Start your path to Linux Certification for Free

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Starting in early August the Linux Foundation, with edX, is going to offer a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), called Introduction to Linux, to help people explore the various tools and techniques commonly used by Linux programmers, system administrators and … Continued

How to Dual Boot Windows 7 and Linux

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You don’t have to quit using Windows (or Mac- but this is for Windows) to start using Linux. You can configure your computer to give you a choice of using Windows or Linux when you boot it up. Here’s a … Continued

Linux Mint “Debian” Cinnamon Review

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(Note: This is a review of the Linux version we have linked on the right for download) by arindam sen March 23, 2013 mylinuxexplore.blogspot Debian simplified and offers impressive performance!  One thing I really like about Linux Mint is the … Continued

Ubuntu 12.10? Please read!

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The October 2012 release of Ubuntu (the most popular Linux distribution) 12.10 (Quantal Quetzal) introduced the display of contextual advertising in Dash, the file manager component of the default desktop environment, Unity.

Responding in September to criticism, Canonical owner Mark Shuttleworth argued that “We’re not putting ads in Ubuntu. We’re integrating online scope results into the home lens of the dash.” Canonical staffer Jono Bacon described the advertisements as “suggestions“, arguing that the revenue they generate for Canonical is necessary “to continue to grow and improve Ubuntu”.

 That’s bad, this is worse- in its default configuration, version 12.10 also assumes that users have agreed to allow Ubuntu’s parent company Canonical to collect user search data and IP addresses and to disclose this information to third parties including Facebook, Twitter, BBC and Amazon, drawing criticism from privacy advocates…. >>MORE>

Linux1.04: Community

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A Linux distribution is largely driven by its developer and user communities. Some vendors develop and fund their distributions on a volunteer basis, Debian being a well-known example. Others maintain a community version of their commercial distributions, as Red Hat does with Fedora…more

Linux1.05: What about Linux and Gaming?

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Currently, many Windows games can run on the Linux platform with minimal problems in a compatibility layer called Wine. The Wine project hosts a user-submitted application database (known as Wine AppDB) that lists programs and games along with ratings and reviews which detail how well they run with Wine. Many games are rated as running flawlessly.

FreeCiv, a well known remake
of the popular Civilization Series

In July 2012 game developer and content distributor Valve Software announced a port of their Source engine for Linux as well as stating their intention to release their Steam digital distribution service for Linux. The potential availability of a Linux Steam client has already attracted other developers to consider porting their titles to Linux… More>>

 Click below to see 60 + free games available for download right now! >>

Linux1.06: Cost

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The following distributions are available without cost: aLinux, ALT Linux, Annvix, Arch Linux, Ark Linux, Asianux, BLAG Linux and GNU, CentOS, CRUX, Damn Small Linux, Debian, DeLi Linux, DeMuDi, Devil-Linux, dyne:bolic, EasyPeasy, Edubuntu, EnGarde Secure Linux, Fedora, Finnix, Foresight Linux, Freespire…>More>>

Linux1.02: Comparison- Windows and Linux

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Comparisons between the Microsoft Windows and Linux computer operating systems are a long-running discussion topic within the personal computer industry. Throughout the entire period of the Windows 9x systems through the introduction of Windows 7,

Windows has retained an extremely large retail sales majority among operating systems for personal desktop use, while Linux has sustained its status as the most prominent free software operating system. After their initial clash, both operating systems moved beyond the user base of the personal computer market and share a rivalry on a variety of other devices, with offerings for the server and embedded systems markets, and mobile internet access.

The comparisons below reflect three families of Windows operating systems: Windows 9x (legacy), Windows NT, and Windows Embedded. Each family has its own code base and design. The focus of these comparisons is mainly on the NT family…