Linux is a multiuser operating system, so creating numerous user accounts is easy. Over time, it’s easy to lose track of which accounts are required. Listing user accounts helps you manage them.
Gaming on Linux has always been a bit more complicated than on Windows (or game consoles), and one reason for that is Nvidia’s poor driver support on Linux. That’s now changing, though it’s unclear how much the situation will…
If you want to try out a Linux distribution, you may want to do it in a virtual machine (VM) before dual-booting or completely overwriting your system. Choose a distribution and let’s run it in a VM using VirtualBox….
Access to the internet—or any other network—is governed by the default gateway. We explain what a default gateway is, and how to set and change it on your Linux computer.
KDE Connect has been around for years as a companion Android app for connecting to Linux PCs, similar to Microsoft Link to Windows (formerly “Your Phone”). Now there’s finally a KDE Connect app for iPhone and iPad….
There are many file compression utilities, but the one you’re guaranteed to find on every Linux distribution is gzip. If you only learn to use one compression tool, it should be gzip .
The sar command lets you see performance statistics for different elements of your Linux computer, for both real-time and historical data. We show you how to use this great resource.
Finding out how much RAM a Linux process uses isn’t a simple matter—especially when shared memory needs to be considered. Thankfully, the pmap command helps you make sense of it all.
Along with the usual read, write, and execute file permissions, Linux files have another set of attributes that control other characteristics of the file. Here’s how to see them and change them.
The Linux command line lets you retrieve data by either listening on a socket or connecting to a socket. The data can be captured in a text file. We show you how.
If you want to learn to use the Linux terminal, a great way to start is by installing and playing some games. These games aren’t just fun—they also require no compatibility layer or expensive graphics cards….
Why do Debian-based Linux distributions have apt as well as apt-get? Did apt replace apt-get or do they have different purposes? We explain the relationship between these two commands.
There’s no time to waste in the world of Linux distributions. Fedora 35 dropped in November 2021, and Fedora 36 was released on May 10, 2022. Here’s what’s new in Red Hat’s open-source Linux distribution….
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS “Jammy Jellyfish” was released on April 21, 2022. This latest release of the ever-popular Ubuntu Linux distribution will have long-term support until 2027. Is the Jammy Jellyfish worth the upgrade? Let’s fin…
Bugs and typos in Linux Bash scripts can do dire things when the script is run. Here are some ways to check the syntax of your scripts before you even run them.
Did you hear of someone using “Fedora” on their computer and aren’t sure what they’re talking about? Let’s look at what is Fedora and a brief history of this operating system named after a stylish hat….
If you’re looking for a Linux distribution, you’ve likely seen recommendations for both Debian or Ubuntu. Their similarities, and the fact that Ubuntu is technically based on Debian, blur the lines between them. Let’s explor…
The Linux set and pipefail commands dictate what happens when a failure occurs in a Bash script. There’s more to think about than should it stop or should it carry on.
Leaving “big tech” ecosystems on the desktop is fairly easy with a Linux laptop or a manual Linux install. Smartphones, though, seem strictly the domain of Apple and Google. Do any Linux-based smartphones exist? Let’s take…
The Linux timedatectl command lets you set your time, date, and timezone for your system clock and your real-time clock. Spare a moment, and we’ll show you how it all works.
One of Windows’ neatest features is PowerToys, Microsoft’s open-source add-on that lets you tweak your Windows desktop to your heart’s content. Being a Linux user, though, doesn’t mean you have to miss out….
The Bash printf command lets you write to a Linux terminal window with finer control and more formatting options than the echo command provides. Even printf ‘s odd quirks can be useful.
All users need to watch out for a new high-severity vulnerability for Linux called Dirty Pipe. It lets malicious people execute code that can carry out all sorts of adversarial actions.
GNOME 42 was released on March 23, 2022. Fedora 36 and Ubuntu 22.04 will include this release of the popular Linux desktop environment. We spin it up and see what’s new.
Like any other operating system, you can copy and paste files and directories (folders) in a Linux distribution using the desktop interface. But you can save time by copying those files in the Terminal. Here’s how….