Linux

Linux is the best-known and most-used open source operating system. As an operating system, Linux is software that sits underneath all of the other software on a computer, receiving requests from those programs and relaying these requests to the computer’s hardware. Learn more on our what is Linux resource page.

An introduction to the Linux boot and startup processes

The boot process
Ever wondered what it takes to get your system initialized and ready to run applications? Here's what is going on, in a nutshell.Read more

A quick introduction to tmux

A quick introduction to tmux
Manage application windows in the terminal just like you would in a desktop window manager.Read more

A musician's transition from distro to distro

A musician's transition from distro to distro
A musician's tells the story of his transition from distro to distro.Read more

Top 9 GNOME shell extensions to customize your desktop Linux experience

GNOME
Optimize your Linux desktop to better meet your needs with these must-have GNOME 3 shell extensions.Read more

Using rsync to back up your Linux system

Using rsync to back up your Linux system
Find out how to use rsync in a backup scenario.Read more

Solid state drives in Linux: Enabling TRIM for SSDs

Solid state drives in Linux: Enabling TRIM for SSDs
In this article, learn how solid state drives differ from traditional hard drives and what it means for configuring your Linux system.Read more

10 reasons to use Cinnamon as your Linux desktop environment

10 reasons to use Cinnamon as your Linux desktop environment
Cinnamon is a Linux desktop environment reminiscent of GNOME 2 that offers flexibility, speed, and a slew of features.Read more

What is your favorite Linux distribution?

Linux penguins
Of all the many questions you might ask an open source enthusiast, none may evoke quite the passionate response as asking which distribution they...Read more