LINUX IS CONFUSING. THESE ARTICLES SHOULD HELP.

An SSH client connects to a Secure Shell server, which allows you to run terminal commands as if you were sitting in front of another computer. But an SSH client also allows you to “tunnel” a port between your local system and a remote SSH server.

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You’ve been emailed a document, and you have to sign it and send it back. You could print out the document, sign it, and then scan it back in and email it. But there’s a better, faster way.

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Since iOS 7, Apple devices have had limited support for opening ZIP files in Messages and Mail, while a few other third-party apps provide methods for opening ZIP files. But what if you’re on the other end and want to share multiple files with someone in a zipped file?

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If you’ve done even some casual searching for digital comics online, you’ve certainly come across plenty of files with the .CBR and .CBZ file extensions. Let’s take a look at these ubiquitous comic formats, why they’re so popular, and how you can read them.

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When Google introduced Google Drive in April 24, 2012, they promised Linux support “coming soon.” That was nearly five years ago. Google still hasn’t released an official version of Google Drive for Linux, but there are other tools to fill the gap.

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Creating bootable CDs and DVDs tends to be a simple, straightforward process, but why is it more complex when creating bootable flash drives? Is there really that much difference between the two? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a curious reader’s question.

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There’s a piracy app that lets users find any TV show, movie, or song you can imagine. Streams and downloads are both easy to find, and the software is already used by hundreds of millions of people.

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U2F is an emerging standard for physical authentication tokens. Current U2F keys are all small USB devices. To log in, you won’t need to enter an authentication code provided from an app or SMS—just insert the USB security key and press a button. Here’s how they work.

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When you hook a game controller up to your PC—whether it’s an Xbox controller, PlayStation controller, Steam controller, or something else—you can remap the buttons for individual Steam games however you want. Here’s how.

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The LibreOffice user profile is where all user-related data is stored, such as extensions, custom dictionaries, and templates. When you uninstall or update LibreOffice, the user profile is preserved.

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If you’ve been using VirtualBox to run virtual machines and you want to switch to Parallels Desktop for Mac, you can convert your VirtualBox virtual machines to Parallels—whether you’re using VirtualBox in Windows, Linux, or macOS.

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If you are new to using Linux, then many of the commands and variations thereof may seem a bit confusing. Take the “echo” command, for example. Why do people use it when installing software? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has the answer to a new Linux user’s question.

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The Windows 10 Creators Update–also known as Redstone 2–is due to hit PCs in April, 2017. Like other updates to Windows 10, it’s free, and includes a host of new features.

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Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista all support symbolic links—also known as symlinks—that point to a file or folder on your system. You can create them using the Command Prompt or a third-party tool called Link Shell Extension.

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Every time you open a LibreOffice program, or even the LibreOffice Start Center, a splash screen displays. This splash screen serves no real purpose, so if you’d rather not see it, we’ll show you how to disable it in Windows and Linux.

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Linux allows you to create symbolic links, or symlinks, that point to another file or folder on your machine. The best way to do this is with the ln terminal command—though there are some graphical file managers that can create symbolic links too.

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CyanogenMod is dead, killed by parent company Cyanogen. The community is attempting to pick up the pieces and create a new project, LineageOS, based on the code. But it’s a reminder that open source software isn’t all sunshine, rainbows, and stability: in fact, it can often be very messy.

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We’ve all downloaded files from the web to our computer. However, if you’d rather download files directly to your Google Drive account, there’s an extension for Google Chrome that allows you to do just that.

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In the Creators Update, Windows 10’s Bash shell now allows you to run Windows binaries and standard Command Prompt commands, right from Bash. You can run both Linux and Windows programs from the same Bash shell, or even incorporate Windows commands into a Bash script.

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In this day and age, it is not a bad idea to be leery of untrusted executable files, but is there a safe way to run one on your Linux system if you really need to do so? Today’s SuperUser Q&A post has some helpful advice in response to a worried reader’s query.

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PPAs, or “Personal Package Archives”, offer software that isn’t available in Ubuntu’s software repositories. Some PPAs offer newer versions of software packages that hasn’t made it to Ubuntu’s repositories yet. Installing software from a PPA is easier than compiling the software from its source code, so it’s good to know how to do it.

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Copying a file with the Linux command line is easy. However, what if you want to copy the same file to several different locations? That’s easy, too, and we’ll show you how to do that with one command.

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At this point, Google Chrome is prolific. You likely use it on your desktop computer and laptop, as well as any mobile devices you may have. Keeping things in sync between all of your devices is easy-peasy, thanks to Google’s handy sync settings.

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After axing Flash for Linux in 2012, Adobe revived the Flash plugin for Firefox and other browsers on Linux in 2016. But Ubuntu still installs the old version of Flash by default, unless you go out of your way to get the new one.

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If you’ve run into a problem deleting a file that Windows complains is “too long”, there is a dead simple solution built right into Windows—no extra apps, hacks, or work around required.

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