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Why Robolinux Is the Best Linux for Windows Users

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 17:00:00 +0000

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While switching from Windows to Linux carries several considerations, it’s simple enough to ease the transition. But what’s the best version of Linux for Windows users? Robolinux is an operating system that targets Windows users who want to start learning and using Linux as painlessly as possible. In this article, we’ll cover what Robolinux is, how to install it, and more. What Is Robolinux? Robolinux, a Debian-based operating system, places a heavy emphasis on Windows and Linux integration. This is nothing new: Wine can already help you run Windows programs on Linux, for example. Still, compatibility varies greatly. As such,...

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How to Use Pandora on Linux

Fri, 20 Apr 2018 09:30:38 +0000

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If you have a subscription to Pandora’s One service, you can download a desktop client for your Windows or Mac computer. You can also find apps for Android and iOS, as well as a Windows modern app in the Microsoft Store. But if you’re a Linux user, you’re out of luck. There’s no official Pandora app for the operating system. However, there’s a workaround you can use. Called Pithos, the app is much less resource-intensive than the web version of Pandora. It runs on Ubuntu, Fedora, and Arch Linux, and can also be installed via Flathub as a Flatpak. Let’s...

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How to Run Android Apps and Games on Linux

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0000

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Want to run Android apps on Linux? How about play Android games? Several options are available, but the one that works the best is Anbox, a useful tool that runs your favorite Android apps on Linux without emulation. Here’s how to get it up and running on your Linux PC today. Meet Anbox, Your “Android in a Box” Having access to your preferred Android apps and games brings an exciting new dimension of productivity to your Linux desktop or laptop. Mobile apps are, by design, a lot simpler than those found on desktop operating systems. This could be just what...

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Overclocking Raspberry Pi: How to Do It and What You Need to Know

Wed, 18 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

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The Raspberry Pi 3 is a great little computer, far more powerful than the models before it. But did you know you can squeeze even more power out of it? Here’s how to overclock your Raspberry Pi, and push it further than you ever imagined! Why Overclock Your Raspberry Pi? A standard Raspberry Pi 3 boasts a 1.2GHz 64-bit quad-core CPU, 1GB RAM, along with a Broadcom VideoCore IV GPU as part of the Broadcom System on a Chip (SoC) BCM2837. Overlocking the CPU will result in increasing the default Raspberry Pi clock speed from 1.2GHz up to 1.5GHz, depending...

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How to Turn Any Linux PC Into a Kodi-Based HTPC With Kodibuntu

Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:00:00 +0000

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Kodi is a massively popular open-source home theater PC (HTPC) media center. It’s available as an app for many operating systems and devices, as well as a standalone operating system (OS). Notably, the Raspberry Pi boasts a slew of standalone Kodi OSes. While it’s available on Linux as an application, Kodibuntu is an awesome way to create a Linux-based Kodi media center. Learn how to use Kodibuntu to turn any Linux PC into a HTPC! Meet Kodibuntu for Linux HTPCs Kodi originated as Xbox Media Center, or XBMC. However, it evolved into what’s now Kodi. The utilitarian open-source media center...

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8 Ways Linux Is Taking Over the World

Fri, 06 Apr 2018 15:00:00 +0000

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Linux doesn’t only run on home computers. You will also find it in some much more exciting pieces of kit. It’s particularly common where the proprietary nature of Windows and macOS is not suitable. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most unusual ways people and companies around the world have used Linux. 1. Large Hadron Collider The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is the world’s largest and most powerful particle accelerator. It’s a 17-mile long circular tube that’s buried 175 meters below the French-Swiss border near Geneva. It’s common knowledge that the facility has been resounding success from...

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The Chmod Command and Linux File Permissions Explained

Thu, 05 Apr 2018 21:00:00 +0000

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So you’ve sliced your way through all the common misconceptions about Linux, found a flavor of Linux that you like, but now you’re confused because you haven’t the faintest clue about terminal commands and Linux file permissions? Or maybe you have a website that’s hosted on a Linux server and you’ve run into some file permission issues that can only be solved with some command line magic. Regardless, one of the most essential Linux commands to learn is a small but powerful command called chmod. But before we explain what the command does, we have to first understand a little...

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5 Raspberry Pi Operating Systems That Aren’t Linux

Tue, 03 Apr 2018 19:00:00 +0000

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Looking for a way to get the most out of your Raspberry Pi? Running a project that just needs something more? Odd as it may seem, Linux might be the problem, so why not consider a non-Linux operating system? Several have been released, or adapted, for use on the Raspberry Pi. 1. Plan 9 Released as an open-source operating system in 1992, Plan 9 has a small footprint and is targeted at developers. Its lightweight presence makes it ideal for the Raspberry Pi. A descendent of UNIX, Plan 9 is easy to install on the Pi, much like any other...

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10 Reasons to Install an Arch Linux-Based OS on Your PC

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 19:00:00 +0000

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Arch Linux is one of the most popular Linux operating systems (also known as distributions) around, as are the easier-to-install distros that are based on Arch, such as Manjaro and Antergos. Whether you’re thinking of installing each component manually or downloading a pre-built Arch-based desktop, here are ten reasons to embrace the Arch ecosystem. 1. You Are Free to Build Your Own PC Arch Linux is unique among the more popular Linux distributions. Ubuntu and Fedora, like Windows and macOS, come ready to go. In stark contrast, Arch Linux challenges you to build your PC’s operating system yourself. The installation...

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What’s the Difference Between Ubuntu and Ubuntu-Based Distros?

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 16:00:00 +0000

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Linux Mint and elementary OS are both popular alternatives to Ubuntu—but they’re also based on Ubuntu. If you’re new to Linux, this can be confusing. Let’s try to clear up what this means and why it matters to you. The Ubuntu Desktop Ubuntu is a free and open source alternative to commercial, proprietary operating systems such as Windows and macOS. There’s a panel across the top that shows the time, system indicators, and a way to open an overview screen or dashboard that lets you access your apps. There you can also switch between windows and virtual desktops. There’s a...

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How to Remove the Unity Desktop After Upgrading to Ubuntu 17.10

Mon, 02 Apr 2018 13:00:00 +0000

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Ubuntu 17.10 has moved away from the Unity desktop environment. It uses the GNOME desktop environment by default (as well as the Wayland display server). But the Unity desktop environment is not removed when you upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10 from previous versions. Want to move onto GNOME when you upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10? Here’s how to remove the Unity desktop environment. What Is the Unity Desktop Environment? The desktop environment determines what you see on the screen and how you interact with the Linux system. It can have more impact on your experience with Linux than the distribution you choose...

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How to Disable UEFI Secure Boot to Dual Boot Any System

Sat, 31 Mar 2018 14:00:00 +0000

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Have you ever tried to install a second operating system alongside Windows? Depending on what you tried to install, you might have encountered the UEFI Secure Boot feature. If Secure Boot doesn’t recognize the code you’re trying to install, it will stop you. Secure Boot is handy for preventing malicious code running on your system. But it also stops you booting some legitimate operating systems, like Kali Linux, Android x86, or TAILS. But there is a way around it. This short guide will show you how to disable UEFI Secure Boot to let you dual boot any operating system you...

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