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5 of the Best Antivirus Programs for Ubuntu

Let’s be real here. When it comes to virus threats, Linux is the last thing on a hacker’s mind. However, that doesn’t excuse it from all attack-vectors. Though Linux benefits from “security by obscurity”, you still have to worry in some ways. Show More Summary

6 Reasons You Should Choose openSUSE and the Geeko

openSUSE is a staple of the Linux community. But even long-time open source advocates find themselves wondering what sets the distro apart. Lacking the clear direction of Ubuntu or the free software advocacy of Fedora, openSUSE can seem to lack vision. Show More Summary

Which Linux Package Manager (and Distro) Is Right for You?

As a new Linux user, you may be completely overwhelmed with the sheer number of choices you have when it comes to distributions you can install to your computer. What is the difference between Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSUSE, Sabayon, or Arch? Ultimately, the short answer is: package management. Show More Summary

5 Reasons to Use Pure Open Source Distro, Fedora

Fedora is one of the largest Linux communities in the world. But it doesn’t have quite the name recognition as Ubuntu. Even among many who know of Fedora, the distro has a reputation for being hard to use. Is this true, and if so, why...Show More Summary

What Is a Linux Rolling Release, and Do You Want It?

What’s with all those numbers on my Ubuntu installation file? Why does my Arch Linux file only have the date after the name? Why do I have to reinstall Fedora every couple years to the newest release? If you have asked yourself any of...Show More Summary

Ubuntu Snaps vs Red Hat Flatpaks, What’s the Difference?

Linux distros support apps in several strict formats. For years, the two most popular have been.debs and.rpms. This may be starting to change. Ubuntu has Snap packages. Red Hat is pushing Flatpak. Both come with promises of better security and easier deployment across many distros. Show More Summary

Add Dropbox to my Ubuntu Linux system?

I love Linux, but I still have to work on a Windows system much of the time. I'd like to share photos across both, and figure Dropbox is an easy solution. Can I install Dropbox on an Ubuntu Linux system, and if so, how's it done? The post Add Dropbox to my Ubuntu Linux system? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.

Canonical-Pivotal partnership makes Ubuntu preferred Linux distro for Cloud Foundry

Pivotal, developers of the Cloud Foundry open source cloud development platform and Canonical, the company behind the popular Ubuntu Linux distribution, announced a partnership today where Ubuntu becomes the preferred operating system for...Show More Summary

How to Manage Files in the Linux Terminal and Desktop

Just moved to Linux? Saying goodbye to Windows in favor of an open source alternative such as Ubuntu? Once you make the change, you’ll find a sensible desktop that is easy to use, from installing new apps and launching them to organizing your data. Show More Summary

Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

This is one of four related posts: Should You Install Ubuntu Linux? Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS How to use Ubuntu Unity Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Some Linux/Ubuntu related books: Ubuntu Unleashed 2016 Edition: Covering 15.10 and 16.04 (11th Edition) Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop: Applications and Administration The Linux Command Line: A…

How to use Ubuntu Unity

This is one of four related posts: Should You Install Ubuntu Linux? Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS How to use Ubuntu Unity Things To Do After Installing Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Some Linux/Ubuntu related books: Ubuntu Unleashed 2016 Edition: Covering 15.10 and 16.04 (11th Edition) Ubuntu 16.04 LTS Desktop: Applications and Administration The Linux Command Line: A…

Linux’s RPM/deb split could be replaced by Flatpak vs. snap

Red Hat developer's Flatpak installs apps on Fedora, Ubuntu, and other distros.

Linux Mint vs Ubuntu: Which Distro Should You Choose?

Linux Mint and Ubuntu are both known as two of the most newbie-friendly distros around. Ubuntu is the most popular — so much so that Linux Mint is based on it. But there are real differences between the two. Which one is right for you? Background Ubuntu began in 2004 when millionaire Mark Shuttleworth founded Canonical. Show More Summary

Linux App Distribution Gets a Little Easier with "Snap"

The latest version of Ubuntu came packed with support for a new app distribution service called snap that significantly simplifies app installation. Now, that’s available on just about every popular Linux distribution around. Read more...

Are new chips Linux’s entree to wearables?

3 months agoTechnology : ReadWriteWeb

Linux has become the most popular operating system through forks like Android, Fire OS, Tizen, and Ubuntu, but now low-power wearable and Internet of Things (IoT) devices have bucked the trend. Instead of utilizing the open source OS, these devices have found more success with real-time operating systems (RTOS) that function through a mobile OS,... Show More Summary

Easily add new user to Ubuntu Linux?

I've installed Ubuntu Linux on my old Windows PC and want to add accounts for each of my children. What's the fast way to do that? I'm not much of a Linux expert... The post Easily add new user to Ubuntu Linux? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.

Change default Web browser in Ubuntu Linux?

Love getting the hang of my new Ubuntu Linux laptop, but want to change the default browser from Firefox to Google Chrome. How do I do that most easily? The post Change default Web browser in Ubuntu Linux? appeared first on Ask Dave Taylor.

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