Tag Archives: Linux & OpenSource

Best New Linux Desktop Environments by https://is.gd/ZdPf4q

Most Linux users have their own desktop environment preference. For example, I enjoy using MATE, where other users I talk with get a lot of value out of XFCE, GNOME or KDE. Yet it surprised me when I asked my Linux using friends what they thought of some of the “newer” Linux desktop environments.

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How To Choose The Right Linux Distribution by https://is.gd/tJdgUX

If you’re new to Linux, you might not know exactly which Linux distribution to use. This is understandable, as there are many, many different types of Linux distributions out there. They all serve different purposes and are geared towards different types of people.

It is because of this, we’ve decided to break down popular Linux operating systems, talk about what they’re for, and how to settle on a distribution. Keep in mind, this isn’t just for people completely brand new to Linux.

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How to speed up DNS caching on Linux machines with dnsmasq by https://is.gd/xDKMgl

Chances are, you’re looking to squeeze out as much performance from your Linux servers and desktops as possible. This is especially so with regards to networking. With Linux, there are so many tweaks you can undertake to optimize a machine, it’s mind blowing.

One such tweak that can significantly decrease your DNS lookups is by adding dnsmasq into the mix.

Dnsmasq is a lightweight DHCP and DNS caching nameserver. Unlike BIND, dnsmasq is incredibly simple to get up and running. The benefits of adding this will be quite obvious (like your DNS queries getting dramatically faster).

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Ubuntu Power Users Have a New Toy To Play With: Ubunsys by https://is.gd/3x6Sdv

Today I came across Ubunsys, an advanced system utility for Ubuntu 17.04, and I think power users among you may find it useful.

Ubunsys, which is under active development and not yet considered stable, exposes various advanced security, package management and system settings in a straightforward wizard-style UI.

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Linux Foundation: Introduction to Linux course review by https://is.gd/UQXex0

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The Linux Foundation offers a number of online courses via the edX platform including an Introduction to Linux.

One very attractive feature of these courses is that they are free to take, although you can pay an additional fee of $99 (around £75) for a formal ‘certificate of completion’ if you wish.

The Introduction to Linux course has been prepared by Jerry Cooperstein, the Training Program Director for the Linux Foundation, and there’s even a short welcome message from the creator of the Linux kernel, Linus Torvalds himself. So it’s safe to say you’re in good hands.

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