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….
The alien program converts installation packages from one Linux distribution for use on another one. But don’t Snap and Flatpak make that redundant now? Sort of, but it’s not quite that simple.
Have you ever wanted to stream Spotify’s music and podcasts without distracting banners and pushy recommendations? With a tool called Spotify TUI, you can control your Spotify stream in your computer’s terminal. We’ll show y…
Do you wish your Linux shell scripts would handle command-line options and arguments more gracefully? The Bash getopts builtin lets you parse command-line options with finesse—and it’s easy too. We show you how….
Need a way to play your collection of MP3, OGG, and FLAC music files right from the Linux command line? Here’s how to do it with a competent, lightweight terminal-based player.
The Linux cut command lets you extract portions of text from files or data streams. It’s especially useful for working with delimited data, such as CSV files. Here’s what you need to know.
Sometimes, it can take a long time before a vulnerability is exploited. In the case of this Polkit (fka PolicyKit) issue, we’re talking about a 12-year-old bug that’s just been discovered and shown off in a proof of concept….
Discover everything about your file system mount points with the Linux findmnt command. It’s an all-in-one tool with a very easy syntax. We show you how to use it.
While the Linux command ls can display the sizes of files, it doesn’t work properly with directories, which will always be displayed as 4096 bytes. You’ll need to use the du command to recurse into subdirectories and print …
Did you download an RPM file, and you’re not sure what it is or what do with it? It’s one of the file types used to install applications in Red Hat Enterprise Linux-based distributions, and we’ll show you how to use them….
Linux malware is on the rise thanks to the popularity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices. In fact, according to a study published by Crowdstrike, Linux malware grew 35% in 2021 compared to 2020.
Linux memory usage can be difficult to interpret and hard to understand. With smem it’s easy to find out what memory a process is using, and which processes are using the most.
While it’s usually pretty clear if your system is running out of memory or using too much CPU time, disk usage is another key metric that can sneak up on you over time if you leave your server unattended. You’ll want to regul…
The Linux find command is great at searching for files and directories. But you can also pass the results of the search to other programs for further processing. We show you how.
A new Linux phone is on the market called the PinePhone Pro Explorer Edition. It comes with an impressive range of features and a $399 price tag that’s sure to catch anyone’s attention.
So, you finally installed Linux and when downloading your favorite app you got a file with the “.deb” extension. Now what? In this article, let’s look at the two ways you can easily install apps using DEB files on Linux….