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Useful Resources to Learn Linux Your Way

learn-linux-featured.jpgI constantly hear that Linux is too specialized or too hard to learn. However, even with it being a bit esoteric, there is an insurmountable amount of YouTube videos, blogs, books, and podcasts about Linux. Because resources don’t lack in abundance, it’s easy to be overwhelmed with what is available, especially if you are fairly new. So where do you start? There are various avenues to help anyone learn Linux, no matter your learning style. Related: Linux for Beginners Auditory learners If you are someone who enjoys learning through listening, or want to learn Linux on your daily commute, the podcast Going Linux is essential. It’s a… Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/learn-linux-resources/
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How to Install the Latest Nvidia Drivers on Ubuntu

ubuntu-nvidia-featured.jpgIf you have an Nvidia video card you’re in luck. They perform exceptionally well on the Linux platform. However, most Linux-based operating systems come with the open-source driver preinstalled. The performance is poor, and 3D capabilities are usually non-existent. To get the most out of your video card, you need to install Nvidia’s proprietary driver. Install Recommended Nvidia Driver This will install a fairly recent driver, but not the absolute latest. If you want bleeding edge software, skip to the next section. The advantages of following the procedure in this section are: Older video cards (4+ years) may not work with the latest driver…. Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-nvidia-drivers-ubuntu/
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How to Encrypt Your Partitions on Linux with dm-crypt

disk-encryption-linux-featured.jpgHard drives and SSDs are easy to remove from laptops or computers. In such a case, all of the security measures implemented by your operating system go out the window. If you have data you want to protect, you can create an encrypted container. You would store sensitive files there, while storing non-secretive files on your regular partitions. It’s easiest to set up an encrypted partition when you install your Linux distribution. The installer can guide you through that. But if you missed that opportunity, follow the steps in this guide to create your secret vault. Related: How to Encrypt Files on Linux Using GPG,… Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/encrypt-linux-partitions-dm-crypt/
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How to Install and Run Pantheon Desktop on Ubuntu

pantheon-ubuntu-feat.jpgUbuntu comes in a lot of flavors, all of which are based around a popular desktop environment. There are a couple of notable omissions, though, and those are usually the result of a distribution based on Ubuntu using that desktop. Linux Mint is one great example, with the Cinnamon desktop. Elemantary OS and its popular Pantheon desktop environment is another. Because Elemantary OS is based directly off of LTS releases of Ubuntu, it’s not too hard to get Pantheon on Ubuntu. In fact, it’s available in a PPA maintained by the Elementary developers. But there is one major question that you need to ask yourself…. Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-run-pantheon-desktop-ubuntu/
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How to Install Newer Software in Debian

debian-backport-featured.jpgDebian is an excellent Linux distribution, especially for servers. It is also a great distribution to run on a regular desktop computer or laptop. You very rarely encounter a bug on this operating system, and packages integrate exceptionally well with one another. For example, you can easily switch to a different display/login manager, add another desktop environment or change other key components of your software stack. In contrast, you might get weird conflicts on other distributions when trying to switch default packages. Why Debian Has Old Software Here’s the short version, without too many technical details. Once most of the known bugs are removed, packages… Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/install-newer-software-debian/
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Critical Adobe Flash Bug Impacts Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS

Adobe issues patch for a Flash Player vulnerability that could lead to an arbitrary code execution on targeted systems.

Source: https://threatpost.com/critical-adobe-flash-bug-impacts-windows-macos-linux-and-chrome-os/139264/
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How to Automatically Delete Old Files from Trash on Linux

autotrash-featured-2.jpgIt’s almost certain that at one point in your life you will delete the wrong file or directory. Or you will intentionally erase a file, only to realize later that you need it again. Most of you may be thinking, “Been there, done that!” But there’s a better way to get rid of data you don’t need anymore. And it’s something that is implemented in Windows 10, some of the newer smartphones and maybe some desktop environments included in Linux distributions. However, the adoption rate of this system is still very low, and most users are not really aware of how useful it can be…. Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/delete-old-files-from-trash-linux/
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5 of the Best File Managers for Linux

Linux-file-managers-00-featured.jpgOne of the pieces of software you use daily is a file manager. A good file manager is essential to your work. If you are a Linux user and want to try out file managers other than the default one that comes with your system, below is a list of the best Linux file managers you will find. What Is a File Manager? Let’s start with a definition first to make sure we are on the same page. A file manager is a computer application that you can access and manage the files and documents stored on your hard disk. In Windows this application is… Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/best-file-managers-linux/
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What Is Screen Tearing and How to Get Rid of It on Linux

screen-tear-feat.jpgUnfortunately for Linux fans, screen tearing is, and has been, a persistent annoyance that doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. There are a couple of factors enabling the longevity of the screen tearing issue. First, and probably most obviously, is the dated, broken, and bloated X server. Even with the progress of Wayland, X is here to stay for the immediate future. Next is the strange and inconsistent graphics driver picture. One of the biggest offenders in causing screen tearing is also the most popular GPU manufacturer on Linux, NVIDIA. Throw in different desktop environments with their own display settings and compositors, and you have… Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/get-rid-screen-tearing-linux/
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How to Remote Control Ubuntu from an Android Phone

kde-connect-ubuntu-feat.jpgAndroid and Linux have a close and interesting relationship. In some ways, they’re at odds with each other, but in others, they complement each other perfectly. There are ways to share files, send links, even control your Linux PC from your Android device. Actually, there are more than a few, but one stands out. KDE Connect is easily the best option to control your PC graphically. It enables you to use your phone as a trackpad and type on your phone’s digital keyboard. You can also send links, files, and notifications from your phone. KDE Connect even allows you to send text messages from your… Read more

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Source: https://www.maketecheasier.com/remote-control-ubuntu-android-phone/
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