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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 17.10: Finally, an exciting Ubuntu release by https://is.gd/ePcNMx

The days of the boring Ubuntu releases are over. The release of Ubuntu 17.10 was going to be the final iteration to include the ousted Unity desktop interface.

Instead of following the pattern Ubuntu has held since it attempted to bring convergence to the Linux desktop, Canonical is going to jettison its in-house desktop earlier than originally scheduled.

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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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Make GNOME Shell Look Exactly Like Unity 7 with this Theme by https://is.gd/7G4NHk

We’ve looked at ways to make GNOME Shell look like Unity before, but a new theme from the b00merang project provides what is perhaps the closest clone yet. It’s a Unity 7 GNOME Shell theme that faithfully recreates the look of the Ubuntu desktop shell in GNOME, BFB-included!

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Linux Join Command Tutorial for Beginners (5 examples) by https://is.gd/cdkdNJ

Sometimes, you may want to combine two files in a way that the output makes even more sense.

If you are on Linux, and are looking for a tool that can help you in situations line these, you may want to check out join, which is a command line utility. In this tutorial, we will discuss this command using some easy to understand examples.

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Turn An Old Monitor Into A Daily Status Board by https://is.gd/80Hi5o

My mirror doesn’t come to life and tell me about the rest of my day when I walk in bleary-eyed to the bathroom, as much as I wish it did.

An always-on dashboard relaying to me my calendar appointments and the weather would both help me start my day with a better understanding of what I need to get done, and keep me from walking through the city in the rain. Fortunately, with a little tinkering (Linux and Raspberry) you can turn whatever devices you have lying around into your own DIY status board.

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