you may not wish to appear online. They can hold some content behind advertisements and incorporate confusing Terms of Service that they may not even stick …

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How To Install Windows Applications in Linux

Do you want to switch to Linux but don’t want to lose your favorite Windows apps? Now you can have the best of both worlds. Linux knows how to handle most species of Windows software and with a few tweaks can run just about anything you throw at it. If …

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BSD vs Linux: The Basic Differences

Both Linux and the varying BSDs (Berkeley Software Distributions) are free and open-source, with more things in common than differences. With this in mind, you may ask yourself, “If they’re so similar, then why do they exist at all? Wouldn’t it be better to have a singular operating system from …

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10 Ubuntu Keyboard Shortcuts To Speed Up Your Workflow

Keyboard shortcuts are great time savers – provided you know they are there. Ubuntu is packed with quick keyboard features that make transitioning between tasks and interacting with any window a breeze. As with any keyboard or hotkey shortcuts, they take time to learn. But they will typically make your …

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An Introduction to Linux for Beginners

Learning something new can be both fun and exciting. As long as you’re willing to step out from your comfort zone a little, Linux can offer you a whole new take on what it means to be an operating system.  The prospect of getting into Linux may seem daunting at …

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10 Best Screen Recorders for Linux

Screen recordings are useful in both business, educational and personal environments. They allow you to create a range of presentations, video tutorials, and how-to guides for multiple uses.  Here, we will look at the features, pros, and limitations of 10 best screen recorders for Linux, and how to get the …

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How To Upgrade To The Latest Ubuntu

The ability to upgrade Ubuntu to the latest version had many benefits, including using the latest software and getting access to new security patches. Before upgrading to Ubuntu, keep the following points in mind: Once you upgrade, the only way to revert to a previous version is to reinstall it. …

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