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Which Linux File System Should You Use?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/banner.jpg" />File systems are one of the layers beneath your operating system that you don't think about—unless you're faced with the plethora of options in Linux. Here's how to make an educated decision on which file system to use.

How to Create a Bootable Linux USB Flash Drive, the Easy Way

<img src="/geekers/boot-ubuntu-easy.png" />We've already covered how to use an Ubuntu Live CD to backup files from your dead Windows computer, but using the boot cd can sometimes be a little slow. We can speed up the booting process by installing Ubuntu to a bootable USB flash drive instead.

Clean Up the New Ubuntu Grub2 Boot Menu

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/geekers/up/sshot-2010-05-21-[03-13-50].png" />Ubuntu adopted the new version of the Grub boot manager in version 9.10, getting rid of the old problematic menu.lst. Today we look at how to change the boot menu options in Grub2.

How to Set Default Apps on Android

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/2011-02-09_122839.jpg" >When it comes time to switch from using one application to another on your Android device it isn’t immediately clear how to do so. Follow along as we walk you through swapping the default application for any Android task.

What Is the Linux fstab File, and How Does It Work?

<img src="http://www.howtogeek.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/banner2.jpg" />If you’re running Linux, then it’s likely that you’ve needed to change some options for your file systems.  Getting acquainted with fstab can make the whole process a lot easier, and it’s much easier than you think.