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8 free virtual appliances you’ll love

These prebuilt LAMP, MEAN, ELK, WordPress, and other handy stacks amount to gain without pain for developers and admins.

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Unix tip: Making umask work for you

How the umask setting works

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Linux hardening: A 15-step checklist for a secure Linux server

The negative career implications of choosing not to harden your Kali Linux host are severe, so here are the necessary steps to make your Linux host secure, including how to use penetration testing and Kali Linux to get the job done.

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Wicked Cool Shell Scripts

101 very useful scripts along with everything you need to set them up and use them -- an extremely valuable book for anyone who wants to get a lot done on their Unix systems.

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This new Ubuntu Linux laptop has a 4K screen and Nvidia Pascal GPU

System76's Ubuntu-based Oryx Pro is a beastly Linux laptop loaded with features also found in some of the fastest Windows laptops.

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Ubuntu Mate, Windows 10 and macOS Sierra: A marriage of 3 OSs

All of them have their pros and cons, but the evolution of desktop operating systems has provided something for everyone -- including an underdog we can't seem to stay away from for very long.

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Microsoft really has changed, Linux Foundation chief says

Microsoft made waves when it announced that it joined the Linux Foundation, but some are skeptical of the company's motives. Linux Foundation Executive Director Jim Zemlin says that this isn't a case of Microsoft trying to kill Linux,...

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Microsoft doubles down on Linux love, joins foundation

Over the past few years, Microsoft has been pushing its love of Linux and open source. On Wednesday, the company made that even more official by joining the Linux Foundation.

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After protest, Lenovo brings Linux compatibility to Yoga 900 and 900S

Lenovo created a stir in late September when it said the Yoga 900 and 900S hybrids would work only with Windows, not Linux. The company has now changed its stance, bringing Linux support to those PCs.

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Why scripts are better than politicians

The day that we've all been waiting for or waiting to get beyond is now upon us. As one of the most contentious political elections ever crashes to a close, it's time to think like the techies we are. So, here are some reasons why...

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Unix tip: Coloring your world with LS_COLORS

Colored file listings can make your work easier or drive you mad. Here's how to take control.

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System76 brings Ubuntu to $699 laptop with Kaby Lake chips

If you don't want Windows 10, there's a new Ubuntu laptop from System76 with Intel's new Kaby Lake chip that won't burn your wallet.

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Have a spooky Linux Halloween!

Some things to do today before the ghostly spirits go back into hiding

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Step-by-step guide to setting up dual boot on your PC or laptop

Are you tired of your operating system dictating what you can and can’t do with your PC or laptop? Need more control over your computing environment? Dual boot might be the answer.

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Easy-to-exploit rooting flaw puts Linux computers at risk

The maintainers of Linux distributions are rushing to patch a privilege escalation vulnerability that's already being exploited in the wild and poses a serious risk to Linux based servers, desktops and other devices.

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Book review -- The Book of R: A First Course in Programming and Statistics

A hefty book that's going to teach you both programming and statistical analysis in less than 800 pages

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Why Linux pioneer Linus Torvalds prefers x86 over ARM

At last week's Linaro Connect conference, Linus Torvalds said he preferred x86 because of the supporting ecosystem and infrastructure, something ARM lacks.

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Today's another milestone day for Linux

Aug. 25 may be Linux's official birthday, but Oct. 5 is in many ways the day it began to make a real mark on the world.

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