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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.

A musician's transition from distro to distro

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

Optimize your Linux desktop to better meet your needs with these must-have GNOME 3 shell extensions.
Using rsync to back up your Linux system

Find out how to use rsync in a backup scenario.
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...
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...
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...
3 todo list managers for the Linux command line

With the many software choices that are available, there's no reason why you can't effectively...
How to use Pulse to manage sound on Linux

Learn how audio on Linux works and why you should consider Pulse to manage it.