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How to Host Your Own VPN with Algo and Cloud Hosting

Companies all over the world sell VPN services to secure your online activity, but can you really trust a VPN provider? If you want, you can create your own virtual private network with the open-source Algo software, and the …

Why Desktop Linux Still Matters

The fabled “Year of the Linux Desktop” has never materialized, and it likely never will. Does that mean Linux on a desktop PC is irrelevant? Not at all! Desktop Linux is still awesome.

Keyboard Shortcuts for YouTube: A Cheat Sheet

Google’s video website wouldn’t be complete without all sorts of useful buttons and hidden commands that aren’t immediately obvious. Use this hotkey cheat sheet to quickly navigate YouTube and gain better control over your vi…

What You Need to Know About Snaps on Ubuntu 20.04

Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa is a fantastic release that’s been widely praised. However, the decision to change the Software Center to install snap-based applications is controversial. We’ll explain what that means for you….

How to Use the sed Command on Linux

It might sound crazy, but the Linux sed command is a text editor without an interface. You can use it from the command line to manipulate text in files and streams. We’ll show you how to harness its power….

How to Use the cd Command on Linux

Some Linux commands are so familiar, we don’t even notice we’re using them. The cd command for changing directories is one of these. There are some tricks that can help you become more efficient with cd—or you can ditch it…
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